Advanced Manufacturing Academy

Industrial Technology IconThe Advanced Manufacturing Career Academy provides students the opportunity to earn a college Certificate in Basic Electricity. This certificate ladders into an Engineering Technology diploma or AAS degree.

The Advanced Manufacturing Career Academy trains students to be specialists in the practical application and implementation of existing technology within the manufacturing field. the year. Students will also earn a OHSA General Industry 10-hour credential during the Academy. Students will also acquire foundational skills in of DC and AC circuit components analysis and their applications, basic circuit elements, common circuit configurations and analysis techniques, methods used in presenting and interpreting a variety of industrial drawings and prints, math operations, English and metric measurement, calculator functions, geometry, algebraic fractions, and functions and graphs. Students will investigate employment opportunities in the manufacturing field by visiting area business and industry. 

Academy available at Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges.

Certificate, Diploma and Associate in Applied Science Degree

During High School

Term 1 - Fall, Senior Year of High School, 6 credits

  • ELE-101 Industrial Safety, 1 credit
  • ELE-216 DC Circuit Analysis, 3 credits
  • MAT-705 Industrial Math and Measurement I, 2 credits

Term 2 - Spring, Senior Year of High School, 7 credits

  • ELE-217 AC Circuit Analysis, 3 credits
  • IND-134 Industrial Print Reading, 2 credits
  • MAT-706 Industrial Math and Measurement II, 2 credits

Award: Basic Electricity Certificate (13 credits)

After High School

Term 3 - Fall, At Muscatine Community College, 15 credits

  • CSC:112 Computer Fundamentals for Technicians I/A, 2 credits
  • CSC:113 Computer Fundamentals for Technicians I/B, 2 credits
  • ELE:225 Electrical Motor Control & Power Distribution, 3 credits
  • ELT:309 Digital Circuits & Systems, 3 credits
  • ELT:312 Solid State Devices & Systems, 3 credits
  • PHY:185 Conceptual Physics Fundamentals I, 2 credits

Award: Basic Electronics Certificate (27 credits)

Term 4 - Spring, 13 credits

  • EGT:117 Fluid Power Fundamentals, 2 credits
  • ELT:123 Programmable Logic Controllers, 3 credits
  • ENG:107 Composition I: Technical Writing, 3 credits
  • PHY:186 Conceptual Physics Fundamentals I, 2 credits
  • Pick one (3 credits)
    • ECN:120
    • ECN:130
    • HUM:105
    • HUM:110
    • POL:111
    • PSY:111
    • SOC:110

Award: Engineering Technology Electromechanical Diploma (35 credits)

Term 5 - Summer, 7 credits

  • ELT:125 Advanced PLC, 3 credits
  • IND:143 Motors and Drives, 3 credits
  • MFG:505 Lean Manufacturing, 1 credit


Select A Track

Term 6 - Fall, AUTOMATION, credit varies

    • ATR:105 Industrial Robotics, 3 credits
    • ATR:106 Motion Control, 3 credits
    • ELT:177 Microcontrollers, 3 credits
    • Pick two 
      • CHM:122 Intro to Gen Chem
      • EGT:145 Fluid Power Maintenance
      • EGT:137 Fluid Power Control
      • IND:136 Process Control I
      • IND:137 Process Control II


OR Term 5 - Fall, ELECTROMECHANICAL, credit varies

    • ATR:106 Motion Control, 3 credits
    • EGT:145 Fluid Power Maintenance, 4 credits
    • EGT:137 Fluid Power Control, 4 credits
    • Pick two
      • ATR:105 Industrial Robotics
      • CHM:122 Intro to Gen Chem
      • ELT:177 Microcontrollers
      • IND:136 Process Control I
      • IND:137 Process Control II


OR Term 5 - Fall, PROCESS CONTROL, credit varies

    • CHM:122 Introduction to General Chemistry, 4 credits
    • IND:136 Process Control I, 3 credits
    • IND:137 Process Control II, 3 credits
    • Pick two 
      • ATR:105 Industrial Robotics
      • ATR:106 Motion Control
      • EGT:137 Fluid Power Control
      • EGT:145 Fluid Power Maintenance
      • ELT:177 Microcontrollers

Award: Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree (62 - 64 credits)

Careers in Advanced Manufacturing

One thing we hear over and over again is employers can’t find enough trained workers to fill all the job openings they have available. That’s great news for you as you start making plans for your future. Your hardest choice might be deciding which path to take. There are jobs available.

  • CNC Machining (Computer Numerical Control)
    As a machinist or tool and die maker you’ll set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments and tools.

  • Engineering Technology
    Engineering Technology includes a core group of courses built to areas of specialization in Automation, Electromechanical and Process Control.

  • Environmental, Health and Safety
    The EHS program focuses on environmental, health and safety regulations and compliance. You are trained to assist an organization in the management of hazardous materials and wastes, to protect workers and the environment, and to minimize the organization’s worker’s compensation.

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
    The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning program provides all the skills necessary to gain meaningful employment as an entry-level HVAC technician.

  • Mechanical Design
    Mechanical design technicians assist engineers in design and development work by preparing detailed drawings showing exact dimensions and specifications. Most drawings are prepared on the computer (CAD system) utilizing advanced knowledge and skills in drafting, design, mechanical operations, geometric dimensioning and tolerances, strength of materials, 3D printing and solid modeling.

  • Renewable Energy
    The renewable energy field includes the electrical production industry, biofuels industry, solar systems and wind. As a renewable energy technician you’ll complete tasks such as electrical wiring, mechanical installation, site analysis and troubleshooting.

  • Welding
    As a welder, cutter, solderer or brazer you’ll weld or join metal parts with a range of industrial welding techniques: ARC, MIG, TIG, core wire, gas.

For more information, contact our high school team