Miami-Dade Career and Technical Education (CTE) Manufacturing offers high school programs of study integrating rigorous academic study with technical and soft work skills in specific career pathways of the career cluster Manufacturing

Career Preparatory in High School

High school students begin study of CTE Manufacturing programs in the ninth grade, which provides them an opportunity to concentrate their efforts in a law and public safety security career pathway. Manufacturing programs consist of 3 or more year long courses, participation in SKILLS USA, achievement of industry certification, and work-based learning opportunities.

  • Applied Welding Technologies
  • Electronic Technology
  • Major Appliance and Refrigeration Repair

Florida Dept. Of Education Curriculum & Other Resources


High Schools with Manufacturing

  • George T. Baker Aviation Technical College
  • Miami Lakes Ed. Center and Technical College
  • Robert Morgan Ed. Center and Technical College

*NAF Academies

Industry Certification

Usually achieved during senior year with online exam and sometimes with demonstration of skills (may also be age and experiential hours requirements.)

  • NCCER Carpentry - Level 1 (Secondary) (NCCER005)
  • NCCER Carpentry - Level 2 (Secondary) (NCCER032)
  • NCCER Welding - Level 1 (Secondary) (NCCER061)

*Middle and high school               

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(Not all certifications listed above are offered at all schools listed)


Work-Based Learning


Career and Technical Ed. Student Organization

High school and post-secondary student participation.

Average Salaries

Avionics Technician $52,400 $56,940 / $58,460
Civil Engineering Technician $46,250 $49,380 / $50,290
Electrical Engineering Technician $50,540  $58,770 / $60,330
Locksmith $35,490 $39,820 / $40,620
Mechanical Engineering Tec $50,360 $54,280 / $55,470
Medical Equipment Repairer $40,730 $47,120 / $48,540
Production Supervisor $55,000 $58,150 / $59,060
Team Assembler $26,690 $30,590 / $30,740
Upholsterer $31,070 $32,170 / $33,280
Welding/Soldering/Worker $35,800 $35,800 / $36,450 May 2014 information



Florida Career Cluster Information


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