MFG101: Automated Manufacturing I

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

This semester course provides the Foundation for STEM topics. Students are presented with real-world challenges and opportunities to explore careers like design and engineering. The course includes: Introduction to Engineering; Mechanisms; Introduction to Industrial Design; Engineering Application Series; Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing; Industrial Safety Lockout/Tagout; mathematics for Technicians.

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Course Length

One Semester

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Course Outline

Unit 1: Introduction to Engineering

Introduction to Engineering provides students an excellent overview of the field of engineering. This unit engages students with topics such as an overview of the history of engineering, career choices and the engineering design process. Multi-level hands-on activities involve product design, career seeking and ethics. To conclude the unit, a capstone project challenges students to explore engineering. For students on a career track in engineering, Introduction to Engineering serves as an excellent launching pad for more in-depth courses. Exploratory students with little exposure to the field may decide to pursue an engineering career after learning of the many exciting opportunities available!

  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Course Project
  • Engineering Contributions
  • Engineering in Society
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Careers in Engineering
  • Career Inquiry
  • Engineering Approaches to Product Design
  • Engineering Design Tools
  • Paper Tower
  • Engineering Education Planning
  • Exploring Engineering
  • Vocabulary Test: Introduction to Engineering
  • Post-test

Unit 2: Mechanisms

The Mechanisms unit includes over thirty mechanical components, such as gears, pulleys and assemblies. Using these animated components, students design mechanical assemblies to accomplish tasks ranging from lever design to the setup and use of pulleys and gear assemblies.

  • Getting Started
  • First Class Levers
  • Second Class Levers
  • Third Class Levers
  • Inclined Planes and Screws
  • Wheels and Axles
  • Pulleys
  • Gears
  • Gear Ratios
  • Gear Trains
  • Chain and Sprocket Drives
  • Stepped Pulley and Belt Drives
  • Block and Tackle
  • Cams
  • Conclusion
  • Post-test

Unit 3: Introduction to Industrial Design

In the Introduction to Industrial Design unit, students are introduced to what industrial designers do. They redesign a simple office supply product, learn and practice technical drawing techniques, and are introduced to how products are made. They explore what reverse engineering is, the importance of patents, as well as what and how engineering notebooks are formatted and used. Finally, they are introduced to human factors engineering as well as rapid prototyping. They will also use 3D design software, Google SketchUp, to complete several projects.

  • What is Industrial Design?
  • Technical Drawing
  • History of Product Design and How Products are Made
  • Reverse Engineering, patents, and the Engineer’s Notebook
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Conclusion
  • Final Course Assignment

Unit 4: Engineering Application Series

The Engineering Application Series (EAS) is a collection of fun and exciting problem-based learning opportunities. EAS provides students the opportunity to master critical academic, workplace, and life skills while solving real-world challenges. Students are presented with a real world engineering design challenge. Students then organize and solve the problem by navigating the design loop process using a unique “Challenge Script” and a variety of worksheets.

  • Project

Unit 5: Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing

Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing introduces the student to the manufacturing industry and its associated career paths. Students learn about careers offered in manufacturing and about how to prepare for and then pursue those careers. Students learn how manufacturing companies operate. A number of common manufacturing technologies are described. The use of computers and automation in manufacturing is explored. Students work on hands-on projects designed to provide insight into the world of manufacturing.

  • Introduction
  • Careers in Manufacturing
  • Seeking a manufacturing career
  • The Manufacturing Company
  • Planning and Staffing a Manufacturing Company
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Computers in Manufacturing
  • Automation in Manufacturing
  • The Arrow Plane
  • Post-test

Unit 6: Industrial Safety—Lockout/Tagout

Safety is one of the most important aspects of an industrial training program. Lockout/tagout procedures are critical in creating a safe work environment. Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) delivers skills-based curriculum through virtual and hands-on activities. Students learn all aspects of lockout/tagout procedures in industrial environments. Through interactive activities, students learn about lockout devices, conducting energy control analysis, performing lockout/tagout and more.

  • Introduction to Lockout/Tagout
  • Acquiring Lockout/Tagout Basics
  • Attaching Lockout Devices
  • Completing and Attaching Tagout Devices
  • Conduct Energy Control Analysis
  • Performing a Lockout/Tagout
  • Perform Lockout/Tagout Release
  • Post-test

Unit 7: Mathematics for Technicians I

Mathematics for Technicians I is designed to equip technicians with the math skills they are likely to need on a daily basis. Topics covered include arithmetic and algebra, types of numbers (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), percentages, ratios and proportions, systems of measurement, geometry, and trigonometry.

  • Introduction to Basic Mathematics I
  • Working with Arithmetic and Algebra
  • Working with Whole Numbers
  • Working with Fractions
  • Working with Decimals
  • Working with Percentages
  • Working with Ratios and Proportions
  • Working with Systems of Measurement
  • Working with Geometry
  • Working with Trigonometry
  • Post-test
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Lesson Scheduling

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling