Welcome to the Engineering Technology program at the WMCTC:
Engineering Technology is a unique program that incorporates advanced math, innovative, and critical thinking skills along with hands-on training. Students in the Engineering Technology program learn Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Additionally, students can shape metals and other materials on machines such as lathes, mills, grinders, drill presses and band saws both manually and, in some cases, through the sophisticated application of computers. Use of precision measuring tools and working within very close tolerances is necessary. Students will also have the opportunity to design 3-dimensional objects on the CAD system that can then be made into prototypes using a 3D printer. The CTC Engineering Technology lab uses state-of-the-art industrial equipment which is similar in all respects to those found in area industry.
Each Spring the Engineering Technology students compete in MITES (Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society) at the regional level; many advance to the state-level competition.
The Engineering Technology Field:
Technologists and designers work closely together to produce products in different fields of Engineering such as: Automotive, Aerospace, Agriculture, Medical Appliance and Performance Engines.
High tech state-of-the-art machinery
Work-based learning co-op experiences
Cross-program related student projects