The Automated Engineering Technology Academy is a two-year high school Career & Technology Education program to prepare students to enter a broad range of career areas which may require an associate or other advanced degree. Students will take coursework at Kishwaukee College and visit engineering and manufacturing sites. Students are eligible to participate in paid internships sponsored by area engineering and manufacturing companies during the summer between their junior and senior year. Students will be introduced to basic machine tool operations. Using the IST Lab (Integrated Systems Technology) the student will be introduced to robotics, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical drives, CAD, CNC programming and plastics. These topics are taught through the use of high tech equipment modules that incorporate a “hands on” approach to learning. The program is intended to train students for industrial employment as entry-level toolmakers, tool designers, mechanical drafters, or production/engineering aides. Successful completion of the two-year program is designed to give the students one semester of credit towards the Kishwaukee College A.A.S. degree in Automated Engineering Technology. MT104-Intro to Manufacturing & Safety and MT102-Metrology are taught one year. MT108-Intro to Manufacturing Maintenance and MT215-Manufacturing Processes 1 are taught the alternate year for college credit. Students must provide their own safety goggles. This is a one semester class.