Topic outline

  • Welcome to Pre-Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing

    Students will work in project-based learning teams and individually in our "mechatronics lab" with state of the art workstations including Robotics, Programmable Logic Controllers, Electronics and Power Distribution, CNC Milling, Mechanical Power Transmission, Lifting Mechanisms, Pneumatics, Hydraulic Power Systems, Integrated Mechatronic Systems, and a diverse maker space. 

    Students will learn how to become successful leaders in manufacturing and develop 21st-century skills employable in a technology-driven marketplace.  They will receive a solid foundation in mechatronics, a blended curriculum of electronics, mechanical, and computers, which can readily be used for employment or pursuit of an advanced degree in Engineering or Technology.


  • Unit 1 - Introduction to Manufacturing, Engineering, Production, and Leadership

    • Production Teams

      • Training & Leadership

        • Safety Organization

          • Concurrent Engineering

            • Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

              • Design for Human Use

                • Design Thinking - Empathy for User

                  • Next Manufacturing Revolution: 3D Printing and Custom Orders

                    • Unit 2 - Communication and Workplace Readiness

                      • Safety Talks

                        • OSHA Handout

                          • Career Research Activity

                            • Unit 3 - Introduction to Principles of Lean Manufacturing Production Methodologies

                              • Mechanical Principles

                                • Machine Tooling

                                  • Planning and Workload

                                    • Cellular Layout

                                      • One-Piece Flow with Pull System

                                        • Use of Queues

                                          • Work Balancing

                                            • Lead Time Reduction

                                              • Inventory Risks

                                                • Point of Use Storage

                                                  • Cross-Training

                                                    • Unit 4 - Problems Solving and Design

                                                      • Blueprint Reading 1, 2, 3

                                                        • Basic Measuring

                                                          • Precision Measuring

                                                          • Unit 5 - Safety

                                                            • Personal Protective Equipment

                                                              • Fire and Electrical Safety

                                                                • Work Area Safety

                                                                  • Hazardous Material Safety

                                                                    • Tool and Machine Safety

                                                                      • Material handing Safety

                                                                        • Unit 6 - Circuits and Electronics

                                                                          • Maintenance Awareness

                                                                            • Electrical Circuits

                                                                              • Pneumatic Circuits

                                                                                • Hydraulic Circuits

                                                                                  • Soldering Projects