Engineering and Design Technology

Program Information

This is the dynamic, problem-based, two-year program for you if you want to explore, experience, and create innovative projects in the diverse fields of engineering.  You will work individually and in teams to invent, design, and produce solutions for complex engineering challenges from concept to completion.  Plan to engineer, test, and modify structural, propulsion and robotic projects using advanced math and science principles.    

For this program, you will be working in the Career Center's Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative (RAMTEC) lab and using up-to-date, computerized equipment such as CNC and PLC machines, robotic arms, plasma cutter, robotic welder,  and many more computerized machines.  

Students in this program may qualify for Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Certification as a Certified Production Technician (CPTAE) and MSSC Certifications in Safety, Quality & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Maintenance Awareness.  

Students in this program also may qualify for articulated college credit. 


Engineering and Design Technology Program | ACWHCC

Tom Close

Skills You'll Learn in This Program 

  • Basic principles of several types of engineering
  • Assessment and application of materials and methods to solve engineering challenges
  • The application of math to solve problems
  • Design to product/solution processes
  • The value of creativity and critical thinking in solving problems
  • Hands-on problem-solving challenges
  • The practical functionality of robots in manufacturing
  • Building/basic maintenance of an actual industrial robotic arm
  • The experimental method
  • How regional companies put engineering into action
  • Basic computer-aided design (SolidWorks) software and 3-D printing
  • Interpretation of technical schematics


Career Opportunities

With further training you can become a:

  • Mechanical/Electrical Engineer
  • Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineer
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Bio/Biomedical Engineer
  • Oil/Gas Engineer


  • Audio Engineer
  • Entrepreneur/Business Leader
  • Marketing Specialist for Engineering
  • Technical Writer
  • Products Designer

Ready to get ahead? 

Taking control of your future is easier than you think. By finishing your high school education at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center, you put yourself ahead of your peers with field experience a normal classroom could never replicate. Apply for this program and pursue your passion today!


ENG Hosts Girls With Goggles
ENG participated in the first Girls With Goggles event as 6th grade girls explored "non-traditional" careers.   The young ladies had a chance to operate this robotic arm or a VEX robot.  

Exploring Advanced Manufacturing Equipment
Mr. Close explains how the x & y axis affects the programming for this piece of advanced equipment.  

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