As the Advanced Manufacturing industry employs one in every five Hoosiers, accounting for one third of Indiana’s economy, Southmont Schools recognizes the importance of preparing students interested in manufacturing careers. 

  • Southmont High School is home to the Advanced Manufacturing program where students are prepared to engage modern manufacturing career paths in both occupational and higher education settings. 
  • Southmont High School maintains strong partnerships with local industries including Nucor Steel, Pace Dairy and Raybestos Powertrain.
  • Southmont High School students can receive industry-recognized certification in core competency areas governed by the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) which ensures students are prepared for entry-level opportunities upon graduation.  
  • A student pursuing the Certified Production Technician certification will earn complete accreditation by demonstrating proficiencies in:
  1. Safety
  2. Quality Practices and Precision Measurement
  3. Manufacturing Processes and Production
  4. Maintenance Awareness
  5. Green Production (Currently not required for full accreditation)
  • Southmont High School students will be encouraged to earn dual credit through Ivy Tech.
  • Southmont High School provides state of the art equipment through the Advanced Manufacturing experience including:  
  1. Computers
  2. Autodesk design software
  3. 3 dimensional printing
  4. Quality traditional machine tools
  5. CNC technology
  6. Fanuc robotics technology
  7. Miller welding equipment
  8. Hypertherm plasma cutting
  9. Amitrol electronic
  10. Electrical trainers and fluid power trainers.