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Manufacturing Technology Pathway

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Manufacturing Technology Pathway

The Manufacturing Technology Pathway focuses on the development and use of automatic and computer-controlled machines, tools, and robots that perform work on metal or plastic. CTE learners will learn how to set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Students will also learn how to modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain individual machines, and how to use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment.

What You Can Learn:

  • Foundation for any engineering discipline

  • Variety of materials (plastics, ceramics, wood, and metal)

  • Problem solving skills

What You Can Gain:

  • NIMS Machining Level I

  • Amarillo College Articulated and/or Dual Credit

What You Can Become:
​(with additional education and training)

  • Mechanical Engineering Technician

  • CNC Machine Operator

  • Industrial Engineering Technician

What You Can Take: 

  • Principles of Manufacturing*

  • Precision Metal Manufacturing I

  • Precision Metal Manufacturing II

  • Practicum in Manufacturing

*denotes courses that begin at home campus​

View the Manufacturing Technology Program of Study Guide (PDF opens in a new window).

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