Advanced Manufacturing

Shared Time

Monmouth County Vocational School District


Festo Didactic Inc.
607 Industrial Way W, Eatontown, NJ 07724

Partner to provide a unique opportunity for junior and senior high school students in Monmouth County

High School Program Description

The NEW MCVSD Pre-Manufacturing & Robotics program offers juniors & seniors in Monmouth County the opportunity to engage and prepare for a career in Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering & Robotics. Students will earn industry-recognized certifications and participate in hands on experiences as well as on the job training through our Structured-Learning Program. This is a shared-time program where students will attend part of the day with MCVSD and the other part of the day at their home high school.
* The New Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics program is in partnership with Festo Didactic Inc. located in Eatontown New Jersey.

Program Skills and Tasks
  • Design engineering systems for the automation of industrial tasks.
  • Create mechanical design documents for parts, assemblies, or finished products.
  • Maintain technical project files.
  • Implement or test design solutions.
  • Create mechanical models and tolerance analyses to simulate mechatronic design concepts.
Career Pathways by Sector
  • Chemical
  • Fabricated Metal
  • Machinery
  • Computer and Electronic
Important Qualities
  • Critical Thinking: Analyzing information and situations to solve problems.
  • Teamwork: Putting forth your best effort, working cooperatively with colleagues to achieve a common goal.
  • Communication: Expressing your thoughts clearly and respectfully in words and actions, including active listening.
  • Entrepreneurship: Demonstrating superior self-motivation, such as staying focused on work goals, being a role model, and finding effective ways to motivate others.
  • Technology: Mastering and adapting to the changing technical tools used to do your job. 
Overview of Course Work
  1. Introduction to Engineering:  Exposure to various branches of engineering, careers available, educational requirements and tools.
  2. Material, Properties & Processes:  Provide a foundation for understanding the relationship between material properties, structure and performance for engineering solids.
  3. Engineering Graphics with CAD: Graphics curriculum utilizing freehand sketching, manual board drafting and Computer-Aided Drafting.
  4. Electricity & Electronics: Introduction to the basic concepts of DC & AC circuit analysis. Loop and node analysis, network theorems and poly-phase circuits
  5. Robotics & Automation: Lab-based, hands-on curriculum combining electrical, mechanical and engineering principles.

High School Credits Earned

Level One
Advanced Manufacturing I                            10 credits
ICTE (Intergrated Career Technical Education) Math I      5 credits
ICTE (Intergrated Career Technical Education) Science I    5 credits
                                   TOTAL:   20 credits

Level Two
Advanced Manufacturing II                            10 credits
ICTE (Intergrated Career Technical Education)Math II       5 credits
ICTE (Intergrated Career Technical Education)Science II    5 credits
                                    TOTAL:   20 credits                                               

Potential Salary

Monmouth County (Hazlet) Area:

                                          Range of Salary: $56,77.00  - $79,701.00

                          *Annual salary according to as of Nov. 2016