AMPUP - Advanced Manufacturing Technician

Total Program Duration: 7 weeks (95 hours)

Program Fee:$1,920.00
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The Advanced Manufacturing Technician program is a 7 week online program designed to help students gain the skills and knowledge required for work as entry-level advanced manufacturing technicians.

Advanced manufacturing technicians play a valuable role in the manufacturing industry. They provide support to the entire manufacturing organization to help ensure that the equipment is running well, materials are built and flowing through the plants correctly and that safety procedures are being followed.

Students complete courses in the following areas:

  1. Manufacturing
  2. Automation
  3. CNC
  4. Engineering Drawings
  5. Logistics
  6. Lean
  7. Quality
  8. Math
  9. Measurement Tools
  10. Safety
  11. Team Building Skills

See course outline below for more information.

Getting Started

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
STU-1001
Greatest Day Ever
0.6

These courses are a tremendous opportunity for you to learn skills that are needed for employment in growing industries across the country. Your participation in these courses is a unique opportunity for you to set a path for success on your career journey.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the value of this educational opportunity
  • Define the three steps to greatness
  • Explain the importance of certifications

STU-1002
How to Take a Course
0.8

The first page of a course is always the objectives page. The objectives page introduces the course and lists the learning objectives of the course.

This course explains how a course is structured and how you can interact with the course.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe the different sections of the screen in a course
  • Understand how to navigate through a course
  • Explain how to use a knowledge check
  • Describe how to use a drag and drop activity
  • Describe how to use an input box activity

STU-1003
How to Navigate the LMS
1

The learning management system (LMS) allows you to easily navigate your online education. Using the LMS, you can access learning paths, study guides, and assessments.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand how to use the LMS
  • Explain how to launch a course
  • Describe how to take an assessment

STU-1004
Tips for Succeeding in Online Learning
0.8

An online course is a great way to learn, but it is different from taking a class in a classroom. This course provides tips to help you succeed in an online learning environment.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Set a study schedule
  • List tips for retaining the information you have studied
  • List tips for taking quizzes


Manufacturing as a Career

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
CAR-2001
A Future Worth Exploring
1.0

Manufacturing jobs are on the rise in the U.S. This course discusses the benefits of working in manufacturing.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe the current workforce needs in manufacturing and how that number is projected to grow over the next decade.
  • Describe how manufacturing outpaces all other industries in salary, benefits, and opportunity for growth.
  • Explain the history and evolution of manufacturing in the U.S.
  • Describe the varied opportunities and career paths available in manufacturing.
  • Explain why companies are choosing to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.

CAR-2002
Components of Production
0.8

A manufacturing plant requires many components and teams of people to get a product made. It is truly amazing to see people, equipment, and machines all working together in a sort of symphony. In this course, you’ll learn all the working parts of a manufacturing plant, paying close attention to the production component, as this is the department where most manufacturing employees get their start.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define the six major components of production in manufacturing
  • Identify and explain the different careers that each of these concentrations can offer
  • Explain the benefits of cross training

CAR-2003
Credentials and Competencies
1.2

Although a college degree is not typically required for a production job, a solid academic and skill base is required. In this course, you’ll learn about what skills are necessary for manufacturing jobs and how you can distinguish yourself from other job candidates.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Explain the value of getting credentials
  • Define STEM
  • Identify the various competency levels for employment in manufacturing
  • Describe various education and training programs available to job seekers

CAR-2004
Career Planning and Resources
1.2

In this course, you’ll learn the twelve major subindustries of manufacturing and some resources that can help you navigate career planning.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe twelve major subindustries in manufacturing
  • Explain the benefits of networking
  • Use the best online job posting sites for manufacturing
  • Find manufacturing job descriptions
  • Find salary and job growth information


Manufacturing

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
MFG-1001
What is Advanced Manufacturing?
0.9

Many people think of “manufacturing” as mindlessly putting together widgets. But advanced manufacturing is at the heart of our modern culture. It offers so many opportunities for creative thinkers, problem-solvers, project leaders, people who enjoy working with the latest technologies and those who like to work with their hands.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define advance manufacturing
  • Identify things you use in your life that are manufactured
  • List the top manufacturing industries in the United States
  • List the top manufacturing industries in Indiana

MFG-1002
Manufacturing History and Technology
1.0

Today’s advanced manufacturing companies seek out and use cutting-edge technologies and machines. They embrace environmental practices. And there’s a bigger focus on creating products for a global market. Imagine how you could make a difference with an exciting career in advanced manufacturing.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Explain events that influenced manufacturing throughout history
  • List software technologies designed to help in the manufacturing process
  • List manufacturing hardware that is used in modern advanced manufacturing
  • Describe how connectivity on the macro and micro levels affects advanced manufacturing

