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Manufacturing Technology


Manufacturing careers take raw materials and turn them into intermediate or final products. Professionals in this industry oversee the entire production process through planning, managing, and executing manufacturing, as well as providing ongoing maintenance and technical support. As a trained manufacturing professionals, CTE graduates in manufacturing plan and control production to ensure employee and consumer safety, quality control, and sustainable success.

Courses in our Metals program provide a pathway to careers in the construction and fabrication industries or can just be useful around the home. Using industry-standard safety practices, students will learn about welding and machining, metal fabrication, and advanced  metal working processes.


Learning Outcomes

  • Use computers and machines to model and create products.
  • Apply quality control techniques to achieve desired specifications.
  • Plan manufacturing operations to meet deadlines.
  • Operate machine shop equipment such as a laser cutter or 3D printer.
  • Practice safe, legal, and ethical working habits.

Possibilities After Graduation

Classes in the pathway include: Machine Technology, Computer Aided Manufacturing & Machining, Welding technology, Advanced Metals, 1,2,3, & 4, Leadership Projects 1,2, 3, & 4.

Career possibilities include: Welder, Fabricator, Machinist, Programmer, CAM software, Iron Worker, General Construction. 

Annual Salary Range: $40,000 - $90,000

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