Programs in the Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Cluster prepare students for a variety of career areas, including opportunities 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 being educated for the high-performance workplace using advanced technologies. To remain internationally competitive, employers need employees who can develop and use new technologies that will continuously improve the quality of life for Marylanders. Students have the opportunity to participate in various activities and competitions outside of the classroom through membership in the SkillsUSA student organization. See where Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology programs are offered in Maryland.
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.
Maryland's Engineering programs are based on Project Lead The Way (PTLW) standards and led by teachers professionally trained through a partnership with University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Students apply engineering theories to various areas of specialization, such as Aerospace, Civil Engineering & Architecture, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, and Environmental Sustainability. Students can earn college credit at PLTW affiliated institutions nationwide, including UMBC.