Product Design and Manufacturing

What It's About


This structured, yet flexible program offers, students in-depth, hands-on knowledge of engineering and advanced manufacturing technology based careers. The three-tiered approach to learning flows from foundation courses to specialized courses. Logical thought processes and technical skills are built through “Activity/Project/Problem Based” (APPB) learning experiences in the program. Students learn introduction to design, principles of engineering, computer integrated manufacturing, design and development, and advanced manufacturing.

This program is open to all Junior and Senior students. Students can pursue a Junior/Senior option, dual credit/articulated credits and a technical endorsement on their High School Regents Diploma. Students can also pursue a Senior only option, leading to dual/articulated credit.

  • A student working with a machine.
  • A student filing a part.
  • Two students talking
  • A student looking at a screen

Things You Get To Do

  • Design and manufacture golf putters
  • Machine parts for iphone speaker
  • Create mountain boards
  • Design and create drones
  • Build guitars

Where It Can Lead

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • CAD Drafter
  • Prototype Machinist
  • CNC Operator
  • CNC Programmer
  • Production Machinist

What You Can Earn

  • New York State Technical Endorsement on High School Diploma
  • OSHA Certification
  • Autodesk Certification

Go To College With Credits

  • Alfred State College
  • Art Institute of Pittsburgh
  • Bryant and Stratton College
  • Erie Community College
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute
  • SUNY Delhi
  • Triangle Technical Institute

Where It's Held

  • Career and Technical Education Center at Olean
    1825 Windfall Rd., Olean, NY 14760-9303 | 716-376-8200