Manufacturing Technology I
The course will focus on the basic skills needed in the manufacturing field. Safety in the workplace will be a priority along with a good understanding of the role manufacturing plays in our everyday life. Basic knowledge and skills in the following areas will be studied and practiced:
- Measuring tools used in industry
- Engineering basics
- Project development
- Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
- Computer Aided Machining (CAM)
- 3D Modeling with printed prototype
- Machine Control Basics of an industrial grade CNC machine
- Basic tooling for machine cutting using CNC machines
Learning skills while making a variety of projects will be stressed. Examples are: CNC mill cut boxes, signs, lathe cut chess pieces and other personal designed parts that will reinforce the machining concepts.
Manufacturing Technology II
This course will take knowledge and skills developed in the first course and expand on them. More advanced CAD work will be required. Modeling of several parts that will fit together will be prototyped. Analyzing of parts to the drawing within tolerances will be stressed. CAM files will be expand to give more complex machining abilities. More complicated challenging projects will be attempted by students.
Manufacturing Technology II students will work with local manufacturers through field trips and internships to develop and practice workplace skills required by current and future manufacturers.