Applied Mechanical Engineering

Shared Time

Monmouth County Vocational School District & Festo Didactic Inc.

Partner to provide a unique opportunity for junior and senior high school students in Monmouth County


Tinton Falls Campus
537 Tinton Avenue, Tinton Falls 07724


Phone: 732-542-5455


Ysabel Bombardiere

High School Program Description

The MCVSD Pre-Manufacturing & Robotics program offers juniors & seniors in Monmouth County the opportunity to engage and prepare for a career in Advanced Manufacturing , Engineering & Robotics. Students will earn industry-recognized certifications and participate in hands-on experiences as well as on the job training through our Structured-Learning Program. This is a shared-time program where students will attend part of the day with MCVSD and the other part of the day at their home high school. * The Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics program is in partnership with Festo Didatic Inc. located in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

  • Design engineering systems for the automation of industrial tasks.

  • Create mechanical design documents for parts, assemblies, or finished products.

  • Maintain technical project files.

  • Implement or test design solutions.

  • Create mechanical models and tolerance analyses to simulate mechatronic design concepts.

Career Pathways

Labor and skilled trade Work:

  • Machinists

  • Production Laborers

  • Stationary Engineers

  • Glass Cutters and Trimmers

  • Glass Grinding and Polishing Workers

  • Instrument and Electronic Technicians

  • Team Assemblers

Science and Technology Application: (Occupations):

  • Chemists

  • Inspectors

  • Food Safety Specialists

  • Plant and System Operators

  • Industrial Health and Safety Engineers

Management and Supervision:

  • First-Line Supervisors

  • Production Managers

  • Sales and Relationship Management:

  • Sales Representative

Important Qualities

  • Critical Thinking: Analyzing information and situations to solve problems.

  • Teamwork: Putting forth your best effort, working cooperatively with colleagues to achieve a common goal.

  • Communication: Expressing your thoughts clearly and respectfully in words and actions, including active listening.

  • Entrepreneurship: Remonstrating superior self motivation, such as staying focused on work goals, being a role model, and finding effective ways to motivate others.

  • Technology: Mastering and adapting to the changing technical tools used to do your job.

Overview of Course Work - Level 1

  1. Safety in Manufacturing

  2. Introduction to Engineering: Exposure to various branches of engineering, careers available, educational requirements and tools.

  3. Supply Chain Manufacturing and Control: Overview of planning & control the manufacturing system to ensure
    the desired productions are manufactured within the appropriate time period, meeting quality and specifications.

  4. Material, Properties & Processes: Provide a foundation for understanding the relationship between material properties, structure, and performance.

  5. Engineering Graphics with CAD: Introduction to design utilizing freehand sketching, manual board drafting, and Computer-Aided Drafting.

  6. Fluid Power: Introduction to pneumatics and hydraulic systems related to the manufacturing industry (energy source)

  7. Electricity & Electronics: Introduction to the basic concepts of DC & AC circuit analysis. Loop and node analysis, network theorems and poly-phase circuit

  8. Mechatronics: Introduction to automation technology and the mechatronic systems essential for efficient manufacturing.

High School Credits Earned

Level 1

Advanced Manufacturing I

10 credits

Statistics for Manufacturing I

5 credits

ICTE (Integrated Career Technical Education) Science

5 credits


20 credits

Level 2

Advanced Manufacturing II

10 credits

Statistics for Manufacturing II

5 credits

ICTE (Integrated Career Technical Education) Science

5 credits


20 credits