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ENGINEERING ACADEMY


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Ohio Hi-Point's Engineering Academy is a unique blend of engineering and manufacturing, giving students several options to find success in a career and college pathway.

During your junior year, you’ll gain the foundation of all things engineering. Then, your senior year, you’ll branch out into the Smart Technology Engineering side of the house - focusing on designing, programming, and execution -- or the Manufacturing side of the house -- learning how to troubleshoot, perform maintenance and execute the manufacturing process.

The goal of the program is to provide a strong technical foundation; learning skills that include design, maintenance, troubleshooting, robotics and computer systems. Students create and program robots to compete in the annual National Robotics Competition.

The state of Ohio is turning 35 miles of U.S. 33 into a Smart Mobility Corridor to test autonomous and connected vehicle features. Skilled workers will be needed to study, create, maintain, and operate the ever-changing technology associated with autonomous vehicles. With a partnership with TRC and The Ohio State University, students in the Engineering Academy gain valuable knowledge to prepare for career success.

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Hi-point has given me the foundation to be successful in a career that i once only dreamed about."
Practical Learning Experiences 

With the opportunities available to earn certifications and college credit, students have a jumpstart on their futures and will be in advance standing with colleges and universities. 

Students will:

  • Develop an understanding of electronics
  • Design and engineering of robotics and PLCs
  • Electronic circuit boarding
  • Design new ways to use electrical power
  • Analyze electronics system requirements
Required Courses

Below are the career-technical classes offered during this two-year program. Students may also choose to add electives to their schedule.

Year One 

  • DC Electronics
  • Digital Electronics 
  • Robotics

Year Two 

  • Computer Hardware
  • Networking Operating Systems 
  • Electronics Capstone

CCP Pathway

  • ENT 1050 Manufacturing Foundations
  • ENT 1310 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine Operator - Turning
  • ENT 1310 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine Operator - Milling
  • EENT 1330 Fundamentals of CNC
Instructor

Michael Kouse
Engineering Academy Instructor
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center
mkouse@ohiohipoint.com

Industry Certifications
  • Fanuc - Handling Tool Operation and Programming
  • 10-Hour OSHA 
  • CPR/First Aid
College Partnerships
  • Clark State Community College
  • Rhodes State College 
  • Ohio State University-Lima

*Partnerships continue to evolve. Talk to the instructor for the most up-to-date partnerships and credit options.

Salary Potential
  • $46,000 (Electronics Technician)
  • $57,150 (Production Technician)
  • $60,000 (Computer Programmer)
  • $70,940 (Manufacturing Engineer)
  • $74,000 (Electrical Engineer)
CAREER TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION 

Skills USA

Success Story

A Strong Foundation for Success - Matt Allen

Matt Allen

After graduating from Marysville High School and Ohio Hi-Point Career Center in 2005, Matt Allen attended the University of Cincinnati to pursue his Electrical Engineering Technology bachelor's degree with a minor in Business Management. The subject was focus circuit analysis, circuit design, PLC programming, HMI design, microprocessor programming, rotating machinery, network/IT architecture, and supporting mathematics for electrical engineering theory.

"I was way ahead and more prepared going into Electronics Engineering in college than others who did not attend a career-technical school - The professors definitely noticed"

In 2007, Matt received a co-op at a design company called Cincinnati Sub-Zero where he worked on electrical control wiring diagrams and assisted with research and development bench test chambers. A year later in 2008, Matt was offered full-time employment as an Electrical Engineer. He became an influential part of the Electrical Engineering department and worked closely with other departments such as sales, marketing, customer service, and manufacturing. There were also opportunities to gain experience within the medical and testing divisions of the company.

"Other students in college were asking me for help in labs and with homework because I had the proper hands-on experience."

In August of 2014, Matt accepted a Test Electrical Engineer position in the Controls and Data Systems sub-section of the Test System Engineering Division of General Electric - Aviation. He is currently a Lead Test Electrical Engineer and manages several test control and data systems within his division that works with jet engines.

"It is very evident that there is a skills gap in the workforce. So many people are looking to retire and employers need new talents to fill those positions."