K-12 Students & Parents

K-12 Students & Parents2018-08-09T14:49:51+00:00

Consider a Career in Manufacturing

There are great resources in Alachua County to help expose middle and high school students to manufacturing careers. Use the Santa Fe College career pathways guide to see a list of educational pathways and programs organized by career cluster, explore the multiple technical academies at Alachua County Public Schools, and visit the Manufacturing Month page to see what the Chamber’s Advanced Manufacturing Council is doing to engage a new generation of manufacturers.

Santa Fe Career Pathways

Career Pathways programs are offered in area high school career academies or career-themed classes and blend practical hands-on experience with rigorous academic coursework. A Career Pathways program of study is a sequence of high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses taken together with the academic core classes and connected to college-level CTE programs.

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Academy of Robotics and Engineering

aoreThe Academy of Robotics and Engineering will provide a specialized four-year program designed to prepare students for post-secondary education and industry certifications leading to a rewarding career in Automation, Manufacturing, or Engineering Technologies.

Years 1 and 2
Applied Robotics – This program provides students with a foundation of knowledge and technically oriented experiences in the study of the principles and applications of robotics engineering and its effect upon our lives. The content and activities will also include the study of entrepreneurship, safety, and leadership skills. This program focuses on transferable skills, and stresses the understanding and demonstration of the science and mathematical knowledge, technological tools, machines, instruments, materials, processes and systems related to robotics.

Years 3 and 4
Advanced Manufacturiing Technology – This program offers a sequence of courses that provides the technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare students for further education and careers in the manufacturing career cluster. It provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the manufacturing career cluster. This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in Automation and Production positions.

For additional information, please contact Shannon Ritter, Program Specialist, Career and Technical Education. She can be reached by email at ritterss@gm.sbac.edu or by phone at 352-955-6849.