This course provides an overview of fundamental manufacturing concepts. It is intended to assist individuals’ personal and professional development as they enter the field of manufacturing. This course is presented in two semesters.
Semester 1 provides an overview of the manufacturing career field. It discusses safety and health laws and regulations for manufacturing, field industries and common processes, manufacturing measurements and drawings, and supply chains. It also discusses important workplace topics, such as discrimination, harassment, drug/alcohol misuse, and personal safety issues.
Semester 2 describes manufacturing management tools, workplace team dynamics, product quality, and the basics of electricity, hydraulic systems, and pneumatic systems. It also discusses employment topics, including writing a resume.