• RAD Academy

    Our program allows students the opportunity to earn up to 15 college credits by passing the MSSC CPT Certification. Students may also earn a Solidworks CSWA Certification. These projects are student driven and are designed to build next level skills in career pathways or college readiness. Our lab is state of the art, with dual monitor computers as well as an R&D area for prototyping projects.

    Parents or students interested in applying for the 2024-25 school year should e-mail Michael Losito for more information or                                                                               Click To Apply: https://applytomarionschools.com/login

    R.A.D. Videos (click below to watch videos from our R.A.D. program):


    SkillsUSA Student Organization: 

    Robotics and Automation Design Academy Overview


    • Robotics and Programming
    • PLC simulations
    • Solidworks 3D
    • CNC Mills
    • 3D Printing
    • Safety Awareness
    • Print Reading
    • Amatrol Trainers
    • Odyssey Projects
    • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
    • Welding
    • Machining

    Majors - Seniors are allowed to pick a "major" area of interest to study.

    • Solidworks
    • Robotics
    • Automation
    • Engineering
    • Manufacturing
    • Projects
    • Labview Robots
    • Vex Competition
    • PLC Projects
    • CNC projects
    • 3D printer projects
    • Vernier Data Logger
    • Odyssey Engineering
    • Amatrol Trainers
    • SolidWorks 3D Designs

    Software Opportunities:

    • Solidworks- 3D CAD for 3D printer/CNC Mill
    • Quickparts– 3D CAD
    • CamWorks- CAM for CNC Mill
    • National Instruments Labview- Robotic Software
    • EasyC- Robotic Software
    • Robolab- Robotic Software
    • Pro Logic- Programmable Logic Control
    • Amatrol Interactive- Module Curriculum
    • Statistical Process Control- Data Management
    • Teach Pendant– Point to Point Programming
    • Odyssey- Prototyping Software
    • Microsoft Office Suite– Documentation
    • Logger Lite- Data acquisition
    • LabQuest- Vernier instruments for Data Logging
    • Lego EV3
    • Python 
    • Arduino

    Field Trips (proposed):

    • Lockheed Martin
    • Scorpion Performance
    • Townley Manufacturing
    • Class 1 Manufacturing
    • Kabot Manufacturing
    • E-One
    • Intec
    • TMR Recycling
    • Winco Manufacturing
    • Fluid Routing Solutions
    • College of Central Florida
    • SkillsUSA

    College Credit:

    In addition to classroom experience and industry certifications, students competing the program also have the opportunity to earn college credit by way of program completion and articulation agreements with various state colleges. 

    • Up to 6 credits towards an AS Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology - Daytona State College, Hillsborough Community College, Indian River State College and Miami Dave College
    • Up to 15 credits towards an AS Degree in Engineering Technology - College of Central Florida, Eastern Florida State College, Florida Gateway College, Florida State College @ Jacksonville, Hillsborough Community College, Polk State College, Seminole State College and Valencia College

    For more information, please email: 

    Michael Losito - Magnet Program Coordinator

    Dale Toney - Instructor