MFG-1003
From Ideas to Products
0.9

Have you ever thought about how ideas become products? In this course you will learn about the process of taking great ideas and transforming them into amazing products that people want to use.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe how manufacturing helps transform ideas into products
  • Identify different manufacturing roles and how they play a part in product development
  • Identify ways technology can help in the product development process

MFG-1004
From Design to Manufacturing
1.1

In this course, you will learn what it takes to design and get an advanced manufacturing facility up and running for a new product launch.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe the process for planning an advanced manufacturing facility
  • Identify different advanced manufacturing teams and their questions and concerns in creating a new facility
  • Recognize the next steps after the plan has been finalized

MFG-1005
Safety, Quality and the Environment in Manufacturing
0.7

If you were involved in the world of advanced manufacturing, there are three things you’re constantly thinking about: safety, quality and the environment. What do you think these words mean in terms of manufacturing? In advanced manufacturing, companies always think ahead when it comes to safety, quality and the environment.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe the importance of safety and safety education in manufacturing
  • Define “quality” as it relates to manufacturing
  • Describe and define “green manufacturing”

MFG-1006
Measuring Success in Manufacturing
0.9

Advanced manufacturing is unique in that you can experience the pride and satisfaction that comes with winning more often than you would working in a different field. What’s cool about advanced manufacturing is that when you get a win, you’re making a difference for the company, but you’re also making a huge difference for yourself and for the world.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • List the main elements that can help a manufacturing company “win”
  • Understand how costs—including target cost and cost of production—help determine an advanced manufacturing company’s success
  • Use math to determine the efficiency and productivity of a manufacturing cycle or equipment
  • Explain how delivery, safety, environment and customers influence success

MFG-1007
Careers in Manufacturing
1.1

The world of advanced manufacturing is like its own ecosystem. Teams, roles and processes are tightly connected and dependent upon one another within companies and industries. This course looks at the different teams and roles in more detail.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify teams that work together in the advanced manufacturing world
  • Articulate the overall mission of a team
  • Describe various roles and responsibilities within advanced manufacturing teams
  • Describe how teams and individuals work together to manufacture quality products


Logistics

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
LOG-1001
What is Logistics?
0.9

Have you ever thought about the journey your smart phone took from the manufacturer to your hands? After it was manufactured, it then it went through a detailed logistics process.
Let me just say that logistics is way more than just transportation! It’s a complex system that’s essential to the manufacturing process.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define logistics
  • Identify key accomplishments in the history of logistics
  • Identify the main types of logistics
  • Describe the fundamental tasks associated with logistics
  • List the top logistics companies in Indiana

LOG-1002
Logistics Technology
0.8

Today, technology and logistics are deeply intertwined. Updated IT systems ensure the flow of products and data. Trade and product sales would sink without the right technology. In this course you will take a closer to look at a few important processes for supply chain management and material handling, as well as the technology needed for those processes.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Differentiate among the various technologies that enable and support supply chain management
  • Identify the main categories associated with material handling
  • Differentiate among the various technologies that enable and support material handling

LOG-1003
Inventory
0.8

Inventory is the result of tons of planning and processes. Too much inventory is always bad for the company. In this course you will discover the real meaning of inventory.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe what inventory is and its importance
  • Define lead time and its effect on inventory
  • Determine the appropriate amount of inventory needed based on the situation
  • Define Just-In-Time inventory
  • Differentiate among the three types of inventory costs
  • Describe how inventory management works
  • Identify different types of inventory packaging

LOG-1004
Distribution and Transportation
0.9

When you think about logistics, you think about moving. This course focuses on some great strategies for getting finished products from one point to another, whether it’s a retail store or the customer.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define product distribution and describe its importance
  • Define warehousing and describe its role in supply chain management
  • Identify steps involved in order processing
  • Define material handling systems and describe how they function
  • Identify different modes for transporting goods


Manufacturing and Logistics Game

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
MFG-1008
The Game of Manufacturing and Logistics
0.6

Have you ever thought about what it takes to not only design, but also produce, program, test and deliver an electronic device? And to make sure that product is a profitable success! This game-based course lets you design and deliver a new product while trying to maintain costs and deliver the product on time.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Design an electronic device
  • Produce an electronic device
  • Program an electronic device
  • Test an electronic device
  • Deliver an electronic device
  • Take a product to market


Math

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
MTH-1001
Introduction to Basic Math
0.7

Good math skills are essential for your success in manufacturing. This course introduces resources you will need when working with math.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the different branches of mathematics
  • Use the calculator
  • Look up terms in the glossary
  • Understand the importance of estimating an answer before calculating it

MTH-1002
Arithmetic Operations
1.4

Arithmetic has four basic operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Each operation has its own symbols, terminology, and rules.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Name the four basic arithmetic operations
  • Identify the symbols for the four basic operations
  • Identify the arithmetic comparator symbols
  • Define the terminology used with the four basic operations
  • Perform math problems using the correct order of operations

