March 22, 2022

What is Advanced Manufacturing?

Many people think of “manufacturing” as mindlessly putting together widgets. But advanced manufacturing is at the heart of our modern culture. It offers so many opportunities for creative thinkers, problem-solvers, project leaders, people who enjoy working with the latest technologies and those who like to work with their hands. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Define advance manufacturing • Identify things you use in your life that are manufactured • List the top manufacturing industries in the United States • List the top manufacturing industries in Indiana
March 22, 2022

Manufacturing History and Technology

Today's advanced manufacturing companies seek out and use cutting-edge technologies and machines. They embrace environmental practices. And there's a bigger focus on creating products for a global market. Imagine how you could make a difference with an exciting career in advanced manufacturing. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Explain events that influenced manufacturing throughout history • List software technologies designed to help in the manufacturing process • List manufacturing hardware that is used in modern advanced manufacturing • Describe how connectivity on the macro and micro levels affects advanced manufacturing
March 22, 2022

From Ideas to Products

Have you ever thought about how ideas become products? In this course you will learn about the process of taking great ideas and transforming them into amazing products that people want to use. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Describe how manufacturing helps transform ideas into products • Identify different manufacturing roles and how they play a part in product development • Identify ways technology can help in the product development process
March 22, 2022

From Design to Manufacturing

In this course, you will learn what it takes to design and get an advanced manufacturing facility up and running for a new product launch. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Describe the process for planning an advanced manufacturing facility • Identify different advanced manufacturing teams and their questions and concerns in creating a new facility • Recognize the next steps after the plan has been finalized
March 22, 2022

Safety, Quality and the Environment in Manufacturing

If you were involved in the world of advanced manufacturing, there are three things you're constantly thinking about: safety, quality and the environment. What do you think these words mean in terms of manufacturing? In advanced manufacturing, companies always think ahead when it comes to safety, quality and the environment. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Describe the importance of safety and safety education in manufacturing • Define “quality” as it relates to manufacturing • Describe and define "green manufacturing”
March 22, 2022

Measuring Success in Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing is unique in that you can experience the pride and satisfaction that comes with winning more often than you would working in a different field. What's cool about advanced manufacturing is that when you get a win, you're making a difference for the company, but you're also making a huge difference for yourself and for the world. By the end of this course, you will be able to • List the main elements that can help a manufacturing company "win" • Understand how costs—including target cost and cost of production—help determine an advanced manufacturing company's success • Use math to determine the efficiency and productivity of a manufacturing cycle or equipment • Explain how delivery, safety, environment and customers influence success
March 22, 2022

Careers in Manufacturing

The world of advanced manufacturing is like its own ecosystem. Teams, roles and processes are tightly connected and dependent upon one another within companies and industries. This course looks at the different teams and roles in more detail. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Identify teams that work together in the advanced manufacturing world • Articulate the overall mission of a team • Describe various roles and responsibilities within advanced manufacturing teams • Describe how teams and individuals work together to manufacture quality products
March 22, 2022

The Engineering Process

Creating a new product, whether it's something as small as a pen or something as large as an airplane, doesn’t just happen. It takes a lot of hard work and creative thinking. By the end of this course, you will be able to • List the phases in the engineering process • Understand the function of each stage in the engineering process
March 22, 2022

Information Sharing

Computer document storage systems enable global access to critical documents and engineering information. Sharing information electronically ensures that everyone in the company has the latest and most accurate information when and where they need it. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Describe why it is important to share information • Understand why electronic information sharing systems are used • Describe the different types of information stored electronically • Explain how document storage will impact you in your job