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Essential Objectives

Course Syllabus

Revision Date: 04-May-24

Fall 2024 | MEC-1310-VO01S - Principles of Manufacturing

Synchronous Class

Synchronous courses are delivered through a combination of online and regularly-scheduled Zoom sessions. In synchronous classes, students must attend Zoom sessions and actively engage with each other and faculty in course activities and discussions.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Synchronous Section: This course has schedule meeting dates and times online via Zoom. See below or consult Self Service - Search for Courses and Sections for specific dates and times.
In-Person Meeting Day/Times via Zoom: Thursday, 06:00P - 08:00P
Semester Dates: 09-05-2024 to 12-12-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-16-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2024 - Refund Policy
Open Seats: 16 (as of 07-19-24 8:05 PM)
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Materials/Lab Fees: $276.00


Bill Sacco
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Danielle Lafleur Brooks

Course Description

This course introduces students 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 examine Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) policy and have the opportunity to take the Safety Certification exam and the Quality Practices and Measurement Certification exam through the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC).

Essential Objectives

1. Explore the careers available in manufacturing and required education, training, and certifications through assignments such as informational interviews, job shadows, or other career-exploration activities.
2. Compare safe and unsafe manufacturing workplace environments.
3. Identify and evaluate unsafe conditions and describe and apply strategies for corrective action.
4. Demonstrate collaboration and teaming techniques as they apply to a manufacturing environment.
5. Demonstrate safe practices in a manufacturing setting.
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 and how that system is evaluated and maintained.
8. Identify the steps involved in building quality into a product and/or process.
9. Explain the importance of data collection and analysis to quality and continuous improvement.
10. Identify the roles of both management and production regarding quality and accountability.
11. Identify methods of inspecting materials, processes, and final products.
12. Demonstrate accuracy with using precision measuring tools and reading basic drawings.
13. Explain geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols and how they are applied to part drawings.

Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.

Required Textbooks and Resources

This course only uses free Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials. For details, see the Canvas Site for this class.


The following teaching methods will be utilized for this course:

  • Class lectures via Zoom online meetings using materials stored in the Canvas site for this course. The Canvas site includes items such as Power Point Presentations, Video Links, online simulators for measuring equipment and Sample Case Studies of the topics being discussed.
  • Students will participate in online discussions and activities outlined in the canvas page for this course.
  • Review MSSC online materials with the students.
  • Students will be assigned homework utilizing the online MSSC CPT Training Materials and will be required to complete all assigned online MSSC Unit Quizzes.

Evaluation Criteria

Course Evaluation Criteria

  • 30% Mid-Term Assessment (CPT Module 1 Safety Assessment)
  • 30% Final Assessment (CPT Module 2 Quality Assessment)
  • 30% Average of MSSC online Quizzes.
  • 10% Attendance and Class Participation

Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
NPLess than 600

Weekly Schedule

Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments


MSSC Module 1 (Safety) Units 1 thru 3


MSSC online quizzes Units 1 thru 3



MSSC Module 1 (Safety) Units 4 thru 7


MSSC Module 1 (Safety) Quizzes Units 4 thru 7



MSSC Module 1 (Safety) Units 8 thru 11


MSSC Module 1 (Safety) Quizzes Units 8 thru 11



MSSC Module 1 (Safety) Units 12 thru 15


MSSC Module 1 (Safety) Quizzes Units 12 thru 15



MSSC Module 1 (Safety) Units 16 thru 19


MSSC Module 1 (Safety) Quizzes Units 16 thru 19



MSSC Module 1 (Safety) Units 20 thru 23


MSSC Module 1 (Safety) Quizzes Units 20 thru 23



MSSC CPT Safety Assessment (Module 1)


Take MSSC CPT Safety Assessment (Module 1)



MSSC Module 2 (Quality) Units 1 thru 3


MSSC Module 2 (Quality) Quizzes Units 1 thru 3



MSSC Module 2 (Quality) Unit 4 thru 6


MSSC Module 2 Quiz (Quality) Unit 4 thru 6



MSSC Module 2 (Quality) Units 7 thru 9


MSSC Module 2 (Quality) Quizzes Units 7 thru 9



MSSC Module 2 (Quality) Units 10 thru 12


MSSC Module 2 (Quality) Quizzes Units 10 thru 12



MSSC Module 2 (Quality) Units 13 thru 15


MSSC Module 2 (Quality) Quizzes Units 13 thru 15



MSSC Module 2 (Quality) Units 16 thru 17


MSSC Module 2 (Quality) Quizzes Units 16 thru 17



MSSC Module 2 (Quality) Assesment


Take MSSC Module 2 (Quality) Assessment.

Note: Items from Module 1 (Safety) will also appear on the Module 2 (Quality) Assessment


Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

Participation Expectations

To earn full participation points for the week, students need to do the following:

  • Attend and participate in the weekly class Zoom Class Meetings.
  • Read the assigned material and demonstrate an understanding of those resources in your assignments and class discussions.
  • Use of a camera is required when attending Zoom Meetings.

Missing & Late Work Policy

  • Assignments can be submitted up to 12/12/2024. No work will be accepted after that date. Note the following exception applies: No work will be accepted towards the CCV grade for this class.
  • Weekly attendance of Zoom Meeting is a course requirement. Interacting with classmates is an essential part of online classes and cannot be made up after the fact. Attendance and class participation will account for 10% of your total grade.
  • Extensions will be granted only in extenuating circumstances. If a lengthy medical problem or other emergency or other personal issue will result in missing weekly discussions and/or assignments, please contact your instructor and student advisor as soon as possible.
  • Students who know that they will not have course access for any given week should make arrangements with their instructor to complete assignments and participation requirements prior to the absence.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:

CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Integrity

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.