MTH-1003
Numbers and the Number Line
1.1

In this course, you’ll learn how to understand place values and explore the six different types of numbers. You’ll also find out how number lines can help you compare the values of numbers.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify place values
  • Explain the base ten numbering system
  • Identify different types of numbers
  • Distinguish a rational number from an irrational number
  • Identify the parts of a number line
  • Determine the value of hatch marks on a number line
  • Define opposite numbers
  • Determine a number’s absolute value

MTH-1004
Introduction to Fractions
1.1

A fraction represents part of a whole. Every fraction has a numerator and denominator. In this course, you’ll learn what a fraction is and the parts that make one up. You’ll find out how to compare fractions. You’ll also discover techniques for finding the least common denominator and ordering fractions.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the importance of equal parts
  • Identify the numerator and denominator of a fraction
  • Compare fractions
  • Describe how to use a fraction number line
  • Understand how to solve problems using pictures
  • List the different types of fractions
  • Explain equivalent fractions
  • Find a common denominator and the least common denominator
  • Describe techniques to order fractions

MTH-1005
Working with Fractions
1.4

In this course, you will learn about fractions. You’ll discover how to convert improper fractions to mixed fractions. You’ll also find out how to simplify fractions and convert between fractions, decimals, and percentages. Finally, you’ll learn to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and solve word problems.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers
  • Simplify fractions
  • Convert between fractions, decimals, and percentages
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions
  • Understand reciprocal fractions
  • Add, subtract, and multiply mixed fractions
  • List the steps to solve word problems

MTH-1006
Decimal Numbers
1.0

If you work with measuring instruments or engineering drawings, then you’ve probably encountered numbers that contain decimals. Fortunately, working with decimals isn’t rocket science, so you can quickly master the basics of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify place values of decimal numbers
  • Understand the power of tens
  • Determine when to use leading and trailing zeros
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals
  • Round decimal numbers

MTH-1007
Positive and Negative Numbers
0.9

Performing arithmetic operations on numbers that have a positive or negative value initially appears tricky. However, memorizing a few rules makes easy work of calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the difference between a positive and negative number
  • Add positive and negative numbers
  • Subtract positive and negative numbers
  • Multiply positive and negative numbers
  • Divide positive and negative numbers

MTH-1008
Cartesian Coordinates
0.9

In manufacturing, you can use the Cartesian coordinate system to identify precise locations on a part. The Cartesian coordinate system uses coordinates to identify the location of a point on a plane or in space.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define the Cartesian coordinate system
  • Identify axes
  • Define and plot points in the two-dimensional and three-dimensional Cartesian systems
  • Plot points in different quadrants

MTH-1009
The Metric System
1.1

The metric system is often used in manufacturing to measure distance, weight, and volume. To work in manufacturing, you need to understand how to work with the metric system.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe two systems of measurement
  • Identify metric units for length, weight, and volume
  • Convert between metric units
  • Convert from inches to millimeters
  • Convert from millimeters to inches


Safety

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
SAF-1002
Making Work a Safer Place
1.6

Conducting a thorough job hazard analysis can make work a much safer place for employees. OSHA inspections also help prevent dangers and protect workers. However, workplace safety isn’t only affected by on-the-job hazards. Employee behavior plays a huge role as well.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the job hazard analysis process
  • Know each step of an OSHA inspection
  • Identify the different types of citations and penalties
  • Know where to find more safety information
  • Recognize guidelines for preventing workplace violence
  • Spot substance abuse issues

SAF-1003
Help! What to Do in an Emergency
1.2

Emergencies are never expected, and chaos can quickly ensue. That’s why it’s important to establish an emergency action plan before a crisis occurs. When an emergency does happen, someone needs to be available to administer first aid. Employees also need to know how to prevent exposure to blood borne pathogens.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Develop an emergency action plan
  • Know where to find first-aid training
  • Control your exposure to blood borne pathogens

SAF-1004
Personal Protective Equipment
00

Personal protective equipment (PPE) plays an important role in worker safety. Worn properly, personal protective equipment can minimize your exposure to many workplace hazards.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Apply the Hierarchy of Controls
  • Understand both employer and employee responsibilities
  • Conduct a hazard assessment
  • Identify the different types of personal protective equipment

SAF-1005
Eye and Face Protection
1.0

Many workplace injuries are the result of eye and face hazards. Flying shards, chemicals, and bright light are just a few examples of workplace hazards that can cause injury.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Recognize potential eye and face hazards
  • Understand employer responsibilities
  • Explain common types of eye and face protection
  • Follow guidelines to protect your eyes and face

