ARET1075 Careers in Manufacturing

This course introduces students to the skills, technology, work environment, potential salary, and job placement for occupations in the fields of Machine Tool Technology, Mechatronics (Automation Robotics, Electronics, Fluid Power), Welding and Metal Fabrication, Plastics Engineering Technology, and Engineering CAD (Computer-Aided Design) Technology. This dynamic course includes industry-specific tours, as well as hands-on projects that familiarize students with field practices and shop safety. A technical aptitude assessment will be administered to assist students in determining if a career in manufacturing fits with their interests and abilities. The steps for enrolling in a program at HTC will be reviewed.

Credits

2

Prerequisite

None

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following goals will be addressed in the course
Describe the characteristics of a career in Machine Tool Technology
Describe the characteristics of a career in Mechatronics
Describe the characteristics of a career in Welding and Metal Fabrication
Describe the characteristics of a career in Plastics Manufacturing Technology
Describe the characteristics of a career in Engineering CAD Technology
Apply shop safety principles
Determine the manufacturing career fields best suited to individual attributes and interests

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

1

lab:

1