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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 Club

Drug Free Club is a voluntary club that gives students 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 a nationwide organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. Requirements for being inducted into the National Honor Society are 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. SkillsUSA also provides the opportunity for students to participate in career-technical competitions where they can demonstrate their skills alongside goal-oriented peers at the local, state, and national levels.

Student Ambassadors

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

The following are considerations for eligibility to become a Student Ambassador:

  • Good grades

  • On track for a Career-Technical Certificate

  • Outstanding Attendance

  • Recommendation from Career-Technical Instructor

  • Permission from parent or guardian

  • A friendly, outgoing attitude and be willing to participate in district events.


Youth Philanthropy Board

Youth Philanthropy Board is composed of A-Tech students who have the mission of assisting the direction of funding non-profit organizations with special projects that need monetary assistance in our community. 

With the goal of directly benefiting the people in our area, students also focus on ways to give back through service learning, expanding leadership skills, and the use of their individual talents and energy to help in this type of endeavor. The Ashtabula Foundation provides funding for the Youth Philanthropy Board to distribute to worthy community groups and organizations, who meet certain criteria on their applications as a 501 C3 non-profit. 

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.

Surveying and Mapping Technician

Ohio Annual Salary- $46,910

Ohio Hourly Wage- $22.55

Education- Associate’s Degree

Perform surveying and mapping duties, usually under the direction of an engineer, surveyor, cartographer, or photogrammetrist, to obtain data used for construction, mapmaking, boundary location, mining, or other purposes. May calculate mapmaking information and create maps from source data, such as surveying notes, aerial photography, satellite data, or other maps to show topographical features, political boundaries, and other features. May verify accuracy and completeness of maps.

Electrical and Electronics Drafters

Ohio Annual Salary- $60,620

Ohio Hourly Wage- $29.15

Education-Bachelor’s Degree

Prepare wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, and layout drawings used for the manufacture, installation, or repair of electrical equipment.

Civil Engineer

Ohio Annual Salary- $79,100

Ohio Hourly Wage- $38.03

Education-Bachelor’s Degree

Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.


Ohio Annual Salary- $43,410

Ohio Hourly Wage- $20.87

Education- High School Diploma

Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments out of metal. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.

Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmer

Ohio Annual Salary- $57,580

Ohio Hourly Wage- $27.68

Education- Post-secondary Certification

Develop programs to control machining or processing of materials by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems. May also set up, operate, or maintain equipment.

Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians

Ohio Annual Salary- $59,330

Ohio Hourly Wage- $28.52

Education- Bachelor’s Degree

Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or adjust machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

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