Advanced Manufacturing

Shared Time

Monmouth County Vocational School District
Festo Didactic Inc.

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

* The 2019-20 Open House has been rescheduled for
March 6, 2019, 6:00-7:30 @ Festo Didactic Inc. *

Location: Festo Didactic 
607 Industrial Way W, Eatontown 07724
Phone: 732-264-4995
Teacher: Stefany Gurgel

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

Labor and Skilled Trade Work:
          Production Laborers
          Stationary Engineers
          Glass Cutters and Trimmers
          Glass Grinding and Polishing Workers
           Instrument and Electronic Technicians
          Team Assemblers
Science and Technology Application: (Occupations)
          Food Safety Specialists
          Plant and System Operators
          Industrial Health and Safety Engineers
Management and Supervision:
          First-Line Supervisors
          Production Managers
Sales and Relationship Management:
          Sales representatives

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 - Level 1
  1. Safety in Manufacturing
  2. Introduction to Engineering:  Exposure to various branches of engineering, careers available, educational requirements and tools.
  3. Supply Chain Manufacturing and Control: Overview of planning & control the manufacturing system to ensure the desired productions are manufactured within the appropriate time period, meeting quality and specifications.
  4. Material, Properties & Processes:  Provide a foundation for understanding the relationship between material properties, structure, and performance.
  5. Engineering Graphics with CAD: Introduction to design utilizing freehand sketching, manual board drafting, and Computer-Aided Drafting.
  6. Fluid Power:  Introduction to pneumatics and hydraulic systems related to the manufacturing industry (energy source)
  7. Electricity & Electronics: Introduction to the basic concepts of DC & AC circuit analysis. Loop and node analysis, network theorems and poly-phase circuit
  8. Mechatronics: Introduction to automation technology and the mechatronic systems essential for efficient manufacturing.
Overview of Course Work - Level 2 
  1. Safety in Manufacturing
  2. Mechatronics:  Lab-Based, hands-on experience that combines mechanical processes developed with electronics, software or a combination of all three systems.
  3. Programmable Logic Controller (PLCs) Programming technologically advanced control systems with applications in virtual segments of the automation industry (lab-based)
  4. Automation and Robotics: Lab-based, hands-on experience that combines the automation, programming, and manufacturing application of robots.
  5. Supply Chain Manufacturing Planning and Control: Lean and Pull manufacturing, material requirements, advanced forecasting demand calculations related to manufacturing
  6. Engineering Graphics with CAD: Intermediate design utilizing Computer Aided Drafting.
  7. CNC (Computer Numerical Control):  Programming CNC mill in G&M code and developing design and prototype using milling and lathe machines

High School Credits Earned

Level One
Advanced Manufacturing I                                               10 credits
Statistics for Manufacturing I      5 credits
ICTE (Integrated Career Technical Education) Science I  5 credits
                                                                        TOTAL:   20 credits

Level Two
Advanced Manufacturing II                                               10 credits
Statistics for Manufacturing II      5 credits
ICTE (Integrated 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