COURSE CODE: 8425

Manufacturing Systems I

SCED Code: 13002
Virginia Extended Description: 36
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
CTSO: TSA
Non-Traditional?: F

This course provides an orientation to careers in various fields of manufacturing. Emphasis will be placed on manufacturing systems, safety, materials, production, business concepts, and the manufacturing process. Students participate in individual and team activities to create products that demonstrate critical elements of manufacturing. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Class Size Regulation

The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education at cte@doe.virginia.gov.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Health, Safety, and Environmental Assurance
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Safety Engineer
Logistics and Inventory Control
  • Dispatcher
  • Logistician
  • Materials Handler
  • Shipping and Receiving Clerk
Manufacturing Production Process Development
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Millwright
  • Precision Inspector, Tester, or Grader
  • Production Manager
  • SPC (Statistical Process Control) Coordinator
Production
  • Assembler
  • Automated Manufacturing Technician
  • Extruding and Drawing Machine Operator
  • Tool and Die Maker
Quality Assurance
  • Calibration Technician
  • Precision Inspector, Tester, or Grader
  • Quality Control Technician
  • SPC (Statistical Process Control) Coordinator

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Computer Programmer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Electronic Drafter
  • Electronics Engineering Technician
  • Human Factors Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Technician

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