Engineering & Automation Technology


Mr. Barry Jackson, Mr. Merrill McColl and Mr. Benjamin Clarke


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

Meeting Documents

Advisory Committee Members

Jaiden Anja
Austin Bisegna
Robert Bisegna, The Gillette Company LLC
Kaitlin Boland, WSE Engineers
Russ Caswell, Weir Valve and Controls
Gregg Cohen
Susan Curry, North Shore
Brian DeMatteo, L3 Advanced Programs
James Galante ENSATS
Kathryn Garnavish, Medtronic
Kenny Ikuomenisan, North Shore Community College
Bailey Kaplan, Synventive
Jessica Kaufman, Endicott College
Dave Kempskie, AET Labs
Jacob Krajeski
Mark Lyons, AET Labs
Bradley Mingels, UMass Lowell College of Engineering
George Moriarty, Center for Corporate and Community Education – Nor
Michael Norcott
Robert Pelletier, Heritage Environmental Services
Sandro Russo, Prattville Machine
Mary Sarris, North Shore Workforce Investment Board
Wayne Spritz, AW Chesterton Company
Ian Uva
Nicholas Vlismas, PV Engineering & Mfg., Inc.