Manufacturing
  • The Manufacturing Career Cluster focuses on planning, managing, and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance, and manufacturing/process engineering.


  • Advanced Manufacturing and Machinery Mechanics

    Available at Austin HS, Burges HS, Chapin HS, Coronado HS, El Paso HS, Jefferson HS, Young Women's Academy

    The Advanced Manufacturing and Machinery Mechanics program of study focuses on the assembly, operation, maintenance, and repair of electromechanical equipment or devices. CTE learners may work in a variety of mechanical fields, gaining knowledge and experience in robotics, refinery and pipeline systems, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. CTE concentrators may work in a variety of fields of engineering.

    Successful completion of the Advanced Manufacturing and Machinery Mechanics program of study will fulfill requirements of the Business and Industry Endorsement or STEM Endorsement if the math and science requirements are met.

    Principles of Applied Engineering

    Students will participate in a rigorous academic program that accelerates their learning by developing a high linguistic proficiency in two languages.  Principles of Applied Engineering provides an overview of the various fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and their interrelationships. Students will develop engineering communication skills, which include computer graphics, modeling, and presentations, by using a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Upon completing this course, students will have an understanding of the various fields of engineering and will be able to make informed career decisions. Further, students will have worked on a design team to develop a product or system. Students will use multiple software applications to prepare and present course assignments.

    Engineering Design and Presentation 1

    Engineering Design and Presentation I is a continuation of knowledge and skills learned in Principles of Applied Engineering. Students enrolled in this course will demonstrate knowledge and skills of the design process as it applies to engineering fields using multiple software applications and tools necessary to produce and present working drawings, solid model renderings, and prototypes. Students will use a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Through implementation of the design process, students will transfer advanced academic skills to component designs. Additionally, students explore career opportunities in engineering, technology, and drafting and what is required to gain and maintain employment in these areas.

    Robotics 1

    In Robotics I, students will transfer academic skills to component designs in a project-based environment through implementation of the design process. Students will build prototypes or use simulation software to test their designs. Additionally, students will explore career opportunities, employer expectations, and educational needs in the robotic and automation industry.

    Robotics 2

    In Robotics II, students will explore artificial intelligence and programming in the robotic and automation industry. Through implementation of the design process, students will transfer academic skills to component designs in a project-based environment. Students will build prototypes and use software to test their designs.

    Programmable Logic Controller I

    Programmable Logic Controller I is a course designed to introduce students to the function and operation of programmable logic controllers (PLC) through academic and applied instruction. Students will be introduced to relevant terminology, the components that make up a PLC, how PLC communicates with external components and other concepts relating to the use of PLC’s in the manufacturing industry.

     

     TEA Provided Document with Advanced Manufacturing and Machinery Mechanics Certification and Wage Information


    Manufacturing Technology

    Availabe at Center for Career and Technology Education

    The Manufacturing Technology program of study focuses on the development and use of automatic and computer-controlled machines, tools, and robots that perform work on metal or plastic. CTE learners will learn how to set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Students will also learn how to modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain individual machines, and how to use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment.

    Successful completion of the Manufacturing Technology program of study will fulfill requirements of the Business and Industry Endorsement and STEM Endorsement if the math and science requirements are met.

    Metal Fabrication and Machining I

    Metal Fabrication and Machining I provides the knowledge, skills, and certifications required for equal employment opportunities in the metal production industry. Students must have opportunities to reinforce, apply, and transfer knowledge and skills to a variety of settings and problems.

    Metal Fabrication and Machining II

    Metal Fabrication and Machining II builds on the knowledge, skills, and certifications students acquire in Metal Fabrication and Machining I. Students will develop advanced concepts and skills as related to personal and career development. This course integrates academic and technical knowledge and skills. Students will have opportunities to reinforce, apply, and transfer knowledge and skills to a variety of settings and problems.

     TEA Provided Document with Manufacturing Technology Certification and Wage Information