Welcome to the home of the MEAM program!
& Advanced Manufacturing
The new Mechatronics, Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (MEAM) program is a 4 year program of study that offers high school students the opportunity to take classes in mechatronics, advanced manufacturing (machining, CNC programing and operation), robotics, engineering, coding, CAD, CAM, electronics. MEAM students learn at Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) newly constructed Advanced Manufacturing Facility. Located on RVCC’s Branchburg, New Jersey campus, this state of the art facility is equipped with the latest in advanced manufacturing, engineering, robotics and mechatronics equipment.
MEAM industry partners collaborate to create industry-relevant learning experiences as well as to provide students with real world projects. This assures that MEAM students graduate with the skills necessary to enter the workforce or continue their education to earn their Associate’s Degree at RVCC. Students earning their Associate’s Degree can then transfer to NJIT to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology.
Whichever pathway MEAM graduates choose, they will be well prepared for a rewarding career in the fields of Mechatronics, Engineering and/or Advanced Manufacturing.
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VIEWS FROM THE SHOP
Your MEAM Program in the News!
Industry Certificates and Awards Day June 5, 2017
On June 5, 2017 we held our first annual MEAM Industry Certificates and Awards Day. Our students have worked hard all year and today have earned their OSHA 10 Hour cards for General Industry Safety as well as their NIMS Level 1 MMS Certificate (National Institute for Metalworking Skills - Materials, Measurement and Safety).
Today's awards demonstrate the effectiveness of the MEAM program in providing job-ready skills to the young people of our community and were the were the culmination of a year's hard work by our impressive group of students. In addition, we'd like to thank our staff and administration who were instrumental in creating this MEAM program.
Congressman Lance's Visit
On Thursday, February 23, 2017, Congressman Leonard Lance visited our MEAM shop. Our students treated Mr. Lance to a real world production operation which included raw material handling and processing, primary machining on CNC mill and CNC lathe, finishing operations on manual mill, surface grinder and belt sander and finally quality control. In addition, students showed off their emerging skills in robotics development and programing and ended the day with creating a 3D model of Mr. Lance, which they will process and 3D print as a token of our thanks for his visit.
Kayleen McCabe's Visit
During the first week of February, Kayleen McCabe of the DIY Network's Rescue Renovation visited our MEAM shop ... and LOVED IT!! Our students were amazing, showing off all of the skills they have developed during their first year in the MEAM program and were super impressive!!