Advanced Manufacturing Applications
Do you like making things and learning fabrication technologies? SVT’s Advanced Manufacturing program is an exciting, hands-on opportunity for high school students to gain the skills and experience needed to prepare for a career in engineering, manufacturing, metalworking, and other technical trades.
Advanced Manufacturing is a year-long, 2.5-hours-per-day class where students learn a wide range of manufacturing skills in a businesslike environment. Through hands-on practice, students learn industrial safety practices, customer-focused design, precision measurement, sheet metal fabrication, welding fabrication, 3D printing, laser cutting/engraving, and manual machining. Students plan their day-to-day task list, maintain shop equipment, collaborate on major fabrication projects, and use LEAN to improve efficiency. Graduates have earned industry certifications in CAD, safety, and college credit in print reading. Graduates of the program have launched successful manufacturing careers and apprenticeships and excelled in post-secondary engineering and technical education.
- Learn and practice metal fabrication skills including layout, welding, machining, aircraft riveting, and sheet metal fabrication.
- Learn prototyping theory and processes including laser cutting/engraving, 3D printing, and “lash-quick-prototyping”
- Use Computer Aided Design and a variety of hand tools and shop equipment
- Fabricate choice projects in welding, machining, and prototyping technologies
- Create and read production prints and drawings
- Use math in real-world applications (precision measurement, quality evaluation, tolerance analysis, design offset)
- Collaborate to solve problems and improve student project designs
- Learn and follow shop safety practices for shop equipment, tools, and materials
- Evaluate part quality using drawings and precision measurement tools
- Tour local companies to learn about manufacturing career opportunities
- Develop self-management and project management skills
- Develop career goals/plans, write a skills-based resume, apply for scholarships
- Opportunity to compete in a variety of SkillsUSA Technical Competitions