CTE Pathways: Manufacturing & Product Development

With our Manufacturing and Product Development pathways, students receive hands-on training while working with the same machines they’ll use as professionals. These courses provide opportunities to earn college credit and industry certifications, getting our students ahead of the curve.

Machining & Forming Technologies Pathway

This pathway is designed as a survey of machine tool technology. Student focus is on traditional machine tool technologies. Coursework includes setup and operation of the engine lathe, the milling machine, the drill press, and sawing and cutoff machines. Additional topics incorporate the calculation and setup of speeds and feeds, and measurements. Students considering Machining courses develop strong math fundamentals by learning plotting and mapping coordinates in the CNC processing. Communication and collaboration skills center on working with conventional and CNC machines for the safety of self and others.

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YEAR 1: Forming and Machining I

Course Description
In this course, students will learn how to use traditional machine tool technologies, including an engine lathe, milling machine, drill press and more. Students will calculate set-up speeds and feeds for the machines and convert engineer drawings into finished products. Towards the end of the course, students will explore careers available to them if they continue down the Advanced Manufacturing path.

YEAR 2: Forming and Machining II

Course Description



Students who complete Year 1 can earn Cerritos College credit for MTT-100 and certification in OSHA -10 General Manufacturing.

Students who complete Year 2 can earn Cerritos College credit for MTT-52 and certification in Haas CNC Mill Operator.

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Frank Menjivar, Teacher

Welding & Materials Joining Pathway

Careers in welding are in demand. With our Welding and Materials Joining pathway, students can begin the training they need to succeed in the field early on with the same equipment used by industry professionals. The course prepares students for welding jobs right out of high school or to continue their education at schools like partner Cerritos College.


YEAR 1: Welding and Materials Joining I
Course Description
The course prepares students for welding jobs right out of high school or to continue their education at schools like partner Cerritos College.
YEAR 2: Welding and Materials Joining Capstone
Course Description
As an introductory course, Intermediate Welding and Materials Joining teaches students the technical and practical applications of metal cutting, welding processes and weld testing. The course covers a history of welding, safety procedures and the different welding types. Students will complete projects and explore careers available to them in the industry.


Students who complete this pathway receive the following certificate: IVES Forklift Standard Forklift Narrow Aisle Reach Truck/Order Picker Powered Pallet Truck/Jack

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Carlos Cervantes

Bryan Mazariegos

Learn More: CTE Pathways at Warren

Each CTE Pathway is industry-focused and usually consists of 2-3 courses. The last course in the pathway is the capstone. When students complete a course they may receive college credit or receive an industry certificate. Click on each industry below to see details about the courses and outcomes.



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Film & Video

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Makeup Artistry

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Food Science & Culinary Arts

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Game Programming

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Audiovisual Tech Support

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Machining & Forming

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