SAF-1006
Head Protection
0.9

Head injuries aren’t to be taken lightly. Their effects can haunt you for the rest of your life and may even be fatal. Fortunately, proper hard hats can protect you from many types of head hazards.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify types of head hazards
  • Know the guidelines to protect your head
  • Choose the appropriate hard hat

SAF-1007
Foot and Leg Protection
0.9

Foot and leg injuries are very common in manufacturing, but you can take advantage of PPE to minimize your exposure to workplace hazards. Foot and leg PPE, such as safety shoes and toe guards, can help protect you from workplace hazards.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify types of foot hazards
  • Follow guidelines to protect your feet
  • Match your shoe protection to the hazard

SAF-1008
Hand and Arm Protection
1.1

If workers face potential injury to their hands and employers can’t eliminate the workplace hazard through engineering and work practice controls, then employees need to wear PPE. PPE, such as arm coverings and gloves, help protect workers’ hands from chemicals and other workplace hazards.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify types of hand hazards
  • Know the guidelines for protecting your hands
  • Be familiar with different types of hand PPE

SAF-1010
SAF-1010 Hearing Protection
0.9

Loud noises can cause permanent hearing damage, as well as physical and psychological stress. As a result, whenever you risk exposure to excessive levels of noise, you need to wear proper PPE to protect your hearing.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Recognize the need for hearing protection
  • Follow guidelines to reduce the amount of noise exposure
  • Choose appropriate hearing PPE
  • Know how to use hearing PPE

SAF-1012
Hazardous Materials
1.5

Hazardous materials are present in many forms in the manufacturing workplace. The first step to protect yourself is to recognize the chemicals that create potential hazards in your work environment.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe what a hazardous material is and why it’s important
  • Identify the different forms of toxic materials
  • Recognize the entry routes of hazardous materials

SAF-1013
SAF-1013
1.4

In 2012, OSHA updated its Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). In HazCom 2012, a material safety data sheet (MSDS) is simply a safety data sheet, and labels now have a consistent look, complete with pictograms.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the major changes to the HazCom
  • Understand the new label requirements
  • Explain each section of the new safety data sheet
  • Know what your employer’s responsibilities are

SAF-1014
Hazardous Waste
0.7

Improper dumping of hazardous waste is a serious issue. OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standard outlines how to handle hazardous waste operations and emergency response.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define hazardous waste
  • Describe the requirements of HAZWOPER
  • Explain what an emergency response plan covers

SAF-1016
Work Area Safety
1.2

Work area safety can be greatly improved by paying attention to little things that may be overlooked. A clean, organized work area, wide, clear walkways, and proper lifting techniques go a long way toward keeping you safe on the job.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the importance of housekeeping
  • Identify walkways and exits
  • Create an ergonomic work environment
  • Maintain a correct, neutral posture
  • Use proper lifting techniques

SAF-1018
Fall Prevention
1.3

Falls are one of the most common causes of workplace injuries and fatalities. Employers can reduce the risk of falling from elevated surfaces by providing fall protection equipment. In addition, you, as an employee, can minimize the risk of falling by following simple safety guidelines.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Know the steps employers must take to prevent falls
  • Identify fall protection systems
  • Follow safety guidelines for scaffold work
  • Stay safe when working on an aerial lift

SAF-1020
Electrical Safety
1.4

Working with electricity can be dangerous, whether you’re working with it directly or indirectly. However, with a healthy respect for electricity and a basic understanding of how it works, you can take precautions to protect yourself from electrical hazards.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand how electricity works
  • Identify electrical hazards
  • Apply electrical safety guidelines

SAF-1021
Lockout/Tagout
1.0

If a device starts up unexpectedly, you can be severely injured. Fortunately, lockout/tagout procedures prevent devices from accidentally starting up. As long as the processes are followed correctly, lockout/tagout procedures play a valuable role in protecting you from workplace hazards.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the lockout/tagout process
  • Identify the main components of an electrical and a pneumatic lockout/tagout
  • Follow the steps to perform an electrical lockout/tagout
  • Complete a pneumatic lockout/tagout


Engineering Processes

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
MFG-1009
The Engineering Process
0.8

Creating a new product, whether it’s something as small as a pen or something as large as an airplane, doesn’t just happen. It takes a lot of hard work and creative thinking.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • List the phases in the engineering process
  • Understand the function of each stage in the engineering process

MFG-1010
Information Sharing
0.8

Computer document storage systems enable global access to critical documents and engineering information. Sharing information electronically ensures that everyone in the company has the latest and most accurate information when and where they need it.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe why it is important to share information
  • Understand why electronic information sharing systems are used
  • Describe the different types of information stored electronically
  • Explain how document storage will impact you in your job


Quality

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
QUA-1001
Introduction to Quality
1.4

