Manufacturing

Manufacturing-bigAre you interested in how products and machines come together? Do you care about the quality of materials and of workmanship? Then you should explore the Manufacturing career cluster, which covers how industry and technology work together to make or package the things that we use or consume every day like cars, computers and food.

Careers in advanced manufacturing offer exciting opportunities in designing and improving products, operating high-tech tools and machinery, analyzing problems and coming up with creative solutions, and working with both your hands and your mind.

This career cluster is organized into eight career pathways:

  • Production
  • Manufacturing production process development
  • Maintenance
  • Installation and repair
  • Quality assurance
  • Logistics and inventory control
  • Health
  • Safety and environmental assurance

 

Production Pathway – CIP Code 48.0000

*Check Prerequisite **Articulated Credit ***FHTC

INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY   (FHTC300_30 and FHTC300_31)

The Industrial Engineering Technology program prepares students to install, service and repair equipment common to all industrial facilities. The program introduces students to electricity, HVAC, motor and programmable controls, control circuits, conveyor technology, networking and variable drives. Local companies hiring include: Camoplast, Menu, Alma Foods, Dolly Madison and Tyson.

Open to juniors and seniors.

TECHNICAL LEVEL

PRODUCTION: COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN (CADD)

(Gr 9-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

This course is a study of computer-aided drafting, mechanical and architectural drafting, design and problem-solving.

PRODUCTION: COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL (CNC)

(Gr 9-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

This course introduces students to Computer Numerical Control (CNC). Students program a three-axis milling machine and a two-axis lathe. This course prepares students for specialized training in 21st Century manufacturing. This course is articulated through Butler Community College and FHTC.

PRODUCTION: MATERIAL PROCESSING I

(Gr 9-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

In this course, students use a variety of materials, tools and equipment as they develop methods for mass production and create unique products. This course is articulated through Butler Community College.

APPLICATION LEVEL

PRODUCTION: MATERIAL PROCESSING II*

(Gr 11,12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Prerequisites: Production: Material Processing I & Production: CADD or Production: CNC

This hands-on course teaches students skills and knowledge related to the materials and processes used in manufacturing. Students use a variety of materials and equipment in fabricating projects individually and in a mass production setting. This course is articulated through Butler Community College.

RELATED COURSES

BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

(Gr 9, 10) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course introduces students to the skills needed to be employable and successful in the workplace. The course also allows students to explore different career areas. Students examine current events to determine their impact on business and industry and legal and ethical behavior, acquire knowledge of safe and secure environmental controls to enhance productivity, and determine how resources should be managed to achieve company goals. As students learn about different types of business ownership, they interpret industry laws and regulations to ensure compliance, identify principles of business management, and analyze business practices to determine ethics and social responsibilities.

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING AND PAINTING

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

In this course, students study drawing techniques, such as figure drawing, portraits, landscapes, perspective, abstract, etc. Students also study color, design, form and composition. Students try drawing, painting, various kinds of printmaking, collage, and work on individual and group projects.  

JEWELRY AND METALS I

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course introduces students to the production and knowledge of metal work.

JEWELRY AND METALS II

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Jewelry and Metals I

In this advanced course, students work in the knowledge and production of metal work.

JEWELRY III

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Jewelry and Metals II

Students work independently on projects in the area of metals. Course can be repeated for credit.

COMPUTERIZED MACHINE TOOL ENGINEERING   (FHTC300_32 and FHTC300_33)***

Machine Tool Technology trains students to program and operate computerized mills and lathes. Students will also learn computer drafting and programming with the use of Master-Cam. Projects include 1/4 scale car rims, plastic injection molds and motorcycle parts. Local companies hiring include: Vektek, Glendo, Detroit Diesel, Flatland Racing, Kansa, Advanced Mold & Tool and other companies from the surrounding areas.

Open to juniors and seniors.

 

WELDING TECHNOLOGY   (FHTC300_28 and FHTC300_29)**

Classroom instruction includes lectures and demonstrations in the concepts of welding. Welding certifications are offered for different types of welding. Instruction covers technical skills needed by individuals to enter the work place as a welding technician.

Open to seniors.

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY   (FHTC300_30 and FHTC300_31)**

The Industrial Engineering Technology program prepares students to install, service and repair equipment common to all industrial facilities. The program introduces students to electricity, HVAC, motor and programmable controls, control circuits, conveyor technology, networking and variable drives. Local companies hiring include: Camoplast, Menu, Alma Foods, Dolly Madison and Tyson.

Open to juniors and seniors.

Careers


Students in manufacturing learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:

  • Engineer in design, industrial, aerospace, quality, logistical, safety or manufacturing
  • Medical appliance manufacturer
  • Microchip manufacturer
  • Precision inspector, tester or grader
  • Technician in automated manufacturing, laser, biomedical equipment, lab, quality control, safety coordination
  • Inspector
  • Machine operator
  • Communication system, computer or meter installer or repairer
  • Industrial truck and tractor operator