Manufacturing, Robotics and Engineering
Is this the career pathway for you?
- Are you interested in knowing how things work?
- Are you a logical and creative person?
- Are you a person who enjoys working with your hands?
Manufacturing, Robotics and Engineering at Woodville Tompkins combines hands-on projects with a rigorous curriculum to prepare students for the most challenging postsecondary engineering and technology programs. Automated manufacturing systems now use robots, computers, programmable logic controls, and optical and pressure sensing technologies in spotless production facilities and new skills are needed to support these new technologies. The automation of the modern manufacturing plant has created an exciting career path for people who can design (engineers), install (technicians), program (engineers and technologist), and maintain (technicians) these complex technological manufacturing and assembly systems.
Students will have the opportunity to explore the community’s industrial and technological resources, practice parliamentary procedures and democratic decision-making, and earn recognition for exemplary performance though our Work Base Learning Program and Internships.
Graduates in this pathway typically pursue postsecondary education at two-year or four-year colleges to prepare for engineering, engineering technology, and engineering technician-oriented positions. The demand for skilled engineers in the United States far outpaces the current supply, so the future looks bright for students who want to follow an engineering-related career.
In addition to classroom and laboratory experiences, Manufacturing, Robotics and Engineering students participate in the Technology Student Association (TSA). Technology Student Association promotes leadership skills, high standards of craft quality, scholarship, and safety.