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 Course Title:   Introduction to Manufacturing

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO TO MANUFACTURING

 Department:    MANF

 Course #:    110

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

Overview of the manufacturing sector including a historical look at manufacturing systems and organizations. Introduction to materials processing, industry standards, manufacturing methodologies, and different types of technology used in manufacturing (personal computers, data collection & analysis systems, automated equipment). Also introduces the fundamentals of project development including materials and budgets. Covers concepts of lean manufacturing, quality assurance, Statistical Process Control (SPC), “just in time,” and “green” as applied in industry. Industry speakers, career exploration and industry site visits included.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Have a historical overview of manufacturing systems and organizations & the impact of manufacturing on the economy.
  2. Define quality in manufacturing and how quality can improve profit.
  3. Understand the concept of quality in manufacturing & how Statistical Process Control (SPC) is used as a tool to reduce variation in the manufacturing process.
  4. Understand the concepts of lean manufacturing & how the Six Sigma process improvement structure is used in industry.
  5. Understand the importance of inventory control, material forecasting, and capacity planning.
  6. Understand how quality control tools such as standard deviation, histograms, & distribution curves are used in industry.
  7. Describe the role of total quality management in a manufacturing setting.
  8. Understand the importance of team work in a manufacturing workplace.
  9. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  10. Understand how and where computers are used in manufacturing and the role computer systems play in the manufacturing process.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Historical overview of manufacturing systems and organizations & the impact of manufacturing on the economy
  2. Quality in manufacturing and how quality can improve profit
  3. Concept of quality in manufacturing & how Statistical Process Control (SPC) is used as a tool to reduce variation in the manufacturing process
  4. Concepts of lean manufacturing & how the Six Sigma process improvement structure is used in industry.
  5. Inventory control, material forecasting, and capacity planning.
  6. Quality control tools such as standard deviation, histograms, & distribution curves are used in industry.
  7. Role of total quality management in a manufacturing setting.
  8. Importance of team work in a manufacturing workplace.
  9. Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  10. How and where computers are used in manufacturing and the role computer systems play in the manufacturing process.