Machine & Systems Technology
A Diverse Learning
The initial program of study offered by Harmel Academy is Machine & Systems Technology. This highly technical program offers a diverse educational experience that prepares students for employment in multiple high-demand occupations. The program focuses on full-systems within a manufacturing, machine and facilities environment. With a focus on critical thinking and team oriented problem solving on real-world problems, the students will learn about the following topics:
Hydraulics · Pneumatics · Robotics · Manual Machining · Electronics · Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) · Computer Aided Machining (CAM) · Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining · Electrical · Rigging · Welding · Machine Repair · Troubleshooting · HVAC · Guarding & Sheet Metal · etc
By offering a program with such a wide variety of topics, graduates of the program will be highly qualified to begin a career in one of the following high-demand occupations:
Machine Repair, Maintenance & Troubleshooting · Electrician · Facility Maintenance · Die Maker · Mold Maker · CNC Machinist · CNC Programmer · Die or Mold Designer · Machine Designer · Robotics Technician · Welder · General Machinist · Fabricator · Production Technician · etc
Harmel Academy has chosen to pursue the integration of the Automotive Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative (AMTEC) curriculum as the basis of the Technical Education experience. This is an industry recognized and validated curriculum.
Gain a Useful Work Experience
Harmel Academy of the Trades begins with two years living on campus. Students will work part-time as a paid registered apprentice throughout the week at a collaborating employer, while also taking trade and humanities classes on-campus. After two years, graduates then continue their education in the trades as an apprentice by working full-time at a collaborating company. For the final four years, apprentices will complete their apprenticeship by taking related technical instruction part-time through Harmel Academy.
Harmel Academy is seeking accreditation to grant an Associates degree at the end of the first two years, and a Bachelors degree and Journeyman’s Card at the end of the 4-year apprenticeship. Harmel Academy is not currently accredited.