Prepare for a professional career in the wood working industry, immediate employment, or further education. Manufacture custom furniture, cabinetry and millwork. Operate state-of-the-art industrial machinery, computer controlled equipment, hand and power tools. Earn valuable industry certifications in safety, tools, and equipment operations.
Advanced manufacturing applies cutting edge concepts in electronics, computers, software and automation to improve production. The main focus is a core structure study in hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical, material testing, sensors, electric and pneumatic robot operations, and an introduction to programmable logic controllers, measurement, and materials characterization. Manufacturing encourages creativity and analytical thinking. It is an area where ideas can be tested almost immediately, and where one person’s inspiration may lead to a major product breakthrough.
Prepare for a professional electro-mechanical engineering career, immediate employment, or further education. Design, invent, and develop a vast array of electro-mechanical simulations for a dynamic experience. Interactive lab provides an opportunity to use robotics, hydraulic-pneumatic, and electrical technology systems. Analyze, diagnose, maintain, and repair electro-mechanical systems.
The Lancaster County CTC has identified a need within Lancaster County to develop a program and pathway to meet industry demands and provide training to narrow skills gaps in the area of Precision Metal Working. The program will prepare students in the use of metal working, CNC machining and areas of welding for employment and post-secondary technical training.
Prepare for professional sheet metal fabricator careers, immediate employment, advanced certifications, apprenticeships, or further education. Create and fabricate custom metal work. Build and troubleshoot advanced sheet metal systems. Operate state of the art metal-shaping equipment.
Prepare for professional welding technology careers, immediate employment, or further education. Perform a wide range of welding processes using advanced welding techniques. Assemble and fabricate specialized metal products. Practice welds needed for weld certification, use modern power tools/equipment, and interpret fabrication blueprints.