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MMSD Career pathways are a series of connected education, experiential learning, and support strategies aimed at helping students personalize and achieve their own educational and career goals.

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The Transportation/Auto Program of Study offers a sequence of courses specifically designed to prepare students for employment and postsecondary options in transportation operations, transportation systems, infrastructure planning, warehousing and distribution center operations, and other related industries.

The earlier a student begins this sequence, the more opportunities students will have to explore fully the educational and community options available. Course fees may vary at the high schools.

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  • Outdoor Power Equipment Technology  
  • Automotive Technology 1
  • Automotive Technology 2
  • Automotive Technology 3
  • Automotive Technology 4

Experiential/Work-based Learning Options.

  • Job- Shadowing
  • Career Internship
  • Youth Apprenticeship: Information Technology

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Early College/Dual Credit Opportunities

  • Wood Fabrication 4, Madison College
  • Computer Hardware and Software Essentials
  • Basic Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Fabrication 1
  • Fundamentals of Construction
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Interpreting Engineering Drawings
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Woodworking 1A: Machinery & Methods
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Machine Tool

Career & Technical Student Organizations

SkillsUSA - The competitions that students participate in are directly related to classroom curriculum.

Industry Certificates For High School Students

  • American Welding Society (AWS) Level 1 Entry Welder *
  • Manufacturing Skills Standards Council-Certified Production Technician (full program or any of the modules) *
  • National Institute for Metal Working Skills (NIMS)
  • Industrial Technology Maintenance Level 1,
  • Machining Level *
  • Metalforming Level 1 *
  • The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies Mechatronics Certification
  • Certified Solidworks Associate
  • Snap On-Precision Measurement Instruments, Multimeter, Mechanical and Electronic Torque Certification *
  • Smart Automation
  • Certification Alliance
  • (SACA)-Associate Level
  • NC3 Industry 4.0 and Mechatronics

Post Secondary Options

Explore options in Electric Engineering Technology, Architecture, Construction, Civil Engineering Technology, Fabrication Technologies, Automation Systems Technology, Electro-Mechanical Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Quality and Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain & Operations Management, Air Force Aerospace Studies, Environmental Engineering and others

MMSD Graduation Requirements

Students need 22 credits to earn their diplomas. In addition, students need to pass the State of Wisconsin Civics Exam.

  • English: 4 credits
  • Math: 3 credits
  • Social Studies: 3 credits
  • Science: 3 credits
  • Physical Education: 1.5 credits
  • Health: .5 credits
  • Financial Literacy: Complete a course
  • Humanities: 1 credit
  • Civics Exam: Must Pass
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Xello - MMSD Career Exploration Platform

As an MMSD student, you can explore all the six career paths (2 & 4 Year College, Apprenticeship, Job Training, Job/Employment, Military, and Gap Year) through Xello. Create an account today and find out which path is right for you!

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