Quality is a term that’s mentioned often, but what does it really mean? This course defines terms, like quality and Total Quality Management (TQM), and how these terms apply to manufacturing companies.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define quality, customer, and expectations
  • Identify the source of expectations
  • Define quality management systems
  • Describe the history of quality management systems
  • Define Total Quality Management (TQM)
  • List the principles of TQM
  • Identify who is involved in quality
  • Give examples of how customers and companies benefit from quality systems

QUA-1002
ISO 9000
1.1

International standards are a way of overcoming technical barriers to global trade. The most prominent organization that develops these standards is the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  • Define ISO standard
  • Describe the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle as applied to ISO standards
  • State the goals of ISO 9001:2000
  • Describe some of the industries impacted by ISO standards

QUA-1003
Standards Organizations
0.9

Standards organizations develop, coordinate, distribute, revise, issue, interpret, and otherwise produce standards intended to address the needs of affected adopters.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define standards
  • Define technical standards
  • Define standards organizations
  • Describe the uses of standards
  • State the purpose of international standards

QUA-1004
Quality Organizations
0.9

Implementing a quality system requires a support organization that spans the entire company. The organizational structure reflects the company structure and the requirements of the products being produced.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define quality organization
  • Describe where a quality system comes from
  • Identify the four levels of quality documentation
  • Identify some typical parts of a quality organization
  • Discuss the roles and the challenges quality organizations face
  • Explain why quality personnel must be independent

QUA-1005
Basic Quality Roles and Responsibilities
1.0

Quality assurance is a company-wide effort with responsibilities extending to every employee. Within a company’s quality program, there are a few basic roles with responsibilities that must be fulfilled.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define role
  • Define responsibilities
  • Define fulfillment of requirements
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of Quality Assurance personnel
  • Define inspection
  • Describe the inspection process

QUA-1011
Introduction to SPC
1.0

Statistical Process Control, or SPC, is a quality control methodology that uses statistics to predict variation in processes. Developed in the 1920s, SPC is widely used by manufacturing companies to maintain the quality of the products they produce.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define statistical process control
  • Identify and explain the three basics of statistical process control
  • Explain the types of variation that exist in a process
  • Explain the history of statistical process control

QUA-1012
Probability and Variation
1.8

Probability and variations are the foundation of SPC. The mathematical rules of probability can help to accurately predict the variation in any process.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the different types of variation
  • Define and explain the six common causes of variation
  • Explain the principles of probability
  • Calculate the probability of an event
  • Construct a histogram
  • Explain the concepts of standard deviation

QUA-1013
The Control Chart
1.2

The control chart is a tool used in Statistical Process Control to determine if a manufacturing process is in a state of statistical control. Control charts achieve this by comparing real-time process information with historical process data.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define the purpose of a control chart
  • Explain the fields on a control chart
  • Prepare a new control chart
  • Calculate X-bar
  • Calculate X-double bar
  • Calculate R-bar


Engineering Drawings

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
DWG-1001
Introduction to Blueprints
1.7

A blueprint is the primary means of communicating the requirements of a product to all those involved in manufacturing or building the product. Understanding how to read and interpret a blueprint is a universal skill that is used in almost every industry.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Explain the purpose of blueprints
  • List other terms used for blueprints
  • Describe methods of creating an engineering drawing
  • Explain the purpose and contents of a title block
  • Explain the importance of standards for engineering drawings

DWG-1002
Engineering Drawing Terminology
1.5

Words and phrases you use in everyday conversation have different meanings when applied to reading an engineering drawing. In this course, you will learn the meanings of words and phrases as they apply to engineering drawings. You will also learn to recognize and identify lines, shapes, and angles used in engineering drawings.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • List the basic shapes used in engineering drawings
  • Identify types of lines shown on engineering drawings
  • Identify the angle types seen on engineering drawings
  • Explain the relationships that exist between two or more lines
  • Explain the relationships that exist between two or more circles
  • Explain the relationships between lines, circles, and angles

DWG-1003
Engineering Drawing Views
1.6

The key to reading an engineering drawing is understanding how to visually interpret product illustrations. In this course, you will learn how the views on an engineering drawing are arranged and how to draw a three-dimensional object on a two-dimensional surface.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Determine the number of views required to define an object
  • Explain the difference between isometric and orthographic drawings
  • Describe the “glass box” method of illustrating views on an engineering drawing
  • Interpret engineering drawings when shown an object
  • Explain how views are arranged in a multiview drawing
  • Identify views on an engineering drawing
  • Describe the purpose of a sectional view
  • Describe the function of cutting planes
  • Define how front views are selected

DWG-1004
Engineering Drawing Lines
1.3

There are many types of lines used to define the shape of an object on an engineering drawing. Each type has a specific function in the definition of the object.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify each type of line used in an engineering drawing
  • Describe the function of three line types used in an engineering drawing: visible, hidden, and center
  • Describe the function of line precedence
  • Identify line types given an engineering drawing
  • Interpret hidden features on an engineering drawing
  • Interpret views from viewing planes

