Manufacturing

  • Planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturng/process engineering.

    Program of Study: Manufacturing

    Renton School District courses in this Career Cluster include:

    AEROSPACE/ADVANCED MANUFACTURING 1-2
    1.0 credit
    This is a class that utilizes curriculum written by Boeing personnel to prepare students with production skills and providing work habits for the work world.  Members of this class will be performing tasks such as riveting, drilling, sealing, and other aviation/manufacturing related topics.  Guest speakers from Boeing and many of their suppliers will be valuable resources that students will have the opportunity to interact with.  This class is valuable for teaching students basic soft skills such as:  being on time, ready to work, having a good attitude, and taking pride in workmanship.

    INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – INTRO
    .5 credit
    Industrial Technology provides students the opportunity to explore and develop fundamental knowledge and basic skills related to both personal and shop safety. Students explore these skills through a series of projects which are designed to build upon one another while increasing student proficiency with materials, tools and the building process. Applied mathematics and physics are emphasized.

    INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – DESIGN PROCESSES
    .5 credit
    Prerequisite: Industrial Technology – Intro
    Industrial Technology – Design Process explores the world of design while further emphasizing personal, shop, and group safety in an industrial setting. Students work in teams and are given a set of parameters and material specifications with which they then design and build simple machines to meet the design requirements. Students are guided through the research and development phase needed to meet design challenges including prediction of outcomes. Applied mathematics and physics are emphasized.

    INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – MANUFACTURING
    .5 credit
    Prerequisite: Industrial Technology – Intro
    Industrial Technology – Manufacturing continues the emphasis on safety (personal, shop and group) while students create a start-up manufacturing company and produce a series of products. Topics covered include market research, product research/ development, materials analysis, design and manufacturing, and delivery/distribution. Applied mathematics and physics are emphasized.

    ROBOTICS 1-2
    1.0 credit
    (Science or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Prerequisite:  Principles of Technology 1-2 or Physics 1-2
    Robotics is an interdisciplinary course that incorporates elements of science and technology, design, teamwork and competition. Students will learn how to take an initial idea through the design, development, construction, and evaluation cycle. Specific skills will be gained in brainstorming, teamwork and teambuilding, computer design, prototyping, construction, and self-evaluation. Projects may include robotic arms, computer /robotic programming, “sumo-wrestling” robots, and walking robots.  The final project/competition affords students the opportunity to test their creativity, knowledge, and skill.
     
    ROBOTICS PRACTICUM
    1.0 credit each year
    (Science or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Prerequisite:  Instructor Permission
    This course is for students interested in participating on a FIRST Robotics Team (www.usfirst.org). First year students will learn the fundamentals of physics, fabrication, robot design, and Computer Aided Design (CAD), as applicable to designing and building a robot for the FIRST Robotics competition. Second year students will concentrate on the fundamentals of programming electronic devices for competition robots. After-school and weekend hours are integral/required components of this course (workshops, team practices, build sessions). Speak with course instructor to familiarize yourself with these required components.

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