Advanced Manufacturing Essential Skills - 1

Valuable Skills for Manufacturing Employment!

The purpose of this online and lab-based training is to provide individuals with essential manufacturing skills in; Safety Fundamentals, Mathematics for Technicians 1, Lock out / Tag out, Mechanical Fasteners, Hand Tools, Power Tools and Employability based on criteria set forth by the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC).  Also, see AMES-2. Courses can be taken separately or one after the other.

Course Outlines: 33 hours of Instruction - 26 hours online and 7 hours on campus lab


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Students satisfactorily completing this course will be able to:

  • Recognize and understand the keys to a safe workplace.
  • Demonstrate proper use of various hand and power tools.
  • Describe and understand different types and proper use of mechanical fasteners.
  • Demonstrate proper technique for wire dressing, crimping, and soldering.
  • Interpret basic electrical schematics and assembly drawings.
  • Understanding of successful employability traits.
Module 1 - Employability
Time Management 
Conflict Resolution, Teamwork, Problem Solving and   Decision Making  
Proper Business, Personal Ethics, Business Etiquette and Computer Behavior 
Employer-Employee Relationships, Proper Communication  
Career Goals, Resumes and Cover Letters 
Job Applications 
Interviews and Interviewing
Module 2 - Safety Fundamentals
Overview of the Regulations and Policies of OSHA 
Safety in the Workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
Safety Procedures
Production Team Training and Responsibilities 
Product Development and Customer Care
 Module 3 - Mathematics for Technicians 1
Introduction to Basic Mathematics
Working with Arithmetic and Algebra
Working with Systems of Measurement
Working with Geometry and Trigonometry
 Module 4 - Lock Out / Tag Out
Acquiring LOTO Devices
Attaching LO Devices
Completing and Attaching TO Devices
Conduct Energy Control Analysis
Performing a LOTO and LOTO Release
  • 1 hour of lab required to complete this module (held on last day of class)
 Module 5 - Mechanical Fasteners
Screws, Bolts, Nuts and Washers
Thread Standards and Threading
Torque Wrenches
Adhesives, Fasteners and Cable Ties
  • 2 hours of lab required to complete this module  (held on last day of class)
Module 6 - Hand Tools
Shop Safety
Rulers and Tape Measures 
Calipers and Gauges
Square, Levels, Knives, Scribes and Punches
Hammers, Chisels, Saw, Pliers, Cutters
Files & Deburring Tools
Drivers, Hex Keys, Wrenches & Torque Wrenches
  • 2 hours of lab required to complete this module (held on last day of class)
 Module 7 - Power Tools
Shop Safety
Power Drills
Drill Presses
Rotary Tools
Circular Saws, Table Saws, Bandsaws
Sanders, Bench Grinders, Angle Grinders
  • 2 hours of lab required to complete this module (held on last day of class)

The course consists of seven online modules (33hrs) to be completed as a student’s schedule permits and 7 hours of scheduled lab time to complete final assessments.

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

Students will complete multiple online assessments while progressing through the material. Students are required to complete modules 1 (Employability) and 2 (Safety) before they are permitted to move to module 3. 
One one-hour and three two-hour labs on campus assess students in Lock out/Tag out procedures, Hand and Power Tools, and Mechanical Fasteners.
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 - 1

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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