Mechanical Engineering

This program moves beyond manufacturing and robotics to prepare students for the demands of real-world manufacturing facilities. Begin a pathway through skills-based education filled with the most up-to-date and relevant practices. Students will cover three main areas of curriculum: Electrical, Manufacturing Operations and Mechanics & Hydraulics.

Designed to meet the present and future needs of industry, students work daily with the same equipment and techniques used by industry leaders. Students will study manufacturing operations as they focus on developing employability skills and the flexibility needed to adapt as technology evolves.
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Learn more about the Manufacturing Skills Gap, to see the importance of this program in preparing for a career.

Students in this program may qualify for articulated college credit and for Tuition Freedom Scholarship at North Central State College.

Instructor: Jim Simmering

Skills You'll Learn in This Program

• Intro to Electrical Circuits
• Electrical Measurements
• Circuit Analysis
• Inductance Capacitance
• Combination Circuits
• Transformers
• Intro to Motor Controls & Control Transformers

• Intro to Shop Equipment and LOTO
• Intro to Lathe Operations & Applications
• Gas Metal Arc Welding & Applications
• Shielded Metal Arc Welding & Applications
• Gas Tungsten Arc Welding & Applications
• Intro to Welding Positions & Symbols
• Tramming Milling Machines
• Intro to Cutting Tools & Operations
• Autodesk Fusion 360
• Blueprint Reading (Industrial drawings; Lines & Symbols; Orthographic Projection; One-view & Two-View Drawings; Machining symbols)

• Intro to Mechanical Drive Systems and Key Fasteners
• Power Transmission Systems
• Introduction to V-belt Drives
• Couplings & Chain Drives
• Fluid Power (hydraulics & pneumatics

Certifications Available for Qualifying Students

Earn Ohio Department of Education (ODE) credential points toward graduation during your Junior and Senior years.
• Yaskawa/Motoman Robotic (6 points)
• Fanuc Robotic (6 points)
• Fanuc CNC Mill (4 points)
• Fanuc CNC Lathe (4 points)
• Parker Fluid Power (4 points)
• OSHA 10 (1 point)
• Parker Hydraulics (4 points)
• American Welding Society (minimum 36 points available)
14 College Credits are available in the class curriculum. 
Students may qualify for articulated college credits and the Tuition Freedom Scholarship College at North Central State College.
Direct pathways to an Associates Degree in Manufacturing Technology Operations Management or Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Career Opportunities

This is the program for you if you want to be a/an:

  • CNC Operator/Programmer

  • Welder

  • Maintenance Technician

  • Skilled Trades Apprentice

  • Machinist

  • Steel Worker

  • Machine Repair person

With further training you can become a:

  • Tool and Die Maker

  • Maintenance Supervisor

  • Weld Engineer

  • Manufacturing Engineer

  • Mechanical Engineer

  • Electrical Engineerd

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!

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