Course Descriptions


Advanced Manufacturing (ADM) Courses

ADM 100 Introduction to Safety and Careers in Advanced Manufacturing (3-2) 3 credits

This course is designed for anyone interested in gaining employment in an in-demand occupation in the advanced manufacturing field. Candidates include: incumbent workers, High School seniors, non-traditional learners seeking a career change or to enter this field, and apprentices seeking related instruction for their DOL Occupation. The content of this course prepares students to safely step into a production based workplace and enter into additional coursework for advanced manufacturing. Learners will become familiar with the type of Manufacturing companies, the characteristics of Advanced Manufacturing and types of productions facilities. They will learn how to work in safe and productive manner, perform safety and environmental inspections, perform emergency drills and participate in emergency teams, identify unsafe conditions and take corrective action, provide safety orientation for all employees, train personnel to use equipment safely, suggest processes and procedures that support safety of work environment, fulfill safety and health requirements for maintenance, installation and repair, monitor safe equipment and operator performance, and utilize effective safety-enhancing workplace practices. This hybrid course will include online and hands on portions to provide real world experience.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ADM 200 Foundations in Advanced Manufacturing - Quality (3-2) 3 credits

This course is designed to serve those interested in entering the workforce for advanced manufacturing, incumbent workers of local companies, secondary HS seniors for technical skills development and apprentices in the local area that are required to gain related instruction for their DOL Occupation. The content of this course prepares students to safely step into a production-based workplace and enter into additional coursework for advanced manufacturing. The content includes: participating in periodic internal quality audit activities, checking calibration of gauges and other data collection equipment, suggesting continuous improvements, inspecting materials and product/process at all stages to ensure they meet specifications, documenting the results of quality tests, communicating quality problems, taking corrective actions to restore or maintain quality, recording process outcomes and trends, identifying fundamentals of blueprint reading, and using common measurement systems and precision measurement tools. Co-requisite: ADM 100  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ADM 205 Foundations in Advanced Manufacturing - Production (3-2) 3 credits

This course is designed to serve those interested in entering the workforce for advanced manufacturing, incumbent workers of local companies, secondary HS seniors for technical skills development and apprentices in the local area that are required to gain related instruction for their DOL Occupation. The content of this course prepares students to safely step into a production based workplace and enter into additional coursework for advanced manufacturing. The content for manufacturing processes and production includes: identifying customer needs, determining resources available for the production process, setting up equipment for the production processes, setting up team production goals, make job assignments, coordinate work flow with team members and other work groups, communication production and material requirements and product specifications, document product and process compliance with customer requirements and prepare final product for shipping and distribution. Co-requisite: ADM 100  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ADM 210 Foundations in Advanced Manufacturing - Maintenance (3-2) 3 credits

This course is designed to serve those interested in entering the workforce for advanced manufacturing, incumbent workers of local companies, secondary HS seniors for technical skills development and apprentices in the local area that are required to gain related instruction for their DOL Occupation. The content of this course prepares students to safely step into a production based workplace and enter into additional coursework for advanced manufacturing. The content for Maintenance Awareness includes: Performing preventative maintenance and routine repair, monitoring indicators to ensure correct operations, performing all housekeeping to maintain production schedule, recognizing potential maintenance issues with basic production systems, including knowledge of when to inform maintenance personnel about problems with electrical systems, pneumatic systems, hydraulic systems, machine automation systems, lubrication processes, bearing and coupling, belts and chain drives. Co-requisite: ADM 100  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF