It's a safe bet your projects in shop class never cost more than your parents’ car. But that's not true of these final projects from the electromechanical program at Northcentral Technical College.
The graduating class had their final projects on display today, some of them costing more than $40,000 to build.
Instructors say the impressive projects the students create often lead to quick placement in the workforce.
"Students are typically employed within a week or month of graduation," said Jim Tucker, NTC Electromechanical Instructor.
The machines included a number of elaborate designs, from water fountains to a contraption that can change tools on its own.