Programs in the Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Cluster prepare to become engineers, engineering technologists or technicians. Students engage in real-world projects that strengthen their understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by completing challenging projects related to design, manufacturing process applications and quality improvements. Students are able to gain industry certification (NIMS) and/or college credits through this program.
Students get a hands-on manufacturing education in order to safely coordinate process control, manual operations, process adjustment and part inspection with machine technologies. Students enrolled in this program of study must complete at least one credentialing within the four credentialing areas – two required by National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) and two selected by the school system to fulfill their NIMS Machining Level I Credentials.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County partners with PLTW to allow engineering students to examine the principles of design with modern digital electronic equipment. Students apply engineering theories to an area of specialization in Aerospace, Civil Engineering & Architecture, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Computer Science Principles or Environmental Sustainability. Students partner with mentors on a capstone project to earn college credit at PLTW affiliated institutions nationwide.