Engineering Design & Machine Technologies Class Information

Length of Course

1 Year (2nd Year Option)

Sessions Offered

Morning: 8:00 - 10:00 or 8:00 - 10:45 (depending on the high school)
Afternoon 12:00 - 2:00 or 12:00 - 2:45 (depending on the high school)

Main Areas of Focus

Basic Skills
Machining Practice & Theory
Blueprint Reading
Shop Math
Heat Treatment Practice
Precision Measurement

State of Michigan Curriculum Standards

Metal Working Theory/Materials
Inspection and Measurement
Print Reading and GD&T
Occupational Skills/Work Habits
Saws, Drills, and Power Tools
Maintenance and Set Up
Mill I/Lathe I
Manufacturing Processes
Advanced Milling/Turning/Grinding

Unique to Engineering Design & Machine Technologies

Students gain skills on the setup and operation of milling machines, lathes, surface grinders, band saws and drilling presses. Students will also have the opportunity gain skills on state-of-the-art Haas, Mazak and Milltronics CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) machines as well as CAM (Computer Aided Machining) programs such as MasterCam and CNC simulation software.

Student Leadership

Engineering Design & Machine Technologies students have the opportunity for leadership, competition, and community service through membership in MITES as well as SkillsUSA.

High School Credit

Credit is earned at the local high schools when the course is completed. Students may be eligible to earn 4th year math-related credit, VPAA credit, and credit for an online learning experience. Check with your counselor for the number of credits your high school offers for this class.


National Institute for Metalworking Skills Machining Level I
OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration