Courses – Production Technologies

Course Requirements for Production Technologies

This certificate is designed to introduce you to production technologies and provides initial information to start your career in manufacturing.

Course Descriptions

Female operating a drill press

CMAE 1502 Technical Mathematics, 3 credits, Cut score needed
The primary goal of this course is to help individuals acquire a solid foundation in the basic skills of math, shop algebra and geometry. Math instruction to include fundamentals of math, fractions and decimals, units of measure, lines and angles, triangles, shop geometry, circles and polygons, shop algebra and the Pythagorean Theorem.

CMAE 1506 Introduction to Computers, 2 credits
Provides essential, hands-on coverage of Microsoft Office suite programs, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.

CMAE 1510 Print Reading, 2 credits
Basic skills and abilities required for understanding prints utilized in a manufacturing environment will be gained. Emphasis will be on interpretation of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing symbols/principles, alphabet of lines, multi-view drawing (including orthographic projection, isometric views and perspective drawing), title blocks, revision systems, identification of general/local notes, dimensions and tolerances, basic principles of math/geometry in relation to mechanical print reading, interpretation of basic weld symbols, techniques of basic shop sketching and interpretation of three-dimensional drawings.

CMAE 1514 Safety Awareness, 2 credits
Introduction of OSHA standards relating to personal protective equipment, HAZMAT, tool safety, confined spaces and others. The course curriculum is based upon federally-endorsed national standards for production workers.  This course is designed to align with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) assessment and certification system for Safety. 

CMAE 1518 Manufacturing Processes and Production, 2 credits
Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing principles, basic supply chain management, communication skills and customer service will be covered. This course is designed to align with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) assessment and certification system for Manufacturing Processes.

CMAE 1522 Quality Practices, 2 credits
Introduction to quality, including emphasis on corrective actions, preventative actions, control of documents, control of quality records, internal auditing of processes and control of non-conforming product. This course is designed to align with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) assessment and certification system for Quality Practices.

CMAE 1526 Maintenance Awareness, 2 credits
Introduces the concepts of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), preventative maintenance, lubrication, electricity, hydraulics, pneumatics and power transmission systems.  This course is designed to align with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) assessment and certification system for Maintenance Awareness.

CMAE 1528 Career Success Skills, 1 credit
Students will be introduced to skills that will help them succeed in the workplace, including communication skills, productivity, teamwork, conflict resolution, and critical thinking. Students will be able to identify professional skills, learn how to assess their abilities, and identify ways to improve.