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Academy of Design and Manufacturing Technology

What is the Academy of Design and Manufacturing Technology?
The Academy of Design and Manufacturing Technology prepares students for careers in manufacturing industries. Using a systems approach, students will use self-regulated thinking, analytical problem solving, and critical and creative thinking skills involving the latest technological resources available to solve problems, create reports, take scientific measurements, design and produce products, make complex drawings, analyze date, control machine equipment using computers, and access information and resources on the internet.

Why an Academy?
An Academy integrates college-preparatory curriculum with a career theme. In other words, an Academy offers:
  1. "career-focused curriculum" to a subset of students (school within a school)
  2. by involving teachers from different subjects (college-prep academics)
  3. working together as a team and providing students with exposure (work-place experience)
  4. to their chosen career field (partnerships with local businesses)
Students learn marketable career skills integrated with a rigorous academic program that incorporates technology into the classroom.

The Benefits....
The Academy of Design and Manufacturing Technology targets students who like to work with people and how have an interest in product design-related careers. Benefits include:
"Hands-on" technical training in large and small animal care using state-of-the-art equipment and laboratory facilities
Rigorous and relevant curriculum that meets Florida's Bright Futures Gold Seal Scholarship program
Being part of a "select team" to accomplish similar career and academic goals
Opportunity for national industry certification
Participation in nationally recognized academic and agricultural competitions
"Real world" experiences reflecting desired career choice
Meets requirements of 4-year college enrollment
Marketable job skills enabling students to enter workforce upon graduation

Career Options

Design Engineer
Industrial Machinery
Industrial Machinery Specialist
Industrial Machinery Assistant
Industrial Machinery Mechanic
Industrial Machinery Technician
Manufacturing Engineer
Industrial Engineer
Production Manager


Academy Certifications

MSSC Certified

Production Technician




Business & Community Partner Support
A combined commitment of leaders in business, education, and the community partners may:
Serve as Advisory Board members
Provide experiences helping to shape the future workforce
Serve as mentors or speaks and provide one-day shadowing experiences or field trips
Provide scholarships, special project funding, or in-kind contributions
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