DWG-1005
Dimensions and Tolerances
2.1

Dimensions and tolerances are used to define the required distances between lines, planes, and points on an object.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define a feature
  • Define a feature of size
  • Describe the function of dimensions and tolerances on an engineering drawing
  • Describe, identify, and interpret linear dimensions
  • Describe, identify, and interpret dimensions for circular features
  • Describe, identify, and interpret dimensions for angular features
  • Describe basic rules for dimensioning an engineering drawing
  • Describe different features of holes and their symbols


Measurement Tools

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
MEA-2001
Introduction to Precision Instruments
1.1

Precision measurement instruments differ from normal measurement tools because of their ability to measure with a greater degree of precision and accuracy. To properly interpret these measurements, you must understand terms that are associated with these instruments.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Explain the difference between precision and accuracy
  • Identify the resolution of a precision instrument
  • Determine the discrimination of a precision instrument
  • Identify the basic components of a measurement

MEA-2002
Rules
1.1

Rules are measurement tools used to measure distance and draw straight lines. Rules are used in many manufacturing, construction, and medical processes. In this course, you will gain the mastery required to accurately measure with a rule.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the key components of the precision rule
  • Interpret a rule’s graduation lines
  • Identify rules based upon their measurement scale
  • Choose which type of precision rule to use to measure a length
  • Use the precision rule to accurately measure a length

MEA-2003
Calipers
1.3

Calipers are measurement tools that are designed to measure distance, length, and depth. They are used in many professions, including manufacturing, woodworking, and health care. In this course, you will gain the mastery required to accurately measure with calipers.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify all of the parts of a caliper
  • Describe how the parts work together to measure
  • Interpret the graduation scales on the caliper
  • Zero set your caliper
  • Use the caliper to measure a length and depth
  • Properly care for your caliper

MEA-2004
Micrometers
1.9

The micrometer is a precision measurement tool used to measure small lengths and distances. Micrometers are one of the most common measurement tools used in almost every manufacturing industry in the world. In this course, you will gain the mastery required to accurately measure products with a micrometer.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the parts of a micrometer
  • Describe how the parts work together to measure a product
  • Interpret the graduation scales on the standard and Vernier micrometer
  • Use the micrometer to accurately measure a distance
  • Properly care for your micrometer


Lean

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
LEA-1002
The History of Lean Manufacturing
0.9

In this course, you’ll learn about the history of lean manufacturing. You’ll discover how the contributions of Henry Ford, Taiichi Ohno, and Shigeo Shingo worked together to form what is today called lean manufacturing. You’ll also find out about the three essential elements of the Toyota Production System.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • List the major contributions in the history of lean manufacturing
  • Identify the principles and practices of using lean manufacturing
  • Name the three essential elements of the Toyota Production System

LEA-1003
Workplace Organization
1.1

A disorganized work area not only makes it hard to find items, but it makes working effectively and efficiently difficult as well. In this course, you’ll learn about the importance of workplace organization, the methods used to organize the workplace, and the 5S program.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • List the principles of workplace organization
  • Identify the methods used to organize the workplace
  • Recognize the methods used to measure workplace organization

LEA-1004
Sort
0.7

In this course, you’ll learn about the process of Sort. Sort involves getting rid of unnecessary items and general clutter in the work area. Sort helps ensure that only necessary items remain in the workplace.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define the 5S meaning of Sort
  • Match Sort with its requirements and compliance activity
  • Identify key actions for Sort
  • Explain how Sort is executed in the workplace

LEA-1005
Straighten
0.9

In this course, you will learn about Straighten. Straighten is a method for organizing the workplace to reduce wasted steps, motion, and time. You’ll explore techniques designed to help you store tools where they’re needed and visually obvious. You’ll also learn to use outlines and labels to identify the location of machines, walkways, and storage areas.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define the 5S meaning of Straighten
  • Match Straighten with its requirements and compliance activity
  • Identify key actions for Straighten
  • Explain how Straighten is executed in the workplace

LEA-1006
Shine
0.8

In this course, you will learn to Shine. Shine is maintaining order through cleaning. Daily cleaning routines are established to maintain a clean and tidy working environment. You’ll explore steps for keeping equipment clean and in good working order.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define the 5S meaning of Shine
  • Match Shine with its requirements and compliance activity
  • Identify key actions for Shine
  • Explain how Shine is executed in the workplace

LEA-1007
Standardize
0.7

In this course, you will learn about standardizing the Sort, Straighten, and Shine activities. You’ll also discover basic guidance on how to keep the 5S effort active in your organization.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Match Standardize with its requirements and compliance activity
  • Identify the key actions for Standardize
  • Explain how Standardize is executed in the workplace

