Combining elements of engineering, fine arts, and business, S.M.A.R.T. (Safety, Mechatronics, Automation, Robotics, Tools) Manufacturing introduces students to common manufacturing techniques, such as mechatronics, computer-aided design (CAD), lathe turning, laser engraving, and 3-D printing.
Students first learn the safety and professionalism standards used in the manufacturing world. Developed in collaboration with local educational institutions and businesses, S.M.A.R.T. Manufacturing teaches the guidelines set by the Manufacturing Skills Safety Council (MSSC), ensuring that students remain safe while gaining the knowledge and training needed as manufacturing or engineering professionals.
After passing a state-administered exam, students earn MSSC’s Certified Production Technician (CPT) Safety Certificate. This professional certification indicates that they are qualified for entry-level manufacturing positions and possess the academic foundation needed to pursue additional education in engineering, product development, and supply chain management.