Course Number:
MFG 220
Transcript Title:
Production Manufacturing 1
Aug 11, 2022
Jul 12, 2023
Total Credits:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture / Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
Satisfies General Education requirement:
Grading Options
A-F, P/NP, Audit
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Repeats available for credit:

MFG 157

Course Description

Introduces use of whole shop production methods for producing parts and assemblies. Describes the use of math and lean manufacturing principles to streamline production and prototyping in the industrial environment. Prerequisites: MFG 157. Audit available.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Produce complex products from scratch fully utilizing shop equipment.
  2. Understand lean manufacturing principles.
  3. Develop labor and cost estimating strategies based on prevailing wage.
  4. Explore machining processes for production fabrication.

Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies

Outcomes are assessed through a mixture of hands on and written assessments.  Priority is given to hands-on proficiency-based assessment in an environment that rewards demonstration of skill needed for success in industry.

  • Lecture and in-booth coaching and direct instruction.
  • Direct instruction in full class demonstration of skills.
  • Written exams.
  • Student proficiency through demonstration of learned strategies and skills in industry standard environment.
  • Mock AWS Testing procedure (destructive testing) or mock local industry supported on-site testing procedures.
  • Job readiness based on performance.
  • In class lab experiments and testing using the scientific process with written result reporting.

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content

Outcome #1: Produce complex products from scratch utilizing shop equipment.

  • Create a blueprint and assembly drawing.
  • Produce products to tolerance and test, redesign from blueprint if necessary using CNC and manual equipment.
  • Develop process and procedure sheets for blueprints.

Outcome #2: Understand lean manufacturing principles.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of several lean manufacturing systems.
  • Compare and contrast different lean manufacturing designs and their applicable implementation in an industrial environment.

Outcome #3: Develop labor and cost estimating strategies based on prevailing wage.

  • Determine prevailing wage of different aspects of a producing a product.
  • Create a labor cost estimate broken down by different techniques used.
  • Identify any potential cost savings through efficiency in wage labor.

Outcome #4: Explore machining processes for production fabrication.

  • Understand machining tools and processes.
  • Identify different toolsets and their usage.
  • Explore efficiency comparing manual machining and CNC machining.

Suggested Texts and Materials

Resources are available openly on the web, but largely the curriculum adaptation needs to be done based on the instructors existing skill set.  Since there are many ways to teach the content, the “teach what you know, and teach well what you do” is very appropriate for courses like this.

Suggested/recommended text:

  • Print Reading for Welders 5th Edition Thomas E. Proctor, Jonathan F. Gosse

Suggested Resources:

  • AWS Structural Code Book 2020
  • Amatrol Learning Systems Curriculum

Students utilize on campus computer resources and software, e.g. CAD resources.

Department Notes

Safety glasses are required at all times in the manufacturing lab, and are provided for students. Students may also purchase their own safety glasses from a local supplier. Long pants and closed toed shoes are required in the welding lab at all times. Appropriate clothing must be worn to work in the lab (no synthetic materials, ect.). Safety requirements are covered prior to work in the lab.