Program Description

The Engineering & Design classroom is open to 11th and 12th grade students who are interested in working with their hands and minds. This project-based program allows students to carry their ideas from inception to completion using the design process to teach and reinforce problem-solving and higher-level learning.

This classroom uses a blend of classroom work, along with a heavy concentration of hands-on work, providing students with a useful learning experience to prepare them for college or the work force. The 7500 sq. ft. Engineering & Design facility is fully set up for a classroom with access to the Internet and 3D solid Edge CAD (computer aided drafting).

The fabrication shop houses are fully equipped with state-of-the-art machine tools and steel/aluminum welding capabilities. Students will also get a chance to use vehicle test equipment and run on our vehicle proving grounds.


Students working

Course Content

  • Occupational Safety
  • Research
  • Drafting
  • CAD
  • Welding
  • Ergonomics
  • Vehicle Design
  • Prototype Design/Fabrication
  • Baja Team
  • Performance Testing
  • Presentation Skills
  • Employability Skills


  • Ability to follow instructions in a lab setting
  • Willing to problem solve
  • Interest in working with hands
  • High School courses in Algebra & Drafting
  • Self-direction & goal-orientation
  • Ability to visualize drawings and objects

SCC Custom Bike Team

Students in the Engineering and Design Program at the Sanilac Career Center would like to thank the Collectors Foundation for the $3,500 grant to use towards the purchase and restoration of a 1971 Honda SL 175, which will later be entered into a competition.

The Collectors Foundation is an educational grant-making organization founded by Hagerty Insurance and funded by collector vehicle and classic boat enthusiasts to serve youth development and the long-term interests of the collector vehicle and classic boat communities.

The group of students that will be working on this project will consist of Jake Black, Kyal Busch, Cody Chapin, Aaron Hirsch, Jordan McCready, Allan Sager, Zack Stiles and will be under the instruction of Dave Crompton.

bike team group

Industry Certifications

  • FANUC Robotics Certification
  • Welding Certification
  • CDL

For College Bound Students

Upon successful completion of this program, students may be granted AP (advanced placement) towards a two or four year degree at Delta College, Ferris State University, Baker College, St. Clair Community College, and Lake Superior State University.

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