LEA-1008
Sustain
0.7

The last step of 5S, Sustain, is considered the most difficult step of the 5S process. Sustain is defined as the training and discipline needed to maintain 5S. In this course, you’ll learn why sustaining the 5S effort takes so much work and commitment by everyone.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand Sustain requirements and compliance activity
  • Identify the key action steps for Sustain
  • Explain how Sustain is executed in the workplace


CNC

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
CNC-1001
Introduction to Machining
1.5

Machining is a process of utilizing a machine to shape, assemble, or remove excess material to produce a final product. In manufacturing, machining is primarily used to remove metal. Almost every product produced by manufacturing involves the use of metals. Metals are used in the end product, manufacturing of the end product, or both.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify different classifications of tools
  • List methods of removing metal
  • List methods of shaping metal
  • List common machining operations

CNC-1002
Machine Tools
0.8

The machines used to shape or remove metal are called machine tools. Thousands of machine tools are available to perform either a specific type of machining operation or multiple machining operations. Companies often use a variety of machine tools to produce a single final product.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify different classifications of machine tools
  • List different methods of controlling a machine tool
  • List the advantages of manual, automatic, and CNC controlled machine tools
  • Identify the major areas of a CNC control

CNC-1003
CNC Controllers
1.0

CNC machine tools are an integral part of manufacturing today. Almost every manufactured product either uses a CNC machine in its production or a tool that was manufactured on a CNC machine.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the history of CNC machine tools
  • Identify the major areas of a CNC controller
  • Identify common features on a CNC controller

CNC-1004
Machining Personnel
0.9

Companies often use a variety of machine tools to produce a single final product. Companies also require personnel with varying levels and areas of expertise to utilize these machine tools efficiently to produce the product.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify different classifications of machining personnel
  • Identify the duties and requirements of various personnel classifications
  • Recognize the available career paths for production CNC operators

CNC-1005
Facility Layout
1.5

A manufacturing company places departments, machines, and other equipment in various arrangements to minimize the time and cost of manufacturing its products.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define facility layout
  • Identify different classifications of manufacturing facility layouts
  • List the advantages of each facility layout
  • Recognize the factors that determine which facility layout is chosen


Automation

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
AUT-1001
Introduction to Automation
0.8

Automation is the use of devices, machines, and control systems to decrease the need for human work. Automated systems are used in numerous industries due to their economic benefits. Understanding of automation, its benefits, and the power sources used in automated systems is important to the success of an automation technician.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the role and importance of automated processes
  • List the power sources of some automated processes
  • Identify different types of components used in pneumatic/electro-pneumatic installations or circuits

AUT-1002
Automated Process Course Description
1.1

Automated systems are capable of performing a wide variety of tasks and processes. Even though the specific design of each automated system may vary, most share the same basic types of components.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify different assembly process steps
  • Identify two types of process checks
  • Define SCADA

AUT-1003
Automated System
1.7

At a basic level, all automated systems work in the same way regardless of their size or task. Understanding of the basic operations and communication performed in an automated system is the first step to understanding how to maintain them.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the components and stations of the SMC MAP 205 system
  • Identify the assembly steps performed at each station
  • Identify common manipulator types used in a pneumatic system


Team Building Skills

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
TEA-1001
Working in a Group
0.7

No matter how responsible, organized, or charismatic you are, if you don’t work well with others, you won’t have success – on or off the job. In this course, you’ll learn about the advantages of working with other individuals. You’ll also discover the science of group dynamics, as well as the difference between primary and secondary groups. Finally, you’ll find out about the formal and informal roles group members may take on.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the importance of working well with others
  • Define a group
  • List the advantages of group work
  • Define group dynamics
  • Describe the characteristics of a group system
  • Describe the difference between primary and secondary groups
  • Describe the difference between formal and informal group roles

TEA-1002
Group Communication
0.9

Group members need to communicate effectively and collaboratively in order to accomplish the group’s common goal. In this course, you’ll learn how to communicate with group members so that what you’re saying is correctly understood. You’ll learn how to avoid common listening traps. You’ll also discover how to listen for understanding.

By the end of this course, students will be able to

  • Understand the importance of effective communication
  • List guidelines for effective communication
  • Describe how to avoid sending mixed messages
  • Identify common listening traps
  • Understand how to listen for understanding

TEA-1003
Effective Collaboration
0.8

For a group to successfully collaborate to accomplish its goal, members must be able to get along and work together. In this course, students discover how trust, cohesiveness, support, and ethics affect group climate. Student will also learn how to become a better and more effective group member.

