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Revision Date: 08-Oct-19

MEC-1310-VG01Y - Principles of Manufacturing

Synonym: 190472
Location: Bennington
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Wednesday, 05:00P - 08:15P
Semester Dates: 10-16-2019 to 12-11-2019
Last day to drop without a grade: 10-27-2019 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-18-2019 - Refund Policy
Faculty: William Sacco | View Faculty Credentials
Materials/Lab Fees: $220.00
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

Comments: Online participation required

Course Description:

This course provides students with an introduction to manufacturing, including facilitating safe work practices in industrial environments and controlling and improving quality in a manufacturing setting. The course also covers fire safety, pressurized gases, electrical hazards, and safe machine usage. Students will examine Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) policy. Upon completion, students will have the opportunity to earn the Safety Certification and the Quality Practices and Measurement Certification through the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC).

Essential Objectives:

1. Describe the careers available in manufacturing.
2. Compare safe and unsafe manufacturing workplace environments.
3. Identify and evaluate unsafe conditions and describe and apply strategies for corrective action.
4. Demonstrate teaming techniques as they apply to a manufacturing environment.
5. Identify industrial gases and describe safe handling practices.
6. Identify and describe the functions and responsibilities of agencies that regulate safety in the workplace.
7. Explain the key elements of a quality system.
8. Identify the steps involved in building quality into a product.
9. Explain the importance of data collection and analysis to quality.
10. Identify the roles of management and production workers regarding quality.
11. Identify methods of inspecting materials, processes, and final products.
12. Demonstrate accuracy using precision measuring tools and read basic drawings.
13. Apply geometric dimensioning and tolerance.


The following teaching methods will be utilized for this course:

  • Class lectures and class room discussions using materials stored in the Canvas site for this course. The Canvas site includes items such as Power Point Presentations, Video Links and Sample Case Studies of the topics being discussed.
  • Students will have in class labs to experience hands on use of Safety PPE and Basic and Precision Quality Measurement devices.
  • Students will be assigned homework utilizing the online MSSC CPT Training Materials and will be required to complete all assigned online MSSC Unit Quizzes.
  • When available a class trip may be arranged to a local manufacturing facility.

Evaluation Criteria:

Course Evaluation Criteria

  • 40% Mid-Term Assessment (CPT Module 1 Safety Assessment)
  • 40% Final Assessment (CPT Module 2 Quality Assessment)
  • 10% Average of MSSC online Quizzes
  • 10% Attendance and Class Participation

Grading Criteria:

Only letter grades will be used in this course. See letter descriptions below:

A+ through A-: For any work to receive an "A," it must clearly be exceptional or outstanding work. It must demonstrate keen insight and original thinking. It must not only demonstrate full understanding of the topic or issues addressed, but it must also provide a critical analysis of these. In addition, an "A" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly and thoughtfully articulate his or her learning.

B+ through B-: For any work to receive a "B," it must be good to excellent work. It must demonstrate strong originality, comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "B" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly articulate his or her learning.

C+ through C-: For any work to receive a "C," it must meet the expectations of the assignment. It must demonstrate solid comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "C" grade reflects a student's ability to adequately articulate his or her learning.

D+ through D-: For any work to receive a "D," it must marginally meet the expectations of the assignment. It demonstrates minimal comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "D" grade may reflect a student's difficulty in articulating his or her learning.

F: Work that receives an "F" grade does not meet the expectations or objectives of the assignment. It demonstrates consistent problems with comprehension, organization, critical thinking, and supporting details. In addition, an "F" grade reflects a student's inability to articulate his or her learning. Students are strongly urged to discuss this grade with their instructor and advisor.


Fall 2019 textbook data will be available on May 13. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: William Sacco
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Katharine Cooper

Attendance Policy:

Regular attendance and participation in classes is a essential component of a student’s success in this course. Failure to attend (2) or more classes may result in the student receiving a non-satisfactory or failing grade for this course.

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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