METS1100 Manufacturing Fundamentals I

This course prepares students to enter the manufacturing field with acquired basic skills in shop math, print reading, measuring tools, hand tools, shop safety, employment/life skills, metallurgy, and biology. Students also learn about federal and international regulations, cleanroom techniques and quality systems. Successful completion is measured by the student's ability to determine whether a part has been manufactured to customer requirement and specifications within a safe, effective work environment.





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 outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Solve shop math problems
Identify scientific method process
Compute Metric and English measurement system math conversions
Apply order of operations to shop math problems
Use basic formulas in solving math problems
Interpret math symbols and definitions
Demonstrate proper use of the calculator
Relate angles and degree in geometrical forms
Distinguish print lines, views and angle projections
Interpret Title Block information
Identify Dimensioning, Symbols and Callouts
Calculate tolerance on prints
Solve fundamental math word problems
Identify various metal types used in metal manufacturing
Describe heating and treating practices
Explain manufacturing procedures
Demonstrate basic computer usage
Categorize the components of an effective team environment
Assess the needs of the internal and external customer
Manage how to effectively deal with conflict
Confirm the importance of a sober work environment
Identify various work and employee forms
Identify aseptic concerns in medical device manufacturing
Explain the business reasons for manufacturing in controlled environments

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. 
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Credit Details