Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education


CURRICULUM

INTRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURING

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS PRINCIPLES

QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY

BASIC MANUFACTURING SKILLS

MANUFACTURING SKILLS

COMPUTERS AND AUTOMATION PRINCIPLES

WORKPLACE SKILLS


Georgia's manufacturing businesses will be able to hire Certified Manufacturing Specialists and be confident they have qualified employees with strong foundational manufacturing skills.


The HOPE Grant can be used to help pay the tuition of this program to qualifying applicants.



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Throughout America changing technology and work methods have created a shortage of workers who are ready to fill the needs of business and industry.

In Georgia, strong economic growth, and numerous new plant locations, relocations, and expansions mean an even greater demand for skilled workers.

The Technical College System of Georgia can meet this need. Designed by industry-training professionals, the Certified Manufacturing Specialist program will help provide Georgia's manufacturing companies with a skilled workforce.

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Introduction to Manufacturing
Provides students with an overview of the functional and structural composition of manufacturing organizations.

  • Consumer Product Flow
  • Types of Manufacturing Operations
  • Common Process/Equipment
  • Organizational Structures
  • Learning for Success
  • Introduction to Business Principles
    Provides students with an introduction to manufacturing from the company perspective.

  • Supply & Demand
  • Profit & Productivity
  • Customer Focus
  • Quality Focus
  • Employee Impact on Bottom Line
  • Minimizing Scrap & Waste
  • Competitive Issues
  • Workplace Ethics/Personal Values
  • Confidentiality
  • Quality and Productivity
    Provides students with the knowledge and skills associated with quality and productivity in the manufacturing environment.

  • World Class Manufacturing
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Tools for Excellence
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Basic Manufacturing Skills
    Provides students with an introduction to representative manufacturing skills and associated safety requirements.

  • Powered Material Handling Equipment
  • Basic Math
  • Precision Measurements
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Manufacturing Skills
    Provides students with more in-depth knowledge of skills used in manufacturing environments
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  • Basic Mechanics
  • Plant Safety
  • Hand & Power Tools
  • Fundamentals of Electricity
  • Hydraulics & Pneumatics
  • Bearings, Seals, Lubricants
  • Computers and Automation Principles
    Provides students with an introduction to computerized process control and the operational requirements associated with automated machines in the manufacturing environment.
  • Overview of Computers
  • Introduction to Industrial Controls
  • Computer Technology
  • Computers in the Workplace (CBT)
  • Workplace Skills
    Provides students with basic interpersonal skills to enhance personal and professional success.

  • Team Interactions
  • Communication Style Profiles
  • Listening Skills
  • Managing Change
  • Decision Making
  • Job Interview Skills & Creating a Positive Image
  • Stress Management & Personal Wellness (Drug Free)

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    last updated on 8/1/05