Advanced Technologies and Science: Manufacturing and Automated Materials Processing Pathway

Pathway Summary: 

Careers in planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products, and related professional and technical support activities

 Pathway Courses:

1.    Automated Systems Processing:

  • Level 1:  Robotics and Automated Systems I
  • Level 2:  Robotics and Automated Systems II
  • Level 3:  Basic Robotics and Design Thinking
  • Level 4:  S.T.E.M.

2.  Materials Processing and Manufacturing:

  • Level 1:  Manufacturing Tech – Woods 1 
  • Level 2:  Manufacturing Tech – Woods 2 or Metals 1
  • Level 3:  Manufacturing Tech - Metals 2; Power 1; or Design & Engineering 1
  • Level 4:  Take one or more of the following:  Metals 2; Woods 2; or Design & Engineering 2

See the Program of Studies and Career Pathways for Other Recommended Electives and Virtual Courses for this pathway.


AP and Dual Enrollment (ECE) Credit Opportunities:

AP 2D Art and Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP European History, AP Physics (algebra-based), AP Psychology, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Statistics, AP United States Government & Politics, AP United States History, AP World History, UConn ECE Music Theory 1 and 2, UConn ECE Music Appreciation, UConn ECE Physics 1201Q, UConn ECE Physics 1202, UConn ECE French 5, UConn ECE Spanish 5, UConn Seminar in Writing through Literature

Recommended Clubs & Organizations:

  • WHS Theatre (Sound/Lighting Crew)
  • Robotics Team
  • Science Club
  • Math Team

Key Business and Industry Partners:

  • The Lee Company
  • Alta Visions Systems
  • Bausch Advanced Technologies
  • Chapco Inc.

 Future Careers:

 HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after college:  Mechanical Drafters, Nuclear Technicians, Medical Equipment Repairers, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians, Mechanical Engineering Technicians, Industrial Engineering Technicians, Electrical and Electronics Drafters, Chemical Technicians

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after certificates:  Electrical and Electronics repairers (Commercial and Industrial Equipment), Tool and Die Makers, Computer/Automated Teller/Office Machine Repairers

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after high school plus on-the-job training:  Machinists, Production/Planning/Expediting Clerks, Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Machinery Maintenance Workers, Outdoor Power Equipment and Small Engine Mechanics, Transportation Equipment Painters, Separating/Filtering/Clarifying/Precipitating and Still Machine Setters/Operators/Tenders, Electrical Motor/Power Tool and Related Repairers, Tool Grinders/Filers/Sharpeners, First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers, Welders/Cutters/ Solderers/Brazers, Inspectors/Testers/Sorters/Samplers/Weighers, First-Line Supervisor of Mechanics/Installers/Repairers, Multiple Machine Tool Setters/Operators/Tenders, Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders, Cutting/Punching/Press Machine Setters/Operators/Tenders, Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters/Tenders, Grinding/Lapping/Polishing and Buffing Machine Tool Setters/Operators/Tenders, Mixing and Blending Machine Setters/Operators/Tenders, Coating/Painting/Spraying Machine Setters/Operators/ Tenders,  Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters, Aircraft Structure/ Surfaces/Rigging and Systems Assemblers, Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians, Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders, Computer Numerically Controlled Machine (CNC) Tool Programmers, Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Industry Certifications Associate's Degrees Bachelor's Degrees

Manufacturing Machine Tech:  30 credits

Advanced Welding:  30 credits

Electro-Mechanical Maintenance: 30 credits

Quality Control:  18 credits

Electronics Technician:  22 credits

Clean Water Management:  13 credits

Computer Aided Drafting (CAD):  25 credits

Computer Numeric Control (CNC):  8 credits

Engineering Science-STEM:  18 credits

Mechatronics Automation Tech:   30 credits

Skill Up Manufacturing:  5 weeks

Engineering Science Transfer Ticket

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Manufacturing Machine Technology

Industrial Design

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Electrical Engineering Technology

Electro-Mechanical Maintenance

Electronics Technology

Computer Engineering Technology


Aviation Science Management

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Manufacturing Management

Mechanical Engineering & Material Science

Physics with Concentration in Engineering

Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering

Applied Physics 

Materials Science and Engineering





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