BHS Course Catalog


Manufacturing Program for the 2022-2023 school year for Juniors and Seniors through Waubonsee Community College.

Batavia Public Schools has significantly invested in providing options for students as they exit our schools and embark on the next phase of their education, whether that is college or enlisting in the military, or going directly into the workforce.

To assist students in identifying a potential career path and provide them with post-secondary experiences that would facilitate their chances for upward mobility within the advanced manufacturing sector, Batavia Public Schools will partner with WCC to bridge high school and the work world. This potential opportunity not only benefits our students but also forms positive partnerships with industries in need of high-quality candidates who they are willing to further train in their specialty.

The Batavia/WCC partnership for manufacturing would provide high school students with 20 or more credits towards one of the following degrees or certificates and include an on-the-job internship experience:

  • Automation Technology
  • Computer-Aided Design and Drafting
  • Machine Tool Technology

Students would need to provide his/her own transportation to and from WCC and to and from any work experiences.

Spots are limited—contact your counselor or Mrs. Buttels for additional information.


Manufacturing Courses


MTT 100 – Safety Principles (1 credit)

This course provides an understanding of safe work practices with a focus on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety guidelines. Students may obtain the OSHA 10 Hour card.

MTT 115 – Manual Machine Shop Operations (3 credits)

This is an introduction to manual machine shop operations. Topics include safety, interpreting manufacturing prints, manual mill operations, manual lathe operations, mechanical inspection, and technical mathematics. (Must pair with MTT100) (Recommended to pair with MTT110)

MTT 110 – Print Reading for the Trades (3 credits)

Principles and concepts of interpreting blueprints of machined parts, electricity, and hydraulic systems are covered. Topics include exploded view, details, ladder diagrams, and fluid power.

MTT 120 – Introduction to Computer Numerical Control – (2 credits)

This course is an introduction to computer numerical controls (CNC) used in industrial machining centers. Topics include the economics, operations, and set-up of CNC vertical machining centers and lathes used to manufacture consumer goods. Set-up procedures including measuring cutting tools, locating work coordinate offsets, and installing work-holding devices will be emphasized. Students will begin to prepare for National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certifications.

MTT 108 – Machining Fundamentals – (3 credits)

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in the machine tool industry. Topics include workplace skills, materials, safety, semi-precision measurement, precision measurement, maintenance, cutting fluids, job planning, benchwork, layout, hand tools, Machinery’s Handbook, and drill press operations. Students will have the opportunity to earn the Measurement, Materials and Safety National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credential, as well as the Job Planning, Benchwork and Layout NIMS credential.

AMT 100 – Introduction to Manufacturing Automation Systems (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the basic manufacturing systems and processes used to take raw materials to finished products in the modern manufacturing plant. Contents include processes, applications, controls, the need for automation, workflow, and design.

EGR 101 – Engineering Graphics (3 credits)

This introduction to engineering and design includes drafting, dimensioning, tolerancing, fasteners, and descriptive geometry. Engineering graphics topics include multi-view orthographic representations, principal auxiliary views, section views, and production drawings. At least 50 percent of the course will require the student to use CAD. Additional lab time outside of class may be required in order to complete assignments/projects. (Recommended to pair with CAD102)

CAD 102 – AutoCAD I (3 credits)

This course introduces computer-aided drafting using AutoCAD to set up drawings and add lines, circles, arcs, other shapes, geometric constructions, and text. Students use display and editing techniques to obtain information about their drawings and work with drawing files. This course examines basic dimensioning concepts. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 semester hours; 3 semester hours may apply to a degree or certificate. (Recommended to pair with EGR101)