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Basic Pathway Instructor Online Training Course – Module 1: What is Manufacturing?

This is the course provides instructors of the “Manufacturing Concepts” student course, which also serves as the coursework for the West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium’s Basic Certification.

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This is the course provides instructors of the “Manufacturing Concepts” student course, which also serves as the coursework for the West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium’s Basic Certification. In this course, the material will cover basic manufacturing processes and terminology, safety in the workplace, Quality & Continuous Improvement, and applied math as it pertains to the manufacturing workplace. The student course is designed to be taught in 40 classroom hours over the course of the year. There are 8 modules in this revised version of the course. Student who successfully complete this course will earn the Consortium’s Basic Pathway Certificate.

This course was created in 2005 as the result of a grant awarded to Rhodes State College to address current trends in manufacturing at that time. To better prepare teachers/instructors to effectively teach this course, this training course was developed by The Midwest Regional ESC. The training course will provide you with practical insights into the various modules of the course and assist you with ideas to make the instruction of the course as effective and engaging as possible. The course will also include the instructional and support resources you will need to teach all of the modules in the course.

Course Modules include:

Module 1:  What is Manufacturing?

Learning Goals:

  1. Review and establish expectations for program participation and completion.
  2. Introduce students to one another.
  3. Understand and be proficient at computer skills necessary for current job environments.
  4. Explain what manufacturing is and identify sub-industries important to manufacturing.
  5. Describe workers’ roles in modern manufacturing.
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