Course Details

Exploring Advanced Manufacturing

This course is designed to expose students to career opportunities and the exciting advances in today’s modern field of advanced manufacturing.

This course was developed through a partnership between two National Science Foundation Centers for the Advancement of Technological Education:

  • CA2VES: The Center for Aviation and Automotive Technology Education using Virtual E-Schools
  • FLATE: Florida Advanced Technological Education Center

Recommended Prerequisites

Basic Reading Comprehension, Basic Computer Skills, Basic Internet Browsing Skills

What You’ll Learn

Course Module Listing

Introduction and Overview

Course Introduction and Overview

Exploring Advanced Manufacturing

What is Manufacturing?

Manufacturing Sectors

Careers in Manufacturing

Module Summary

Manufacturing Career Clusters



Maintenance, Installation and Repair

Quality Assurance

Logistics and Inventory Control

Process and Product Development

Health, Safety and Environmental Assurance

Module Summary

A Hands-on Virtual Experience

Exploring a Virtual Advanced Manufacturing Environment

Next Steps

Next Steps toward a Career in Manufacturing

EducateWorkforce Courses

Educational Opportunities Near You

FLATE Interviews

Additional Information

Course Survey

Course Survey