• Computerized Manufacturing

    This exciting, fast-paced pre-engineering course provides advanced technology training in computer-aided design and computer manufacturing systems. All equipment is state of the art including Haas and Mazak CNC machining centers. The course uses CAD software including SolidWorks, Mastercam and KeyCreator. It also features demonstrations and maximizes student laboratory work (80% hands-on). Students gain planning, organizing and decision-making skills while also developing acceptable attitude, interpersonal and equipment-related skills. Paid co-op opportunities are available to second-year students who are placed at local manufacturers. Computerized Manufacturing prepares students for immediate employment, advanced schooling and/or apprenticeship opportunities with local area employers. Students may take this course for two years.

    Credits & Certifications

    • 2nd World Language Credit
    • 3rd Science Credit
    • 4th Related Math Credit
    • Visual Performing & Applied Arts Credit
    • Early/Middle College Eligible
    • College Credit: Ferris State University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College

    Eligibility & Prerequisites

    • None

    Career Opportunities

    • CAD Designer
    • Industrial Machine Repair Technician
    • Machine Operator
    • Tool and Die Maker
    • Manufacturing Engineer


    "Computerized Manufacturing taught me valuable knowledge about complex machines that are a large part of today’s society. The skills that you learn from this class are what employers will look for on your resume. You may even get a job because you have the ability to operate these machines." — Ethan Richards, Vicksburg High School