Manufacturing

McHenry Community High School Manufacturing

McHenry High School aspires to support our local manufacturing partners by developing a highly trained and motivated, skilled, workforce. Our staff hopes to provide the skills necessary and the connections needed to assist our students in finding rewarding careers in manufacturing. MCHS annually hosts the MTI Career Expo and builds relationships with local partners to ensure access to internships, apprenticeships, training, and employment in welding and machining. MCHS also has an industry-aligned curriculum that yields a variety of dual credit opportunities. MCHS maintains close ties to local industry through a strong advisory board to keep curriculum relevant to the needs of current industry partners.

  • 3500 sq.ft Upper Campus Advanced Manufacturing Lab

  • 1900 sq.ft Freshman Campus Metals Lab

  • 18 student work stations

  • Total Number of Students: 264

Thompson

Steven Thompson

Freshman and Upper Campus Instructor

ThompsonSteven@dist156.org

MCHS UPPER CAMPUS METALS AND MANUFACTURING LAB

  • 2 Haas VF-1 CNC Mills

  • 2 Haas SL-10 CNC Lathes

  • 3 Proto TRAK K3 Knee Mills

  • 2 Proto TRAK Toolroom Lathes

  • 2 Bridgeport Manual Mills

  • 4 Monarch 10EE Manual Lathes

  • 3 Surface Grinders

  • 1 Horizontal Band Saw

  • 1 Vertical Band Saw

  • 10 Welding Booths 

  • 5 Fronius Magicwave 230i advanced waveform GTAW/SMAW welders

  • 5 Lincoln 210MP GMAW/SMAW/GTAW welders

  • 1 Oxy-Acetylene Torch

  • Large workbench area for sheet metal/bench metal work

MCHS FRESHMAN CAMPUS METALS LAB

  • 2 Knuth Basic 170 lathes

  • 2 Monarch 10EE lathes

  • 4 welding booths

  • 4 Lincoln Squarewave 200 SMAW/GTAW welders

  • 1 Lincoln 210MP GMAW/SMAW/GTAW welder

  • Johnson forge

  • Tormach PCNC1100 with tool changer CNC Mill

  • Large workbench area for sheet metal/bench metal work

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