By the end of this course, students will be able to

  • Describe the difference between a positive and negative group climate
  • List factors that affect group climate
  • Understand your role in becoming a better group member
  • Understand the importance of being cooperative and assertive
  • List guidelines for effective group discussion

TEA-1004
Life Stages of a Team
0.9

While not all groups are considered teams, all teams are considered groups. For a team to succeed, it’s important that its members work together as a unit. In this course, you’ll learn about the different life stages of a team. You’ll also find out what you can do to help encourage team cohesiveness.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define team
  • Describe the four life stages of a team
  • Understand the reasons teams may struggle
  • Define synergy
  • List ways to build a cohesive team
  • Understand how to set ground rules
  • List ways to encourage teamwork

TEA-1005
Meetings
0.8

Nothing destroys productivity and teamwork like a meeting gone bad. In this course, you’ll discover when you really need to attend a meeting and what you can do to get the most out of the meeting.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe why it’s important to get the most out of the time spent in meetings
  • List common reasons why meetings are disliked
  • Identify when a meeting is not necessary
  • List times when a meeting should be held
  • Describe what you need to do to conduct an effective meeting
  • List what you need to do to prepare for a meeting
  • Understand the importance of an agenda
  • List the topics ground rules need to cover
  • Understand what you need to do when you’re the one leading the meeting
  • Describe how to handle difficult personalities
  • Understand how you can overcome your own anxiety in a meeting

TEA-1006
Diversity
0.9

Everyone is different, and not everyone in a group is going to think the same way or come from the same background. In this course, you’ll learn guidelines for working in a diverse group.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand why being different from you isn’t a negative
  • List ways to respect diversity
  • Define culture
  • List the advantages of diversity
  • List the disadvantages of diversity
  • List strategies for working in a diverse group
  • Describe ways to overcome language barriers

TEA-1007
Creativity
0.8

Creativity allows people to invent, communicate, and problem-solve at a higher level. In this course, you’ll learn about two tools that can help spark creativity: brainstorming and mind- mapping.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define creativity
  • List ways to increase creativity
  • Describe the process of brainstorming
  • Describe the process of mind-mapping
  • Understand how to piggyback on an idea

TEA-1008
Problem-Solving
1

Problems are a part of everyday life, so it shouldn’t surprise students when their group encounters one. In this course, they will learn how to deal with problems whenever it comes their way.

By the end of this course, students will be able to

  • Understand the effects of unsolved problems
  • Describe common problem-solving pitfalls
  • Learn problem-solving techniques
  • List common spelling errors
  • Understand how to use the IDEA method to solve problems
  • Describe how to use the S-T-P model of problem-solving
  • Understand how to choose the right solution

TEA-1009
Decision-Making
1

Group decision-making is hard. In this course, you’ll discover the special considerations you need to think about during group decision-making. You’ll find out about what consensus really is and which traps you need to avoid. Finally, you’ll learn about groupthink and how you can prevent it.

By the end of this course, students will be able to

  • Understand why group decision-making is difficult
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of group decision-making
  • Describe different decision-making approaches
  • Identify common mistakes in reaching consensus
  • Describe how to reach a true consensus
  • Define groupthink
  • Identify the signs of groupthink
  • Understand the reasons for bad decision-making
  • Describe the process for making good decisions
  • Understand how to make an ethical decision

TEA-1010
Conflict Management
1.4

In this course, you’ll find out why conflict occurs. You’ll learn how to identify the differences between positive and negative conflict as well as the common strategies for handling a conflict. You’ll also discover the six steps involved in successful collaboration. Finally, you’ll find out what you can do to help resolve group conflict.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • List the reasons why conflicts occur
  • Describe the differences between positive and negative conflict
  • Identify negative behavior
  • List the effects of negative conflict
  • Decide if and when to address conflict
  • Understand the importance of listening in conflict resolution
  • Implement conflict resolution strategies
  • Engage in successful collaboration
  • Describe what you can do to help resolve conflict

TEA-1011
Leadership
0.8

Leaders have a tremendous impact on a group’s success in reaching its goals. In this course, you’ll discover what leadership is, as well as the traits of successful leaders. You’ll also learn how you can develop leadership skills in case you ever find yourself in a leadership position.

By the end of this course, students will be able to

  • Describe the role of a leader
  • Explain why leadership is important
  • List ways to develop leadership skills
  • Explain the importance of communication in leadership
  • Identify the traits of successful leaders
  • Understand how to create a plan and set goals

TEA-1012
Virtual Groups
1

Virtual groups rely on technology to allow people in multiple locations and time zones to communicate and collaborate. Virtual groups take advantage of a multitude of technologies, including emails, instant messaging, and teleconferences. In this course, you’ll discover what you need to do as a virtual group member.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe a virtual group
  • List the different types of virtual communication
  • Describe the different virtual communication tools
  • Understand the challenges of virtual group communication
  • List ways to get the most out of working in a virtual group
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of virtual meetings
  • Describe the guidelines for conducting virtual meetings
  • Describe the guidelines for using different types of conferencing tools


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