Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology Cluster

Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology is committed to providing students the advanced technology required to successfully prepare for their chosen career. The creation and presentation of digital and visual communications is integral to our technologically-driven world. Programs in this career immerse students with the skills needed for a profession in the growing field.

CTAE Pathway Courses

CTE Pathway courses are cluster-based courses scheduled during the academic cycle to meet the needs of Strands 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 of the Vocational Technical Education Frameworks under Chapter 74 Regulations (CMR 603).

Communication and Career Essentials – Grade 11 Pathway

Course # pmet301 | Credits: 2
This semester-based course examines effective communication techniques in the fields of manufacturing, engineering, and information technology. Students will be introduced to the core principles central to the study and practice of communication: community engagement; communication literacy, workplace interaction, and communication and culture. Communication techniques will be practiced that emphasize choice and organization of material, sound reasoning, audience analysis, and delivery.

Business Finance – Grade 11 Pathway

Course # pmet302 | Credits: 2
This semester-based course is designed to help students use their knowledge and skills to manage their financial resources effectively using business financial strategies. Major units will include developing a financial plan, capital budgeting, managing payroll, increasing productivity and profits, and employer liability. A case-study approach will allow students to apply financial concepts in workplace scenarios related to CTE. program areas and have them make informed decisions related to business finance.

Civic Humanitarianism – Grade 12 Pathway

Course # pmet401 | Credits: 2
This semester-based course is designed to help students develop positive work habits through connections between civic responsibility informed by humanitarian ethics. Topics will include what professionalism is and why it is important; positive workplace habits, the role of teamwork, assuming positive intent, and professional collaboration. Students will study workplace models of humanitarian initiatives and develop a plan for civic engagement related to their particular CTE area.

Professional Portfolio Presentation – Grade 12 Pathway

Course # pmet402 | Credits: 2
This semester-based course will help students to create a portfolio that represents their professional identity that will culminate in a presentation. Students will build their professional portfolios using career and professional artifacts. Topics will include the critical components of a professional portfolio; the use of a portfolio in professional activities such as job searches, networking, and interviews; techniques for personalizing a portfolio so that it draws attention; and ways to create an online professional presence. The culminating activity will involve a portfolio presentation and engagement in constructive class feedback to help students form a supportive professional learning community each sharing a similar goal.

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