Introduction to Manufacturing 4


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.


CREDITS: 1 Credit


PREREQUISITES: Manufacturing I, Manufacturing II, Manufacturing III


Semester 1


Manufacturing IV: Semester 1 Pretest

The Manufacturing Career Field

Safety and Health in Manufacturing Laws and Regulations

Employment and Labor Relations Laws and Regulations for Manufacturing

Manufacturing Industries and Processes

Manufacturing Measurements

Manufacturing Drawings

Manufacturing Process Variables

Supply Chains

Drug Misuse and Abuse

Alcohol Misuse and Abuse

Discrimination in the Workplace

Harassment at Work

Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness

Personal Insurance 1

Personal Insurance 2

Manufacturing IV: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam



Semester 2


Manufacturing IV: Semester 2 Pretest

Lean and Six-Sigma in Manufacturing

Manufacturing Workplace Teams

Working as Part of a Team

Working with Poor Leadership

Becoming a Good Leader

Relationships In and Out of the Workplace

Machine Types

Product Quality

Electricity Basics

Electric Circuits

Hydraulic Systems

Pneumatic Systems

Employment Hot Topics

Choosing the Right Resume for the Job

Writing a Winning Resume

Using Technology and Your Resume

Manufacturing IV: Semester 2 End of Semester Exam

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