TADV-125: Introduction to Integrated Manufacturing

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Skilled Trade & Apprenticeship
Academic Level
Course Subject
TAE - Developmental
Course Number
Course Title
Introduction to Integrated Manufacturing
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
16.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
16.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

Introduces integrated manufacturing systems. Presents the technology associated with a complex integrated manufacturing system through working with the SMC-FMS-200. Discusses manufacturing processes of feeding, handling, verification, and loading operations.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Safety in the manufacturing workplace.
  2. Function of an integrated work cell.
  3. Function of a programmable logic controller (PLC).
  4. Typical input/output interfaces.
  5. Integration of technologies.
  6. Troubleshooting techniques.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Identify the safety issues associated with electrical mechanical systems.
  2. Discuss the concepts of an integrated manufacturing system work cell.
  3. Operate the FMS 200 work cell.
  4. Identify PLC inputs and outputs associated with pneumatic and electrical components.
  5. Operate a PLC successfully at a basic level of operation.
  6. Correct machine faults.
  7. Develop a troubleshooting flow chart that can be applied to the SMC Trainer.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Assessment of academic achievement may include (but is not limited to) exams, quizzes, homework, and laboratory assignments.


Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Departmental Exam
Skilled Demonstration
Other Details

Competency-based hands-on lab exam based upon the project of the course

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Winter 2021
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date