Principles Of Manufacturing



Hampshire Unit School: A School of Applied Science & Natural Resources



COURSE NAME: Principles Of Manufacturing                                                                    

Teacher: Stephen Kelley


Room #: 132                                                                                                                              



COURSE DESCRIPTION: 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 understanding of how manufacturing combines design and engineering, materials science, process technology, and quality.  Standards in this course are aligned with Tennessee State Standards:


SUPPLIES:                          Loose Leaf paper

                                    Mechanical or Wood Pencils

Blue or Black ink Pen

16 GB Flash drive



  1. All work should be turned in on the assigned due date with a name and title.
  2. Work turned in without a name will likely not receive credit.
  3. Work turned in after due date will be penalized 10 points per day late unless other arrangements are made previous to due date.
  4. Tests and quizzes missed due to absence will be made up within two class periods of absence.Missing class instruction time should be avoided as much as possible.
  5. All students should follow all class and safety rules to prevent injury or illness.
  6. Consequences for breaking these rules will result in immediate corrective action to prevent further violations of this sort.
  7. Behavior and initiative is factored with grades and this is subject to the teacher. Remember that this is your workplace and you are the employee.
  8. Prejudice, Racism, Discrimination or any type of Bullying will never be tolerated at any time. This is non-negotiable.






            50%- PROJECTS

25%  - TEST/Exam GRADES





  1. Safety: Accurately read, interpret, and demonstrate adherence to safety rules, Identify and explain the intended use of safety equipment available in the classroom. For example, demonstrate how to properly inspect, use, store, and maintain safe operating procedures with tools and equipment.
  2. Overview of Manufacturing: Define manufacturing and describe how it is used to solve problems. Research the five general steps of manufacturing (preparation, processing, assembly, finishing, and packaging). Research the history of manufacturing. Summarize its evolution from the Industrial Age to the rise of mechanization and automation in the manufacturing industry.
  3. Career Exploration: Use an online editing tool to develop an informational paper or infographic illustrating various career opportunities and pathways in the advanced manufacturing industry.
  4. Layout and Measurement: Identify and demonstrate proper use of the following typical measuring tools. Determine when it is appropriate to use linear distance, diameter, and angle measuring tools, and record accurate and repeatable measurements, attending to appropriate units and quantities.
  5. Blueprint Reading and Interpretation: Define the differences in technique among freehand sketching, manual drafting, and computer aided drafting (CAD), and describe the skills required for each. Compare and contrast the following types of engineering drawings.
  6. Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement: research the three basic types of data that are important to controlling the manufacturing of a product: product output data, quality control data, and labor data. Examine common statistical processes to analyze data. As a class, develop standard procedures for analysis to apply to manufacturing projects throughout the course and program of study.
  7. Machining Technology: Demonstrate proper application of common machine shop hand tools. Identify tools and provide examples of how they should be used safely. Given a specific machining assignment, select two or more of the above hand tools for the task. Explain why the tools were selected to complete the assignment Research the development of numerical control machines, including how computer numerical control (CNC) technology evolved. Compare and contrast CNC machines with manually controlled machines and identify the chief benefits associated with them. Demonstrate operation of a CNC machine to perform basic tasks.
  8. Welding: Interpret welding-specific drawings and welding symbol information. Differentiating between drawings and blueprints, examine parts to determine the application of symbols from drawings, sketches, and blueprints. Examine given shop and assembly drawings for a weldment composed of five to ten components. Interpret the dimensions and write a plan describing the materials and tools needed to complete the assignment.
  9. Latest Trends in Advanced Manufacturing: Explore a range of new and emerging trends in advanced manufacturing. A trend could be the change in the types of skills needed in manufacturing, the use of computers, or the use of advanced materials in recent years. Examples include the following: a. Process control b. Materials design, synthesis, and processing c. Digital manufacturing technologies d. Sustainable manufacturing e. Flexible electronics manufacturing and f. Additive manufacturing.Research one or more of these trends in depth, and compile, review, and revise a presentation or a paper explaining both the technical aspects involved and the effects on businesses, workers, and society.



TESTING DATES:   All test dates will be provided to each student ahead of time. This includes Final Exam, Mid-Term and any daily test administered. Students shall make notes and remember these date for future reference.


PROJECT DUE DATES:   Projects will be given due dates related to depth of activity.  These dates and a grading rubric will be given at the beginning of each project.