Engineering & Automation Technology


Mr. James Galante


Engineering Technology & Automation is a new Chapter 74 Career and Technical program (Fall 2018) for students who are interested in understanding the design processes and applying them with real-world experiences in robotics, CNC machining, and CAD.

Students in this program will learn skills related to electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing engineering, including the components and process of a system, technical writing, blueprint reading and design, and project management. Students will develop a working knowledge of electrical engineering principles and the use of 3D modeling, laser and plasma cutting, precision metal, and basic welding methods.

The Engineering Technology & Automation program will teach students to work together toward solving problems, create computer aided drawings (CAD) using AutoCAD and SolidWorks, and acquiring skills in programming language. Students will also gain knowledge in basic machine principles to be able to operate a CNC mill and lathe.

Grade 11 (after January 18th) and Grade 12 students will receive internship or cooperative education placements, pending eligibility. Graduates are able to enter 2 and 4-year colleges or enter the workforce. College credit is earned through articulation agreements with the Massachusetts Community College System.

Career Paths

  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • Electro-Mechanical Technicians
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Robotics and Automation
  • CNC Machine Technicians

Articulation Agreements

  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • Northern Essex Community College
  • North Shore Community College