Entry-Level Production Worker

Course Code:

Credit Hours:
150 clock hours

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
This course prepares students for entry into the advanced manufacturing industry. Content emphasizes beginning skills key to the success of working in the manufacturing industry. Students gain an understanding of technology and the concept of design for manufacturing, study workplace safety and workplace organization, workplace communication skills, and basic machine operation.


Course Details




Required textbooks/ course materials:

Shawn A. Ballee, Gary R. Shearer, Industrial Maintenance and Mechatronics.  G-W Publishing, ISBN: 9781635634273.

The lectures and lab skills will be content from Amatrol LMS.


Assignment/course outline:

This course is competency-based and self-paced using handouts, LMS, computer-assisted instruction and instructor demonstrations.

  • Attending classes
  • Completing reading and computer assignments along with laboratory work.
  • Keeping a course notebook.
  • Quizzes, tests, homework, and practical exam.

See first-day handout. 


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

This course introduces the basics of the manufacturing industry, terminology, and applications used in manufacturing. The topic coverage will include understanding technology, design manufacturing, personal safety, and workplace communication skills.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Demonstrate an understanding of technology

Demonstrate and understanding of Design Manufacturing

Demonstrate an understanding of workplace safety and workplace organization

Demonstrate an understanding of workplace communication skills and teamwork

Demonstrate an understanding of basic machine tools  

Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the use and application of technology in manufacturing.

Utilize the ability to describe and apply the engineering and design process.

Demonstrate the ability to write and explain understandable statements in industry.

Demonstrate an understanding of industrial safety, health, and environmental requirements.

Demonstrate proficiency in using basic machines, hand tools, band saw, milling press, and testing devices.

Demonstrate math skills appropriate for employees in a manufacturing work environment.

Q, T, CF, SD, SP, H, RPT, PSk Check


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • In-class lecture and discussion
  • On-line learning management systems
  • Hands-on competency-based labs
  • Assessments


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