Apr 22, 2014

HACC Faculty Hosts Advanced Manufacturing STEM Academy for Local Middle School Students

 HARRISBURG, Pa.  Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -


HACC faculty


Hosts Advanced Manufacturing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Academy on mechatronics, engineering and welding for area middle school students


Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


HACC’s Midtown Center of the Harrisburg Campus, Midtown 2, 1500 North Third Street



The Academy, hosted by HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is offered by The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) to promote career awareness in high-priority advanced manufacturing careers. Academy topics will include:

  • Electro-mechanical technology

Students will be introduced to the operation of a basic electronic circuit and electronic components. Students will work to assemble a working circuit.

  • Drafting and design technology

Students will develop an architectural project using 3-D modeling software.

  • Welding

Students will be trained on the basics of metal inert gas welding on a welding simulator. 

  • Mechatronics

Students will be introduced to the industrial computers controlling automated processes in manufacturing, water treatment and logistics operations.

  • Advanced manufacturing career pathways

Students will learn about advanced manufacturing career pathways, career opportunities and the availability of college credit in high school. 

For more information, please visit http://www.advancedmanufacturingstemacademies.info/#.

About HACC
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, offers more than 150 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to nearly 20,000 students at campuses in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York and through online classes. In addition, HACC serves more than 29,000 students in noncredit workforce development, public safety, adult basic education and continuing education programs offered at all campuses and off-site locations in many communities in Central Pennsylvania. For more information on how HACC is uniquely YOURS, visit www.hacc.edu.