All Pathways

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.

Course Sequence

Intro to Engineering Design

Principles of Engineering

Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Engineering Design & Development


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

OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Certification

The OSHA 10-Hour General Industry certification helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights.

List of schools

East Mecklenburg High School Harding University High School Hopewell High School Independence High School Myers Park High School Olympic High School Zebulon B. Vance High School Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology

College and Career Promise

Through local partnerships and classroom curriculum, we are motivating youth to consider careers in manufacturing and preparing them with the skillsets and knowledge to succeed in the workforce industry after high school, and college. The CTE department connects local and regional manufacturers with local high schools to establish or build manufacturing education programs that will grow the workforce in the local communities. Students who experience the Advanced Manufacturing Pathway enter college or move into post-secondary careers with essential advanced manufacturing knowledge and expertise. partner corporations provide grants, scholarships, and apprenticeships for students who continue their education in theAdvanced Manufacturing industry.

What Should I Do Next?

Take the Junior Achievement Career Quiz here.

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