MARC Manufacturing Event


This semester course is designed to expose students to the fundamentals of computerized manufacturing technology. The course is built around several key concepts: Computer Modeling — using a three dimensional, solid modeling software package with mass property analysis. CNC Equipment — understanding the machine tools and its operating and programming aspects. CAM Software — converting computer generated geometry into a program to drive CNC machine tools. Robotics — using a robot for materials handling and assembly operations. Flexible Manufacturing Systems — working in teams to design manufacturing work cells and table top factory simulations.

Students need to choose 2 of the following 3 courses (Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Aerospace Engineering) to make a full-year selection.

Students who take Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) and Digital Electronics (DE) at Summit Technology Academy their junior year can choose to participate in the university partnership called Missouri Innovation Campus, where students begin to earn a bachelor’s degree while still in high school.  Students will participate in extensive paid internship opportunity with companies such as Burns & McDonnell, Black & Veatch, Grundfos, and KCPL.  Check out Hot Career Fields in this Area


  • Grade: 11 or 12
  • Algebra I, B- or higher
  • Reading/Writing at 10th grade level or higher
  • 2.5 GPA (Unweighted)
  • 90% Attendance
  • Outside class Internet access is required.

PLTW Member School Prerequisites:

  • Digital Electronics or
  • Intro to Eng Design
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Geometry


  • Geometry
  • Internet access outside of class is highly recommended.

Credits: 1.5 units

LSR7 Weighted:  .666

Dual Credit: UCM ENGT 1012 (2 hrs credit for eligible students)

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Eric Walters

Digital Electronics/Computer Integrated Manufacturing


Being a female in a traditionally male field has its challenges, but the teacher made me feel confident that I could do the work required of any engineer. Bailey Gates, Pleasant Hill HS Graduate


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