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Engineering Assistant (Computer Integrated Manufacturing)

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Project Lead the Way
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

3 skill sets | 50 total skills
Principles of Manufacturing
Explore manufacturing through research and projects
Understand what the enterprise wheel represents and how it represents the overall manufacturing scheme
Research a topic in manufacturing, develop a presentation, and present findings to a group
Explain the different procedures used in manufacturing
Identify basic flowcharting symbols and discuss their functions
Create a flowchart that portrays a manufacturing process
Apply flowcharting to areas other than manufacturing
Identify a control system and explain its application to manufacturing
Model and create a program to control an automated system
Create a control system that replicates a factory cell
Maximize the efficiency of the manufacturing system with respect to time and cost
Compare the efficiency of running multiple systems against that of one large system
Manufacturing Processes
Use the design process
Use knowledge of design to analyze products with flaws
Use calculated volume, mass, surface area of parts to determine material cost, waste, and packaging requirements
Use solid modeling software to improve a flawed design
Determine whether a product is safe for a given audience (e.g., children under the age of three)
Make ethical decisions about manufacturing
Create a product using solid modeling software
Explain the difference between primary and secondary manufacturing processes
Analyze a product to propose the manufacturing processes used to create it
Explore manufacturing processes via research
Explore prototyping processes
Identify machines when given a process and identify the process that a given machine performs
Determine the appropriate speed rate for a given material using a tool with a given diameter
Determine the feed rate for a given material using a tool with a given diameter
Read and interpret G & M codes
Transfer the drawings made in CAD to a CAM program
Create numerical code using a CAM program
Verify the creation of a part using a simulation software
Create parts using the machines demonstrated by the instructor
Create a product on the computer using knowledge of manufacturing processes
Elements of Automation
Research a topic in automation
Explore automation careers
Identify the advantages and disadvantages of robotic labor versus human labor
Explore materials handling
Create and program virtual robotic work cells with simulation software
Program the interface between a robot and another machine
Identify the three main power types
Solve problems involving electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical power
Convert power between units
Calculate torque and use it to calculate power
Solve problems involving fluid power
Construct a system to convert pneumatic power into mechanical power
Build the Lynxmotion robot if the robots are not already built
Learn the programming language needed to operate the Lynx robot
Create programs using robotic software that will allow the robot to perform a set of tasks
Configure servo motors to operate the Lynxmotion robot
Formulate a list of tasks in which the robot used in class can be used in a large scale CIM cell operation
Utilize handshaking strategies to allow two or more similar or dissimilar devices to communicate and operate together

Technical Instruction

Engineering Assistant (2+2 Engineer Pathway) - 405 req. hrs
Introduction to Engineering/Computer Graphics
College Algebra
College Chemistry I
College Trigonometry
Introduction to Engineering
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
University Physics I
English Composition I
English Composition II

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