Enroll in Introduction to Manufacturing with Dolphin STEM Academy
This one-semester course is intended to help you familiarize yourself with the evolution
of manufacturing and computer-aided design, describe manufacturing processes and
quality control systems, explain the importance of maintenance, and identify key
professional and personal skills that are helpful in having a successful career in the field
of manufacturing. This course has twenty-one lessons organized into five units. Each
unit has a Unit Activity and each lesson contains one or more Lesson Activities.
You will submit the Unit Activity documents to your teacher, and you will grade your
work on the Lesson Activities by comparing them with the given sample responses. The
Unit Activities (submitted to the teacher) and the Lesson Activities (self-checked) are the
major components of this course. There are other assessment components, namely the
mastery test questions that feature along with the lesson; the pre- and post-test
questions that come at the beginning and end of the unit, respectively; and an
end-ofsemester test. All of these tests are a combination of simple multiple-choice questions
and technology-enhanced (TE) questions.
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
Describe the evolution of technology and advancements in the field of Engineering.
Describe information technology skills required to use computers and
Explain the evolution of manufacturing and describe various manufacturing
processes, systems, and concepts.
Explain computer-aided design and manufacturing.
Explain and compare mass, lean, and agile production.
Describe how to set goals and manage time and resources effectively.
Explain the importance of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and describe
the fundamental steps in analyzing and resolving problems.
Explain the importance of creativity and resourcefulness and describe various
methods for evaluating problems and generating creative solutions.
Explain the concept of statistical process control and describe various techniques.
Identify various manufacturing regulations and safety measures.
Describe various maintenance procedures and safe material handling in a manufacturing unit.
Identify the conflicting areas between marketing and manufacturing and explain
how to achieve integration between both to meet customer demands.
Describe teamwork skills and identify leadership skills to successfully lead a team.
Describe conflict-resolution skills and explain how to reduce workplace stress.
Describe career opportunities and identify various employability characteristics
and additional skills required in the workplace.
Explain the importance of positive work ethics and describe good work habits.
Identify various aspects of personal integrity and describe laws and
organizational policies that ensure safety at the workplace.
Describe effective reading and writing skills.
Describe effective speaking and listening skills.
Explain the importance of diversity awareness and describe strategies to resolve workplace conflicts.