Machinging and Robotics

Technology Academy


Program Overview

Students in our machining and robotics program learn to operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and program a variety of robots, mills, and lathes. They spend their time working with industry standard equipment like Motoman and Fanuc, as well as automation systems from Parker. Students also learn how to use common design software. As will all CCTC programs there is a strong emphasis on the skills and characteristics (teamwork, accountability, responsibility, ect.) they need to enter the modern workplace.

Projects

  • Build and program VEX robots for competitions
  • Designing and printing products using 3D printers.
  • Develop Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) programs
  • Program robotic arms for material handling
  • Design and manufacture their own product using both 3D printers and CNC.

Certifications

  • OSHA (10 hour)
  • RAMTEC
  • Motoman
  • Parker
  • Fanuc

Accomplishments

The prepare youth and adults to enter, compete and advance in an ever changing world of work.

Mission Statement

To foster exemplary work ethic, to promote independent thought and self motivation, to enhance skill, and to create opportunities.

Career Opportunities

Students who complete this program can:
  • Advance towards a degree in advanced manufacturing.
  • Work in machine trades.
  • Work in equipment sales.
  • Work as a service technician.
  • Work as a CNC/robotic programmer or operator.

Alumni

Michael Holschuh, 2018 Recipeient of the AMT Work-Study Sponsorship from Toyota

Michael Holschuh was awarded the 2018 AMT Work-Study Sponsorship from Toyota Motor Manufacturing and Bridge Valley Community & Technical College where he can earn as much as $40,000 per year while also earning his degree in Advanced Manufacturing.

A graduate can expect to have the ability to work in any machine shop, large factory, or manufacturing company; even hospitals and pharmacies have “robots.”
No. You will have enough training that you could go right to work if that's what you desire. Post secondary options are available.
No, you will have the opportunity to learn any necessary computer skills as part of the academy curriculum.