The Manufacturing Academy offers a sequence of courses that provides relevant technical content needed to prepare for further education and careers in the manufacturing career cluster. Courses provide technical skill proficiency and competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, workplace behaviors, problem-solving skills, general employability skills, technical skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the manufacturing career cluster. This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in Advanced Manufacturing and Production positions.
The content includes but is not limited to providing students with a foundation of computer science, engineering design, and precision measurement. The content and activities also include the study of safety in the workplace, quality, and leadership skills. This program focuses on transferable skills and stresses an understanding and the demonstration of the technological tools, instruments, machines, materials, processes, and systems in industry.
The courses in the manufacturing pathway include Introduction to Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing 1 and Advanced Manufacturing 2.
Introduction to Manufacturing
Freshman or Sophomore level course which focuses on foundational computer science, engineering design, and soft skill development.
Advanced Manufacturing 1
Sophomore or Junior level course where students may earn dual enrollment credit from Calhoun Community College for ADM 111, Manufacturing Safety Principles and ADM 101, Precision Measurement.
Advanced Manufacturing 2
Junior or Senior level course where students may earn dual enrollment credit from Calhoun Community College for ADM 105, Fluid Systems and ADM 106, Quality Control Concepts.