Engineering Technologies & Robotics

Through this program, students will create, design, and implement solutions to complex engineering challenges, utilize advanced design, engineering, and manufacturing software, and use Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to explore mechanical, electrical and engineering technologies. Students will also prepare for college engineering technology programs, advanced certifications, and immediate manufacturing employment, and experience multiple advanced engineering and robotics technologies.

Course Topics

  • Basic Electricity/Electronics
  • 2D & 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Solid Modeling
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Manual Machining
  • Robotic Application and Programming
  • Computer Numerical Control Programming (CNC)
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing Programming (CAM)

Industry-Recognized Credentials

  • National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
  • 10-hour OSHA Safety Certification
  • CPR/AED Certification
  • Fanuc Level 1
  • Allen Bradley PLC
  • Autodesk Inventor Certified User Certification
  • Motoman FS100/DX100 Basic Programming w/Material Handling

Brian Sneider

Program Instructor
Vanguard Tech Center

Career Opportunities

Entry Level (with high school diploma and career training)

Robotics Apprenticeship
Manual or CNC Operator

Technical (with CTE training, associate degree, technical certification)

Robotics and PLC Programmer or Technician
CNC Programmer
Biomedical Equipment Technician

Professional (with Bachelor's degree and beyond)

Mechanical Engineer
Product/Process Engineer
Biomedical Equipment Engineer