Howell High offers a highly demanding—and rewarding—Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Career Pathway.
CAD Design. This two-year design course prepares you for a career in mechanical engineering. The course covers key facets of mechanical product design as well as the unique requirements of this profession.
You’ll gain proficiency in state-of-the-art CAD Software such as NX 8, Solidedge, Inventor, AutoCAD, MasterCAM and BOBCAD. Students see their designs come to life by manufacturing engineering parts using a 3D printer, WaterJet cutter, Router, and CNC mill and lathe. Students showcase their yearly projects at the Michigan Industrial Technology Educational Society (MITES), providing exposure and feedback for their hard work.
Pre-Manufacturing. This class covers the wide range of knowledge and skills required in manufacturing and technical jobs. Topics include safety, reading blueprints, drafting, use of hand tools, basic manual machine techniques, and technical reading and math.
Manufacturing Internship. This introductory course teaches state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques through an integrated approach to the design, production, and testing of objects and materials. Students begin by mastering the basics of a machine tool process, then move to more advanced projects involving computer numerical control (CNC) machining, computer aided drafting (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM).
The welding portion of the course covers shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, cutting, and brazing.