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Engineering Academy



The two year Engineering Academy gives you a dynamic opportunity to enter a highly skilled profession while also preparing for college. You’ll rotate through four technology areas on the way to gaining meaningful experiences in the design and manufacturing process. Students gain a variety of experiences during their junior year, and then choose an area of focus for their senior year in either the Precision Machining lab or the Architectural & Engineering Design lab. 

Computer Aided Design, CNC Technology, working with Mills and Lathes, a water jet cutter and 3-D printing are just some of the things you will experience as you work on both individual projects and as part of a design team. 

Seniors in the Precision Machining lab team up with industry professionals to design and build a battle-bot. If you can dream it, you can design and build it in the Engineering Academy.

  • Visualize and construct 3D models and prototypes using a 3D printer for architectural and mechanical design
  • Experience advance Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Machining technologies
  • Develop a comprehensive portfolio with computerized architectural, civil, and mechanical drafting designs
  • Invent, design, create, and build the advanced precision parts and tools used in everyday products
  • Work alongside local industry leaders to design and build challenging projects using advanced computer-controlled technology
  • Program and control industrial CNC machines to produce products from engineering blueprints and specifications

Prepared for advanced certifications, apprenticeship completion, immediate employment, 
and further education.
College Credits * Scholarships * Early Job Placement

  • AutoCAD Professional
  • Certified Solid Works
  • AutoCAD User
  • NIMS Machining Level 1 Certification 
  • Autodesk Inventor Certified User
  • Certified Solid Works Associate         
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10 Hour General Industry

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 College credits are specific to the pathway a student chooses the senior year. Credits from both pathways may also be available depending on student performance during the junior year. 

Architecture & Engineering Design Pathway
Lakeland Community College
CIVT 1016  Civil Drafting 3 credits.
ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering Technology - 2 Semester Hours
MECT 1150 Technical Communications - 3 Semester Hours

Precision Machining & Manufacturing Pathway

Lakeland Community College

CIMN 1110 Machining Processes - 3 Semester Hours

CIMN 1420 Part Programming - 2 Semester Hours

CIMN 1430 Intro to Computer Assisted Part Programming - 2 Semester Hours

CIMN 1450 Programming CNC Lathes - 2 Semester Hours

CIMN 1460 Programming CNC Machining Centers - 2 Semester Hours

ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering Technology - 2 Semester Hours

MECT 1150 Technical Communications - 3 Semester Hours


University of Akron

2880:110 Manufacturing Processes - 3 Semester Hours

2880:140 Computer Aided Design - 3 Semester Hours

2880:101 Intro to Advanced Manufacturing – 2 Semester Hours

280:151 Industrial Safety – 2 Semester Hours

2870:248 CNC Programming 1 – 3 Semester Hours

 Junior Year Courses

  • Career Technical Program: 4 High School Credits

  • English: 1 High School Credit

  • Government: 1 High School Credit

  • Math: 1 High School Credit

Senior Year Courses

  • Career Technical Program: 4 High School Credits

  • English: 1 High School Credit

  • Math: 1 High School Credit

  • Science: 1 High School Credit

Drug Free Clubs of Ohio
Drug Free Clubs of Ohio is a voluntary club that students can choose to participate in which gives them an added reason to say “no” to drugs. By participating, students agree to random drug screens during the school year. A-Tech will also offer several perks to the students to encourage their participation. We will schedule the first drug test within the first two months of the school year. After the student takes the first drug test, they will receive a membership card from the Drug Free Club. During the rest of the school year, they may be randomly tested. To participate in the program students and their parents need to complete the membership application and turn it in to the Student Services Office. 

National Honor Society
The National  Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize  outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS  serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the  areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These  characteristics have been associated with membership in the  organization since their beginnings in 1921 and 1929.  Requirements for being inducted into the National Honor Society is  outlined in the Student Handbook. 

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving a quarter-million high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.
Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are involved in tours, sophomore visits, and many other school activities on and off campus. Student Ambassadors work on an as-needed basis as various events are held throughout the year.

To be a good Student Ambassadors you must have:

  • Good grades and be on track for a Career-Technical Certificate
  • Outstanding Attendance
  • Signature of recommendation from Career-Technical Instructor
  • Signature of permission from parent or guardian
  • A friendly, outgoing attitude and be willing to participate in district events
Youth Philanthropy Board 
Youth Philanthropy Board is a select group of students who will have the opportunity to learn about community indicators. develop critical thinking & leadership skills. connect with community leaders. 
To be on the Youth Philanthropy Board a student must have a recommendation from an A-Tech instructor. Other areas that are considered when making the selections are a student's grades, discipline, and attendance. 

Architectural Drafters

Ohio Annual Salary - $50,110 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage - $24.09 /hour

Education Required - Associate's Degree

Prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by the architect.

Mechanical Engineer 

Ohio Annual Salary - $76,350 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage - $36.71 /hour

Education Required - Bachelor's Degree

Perform engineering duties in planning and  designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment.  Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.


Ohio Annual Salary - $74,140 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage - $34.68 /hour

Education Required - Associate's Degree

Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.  

Computer Controlled Machine Tool Operators 

Ohio Annual Salary - $40,100 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage - $19.28/hour

Education Required - High School Diploma

Operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces.


Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers

Ohio Annual Salary - $49,330 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage - $23.71 /hour

Education Required - Post-secondary Non-Degree Award

Develop programs to control machining or processing of metal or plastic parts by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems.


Robotics Engineers

Ohio Annual Salary - $87,240 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage - $41.94 /hour

Education Required - Bachelor’s Degree

Research, design, develop, or test robotic applications. 
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