Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering

Instructors: Jason Johnston (Welding), Kelly Paladino (Machining), Keith Rotach (Engineering)
315-589-2631 (Machine Shop)/315-589-2632 (Welding Shop)

Program Goal: Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Academy students are exposed to Precision Machining, Computer Aided Design and Welding Technologies, experiencing the interaction of multiple technologies in a real manufacturing environment and through field trips to local industries. In the second year students select an area of concentration in either Engineering, Precision Machining or Welding Technologies.

Curriculum: Over the two year program students will follow approved industry methods and engineering standards while learning to fabricate industry specific metal products. Students learn to make components from blueprint to completion. Following the design phase, students utilize lathes, surface grinders, drill presses, and power saws. Upon successful completion of the program, students can earn Machining Level I certification. In addition, students learn how to weld using the four different welding processes. In the second year of machining, there is a focus on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining.

Units of Study

  • Orientation
  • Safety
  • (OSHA 10 certification)
  • Print reading
  • Layout work
  • Technical math
  • Metrology
  • Manual machining-
  • Lathes, Mills, Grinders
  • CNC training-Lathe, Mill
  • CAD/AutoCAD
  • Inventor
  • Solid Works CAM/Master CAM
  • Plasma CAM
  • Tooling University
  • Drill press
  • Surface grinding
  • Estimating and Quotations
  • Quality Control
  • Geometric Dimensioning
  • and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Measurement Tool
  • Micrometers
  • Dial calipers
  • Height stand
  • Gauge pins
  • Gauge blocks
  • CMM machine
  • Shielded metal arc welding
  • (SMAW-stick)
  • Gas tungsten arc welding
  • (GT AW-TIG)
  • Gas metal arc welding (GMAW-MIG)
  • Power saws
  • Plasma Arc cutting
  • (Manual and CNC)
  • OXY-Acetylene cutting

Job Outlook

  • The median pay for Machinist and Tool and Die Makers is $44,110 a year.
  • The median pay for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers  is $40,240 a year.
  • The median pay for Mechanical Engineers is $85,880 a year.

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Machinist and Tool and Die Makers

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Mechanical Engineers