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This pathway teaches you about manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation. Manufacturing jobs are increasing but the industry has a severe shortage of workers equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to function in advanced manufacturing workplaces. There is an immediate opportunity for you to jump into.

AP Courses Aligned To This Pathway

AP Calculus and AP Statistics

Course Sequence

Intro to Engineering Design

Principles of Engineering

Computer Integrated Manufacturing


Articulated credit is earned as a result of a student passing the designated CMS CTE course(s) with a final letter grade of a B or higher AND a score of 93 or higher on the NC administered end of course exam. In some cases students must show proficiency in multiple courses plus a certification in order to receive articulated credit. In some cases, there are options. Be sure to pay attention to the AND and OR statements. College articulated courses DO NOT show on a high school or college transcript. These courses, if the criteria is met, will be waived from the applicable program of study through Central Piedmont Community College.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing

MAC 121 Introduction to CNC

Industry Certification

List of schools

Olympic High School Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology Harding University High School Ballantyne Ridge High School

College and Career Promise

Career & College Promise Dual Enrollment gives eligible North Carolina high school students the opportunity to get a “jump start” and earn college credit toward a two-year or four-year degree at Central Piedmont while still in high school. Tuition free. Click here to learn more.

What Should I Do Next?

Take the Junior Achievement Career Quiz here.

Talk to the Pathway Development Coordinator or Counselor at your school!