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Technology Center


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Program Description

Under the Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering umbrella are two pathways : Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Pathway and a Pre-Apprenticeship in Carpentry.  Mashpee's Technology Center is home to state-of-the-art machinery and software including a Shopbot CNC machine and a CAD/CAM design lab and Stratasys 3D printer. Students receive training and create projects on the Stratasys 3D printer, the 3D modeling software and Augmented Reality software.   The lab and shop resources allow students to simulate the real-world by taking a project through all steps of the manufacturing process from design to fabrication.

1. Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Pathway

Mashpee is a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Pathway designee. One of only 53 schools in the State of Massachusetts. Students in the Advanced Manufacturing program, will design, prototype, and manufacturer products and devices.  Students choose between drafting, technology and engineering and/or Robotics. Students can enter a number of professional fields, including: engineering, CNC machining, product design, manufacturing, and more. Students can expect to learn the skills engineers, machinists, and technicians use to identify, solve, and create solutions to the world’s problems.

Students will use the labs equipped with machines including CNC Shopbot, Laser Engraver, Virtual Welder, Wire Bender, CNC Lathe, CNC Milling Machine, and 3D Printer. Fusion 360 and Creo Parametric CAD software. Students will create ABS plastic rapid prototypes from CAD models using CatalystEX software and our Stratasys 3D printer.

Students start by learning and practicing the math, materials, and manual machining basics needed to understand modern manufacturing. They progress to the use of digital fabrication techniques to create 3D computer models, using software such as Solidworks, and learn how to transform these models into physical objects. Students create these physical objects using state of the art manufacturing technologies such as 3D Printing, Plasma Cutting, CNC Machining, Laser Engraving, CNC Routing, Electronics and Computer Programming. Students will use these technologies in Mashpee's Technology Center of Excellence.

All aspects of the shop prepare the graduate with skills and knowledge to enter the manufacturing work force or pursue post-secondary education in engineering.

STEM Grant - Through MassHire

New this year, students have the opportunity to build their skills with an immersive internship experience in STEM related fields. The internship gives a student the opportunity for career exploration and development, and to learn new skills. Paid internships are available for twenty students in grades 9-11.  Students will be able to work up to 100 paid hours at $15.00 an hour. For additional information on the program or to apply, contact Mr. Looney at .


Digital Citizenship

Applied Technology/Woodworking I (H,CP) ½ unit

Applied Technology/Woodworking II (H,CP) ½ unit

Applied Technology III  (H, CP)                        ½  unit

Drafting Communication I 1  unit

**Drafting Communication II 1 unit

**This is a college level class that is articulated with Cape Cod Community College. Students receiving a final grade of 80% or higher for a will receive 3 credits, transferable to Cape Cod Community College. Additionally, each student taking this course will get a 3 year license for Fusion 360 CAD software. 

Courses continued

Introduction to Engineering

*Technology/Engineering I  Lab-Based ½  unit

Technology and Engineering II Lab-Based ½ unit

Intro. to Computer Game Programming and Design (H, CP) ½ unit

Advanced Computer Game Programming and Design (H) ½ unit

*Robotics I  ½ unit 

*Robotics II ½ unit

Introduction to Computer Science (H, CP) ½ unit

Advanced Placement Computer Science (AP) 1 unit


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Technology Center Labs

  • CNC Shop
  • Wood Shop
  • Computer Lab
  • Maker Space Lab

EXTRAcurricular options

  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Maker Faire
  • Robotics Team
  • HBRACC - Jobsite visits
  • #WeAreMashpee


2. Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry Certification

Learn the skills you need to get an apprenticeship in Carpentry.  The competency-based curriculum and hands-on approach enables students to be able to transition into an apprenticeship.  Students are taught the skills for success in carpentry: good math ability, mechanical aptitude, physical fitness, and ability to work with others

Students will use the labs equipped with machines including CNC Shopbot, Laser Engraver, Virtual Welder, Wire Bender, CNC Lathe, CNC Milling Machine, and 3D Printer.  Skills developed are reflective of Cabinetmaking and Carpentry competencies in the Vocational Technical Education Frameworks for the Construction Cluster. Students will work on a project that incorporates  planning, quality control and the mastery of tools . Students will continue to gain an understanding of Computer Aided Manufacturing through the use of the Aspire software program with the CNC router, and RayJet Laser engraver as well as design using Fusion 360, a 3D modeling program. Students should be self motivated and have a keen interest in this area, this will allow innovative and groundbreaking projects.

Collaboration with Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod (HBRACC)

The MMHS Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship program, certified through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, was made possible through the collaboration with the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod. Students will spend 100 hours working in the field and upon graduation with the Pre Apprenticeship certification can go into an Apprenticeship with a Home Builders and Remodelers Association company.

Currently we have work opportunities with Duffany Builders.


Drafting Communication I 1  unit
Applied Technology/Woodworking I (H,CP) ½ unit

Applied Technology/Woodworking II (H,CP) ½ unit

Applied Technology III  (H, CP) ½  unit

Automated Manufacturing

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Manufacturing is and will continue to be a significant and essential element of Massachusetts' and the nations economy.  Manufacturing generates 10% of the states GDP and employs 6% of the state's entire employment base."

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Industry Certifications
  • MACWIC Level 1
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Safety

Possible Advance Manufacturing Career Pathways

  • Aerospace

  • Automotive and transportation

  • Infrastructure

  • Medical and pharmaceuticals

  • Industrial automation

  • Food processing

  • 3D printing

  • Energy

  • Robotics

  • Computers

  • Electronics

  • Communications

  • Commodities and consumer products

  • Sustainability

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College Credit

*Articulation Agreement

Cape Cod Community College

Advance Placement  Courses

Industry Partners

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You will get a taste of  what it would be like to work in the construction industry

Industry Certifications
  • Pre -Apprenticeship Carpentry Certificate
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Safety

Possible Carpentry Career Pathways

  • Rough carpentry

  • Joister

  • Trim carpentry

  • Cabinet carpentry

  •  Ship carpentry

  •  Framer

  • Roofer

Industry Partners