Manufacturing, Introduction To (Level I)

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Certificate Program
Contact Person: Allan Anderson- 860-215-9403

This 26-30 credit program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skill in preparation for entry level work in manufacturing.

Students may complete this certificate by completing the courses that are listed below.



Course ID Title of Course Credits
ENG* K101° Composition 3
ENG* K202° Technical Writing 3
CAD* K106 Computer-Aided Drafting 1
CAD* K107 Computer-Aided Drafting Lab 2
EET* K105° Electronic Circuits and Systems 3
EET* K106° Electronic Circuits and Systems Lab 1
ENV* K130 Occupational Safety and Health 3
MAT* K095° Elementary Algebra Foundations or higher 0-4
MEC* K152° Fundamentals of Engineering Graphics 1
MEC* K153° Fundamentals of Engineering Graphics Lab 2
MEC* K262/K263° Material Science and Lab  
or or 3-4
PHO* K101 Introduction to Light and Lasers  
MFG* K102 Manufacturing Processes 3
MFG* K103 Manufacturing Processes Lab 1

° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.


Introduction to Manufacturing ( Level 1), Certificate
Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program requirements graduates will be able to:

  1. practice the skills needed to work effectively in teams and as an individual.
  2. demonstrate the ability to use appropriate mathematical and computational skills needed for entry-level work in manufacturing.
  3. combine oral, graphical, and written communication skills to present and exchange information effectively and to direct manufacturing activities.
  4. know the professional code of ethics.
  5. describe concepts relating to manufacturing quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
  6. describe how the concepts of metal manufacturing and other basic manufacturing processes affect manufacturing operations. 
  7. illustrate an ability to think critically and identify, evaluate and solve technical and non-technical problems.
  8. recognize actions and acts of professionalism that allow them to become informed and participating citizens cognizant of ethics, civic duty and social responsibility.
  9. recognize the need to be lifelong learners.