Advanced Manufacturing Technology

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology program provides students a safe environment in which to learn the skills demanded of 21st century advanced manufacturing. Course content includes many aspects of manufacturing practices such as computer numerical control (CNC), robotic work cell programming, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software, as well as machine and program setup and operations, all of which are delivered in a competency-based manner. The program also includes instruction in safety, quality-control/assurance measures, and leadership skills.  This program focuses on transferable skills that are applicable in a variety of manufacturing settings and stresses understanding and demonstration of the highly technological tools, machines, instruments, materials, processes and systems in the manufacturing business and industry. There is currently a very high demand for skilled individuals in the manufacturing sector and students completing the Advanced Manufacturing program are ready to immediately enter the workforce and/or continue their education.

FACULTY:

Mr.  Botto                 sbotto@mccanntech.org

Mr. Wood                 gwood@mccanntech.org

Mr.  Matuszak          tmatuszak@mccanntech.org    

Robotic Manufacturing at McCann

The next generation of Advanced Manufacturing has arrived at McCann.  Students in AMT learn the latest techniques in automated manufacturing thanks to the FANUC robotic arm equipment McCann was able to purchase through the Governors Skills Workforce Development grants.  

For information on labor market trends and job outlooks in the Advanced Manufacturing field click here.

CAREER PLACEMENTS

  • Deerfield Machine
  • S&S Tool
  • General Dynamics
  • Data Flute/Heritage Cutter
  • Amaray Plastics
  • Ironman Machine
  • Berkshire Precision Tool
  • Advanced Machine & Tool
  • Cavallero Plastics
  • Apes Resource Technologies
  • Hi-Tech Mold
  • Modern Mold
  • Morrison Berkshire
  • Starbase Technologies
  • Tog Machine

COLLEGE PLACEMENTS

  • Berkshire Community College
  • College of Saint Rose
  • Framingham State
  • Norwich University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Southern Vermont College
  • Tufts University
  • Wentworth
  • Daniel Webster College
  • New England Institute of Technology
  • Rochester Polytechnic Institute
  • UMass Lowell
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Clemson University
  • Western New England College
  • Bay Path College
  • University of Southern Maine
  • MCLA
  • Lincoln Technical Institute

Course Content

Grade 9 AMT

Shop Safety

Introduction to CNC Lathe and Mill (Programming, Set-up and operation)

Introduction to Manual Lathe and Mill

Measurement

Blueprint reading

Shop Math

Grade 10 AMT

Programming of CNC Lathe and Mill (Conversational and G-Code, Set-up and Operation)

Vericut Simulation instruction

HAAS Simulation

Blueprint Reading

Shop Math

NOCTI and MACWIC Certification preparation

Skills USA Competitions

Grade 11 AMT

CAM (Computer Aided Machining)

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Lathe and Mill Programming, Setup and Operation

Intro to Robotics

Projects

CNC Lathe - Titan's of CNC Rocket (10 parts that when assembled form a rocket)

Building Block Series (10 parts that hone the skills in every CNC mill operation)

Cooperative work at local businesses

Grade 12 AMT

CAM (Computer Aided Machining)

Fixturing

Multi Axis CNC (Computer Numerical Control)

Robotics Handling Tool Operations

Robotics iRvision

Titan's of CNC Chess Set

Cooperative work experience (where appropriate)