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Manufacturing Pre-Engineering
Computerized Design & Drafting

These students prepare detailed technical drawings used to build everything from spacecraft to bridges to buildings. Students learn both manual and computer drafting skills working with software packages including AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Inventor, Rhino-3D, and Animator. They learn problem-solving techniques and precision measurement.

Program Highlights

  • Architectural Drawings and Model Building
  • Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • Civil Engineering Drawings and Surveying
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Mechanical and Industrial Problem Solving Projects

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Project Lead The Way

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a high school college tech-prep program designed to help students succeed in engineering, science, and technology careers. The PLTW program begins at a student's home school with a course taken in the sophomore year. Students who choose to continue the PLTW program take their junior courses at the Lorain County JVS or at a satellite location on the campus of Lorain County Community College. Academic courses are taken at a student's home school.

Program Highlights

  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Digital Electronics
  • Civil Engineering & Architecture
  • Capstone Project

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Precision Machine Technology

These students use lathes, drill presses, milling machines and hand tools to make parts or one-of-a kind items for companies who produce everything from cars to computers. Math instruction is related to part dimensioning, tool geometry, speed and feed calculations and quality control. An emphasis is placed on bench work and heat treatment of various metals. The use of computer numerical control (CNC) equipment is covered during the senior year.

Program Highlights

  • Metallurgy
  • Cell Manufacturing Concepts
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Tool Grinding
  • Benchwork
  • Machine Repair
  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Certified

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Welding & Fabrication

Endorsed by the American Welding Society

Students are trained in all processes of welding including stick, MIG, TIG and flux core. The goal of the program is to obtain as many American Welding Society (AWS) certifications as possible. Students will gain knowledge of oxyfuel and plasma arc cutting. Customer projects are an important part of the program; students learn to layout, fabricate and weld actual projects to industrial standards.

Program Highlights

  • Robotics
  • Computer Numerical Control Programming
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Carbon Arc Gouging
  • American Welding Society Certifications

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