Applied Mechanical Engineering's WEBPAGE

DISCOVER: Learn about the Applied Mechanical Engineering Program

EXPLORE: Dig deeper into the advantages and benefits of Applied Mechanical Engineering

PLAN & APPLY: Create a pathway to a career in this field

10th graders must apply by Dec 1st for first round decisions!!
 

 

INSTRUCTOR

Tim Blizzard (Email:  tdblizz@carrollk12.org  ):  

Graduated from Carroll County Career and Tech Center

Professional Experience:

  • Machinist: Bausch & Lomb, Leica, and American Optical
  • Manufacturing Engineer: Baush & Lomb, Reichert Jung, Leica
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DESCRIPTION

Applied Mechanical Engineering is an excellent program for aspiring Mechanical Engineers to see how metal parts are made with precise tolerances.  It allows them an opportunity to see were engineering theory meets the reality of production.  This program can also prepare students for beginning a career as a machinist, a production operator, a quality control technician, or a manufacturing engineering technician in the computer-enhanced manufacturing environment. The program focuses on hands-on experiences using industrial tools such as lathes and mills.  It also teaches students how to run highly advanced computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment along with 3D imaging software (CAD CAM) to make precision parts.  This program is the ONLY program in the state that has earned national certification through the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).  (www.nims-skills.org )

This program was also recently recognized by MSDE as program of the year of all CTE programs in the state.

 

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BROCHURE & VIDEOS

Brochure

Brief video

Youtube Videos (caution: 3rd party website):

Videos about CCCTC and other programs      

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ADVANTAGES

COLLEGE ADVANTAGE: 

Get a jump start on college- Use "Tooling U", an online, college level software instruction package to earn college credit while having the training, skills, and experience that most high school graduates do not get until they are well into their college major.  This program puts you in touch with state of the Computer Assisted Drawing/3-D imaging software linked to ($80K) Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC's) machines.  Along with a complete machine shop that some studentsmay not even expeerience in college, allows students in this program will feel right at home in any college lab or work place setting.  (more)

  CAREER ADVANTAGE:

Start your career NOW- Work with industry grade technology that our local business partners use every day and become certified by NIMS©.  This certification shows employers you are trained in a NIMS© facility and have the skills industry is looking for in a machinist/mechanical engineer technician.  These skills allow the best students to come back as CCCTC interns or find an internship at a local businesses. (more)

SkillsUSA: 

Compete at the state and national level- our Applied Mechanical Engineering Program has been highly successful in state and national competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA. (more)

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MAJOR TOPICS & SKILLS

MAJOR TOPICS COVERED

  • Operation and programming of CNC equipment
  • Lathe and grinding Operations
  • Milling Machine Operations
  • Drill Press Operations
  • Heat Treatment Operations
  • Blue Print Reading
  • Bench Work
  • Grinding Operations
  • - Precision Measuring Tools
  • Sawing Operations
  • Technical Math

CAREER SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

See the list of skills you will learn in this program- <Students at CCCTC are evaluated on SKILL attainment in the following areas for this program> 

Professionalism

At CCCTC we know how important professionalism is to getting and keeping a job.  <We emphasize professionalism in each program> 

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SAVE MONEY AND TIME AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

 EARN VALUABLE CERTIFICATIONS 

OUR program is NIMS© certified- The Applied Mechanical Engineering program provides the opportunity to earn national certifications in areas such as Measurement, Materials and Safety and Job Planning, Bentchwork and Layout through NIMS©.  If you want to be set apart from other students in this field, industry certifications give you that edge.   (more)

 

EARN COLLEGE CREDIT 

Applied Mechanical Engineering partners with these schools- Students can earn college credtis in this program through our agreements with these colleges:

  • Penn College of Technology – TBD (Many of our students attending this school earn 2 classes worth $5000 while attending CCCTC)
  • The Community Colleges of Baltimore County – 17 credits

Contact the college or trade school you plan to attend and find out if you can earn credits or advanced standing at their institution!

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ARE YOUR READY?

