Course Content


    • Team Concepts
      • What are the benefits of working as a team?
      • What are the characteristics of a successful team?
      • What is the six-step team problem solving process?
      • What are three (3) idea-generating methods?
      • How do teams make decisions through consensus?
    • Product Design and Development
      • How is the design process used to create products?
      • What are the types of materials available for product design?
      • How is CAD used to develop models?
      • Why is product cost important in terms of product design?
      • How are product ideas developed into models?
    • Machine Tool Safety
      • What are the primary lab safety rules?
      • What are the primary machine tool safety rules?
    • Project #1
      • Demonstrate knowledge of primary lab safety rules.
      • Safely use and maintain lab hand tools and machine tools.
      • Safely complete class project based on given design constraints.
    • Amatrol, Integrated Technology Concepts (ITC), Integrated Learning Unit #1

      The Integrated Learning Units provide students with the technical knowledge and skills they need to accomplish their team's master project to be completed during the 3rd and 4th marking periods. Amatrol's Integrated Learning Units enable students to become subject matter experts (SME). Each Learning Unit consists of 2-4 units, referred to as segments. Each student will become a SME in a cluster, consisting of two (2) learning units. The ITC Integrated Learning Units teach a variety of universal technologies, which are used throughout the seven technology sectors, from communications to transportation.
      Integrated Learning Units Include:

        • Desktop Publishing
        • Graphic Design
        • Pneumatics
        • Pneumatics Simulation
        • AC/DC Electricity
        • Electrical Control
        • Robotics
        • Robotics Simulation
        • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
        • Mechanical Systems
        • Measurement
        • Manual Machine Tools
        • CNC Machines

    • Team Activity #1
      • How do the skills of a subject matter expert contribute to the team in terms of product design and development?
      • How does a team accomplish more than combined individual efforts?
      • Why is it important for individual team members to contribute to the team?
    • Amatrol, Integrated Technology Concepts, Integrated Learning Unit #2
    • Business Presentations
      • Why is it important to be able to communicate effectively to a group?'
      • What are the basic concepts behind being a good presenter?
      • What software is available to assist in making an effective presentation?
    • Build and Test Prototype
      • Demonstrate knowledge of primary lab safety rules.
      • Safely use and maintain lab hand tools and machine tools.
      • Safely complete class project based on given design constraints.