School Information

525 S Main St
Cheshire, CT 06410

Program of Studies

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School Contact

Primary Contact

Sean McKeown
Department Chair

Program Overview

Cheshire High School Manufacturing Academy

Brief Description
A five course sequence over three years in partnership with NVCC prepares students for careers in manufacturing. The courses teach manufacturing math, blueprint reading, metrology techniques and practices, benchwork and layout, manual machining, and CNC programming and operation.
Year Program Started
Grade level that first course in sequence is offered
Manufacturing Production Process, Manufacturing Production

Academic Design and Delivery

Are prerequisite courses required to enter the program?
Number of courses required to complete or offered in the program:
Total credits required to complete the program:
Industry-recognized credentials

National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI), International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA), Credit(s) towards an associate degree, A certificate of completion of a pre-apprenticeship.

Program Standards
Stakeholders participating in program review

Education: This may include a high school diploma or equivalent, postsecondary degree or completion of postsecondary level CTE coursework. Work Experience: This may include completion of a specified number of hours or years of work or apprenticeship experience in the occupational area. Certification: This may include possession of an industry-recognized license or certification. Assessments: This may include the successful completion of testing in CTE subject matter, content area expertise, or other relevant knowledge. Teacher or CTE Training: This may include completion of professional learning or training required for teachers generally, professional learning or training in the CTE field or in a specific occupational area, mentorship experience, or other pedagogical training.

Opportunities to earn credit articulating to the next level of education
Articulation agreements, Dual or concurrent enrollment programs

Industry Partnerships

Does program curricula incorporate employability skill standards?
Program/business partnerships
Yes - We are working currently with our school business partnership to establish these relationships.
FBLA, DECA, and TSA (last year)

Student Recruitment and Engagement

How programs are marketed
Printed materials, Guidance activities, PTA/PTO presentations
Organizations/resources program utilized to support access and equity efforts
The pre-apprenticeship is a goal of the final year and an option for students who desire this level of WBL.
Program data collection
No response