Manufacturing 4.0

A Modern Way of Production

Manufacturing has a new face and now offers many high-paying opportunities for trained, highly-skilled individuals. This class starts with the basics and quickly moves to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining--where most jobs with the highest earnings potential are available.  Successful students should expect to be ready to be recruited by some of the biggest companies in St. Joseph County prior to graduation. Some companies offer students full employee benefits and opportunities for apprenticeships, including college tuition reimbursement.

The Manufacturing 4.0 class teaches students how to work in today's advanced manufacturing facilities, to operate manual machines, and to operate/program CNC machines such as the machining center, turning center and surface grinder. Students will learn machine shop safety, industrial blueprint reading, related math precision measurement and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Some basic welding and fabrication is included in the curriculum.

Manufacturing 4.0 - Sturgis


Jeff Wanamaker - Sturgis High School

Nick Nollinger - Three Rivers High School

You might be interested in this class if you:

  • are mechanically inclined
  • are detail-oriented and organized
  • are creative
  • like working with computers and machines
  • have good math skills
  • are good at problem-solving

Career Opportunities:

  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • CNC Machinist/CNC Programmer
  • CAD Designer
  • Industrial Machine Repair Technician
  • Machine Operator
  • Tool and Die Maker

Manufacturing 4.0 - Three Rivers

Student Organization:


Course Syllabus:

  • To be provided

High School Credit Opportunities:

  • Final-year Math
  • 2nd Science
  • 2nd World Language
  • Online Learning Experience

College Credit Opportunities:

  • To be determined

Certifications Available:

  • To be determined