Advanced Manufacturing Courses

  • Advanced Manufacturing Programs of Study 

    • Mechatronics 
    • Welding

    Mechatronics Courses and Sequencing 

    • Level 1-C13H05 Principles of Manufacturing 
      • 1 credit, open to grades 9 & 10
      • ESPO: OSHA 10 Industry Certification 
      • Principles of Manufacturing is 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. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will advance from this course with a nuanced understanding of how manufacturing combines design and engineering, materials science, process technology, and quality.
    • Level 2- C13H07 Digital Electronics 
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Algebra 1, Principles of Engineering or Principles of Manufacturing 
      • Digital Electronics is intended to provide students with an introduction to the basic components of digital electronic systems and equip them with the ability to use these components to design more complex digital systems. Proficient students will be able to (1) describe basic functions of digital components (including gates, flip flops, counters, and other devices upon which larger systems are designed), (2) use these devices as building blocks to design larger, more complex circuits, (3) implement these circuits using programmable devices, and (4) effectively communicate designs and systems.
    • Level 3 -C13H15 Robotics & Automated Systems
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Algebra 1, Principles of Engineering or Principles of Manufacturing, Geometry
      • EPSO: FANUC Robotics Industry Certification 
      • Robotics & Automated Systems is an applied course for students who wish to explore how robots and automated systems are used in the industry. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will have an understanding of the historical and current uses of robots and automated systems; programmable circuits, interfacing both inputs and outputs; ethical standards for engineering and technology professions; and testing and maintenance of robots and automated systems.
    • Level 4- C13H04 Dual Enrollment Mechatronics 1
      • EPSO: Dual Enrollment course through TCAT 
      • Mechatronics I is 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.  Upon completion of this course, proficient students are able to describe and explain the 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 datasheets, schematics, timing diagrams, and system specifications to troubleshoot basic problems with equipment. 
    • Level 4- C13H21 Dual Enrollment Mechatronics 2
      • EPSO: Dual Enrollment course through TCAT
      • Mechatronics II is an advanced course in the manufacturing career cluster for students interested in learning more about such careers as mechatronics technician, maintenance technician, or electromechanical technician. Following the groundwork of mechanics and electronics laid in Mechatronics I, this course covers the basics of pneumatic, electro-pneumatic, and hydraulic control circuits in a complex mechatronic system. In addition, the course addresses basic digital logic and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) employed in the mechanical, electronic, and control systems in a mechatronics system.

    Optional Course that can replace any Level 4 CTE Course

    • C25H16 Work-Based Learning: Career Practicum (WBL)
      • 1 credit, up to 2 credits per year, open to grades 11 & 12
      • Admission into this class is by application only. A student must have a 90% attendance rate for the semester immediately preceding enrollment in this class. Their place of employment must correlate to their chosen Elective Focus and a significant portion of the hours worked must be during the normal school day.
        Students must be enrolled in a CTE that is related to their job. Students must maintain school attendance of a minimum of 90%, passing grades in all courses, and be able to legally drive to the job site. This course allows students to leave the school campus daily to gain real-world occupational experience.

    Welding Courses

    • (C13H03) WELDING I (C13H18) WELDING II DE
      • 2 credits, open to 11th and 12th-grade students that meet dual enrollment requirements
      • EPSO: Dual Enrollment course through TCAT 
      • Welding I is 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.