Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology
Engineering students in action. Watch other stories on Vimeo.Do you do well in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses at school?
- Do you like to find out how things are made?
- Have you always enjoyed designing and building things?
- Do you love working with technology in new ways?
- Are you interested in developing skills that can lead to a well-paid job in a high-demand field?
Then programs in the Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology cluster may be right for you.
In this CTE pathway, students strengthen their understanding of STEM topics. They work in specialized teams to complete challenging, real-world projects related to design, manufacturing processes, supply chain logistics and quality improvements — and prepare themselves to use the advanced technologies of the 21st-century workplace. Employers in the manufacturing and engineering sectors need a pipeline of highly qualified employees to remain internationally competitive, and this CTE pathway is designed to meet that need.
City Schools offers courses in this pathway through Project Lead the Way, a specially designed program that prepares students for further education and careers in engineering and engineering technology. Foundation courses include Principles of Engineering, Introduction to Engineering Design and Digital Electronics. Students then select an area of specialization: Computer Integrated Manufacturing,Civil Engineering and Architecture, Aerospace Engineering or Biotechnical Engineering. In the final course, students work with industry professionals to complete a project in Engineering Design and Development. Graduates who earn at least 85 percent in their courses and pass an assessment given through the Rochester Institute of Technology are able to earn college credit.