Careers in Manufacturing Processes

Careers in Manufacturing Processes concerns the manufacturing process, from the conception of a new product through the prototype stage to fabrication, assembly, testing, and customer satisfaction. Manufacturing is the beating heart of American enterprise. Indeed, it is the heart of the economy of any advanced industrialized nation. This course examines every aspect of the manufacturing process from strategy and management to factory‐floor tactics.


  • Analyze means for achieving excellence in a manufacturing company.
  • Develop skills to draw up a manufacturing plan and schedule.
  • Chart the manufacturing skills needed to research and create products that address the needs of current and future customers.
  • Apply market research, analytical skills, and financial understanding to the concepts of entrepreneurial endeavors in manufacturing.
  • Analyze engineering, quality, and manufacturing responsibilities needed to build an excellent process and team approach.
  • Recognize the need for accurate records and for making decisions based on data and facts.
  • Analyze data, records, and budgets to determine optimal business and management strategies for the company.
  • Develop interpersonal, communication, and critical thinking skills to work in teams and to use the skills of all team members.
  • Chart the job and skill types that create manufacturing processes from conception to postpurchase.
  • Instruct others on the basics of maintaining safe working environments.
  • Analyze the cultures of high‐performing companies, and differentiate among various kinds of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing strategies.
  • Analyze fabrication, assembly, inspection, and testing as they combine in a value stream to produce a quality product meeting or even exceed customer expectations.
  • Analyze the function and requirements of product service in the field and warranty work on products and how these two activities affect budgets and manpower.

State: National, California, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Manufacturing
Course Length: Semester