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, metal working, 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. They can earn industry certifications in CAD, safety, and college credit in print reading. Students have the opportunity to participate in Machinist Internships, Youth Apprenticeships, and Work Based Learning. Graduates of the program have launched successful trade/manufacturing careers, apprenticeships and brought unique capabilities/skills into post secondary engineering and technical education.
- Learn and practice metal fabrication skills including layout, welding, machining (manual and CNC), aircraft riveting, and sheet metal fabrication
- Learn prototyping theory and processes including laser cutting/engraving, 3D printing, and “lash-quick-prototyping”
- Learn and apply CAD (Computer Aided Design) to create designs and production documentation
- Learn to use variety of shop equipment and tools
- Fabricate student 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 show what they can do in a variety of SkillsUSA Technical Competitions at the regional, state, and national levels.