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Program Requirements

Grade level: 10, 11, 12

School: Kent

Program Length: Two Years

Credit at Kent:

Level I: CP or Comp English (1cr); CADET IA (1cr); CADET IB (1cr).

Level II: CADET IIA (1.5cr); CADET IIB (1.5cr). CADET II Capstone (1cr).

Program Description

Redefine what is possible through CAD & Engineering Technologies!

Students will use the latest industry standard software and equipment to produce working drawings, 3D solid model designs, parts and assemblies. Students will also have the opportunity to program and operate CNC machines (router, lathe, mill and water jet) to produce manufactured products using metals, woods and plastics. Students will also operate 3D printers and laser engraver in fabricating various engineered and designed products. Advanced Manufacturing and Welding processes in industry will be explored.

This exciting, professional College Tech Prep offering is designed to prepare students for careers in the Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing career fields. Students will network with industry experts and partners, working in high demand Advanced Manufacturing.

Senior level internships/industry placement opportunities are available to qualified students.

Advanced technologies, coupled with the need to update and improve manufacturing facilities and product design, should fuel the demand for professionals in Advanced Manufacturing, and engineering technologies. According to the latest data 7,400 jobs within a 100 mile radius of Akron, Ohio currently exist.

Upon successful completion of the CADET program, students will be eligible to earn up to 6 college credits (CTAG) to any Ohio public university for Computer-Aided Drafting and Design and Manufacturing Processes in an Engineering Technology program.

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Skills Necessary for Success

  • Detail-oriented problem solver

  • Ability to visualize projects

  • Affinity for mathematics

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member

  • Positive attitude, critical thinker

  • Interest in designing and building

  • Use and implement precise measurements and calculations

Professional Pathway

  • Engineering technician

  • Machine Technician

  • Manufacturing Engineer

  • Architect

  • CNC programmer/operator

  • Landscape architect

  • CAD Designer

  • Interior designer

  • Furniture Engineering Draftsman

  • Machinist

Higher Educational Opportunities

  • College credits available. See page 32.

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Associate’s degree

  • Internships

Helpful Background

  • Career interests/helpful background

  • Computer technology

  • Manufacturing process

  • Blueprint design or production

  • Keyboarding skills


  • Excellent attendance record

  • Geometry

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

  • Utilize computer technologies

Stories & Projects from Computer-Aided Design and Engineering Technologies


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