Advanced Manufacturing

  • Advanced Manufacturing Image The Advanced Manufacturing Pathway will help fill industry’s skills gap by giving students unique opportunities to be trained on manufacturing trends. Whether it be computer numerical control (CNC) manufacturing systems, materials processing, or precision measurement, students will be able to engage in hands-on learning with state-of-the-art CNC equipment including mills, lathes, water jets, routers, and plasma cutters.

Advanced Manufacturing Flow Chart
  • Manufacturing Fundamentals

    This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to be effective in production environments as a machinist, CNC operator, or supervisor. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will demonstrate safety practices concerning machining technology, proper measurement and layout techniques, reading and interpreting drawings and blueprints, production design processes, and quality control procedures. Students will complete projects using various manufacturing techniques and build intermediate skills involving manufacturing techniques. Upon completion of this course, students will be knowledgeable about potential postsecondary education and career opportunities related to machining technology and will be prepared to enroll in more advanced machining courses in high school. Students will create real world projects using CNC Plasma Cutters, Water Jet Cutters Routers, Injection Molders and Vacuum Formers.

    Grades: 10-12

    Length: 1 Semester

    Credits: 1 Credit (.5 CTE / .5 Math B)

    Certifications: National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) upon completion of pathway

  • CNC Machining

    This course covers fundamentals of computer numerical control (CNC), basic programming, machine setup and operation of CNC machines. The course begins with manual programming practices so that the student will understand the programming code and its structure. G & M codes, control functions, the letter address system, and math issues related to CNC are included. Standard safety conventions will be introduced for safe programming practice. This course allows for the further development of CNC skills with hands-on instruction related to the CNC milling machines, and CNC turning centers. The lab work includes operation of CNC machines to demonstrate the programming skills.

    Grades: 10-12

    Length: 1 Semester

    Credit: 1 Credit (.5 CTE / .5 Math B)

    Certifications: National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) upon completion of pathway

  • Manufacturing Fundamentals II

    This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to be effective in production environments as a machinist, CNC operator, or supervisor. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will demonstrate safety practices concerning machining technology, proper measurement and layout techniques, reading and interpreting drawings and blueprints, production design processes, and quality control procedures. Students will complete projects using various manufacturing techniques and build intermediate skills involving manufacturing techniques. Upon completion of this course, students will be knowledgeable about potential postsecondary education and career opportunities related to machining technology and will be prepared to enroll in more advanced machining courses in high school. Students will create real world projects using CNC Plasma Cutters, Water Jet Cutters Routers, Injection Molders and Vacuum Formers.

    Grades: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Manufacturing Fundamentals and CNC Machining

    Length: 1 Year

    Credit: 2 Credits (1 CTE / 1.0 Math B)

    Certifications: National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

  • CNC Machining II

    This course covers CAD/CAM systems, geometric modeling, process planning, tool path generation. Course content includes programming and production of complex parts. Projects focus on solid modeling for design and manufacturing applications as well as the use of commercial CAD/CAM software for automating the production cycle. Special content addresses CNC mill and lathe setups and operations not covered in the basic CNC Machining. NIMS certification preparation and testing are included in course content.

    Grades: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Manufacturing Fundamentals and CNC Machining

    Length: 1 Year

    Credit: 2 Credits (1 CTE / 1.0 Math B)

    Certifications: National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

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