Course Number:
MFG 290
Transcript Title:
Student Production Manufacturing Lab
Aug 15, 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
Default Grading Options
Repeats available for credit:

MFG 212
MFG 222

Course Description

Practices creation, design and strategy implementation for a long term product on a medium to large scale. Includes opportunities for working with local businesses, governmental agencies, or on private projects of a larger scale. Emphasizes engagement with community partners for development of manufacturing-based solutions. Prerequisite/concurrent: MFG 212, MFG 222.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Develop and implement a solution to a manufacturing problem that has a manufacturing-based solution.
  2. Develop and coordinate a manufacturing timeline.
  3. Design a working model and presentation for proposed solution.
  4. Prototype solution and determine viability by gathering data.
  5. Design an effective communication model with community partners and end users throughout the project.
  6. Install or implement the product in field after a production run.

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: Develop and implement a solution to a manufacturing problem that has a manufacturing-based solution.

  • Choose a project that has a broad need in the local community or has affected a large number of people
  • Identify solutions that can be designed and built using equipment in the shop; ensure that projects are kept within the capabilities of CGCC’s equipment

Outcome #2: Develop and coordinate a manufacturing timeline.

  • Develop a timeline for design and implementation of the
  • Coordinate partner needs with manufacturing realities
  • Estimate time needed for research and development

Outcome #3: Design a working model and presentation for proposed solution.

  • Use solid modeling in CAD
  • Create assembly and manufacturing diagrams
  • Develop a presentation showcasing the design solution
  • Package large amounts of information in to concise and easy to understand formats using digital software

Outcome #4: Prototype solution and determine viability by gathering data.

  • Use feedback to make necessary changes
  • Make a physical prototype
  • Tolerance and check prototype
  • Create a fixture for production run
  • Ensure repeatability between similar product by developing written quality control protocols
  • Develop a physical quality check process for production of
  • Create any needed guide or instructions solution

Outcome #5: Design an effective communication model with community partners and end users throughout the project.

  • Ensure accurate quoting and timelines by building in any potential slowdowns or waste
  • Demonstrate ability to balance timelines between community partner wants and manufacturing realities.
  • Design a feedback loop that includes the community at large and end users
  • Communicate feedback to partners in an appropriate medium
  • Utilize broad reaching technologically based methods to check design success and concerns

Outcome #6: Install or implement the product in field after a production run.

  • Implement lean manufacturing principles to streamline the manufacturing process
  • Estimate final materials cost and prevailing wage labor cost for production
  • Develop an installation plan, including site planning if necessary
  • Lead the placement, installation or delivery of product

Suggested Texts and Materials

Suggested programs that are the current industry standard include:

  • SolidWorks
  • Rhino
  • Fusion 360
  • AutoDesk
  • Siemens SolidEdge
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Inkscape

Department Notes

Students in MFG290 are expected to be working independently in the lab and with community partners.  The instructor’s purpose is to facilitate the initial relationships or contacts with potential partners and to facilitate the student’s work in the lab as needed.  An approved project for MFG290 should be carefully considered by the instructor.  Special considerations need to be taken for scope and scale as well as long term viability that the student may not consider; such as upkeep costs or costs of ownership for the end user or partner.

Due to the large amount of lab hours in this course, students are expected to do little to no work outside of class.

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.