Advanced Manufacturing Essential Skills - 2

In Demand Skills for Manufacturing Employment!

The purpose of this online and lab-based training is to provide individuals with core competencies of advanced manufacturing skills in; Mathematics for Technicians 2, Mechanical Blueprint Reading, Mechanical Measurement and Quality Control, Fundamentals of Pneumatics, Lubrication for Technicians, Intro to Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Manufacturing based on criteria set forth by the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC). Also, see AMES-1. Courses can be taken separately or one after the other.

Course Outlines: 34 hours of Instruction - 28 hours online and 6 hours on campus lab







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Students satisfactorily completing this course will be able to:

  • Work with formulas and conversions, apply mechanical principles
  • Determine how to list, identify and describe the variety of lines found on blueprints
  •  Learn the foundation of knowledge and skill in performing measurements and calculations
  • Create, modify, operate and observe simulated pneumatic and electro-pneumatic devices and circuits
  • Learn lubrication equipment, application methods and periodic lubrication schedule
  • Examine a comprehensive overview of lean manufacturing concepts and techniques and simulated scenarios
Module 1 - Mathematics for Technicians II
Working with Conversion Formulas
Applying Mechanical Principles
Calculating Drive Ratios
Calculating Speed Reducer Service Factor
Using Ohm’s Law in Series and Parallel Circuits
Converting Binary, Binary Coded Decimal (BCD), Hexadecimal and Decimal Numbers
Calculating Pressure, Force, Head and Flow
Calculating Shim Requirements
Selecting Pipe Size
Module 2 - Introduction to Mechanical Blueprint Reading
Identifying Lines and their Functions
Single, Multiple and Auxiliary View
Reading and Locating Blueprint Dimensions
Determining Tolerances
Identifying Thread Dimensions
Identifying Tapers and Machine Surfaces
Cutting Plane and Sections
Geometric Dimensioning, Wear Limits and Assembly Drawings
Identifying Welding Symbols
Reading Plot Plans
 Module 3 - Mechanical Measurement and Quality Control
Accuracy, Precision and Measurement Tools
Units of Measurement and Conversion
Fractions, Decimals, and Rounding
Scaled Measurement Tools
Vernier, Dial, and Digital Calipers
Caliper Hardware Tasks
Height Gauges and Dial Indicators
Fixed Gauges
Statistical Analysis
Parts Inspection and Inspection Reports
  • 3 hour lab required to complete this module(held on last day of class)
 Module 4 - Fundamentals of Pneumatics
Introduction to Pneumatics
Atmospheric Pressure and Vacuum
Atmospheric Pressure, Vacuum and Mechanical work
The Double-Acting Cylinder
Controlling a Piston with PBs
Laws of Gases I
Laws of Gases II
Spot Welding System
  • 3 hour lab required to complete this module(held on last day of class)
 Module 5 - Lubrication for Technicians
Introduction to Lubrication 
Lubrication Fundamentals 
Lubrication Terms
Identifying Lubricating Oils
Identifying General Purpose Greases 
Identifying Special Purpose Greases
Applying Lubricating Oils
Applying Lubricating Greases
Bearing Lubrication
Setting Up a Lubrication Schedule
Selecting Synthetic Lubricants
Grease Guns, Bearing Packers
Grease Lubricators, Drop Feed Oilers, Electric Chain Oilers
Module 6 - Intro to Advanced Manufacturing
Careers in Manufacturing
Seeking a Manufacturing Career
Planning and Staffing a Manufacturing Company
Manufacturing Processes
Computers in Manufacturing
Automation in Manufacturing
 Module 7 - Lean Manufacturing
Defining Lean Manufacturing
Understanding Waste, Identifying Waste
Designing the Manufacturing Workplace
Redesigning a Workstation
Mistake Proofing
Fundamental Concepts in Lean
Designing Lean Production Processes
Applying Lean to a Household Task
Task Analysis and Design
Lean Production Scheduling Systems
Problem Solving Tools
Designing a Lean Production Processes

The course consists of seven online modules (34hrs) to be completed as a student’s schedule permits and 6 hours of scheduled lab time to complete final assessments.

Required Textbook and Materials: All materials and Intelitek (online learning platform) will be provided by the college.

Students will complete multiple online assessments while progressing through the material. 
Two three-hour labs combined on campus assess students in Mechanical Measurement and Fundamentals of Pneumatics.
Grading Scale: The course is pass/fail. Students must earn a grade of 70 or better in all seven module quizzes as well as labs to pass the course. 

Career Development Badge - Advanced Manufacturing Essential Skills - 2

The micro-credential purpose and goal is to provide an opportunity for students to enhance and extend their academic experience by earning micro-credentials that verify, validate and attest that specific skills and/or competencies have been achieved.

Advanced Manufacturing Essentials Skills provide training that are responsive to the needs of the community, relevant to today’s changing marketplace and which provide pathways by seamlessly stacking into credentials, certificates and programs.

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