Start the Journey to a High-Paying Career
One of the great things about a career in Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics is that it won’t take years of extra schooling—it just takes the right kind, targeted for exactly what you want to do. We’ll show you what education you need, and how to get enrolled, right on this site.
- Half of all U.S. jobs today can be defined as ‘middle skill,’ requiring a two-year associate degree or some post-high school technical training.
- Over the next five years, one of every two new jobs will be middle skill jobs.
In Indiana, many of these jobs are in advanced manufacturing and logistics. The news gets even better: advanced manufacturing and logistics job opportunities are growing and they pay well:
- In Central Indiana, more than 5,000 manufacturing positions will be available within the next year as baby boomers retire and the economy bounces back.
- Manufacturing positions pay an average of 40% more than the state’s median income.
- Logistics employment in the region is projected to grow 20% over the next five years.
- Logistics jobs pay 30% more than the state’s median income.
Middle-skill careers in these industries translate into good jobs that you and the young people in your life can be proud of. The advanced manufacturing and logistics industries include some of the world’s most innovate companies using the latest technologies to make and move products around the world.
Brownstown Central High School
In high school, I was unsure of what to do following graduation. My teacher reached out to me about a two-year advanced manufacturing and logistics curriculum which offers dual credits and industry credentials. Hire Tech allowed me to gain the building blocks of manufacturing, and I transitioned into Toyota’s trainee program.
High School Programs
Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics (1 year)
This is a great way to start exploring the endless possibilities advanced manufacturing and logistics has to offer. Students learn the manufacturing process from raw material to a finished product. While in the class, students can earn 6 dual credits from Ivy Tech, two different APICS certificates, and the MSSC Certified Logistics Associate Certificate. Advanced Manufacturing I (1 year) Students dive deeper into the world of advanced manufacturing. This course is packed with projects and industry visits to further develop students understanding of the manufacturing process. Students have the ability to earn nine dual credits and two industry credentials: MSSC Safety Certificate and MSSC Production Certificate.
Advanced Manufacturing I (1 year)
Students dive deeper into the world of advanced manufacturing. This course is packed with projects and industry visits to further develop students understanding of the manufacturing process. Students have the ability to earn nine dual credits and two industry credentials: MSSC Safety Certificate and MSSC Production Certificate.
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED, 1 year)
Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.
Principles of Engineering (POE, 1 year)
Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.
Aerospace Engineering (AE, 1 year)
This course propels students’ learning in the fundamentals of atmospheric and space flight. As they explore the physics of flight, students bring the concepts to life by designing an airfoil, propulsion system, and rockets. They learn basic orbital mechanics using industry-standard software. They also explore robot systems through projects such as remotely operated vehicles.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM, 1 year)
Manufactured items are part of everyday life, yet most students have not been introduced to the high-tech, innovative nature of modern manufacturing. This course illuminates the opportunities related to understanding manufacturing. At the same time, it teaches students about manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation. Students can earn a virtual manufacturing badge recognized by the National Manufacturing Badge system.
Digital Electronics (DE, 1 year)
From smart phones to appliances, digital circuits are all around us. This course provides a foundation for students who are interested in electrical engineering, electronics, or circuit design. Students study topics such as combinational and sequential logic and are exposed to circuit design tools used in industry, including logic gates, integrated circuits, and programmable logic devices.
Capstone Course – Engineering Design and Development (EDD, 1 year)
The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout PLTW Engineering come together in EDD as they identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers. Students apply the professional skills they have developed to document a design process to standards, completing EDD ready to take on any post-secondary program or career.
- Manufacturing Production and Operations (MPRO), Industrial Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Engineering Technology
- Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Logistics: Supply Chain Logistics Management, Tractor Trailer Driver Training, Non-academic Training Programs
- Manufacturing: Precision Machining, CIM/Robotics, Product Design, CNC Manufacturing and Programming, Advanced Manufacturing, Industrial Technology
College doesn’t have to be four long years of sitting in class and writing papers. You can prepare yourself for a high-paying career in advanced manufacturing and logistics with a one year certificate.