BMM 101 - Key Principles of Manufacturing

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course explores the exciting field of manufacturing. It introduces the student to concepts of production, logistics and inventory controls and their relationships to the local and global economy. The basic principles and practices of a safe and productive manufacturing environment are explored. Safety instruction covers topics including; Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), confined space, lock out/tag out, zero energy state, hazardous materials, storage of flammable materials, storage of fuel gas and high pressure gas cylinders, portable powered tool safety, hand tool safety, record keeping, training, employer enforcement of safety regulations, and right to know. This course also covers communication and teamwork skills as they relate to the manufacturing workplace and explores the roles and responsibilities in managing customer expectations. This course will use lecture, group work, online simulation and programming to prepare students for Production Certification Testing through Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC). (F, Sp, Su)