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Manufacturing 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


Ben Kleinfelter

Manufacturing Technologies & Robotics Instructor


Brian Sneider

Manufacturing Technologies & Robotics Instructor

Vanguard Tech Center

Career Opportunities

Entry Level

  • Robotics Apprenticeship
  • Manual or CNC Operator


  • Robotics and PLC Programmer or Technician
  • CNC Programmer
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician


  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Product/Process Engineer
  • Biomedical Equipment Engineer