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 One
Advanced manufacturing I10 credits
Statistics for Manufacturing I5 credits
ICTE (Integrated Career Technical Education) Science5 credits

TOTAL: 20 credits

Level Two
Advanced Manufacturing II10 credits
Statistics for Manufacturing II5 credits
ICTE ( Integrated Career Technical Education) Science5 credits

TOTAL: 20 credits

Potential Salary

Monmouth County (Hazlet) Area:

Range of Salary: $56,077.00- $79,701.00
* Annual salary according to as of Nov. 2016