• Welding Technology: $41,500click here for more information

    Welding and metal fabrication is one of the most desired and highest paying trades in American industry. From the basic task of welding two pieces of metal, to the advanced lessons of fabricating metal for pipelines and naval vessels, today’s welder must have the skills and knowledge to meet those varying demands. It’s a complex and challenging trade, but the financial rewards and steady work more than compensate. This is a trade that has kept pace with the demands of changing technology. The students who successfully complete this rigorous program will acquire expertise in areas of “stick”, “TIG”, “MIG”, and oxyacetylene welding, as well as, the use of plasma cutting and metal brazing. Trade-related safety practices and the proper use and maintenance of welding equipment are stressed.

    Students in this program learn the welding standards established by the American Welding Society (AWS) using the latest equipment in a state-of-the-art lab. Students will learn to fabricate or repair metal using electric arc welding. Students also receive training in shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding, as well as oxyacetylene cutting/welding. Emphasis is placed on the related skills of blueprint and welding symbol reading, as well as fabrication and layout procedures.

    Job Titles
    • Blazers
    • Plumbers
    • Solderers
    • Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
    • Welders

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  • Industrial Maintenance: $45,000click here for more information

    The Industrial Maintenance Technician applies engineering theory and principals to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency. Students will be able to interpret engineering drawings, schematics diagrams or formulas and confer with management or engineering staff to determine quality and reliability standards.

    Students will gain knowledge and skills in; blueprint reading, mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, electricity, electronics, motors, motor control, programmable logic controls, robotics and motion control, process control instrumentation, and computer integrated manufacturing. The program provides students with multiple exit points leading to “high priority” jobs right here in York County or students may continue their post-secondary studies at the college of their choice.

    Job Titles
    • Engineering Technician
    • Industrial Engineering Analyst
    • Process Documentation and Methods Analyst
    • Production Staff Worker
    • Project Engineer
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  • Mechatronics: $45,000click here for more information

    Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary area of engineering that combines mechanics, controls, electronic and electrical engineering, computer science, and systems design to create useful products. Examples of mechatronic systems include robots, digitally-controlled combustion engines, machine tools with self adaptive tools, contact-free magnetic bearings, and automated guided vehicles. Upon successful completion, students will be able to maintain, troubleshoot and repair highly sophisticated, automated systems – making them extremely valuable potential employees.

    Students will gain knowledge and skills in; blueprint reading, mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, electricity, electronics, motors, motor control, programmable logic controls, robotics and motion control, process control instrumentation, and computer integrated manufacturing. The program provides students with multiple exit points leading to “high priority” jobs right here in York County or students may continue their post-secondary studies at the college of their choice.

    Job Titles
    • Automation Engineer
    • Controls Engineer
    • Electrical and Instrument Technician
    • Process Engineer
    • Repair Technician

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  • Machine Shop Technology: $50,000click here for more information

    The precision machinist is a highly skilled worker who uses computer controlled and precision machine tools, hand tools, and highly accurate measuring tools to manufacture a product from metal and non-metal materials. As a successful student in this High Priority Occupation you will be in demand and recruited by local and national companies in the medical device, aerospace, automotive, plastics, and metal fabrication industries.

    As a student in this career path you will work with full size industrial machine tools such as, engine lathes, milling machines, drill presses, surface and pedestal grinders, power band saws, and computer numerical controlled (CNC) equipment. Also emphasized in this program are industrial drawing interpretation, precision measurement, inspection processes, layout and assembly procedures, and safe work habits. Introduction to CNC set-up, operation, and programming in addition to training with Computer-Aided Design (CAD)/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software is included in the course instruction.

    Job Titles

    • Machine Repair Person
    • Machinists
    • Maintenance Machinist
    • Milling and Planning Machine Setters
    • Tool and Die Makers

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  • Precision Machining: $44,200click here for more information

    The precision machinist is a highly skilled worker who uses computer controlled and precision machine tools, hand tools, and highly accurate measuring tools to manufacture a product from metal and non-metal materials. As a successful student in this High Priority Occupation you will be in demand and recruited by local and national companies in the medical device, aerospace, automotive, plastics, and metal fabrication industries.

    As a student in this career path you will work with full size industrial machine tools such as, engine lathes, milling machines, drill presses, surface and pedestal grinders, power band saws, and computer numerical controlled (CNC) equipment. Also emphasized in this program are industrial drawing interpretation, precision measurement, inspection processes, layout and assembly procedures, and safe work habits. Introduction to CNC set-up, operation, and programming in addition to training with CAD/CAM software is included in the course instruction.

    Job Titles

    • Machine Repair Person
    • Machinists
    • Maintenance Machinist
    • Milling and Planning Machine Setters
    • Tool and Die Makers

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  • Robotics & Automation: $45,000click here for more information

    The Robotics and Automation Technology program gives students the opportunity to work with “smart machines”- robots. The combination of high-speed computers and artificial intelligence software has advanced the field of robotics to produce a need for employees who are skilled to work with robots of increasing complexity. Daily advances in these fields have created an increasing demand for “smart humans” (engineers, technicians, electronic designers and robotic installation and repair workers) to work with them.

    Students study the following areas: basic electricity, DC motors, semiconductor circuits, digital circuits, single-phase transformers and AC machines, electrical motor controls, three-phase transformers and AC machines, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), robotics, basic mechanical power, electrical power circuits, introductory pneumatics, and introductory hydraulics.

    By choosing to pursue a career in Robotics and Automation Technology, students place themselves in the forefront of American industrial advancement. Students learn to build, repair and maintain all types of electromechanical devices, from the familiar soft drink vending machine to missile controls.

    Industry Certifications: CareerSafe – OSHA Card (Required of all Level 1 Students)

    Job Titles:
    • General Maintenance & Repair Worker
    • Commercial & Industrial Equipment Repairer
    • Installation, Maintenance & Repair Worker Helper
    • Electro-Mechanical Technician
    • Field Service Technician

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  • Computerized Drafting: $47,700click here for more information

    The CDT program provides the essential foundations of drafting and engineering principles. Basic theories and practices of drafting and engineering are emphasized in “hands-on” application activities. These activities assist the students in developing the necessary skills and knowledge required of entry-level employees, and for the continuation of education within the architectural and engineering fields. Students attain skills in the drawing of mechanical devices, machinery, buildings and structures. The CDT course stresses the use of Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) equipment; AUTOCAD, Revit & Inventor software are utilized. The CDT program graduates are in great demand by local business and industry, and many go on to attain engineering certificates or degrees. Students considering the CDT Program are urged to complement the training with a vigorous program of academic course work at their home school.

    Students in the Computerized Drafting Program will gain real life work experience by participating in the construction of a student-built modular home project. This live project provides a unique opportunity for students in the construction related programs. Students in these programs practice and develop their skills and knowledge better while building a home that someone will actually live in one day. This experience helps to prepare them to go right to work in the construction industry or continue their education at a college or trade school.

    Job Titles
    • Architectural and Civil Drafters
    • CAD (Computer-Aided Design) Technician
    • Electrical and Electronics Drafter
    • Mechanical Drafters
    • Multi-Media Artists and Animators

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