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Electromechanical Technology

Principles of Manufacturing

1 Credit

Prerequisite: None

Principles of Manufacturingis designed to provide students with exposure to various occupations and pathways in the Advanced Manufacturing career cluster, such as Machining Technology, Electromechanical Technology, Mechatronics, and Welding. In order to gain a holistic view of the advanced manufacturing industry, students will complete all core standards, as well as standards in two focus areas. Throughout the course, they will develop an understanding of the general steps involved in the manufacturing process and master the essential skills to be an effective team member in a manufacturing production setting. Course content covers basic quality principles and processes, blueprints and schematics, and systems. In addition, proficient students will advance from this course with a nuanced understanding of how manufacturing combines design and engineering, materials science, process technology, and quality. Upon completion of the Principles of Manufacturingcourse, students will be prepared to make an informed decision regarding which Advanced Manufacturing program of study to pursue. This course is graded on a 100 point scale.

 

Introduction to Electromechanical

1 Credit

Prerequisite: Principles of Manufacturing

Introduction to Electromechanicalis a foundational course that introduces students to basic electromechanical skills necessary in a manufacturing facility. Topics covered include safety, construction drawings, site layout, hand and power tools, linear and angular measurements, and application of algebraic and geometric principles to construction problems. This course is graded on a 100 point scale.

 

Advanced Electromechanical A

1 Credit

Prerequisite: Introduction to Electromechanical

Advanced ElectromechanicalTechnologyis designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to effectively perform basic industrial maintenance procedures in an advanced manufacturing facility. Students in this course develop proficiency in a vast array of electromechanical domains, including: fundamental safety practices in electromechanical technology, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), basic metal inert gas (MIG) welding, electrical systems, AC and DC motors, calibrating instruments, drive systems, pipe fabrication, hydraulic systems, pumps, digital electronics, programmable logic controllers (PLC), and troubleshooting procedures. Upon completion of the Advanced Electromechanical Technologycourse proficient students will be prepared to pursue postsecondary electromechanical technology programs and entry-level industrial maintenance technology careers in the advanced manufacturing industry. This course is graded on a 100 point scale.

 

Advanced Electromechanical B

1 Credit

Prerequisite: Advanced Electromechanical A

Advanced ElectromechanicalTechnologyis designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to effectively perform basic industrial maintenance procedures in an advanced manufacturing facility. Students in this course develop proficiency in a vast array of electromechanical domains, including: fundamental safety practices in electromechanical technology, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), basic metal inert gas (MIG) welding, electrical systems, AC and DC motors, calibrating instruments, drive systems, pipe fabrication, hydraulic systems, pumps, digital electronics, programmable logic controllers (PLC), and troubleshooting procedures. Upon completion of the Advanced Electromechanical Technologycourse proficient students will be prepared to pursue postsecondary electromechanical technology programs and entry-level industrial maintenance technology careers in the advanced manufacturing industry. This course is graded on a 100 point scale.

 

Mechatronics I

1 Credit

Prerequisite: Advanced Electromechanical B

Mechatronics Iis an applied course in the manufacturing cluster for students interested in learning more about careers as a mechatronics technician, maintenance technician, electromechanical technician, and manufacturing engineer. This first of two courses covers basic electrical and mechanical components of mechatronics systems as well as their combined uses with instrument controls and embedded software designs. Upon completion of this course, proficient students are able to describe and explain basic functions of physical properties and electrical components within a mechatronic system. They can logically trace the flow of energy through a mechatronic system and can communicate this process to others. They know how to effectively use technical documentation such as data sheets, schematics, timing diagrams, and system specifications to troubleshoot basic problems with equipment. Finally, they develop strategies to identify, localize, and correct malfunctioning components and equipment. This course is graded on a 100 point scale.

 

Machining Technology

 

Principles of Machining I

1 Credit

Prerequisites: Principles of Manufacturing

Principles of Machining Iis designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to be effective in production environments as a machinist, CNC operator, or supervisor. Students proficient in this course 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. Upon completion of the Principles of Machining I 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. This course is graded on a 100 point scale.

 

Principles of Machining II A

1 Credit

Prerequisites: Principles of Machining I

Principles of Machining IIis an advanced level contextual course that builds on the introductory skills learned in the entry-level manufacturing and machining courses, stressing the concepts and practices in a production environment supported by advanced machining and engineering facilities. Working with the course instructor and team members in a cooperative learning environment, students will design, produce, and maintain products that are defined by detailed technical specifications. Emphasis is placed on quality control, safety and engineering codes and standards, and production-grade machining systems, building on the learner’s past knowledge, current experiences, and future conduct as a career machinist. Students will 1) examine blueprints and specification drawings to plan and implement the manufacture of products, 2) machine parts to specifications using both manual and computer-controlled machine tools, and 3) measure, examine, and test completed products to check for defects and conformance to specifications. This course is graded on a 100 point scale.

 

Principles of Machining II B

1 Credit

Prerequisites: Principles of Machining II A

Principles of Machining IIis an advanced level contextual course that builds on the introductory skills learned in the entry-level manufacturing and machining courses, stressing the concepts and practices in a production environment supported by advanced machining and engineering facilities. Working with the course instructor and team members in a cooperative learning environment, students will design, produce, and maintain products that are defined by detailed technical specifications. Emphasis is placed on quality control, safety and engineering codes and standards, and production-grade machining systems, building on the learner’s past knowledge, current experiences, and future conduct as a career machinist. Students will 1) examine blueprints and specification drawings to plan and implement the manufacture of products, 2) machine parts to specifications using both manual and computer-controlled machine tools, and 3) measure, examine, and test completed products to check for defects and conformance to specifications. This course is graded on a 100 point scale.

 

Welding Technology

 

Welding I

1 Credit

Prerequisite: Principles of Manufacturing

Welding Iis designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to effectively perform cutting and welding applications used in the advanced manufacturing industry. Students enrolled in this course will develop proficiency in fundamental safety practices in welding, interpreting drawings, creating computer aided drawings, identifying and using joint designs, efficiently laying out parts for fabrication, basic shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), mechanical and thermal properties of metals, and quality control. Upon completion of the Welding I course, students will understand the requirements to pursue the American Welding Society (AWS) Entry Welder qualification and examination and will be prepared to undertake more advanced welding coursework. This course is graded on a 100 point scale.

 

Welding IIA

1 Credit

Prerequisite: Welding I

Welding IIis designed to provide students with opportunities to effectively perform cutting and welding applications of increasingly complexity used in the advanced manufacturing industry. Proficient students in this course will build on the knowledge and skills of the Welding I course and apply them in novel environments, while learning additional welding techniques not covered in previous courses. Specifically, students will be proficient in (1) fundamental safety practices in welding, (2) gas metal arc welding (GMAW), (3) flux cored arc welding (FCAW), (4) gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), and (5) quality control methods. Upon completion of the Welding II course, proficient students will be eligible to complete the American Welding Society (AWS) Entry Welder qualification and certification. This course is graded on a 100 point scale.

 

Work-Based Learning Career Practicum

1 Credit

Prerequisite: Teacher Approval

Work-Based Learning Career Practicum is a capstone course intended to provide students with opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge learned in previous CTE and general education courses within a professional work environment. The course allows students to earn high school credit for select models of work-based learning, which allow students to interact with industry professionals in order to extend and deepen classroom work and support the development of postsecondary and career readiness knowledge and skills. WBL experiences must reflect the student’s long-term goals and interests and foster Postsecondary and career preparation. This course is graded on a 100 point scale.

 

 

 

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