In Advanced Manufacturing, highly skilled technicians work with computers and robotics to produce precision equipment used in aerospace, medical, automotive, defense, and product manufacturing.
Advanced Manufacturing programs provide students with opportunities to create and produce items using both traditional tools and exciting new technologies. Typically, students start by learning to use hand operated tools such as drills, engravers and presses to work with materials such as metal, wood, and plastics. As students progress, they learn to use more complex technologies such as 3-D printers, computer assisted design (CAD) software, and programmable manufacturing equipment.
Some schools offer State-Approved (Chapter-74) programs in Advanced Manufacturing Technology. These programs provide all of the training required to begin entry-level work in the field. Other schools may offer a more condensed version of this training, which has been designed at the local level. This is known as Non-Chapter 74 or "Perkins-Only." Learn more about the difference between State-Approved and Local CTE programs.
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Last Updated: September 14, 2022
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