HERE ARE THE QUALITIES NEEDED FOR THIS PROGRAM:

  1. OUR PROGRAMS ARE RUN LIKE REAL BUSINESSES!!!  Do you have the work ethic, perseverance, professionalism, and problem solving skills needed to be successful in Applied Mechanical Engineering? 
  2. Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA in academic classes and a 94% attendance
  3. Qualities and characteristics you will need:
  • Able to follow safety guidelines without being reminded (Dangerous situation require this ability)
  • Detail oriented
  • Exposure to loud noises and warm working conditions
  • Good communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Hand and eye coordination
  • Manual dexterity
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Must be able to work as a team in a responsible, professional manner
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Physical stamina to stand for long periods of time and lift/move equipment
  • Strong technical reading, writing, math and computer skills
  • (more)
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YOU HAVE TO APPLY!!

 <THE APPLICATION PROCESS>-  SPACE IS LIMITED FOR SOME PROGRAMS.  Acceptance is based on Attendance, GPA, and grades/rigor in certain classes.  Also, tenth graders who apply by Dec 1st are part of the first round of decisions. See the <How to Apply webpage>

 

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HOW DOES IT FIT WITH YOUR SCHEDULE?

SCHEDULING INFORMATION 

PREREQUISITES- (Completed before you start the program)

  • 94% attendance and 2.0 GPA in academic level classes

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM (6 credits)-

JUNIOR YEAR  

FALL

Mods 1-4: Home H.S.

 

SPRING 

Mod 1: Home H.S.

Mods 2-4 @ CCCTC

SENIOR YEAR  

FALL

Mod 1: Home H.S.

Mods 2-4 @ CCCTC

SPRING

Mods 1-4: Home H.S. or the opportunity for an internship based on performance in the program

FROM THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES-  Suggested Educational Career Plan and a description of the program found in the program of studies.  To see the most recent information go to the current Carroll County Program of Studies

    See the Program of Studies for most up to date information.

Click to see a SAMPLE Educational Career Plan

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TIMES-  <Arrival/dismissal times and other dates>

CCCTC TRANSPORTATION- Transportation is provided to from your home high.  (there are some exceptions such as community based internship)  Also, students going to CCCTC will still have classes at their home high school and may continue to be involved in extracurricular activities. 

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CAREERS THAT START WITH THIS PROGRAM

CAREERS AND COLLEGE MAJORS 

EXPERIENCE YOUR CAREER IN HIGH SCHOOL-  Do you want to go to college, start a career OR pay for college with your new career?  Joining the CCCTC is a life changing experience  where you are immersed with other students who are interested in your field.  You learn in professionally reviewed programs from industry proven experts.  THIS IS REAL-LIFE!

ENTRY LEVEL- With CCCTC start a career right after high school

  • Machinist Asistants
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • General Engineering Technicians

TECHNICAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a 2 year associates degree or trade school degree 

  • Civil Engineering Technicians
  • Electro-Mechanical Technicians
  • Electro-Mechanical Technicians
  • Industrial Engineering Technicians
  • Machinists
  • Mechanical Engineering Technicians
  • Medical Appliance Technicians
  • Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers Labor Relations Manager
  • Power Generating and Reactor, Plant Operator
  • Precision Inspector, Tester and Grader
  • Process Improvement Technician
  • Purchasing Agents: Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
  • Small Business Owner

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a four year degree that you will be well prepared to complete

  • Civil Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Systems Engineer

Check Out These Career Sites:

Check Out These Career Sites to find the many paths our student begin at CCCTC!

ONETThe O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.

OOH: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Extensive government database of over 20,000 Career.

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PROFESSIONALLY REVIEWED PROGRAMS

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS  (Don't just take our word for it)

NIMS©  The National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS), a nationwide, industry level organization, assures parents and students that the skills we teach are relevant and important in today's job market.  NIMS is the industry leader in this field.  This program's certifications must be renewed every three years, through an extensive onsite evaluation of the program.

 The Pennsylavania College of Technology (Penn Tech) and The Community Colleges of Baltimore County- both have an agreement with CCCTC based on the college's requirements for curriculum, faculties, and instructor that is reviewed and renewed periodically to guarantee that students are getting the equivalent instruction at CCCTC that would be expected in class at that institution.  Credits are awarded based on that agreement.

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNSEL  By Federal and state regulations each program has a group of local business and educational institutions that periodically meets to discuss  the programs curriculum and resources to make sure current trends in technology and skills are being taught so that students are prepared for the ever changing career requirements for that industry.  (more)

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Program Accomplishments

<coming soon>

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Student Testimonials

<coming soon>

 

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