APPLIED MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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|►Any questions?...email the instructor.
Graduated from Carroll County Career and Tech Center
•Machinist: Bausch & Lomb, Leica, and American Optical
•Manufacturing Engineer: Baush & Lomb, Reichert Jung, Leica
|►Experienced instructors know what it takes.
|Summarizing the program...........
Applied Mechanical Engineering is an excellent program for aspiring Mechanical Engineers to see how metal parts are made doing 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.
Click here to see a video about what a machinist does.
<CLICK> TO SEE THE BROCHURE FOR THIS PROGRAM
|Videos about the program...........
Click here to see the Applied Machanical Engineering Video
CCCTC Perspective and other CCCTC videos
Why do students come to CCCTC?
|►See what advantage you gain at CCCTC...
Use college level texts 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 art technology so students can experience their chosen career field before they go to college. (more)
Learn from an experienced instructor and work with industry grade technology that our local business partners use every day. After gaining skills and experience some of our best students to come back as in house interns or find an internship at a local business. (more)
Our Programs have been highly successful in state and national competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA. (more)
What skills and concepts do students learn in this program?
|►Career skills and professionalism....
Major Units of Study
- 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
Getting started on your career path takes skills. Students at CCCTC are evaluated on skill attainment in the following areas for this program
(click here to see the skills you will learn)
At CCCTC we know how important professionalism is to getting and keeping a job. We emphasize professionalism in each program. (more)
How does this program add VALUE to your diploma?
|►College credits & certifications = $$$
Students can become certified
Nation Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certifies this program. That allows students to in a certification that shows they have the skills and knowledge to be successful in a career. This adds value to a students high school experience by allowing them to have proof of their abilities that would take time and money AFTER they graduate.
Students Can Earn College Credits
College Credits can be earned through articulation agreements with Penn Tech and other colleges. These agreements are the colleges way of saying that our programs, shops, equipment and instructors meet the same high standards as that college or post-secondary institution.
CLICK HERE TO SEE COLLEGE CREDITS YOU CAN EARN AT CCCTC
Contact the college or trade school you plan to attend and find out if you can earn credits or advanced standing at their institution.
If students have what it takes they still have to APPLY!!
|►You have to apply to attend CCCTC
- 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
OUR PROGRAMS ARE RUN LIKE REAL BUSINESSES!!! Do you have the work ethic, perseverance, professionalism, and problem solving skills needed to be successful in your career field? (more)
SPACE IS LIMITED FOR SOME PROGRAMS. See what you need to apply. For instance tenth graders who apply by Dec 1st are part of the first round decisions. (more)
How does CCCTC fit with your home high school?
|►Prerequisites, Schedules, ECP's...
ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL AND TRANSPORTATION FROM CCCTC
Transportation is provided to and from your home high school. (there are some exceptions such as community based internship) Students will still have classes at their home high school and continue to be involved in extracurricular activities at their home high school. (more)
PREREQUISITES (Completed before you start the program)
CHECK THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES FOR PREREQUISITES
SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM
This program runs mod 2-4 in the spring of student's junior year AND mods 2-4 in fall of the student's senior year. (more)
SAMPLE EDUCATIONAL PLAN AND PROGRAM OF STUDIES INFORMATION
See Program of Studies for most up to date information.
Different career paths that all start with this program.
|►Time to plan for your future......
CAREERS/MAJORS (CCCTC AND...)
ENTRY LEVEL (....HIGH SCHOOL)
- Machinist Asistants
- Manufacturing Technician
- General Engineering Technicians
TECHNICAL LEVEL (.....2 YEAR ASSOCIATE DEGREE OR TECH CERTIFICATE)
- Civil Engineering Technicians
- Electro-Mechanical Technicians
- Electro-Mechanical Technicians
- Industrial Engineering Technicians
- 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 (....4 YEAR BACHELOR'S DEGREE AND BEYOND)
- Civil Engineer
- Design Engineer
- Electronics Engineer
- Industrial Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Systems Engineer
Check Out These Career Sites:
ONET: The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.
OOH: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Extensive government database of over 20,000 Career.
Check Out These Career Sites to find the many paths our student begin at CCCTC!
What do PROFESSIONALS say about CCCTC?
|►CCCTC STAYS CURRENT........
(Don't just take our word for it)
Professional Organizations certify our programs 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. A program's certifications must be renewed, every three years, through an extensive onsite evaluation of the program.
Colleges An agreement based on the college's requirements for curriculum, faculties, and instructor is prepared 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. (See college advantage)
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)