Manufacturing Technology

Welcome to the Manufacturing Technology program at the WMCTC:

Manufacturing Technology is a unique program that incorporates advanced math, innovative, and critical thinking skills along with hands-on training.  Students in the Manufacturing 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.  The 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 Manufacturing Technology lab uses state-of-the-art industrial equipment which is similar in all respects to those found in area industry.

Each Spring the Manufacturing Technology students compete in MITES (Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society) at the regional level; many advance to the state-level competition.

The Manufacturing 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.

Class Features:

High tech state-of-the-art machinery
Work-based learning co-op experiences
Cross-program related student projects
Field trips

Early College Opportunity:

This program offers your student the opportunity to enroll in the Wexford-Missaukee Early College (WMEC).  The WMEC is a public, tuition-free, 3-year program serving students who attend public school districts within the Wexford-Missaukee ISD or partner high schools.  Students participate in an integrated sequence of high school and college courses during grades 11-13 while attending the Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center.  There is no out of pocket cost to students and their families for tuition, books, and fees during the 3-year program.  Students can earn up to an Associate’s Degree or Certificate in the outline pathways.  Please see the Early College website for more information.

Mr.  Joshua Fenner, Instructor   (231-876-2236)

Mr. Ben Oliver, Paraprofessional (231-876-2237)