Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics CTE Cluster

Our Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways in the Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics CTE Cluster lead to a credential for employment (certificate, diploma, or degree).

Prepare for a career in planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services, including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.

Available Pathways

Classes are offered at our college campuses in Monroe and Polkton and online. Some classes may be offered at your local high school. Classes are organized into pathways and align with the K-12 curriculum and Career and College Ready Standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

The following CTE pathways are available to eligible high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and
seniors.

CAD AND ENGINEERING MATERIALS CERTIFICATE (C40320PC)

Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
DFT 151: CAD I 3 None Fall
DFT 152: CAD II 3 None Spring
DFT 154: Intro Solid Modeling 3 None Fall
HYD 110: Hydraulics/Pneumatics I 3 None Spring
MEC 145: Manufacturing Materials I 3 None Fall
Total Credits 15

ENGINEERING AND PRINT READING CERTIFICATE (C40320PD)

Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
DFT 151: CAD I 3 None Fall
DFT 152: CAD II 3 None Spring
DFT 154: Intro Solid Modeling 3 None Fall
HYD 110: Hydraulics/Pneumatics I 3 None Spring
MEC 145: Manufacturing Materials I 3 None Fall
BPR 111: Print Reading 2 None Fall
Total Credits 17

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY MECHATRONICS CERTIFICATE (C40350PA)*

Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
ELC 213: Instrumentation 4 None Spring
MEC 130: Mechanisms 3 None Spring
ELC 117: Motors and Controls 4 None Spring
ELC 128: Introduction to PLC 3 None Spring
HYD 110: Hydraulics/Pneumatics I 3 None Spring
Total Credits 17

INTRODUCTION TO MECHATRONICS CERTIFICATE (C40350PB)*

Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
CIS 110 Intro to Computers (T) 3 None Fall, Spring,
Summer
DFT 151 CAD I 3 None Fall
ATR 112 Intro to Automation 3 None Fall
ELC 213 Instrumentation 4 None Spring
BUS 139 Entrepreneurship I 3 None Fall
Total Credits 12

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PATHWAY CERTIFICATE (C40320PB)

Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
DFT 151: CAD I 3 None Fall
HYD 110: Hydraulics/Pneumatics I 3 None Spring
MEC 145: MFG Materials I 3 None Fall
EGR 251: Statics 3 None Fall
DFT 152: CAD II 3 None Spring
MAC 121: Introduction to CNC 2 None Fall
Total Credits 17

* Pathway designated for Youth Career Connect (YCC) students at Anson High School.

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