Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing

From the latest military aircraft to tomorrow’s electric vehicles, from lifesaving medicines to high tech sensors, advanced manufacturing exposes students to the future of creating and manufacturing goods and services. The Advanced Manufacturing course is based on the techniques and interrelationships found in high performance manufacturing and production. Instruction focuses on the critical actions, knowledge, systems and processes necessary to participate in an advanced manufacturing enterprise. Activities include advanced manufacturing processes and production, quality and continuous improvement practices, maintenance awareness and safety. Students will develop high performance skills through demonstrations, lectures, self-paced studies, labs, computer simulations, technical presentations, critical thinking, problem solving and individual and group activities to demonstrate learned knowledge necessary for sustained careers in the high performance manufacturing environment.

This course uses modules from the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council’s (MSSC) training, assessment and certification system. The modular curriculum covers (1) safety, (2) quality practices and measurement, (3) manufacturing processes and production, and (4) maintenance awareness. The course includes both online and teacher-led instruction. Students can participate in the MSSC assessments at the end of each module and upon passing all four modules will earn MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT) Certification.

Advanced Manufacturing I (Conexus)

  • Use modern manufacturing processes to obtain resources and change them into industrial materials and customer products
  • Investigate properties of engineered materials such as: metallics; polymers; ceramics; and composites
  • Study six major types of material processes: casting and molding; forming; separating; conditioning; finishing; and assembling
  • Gain a basic understanding of tooling, electrical skills, operation skills, inventory principles, Material Safety Data Sheets, chart and graph reading, and Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) concepts
  • Emphasis placed on the flow process principles, material movement, safety, and related business operations
  • Opportunity to obtain APICS Certificate: Logistics; APICS Certificate: Operations; MSSC Certificate: Certified Logistics Associate
Course Title: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING I (Conexus)
Course Instructor: Mr. Moss
Number of Credits: 1 per semester
Semesters Offered: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: None
Eligible Grade Levels: 10th, 11th & 12th
Dual Credit: Ivy Tech Community College – 6 Credits

Note: Welding I is highly recommended for a complete three hour block (1  period of Adv. Mft and 2-periods of welding).

Dual Credit Information

Course Number Course Name Credit Amount College
MPRO 100 Intro to Plant Floor & CNC 3 Credits Ivy Tech Community College
MPRO 106 Intro to Workplace Safety 3 Credits Ivy Tech Community College

Advanced Manufacturing II (Conexus)

  • Introduction to basic blueprint reading, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) operation, and commonly used skills in the manufacturing industry
  • Areas of study will include: interpretation of drawing dimensions and notes to ANSI standards for machining including; Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerating (GDT), welding, fabrication applications and inspection techniques
  • Use Computer Aided Design software (CAD) to create 3D models and working drawings.
  • Use skills in the setup and operation of a CNC mill and lathe using multiple machine tool controllers
  • Focus on three main types of manufacturing automation including; Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Computer Numerically Controlled Machines (CNC), and Robotics
  • Opportunity to obtain MSSC Certificate: Safety; MSSC Certificate: Mfg. Processes and Production
Course Title: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING II (Conexus)
Course Instructor: Mr. Moss
Number of Credits: 3 per semester
Semesters Offered: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Advanced Manufacturing I (Conexus)
Eligible Grade Levels: 11th & 12th
Dual Credit: Ivy Tech Community College – 9 Credits

Dual Credit Information

Course Number Course Name Credit Amount College
MPRO 122 Mechatronics/ Electrical 3 Credits Ivy Tech Community College
MPRO 102 Print Reading 3 Credits Ivy Tech Community College
MPRO 201 Lean Manufacturing 3 Credits Ivy Tech Community College

Advanced Manufacturing II (MSSC)

Course Title: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING II (MSSC)
Course Instructor: Mr. Moss
Number of Credits: 2 per semester
Semesters Offered: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Advanced Manufacturing I (Conexus)
Advanced Manufacturing II (Conexus) (Previously completed or concurrent)
Eligible Grade Levels: 12th
Dual Credit: None
  • Senior level course which allows students to attain full Manufacturing Skills Standards Council “Certified Production Technician” recognition
  • First semester activities include: participation in periodic internal quality audit activities, calibration of gages and other data collection equipment, continuous improvement, inspection of materials and product/process at all stages to, documentation of results of quality tests, communication of quality problems, taking corrective actions to restore or maintain quality, and use common measurement systems and precision measurement tools
  • Second semester activities include: performing preventive maintenance and routine repair, monitoring indicators to ensure correct operations, performing all housekeeping to maintain production schedule, recognizing potential maintenance issues with basic production systems, including knowledge of when to inform maintenance personnel about problems with: Electrical systems, Pneumatic systems, Hydraulic systems, Machine automation systems, Lubrication processes, Bearings and couplings, and Belts and chain drives
  • Opportunity to obtain MSSC Certificate: Quality Practices and Measurement; MSSC Certificate: Maintenance Awareness; MSSC: Full Certified Production Technician