Course Outline


Manufacturing Technology


Teacher:         Mr. Ferguson (

Class:              Room 185


Manufacturing is the transformation of materials into products to meet human needs and wants. In today’s global economy, manufacturing is the foundation of a nation’s wealth and power. These courses provide students with opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to understand, use, and manage manufacturing systems. They will also help students understand the role of manufacturing technology in our economy; its relationship to other economic sectors; and its effects on people, society, and the environment. Their study of manufacturing technology will prepare students for change and for making critical decisions regarding the future.

This course helps familiarize students with the broad range of career opportunities within the manufacturing sector. Students will acquire knowledge of the manufacturing process, design and fabrication skills, the knowledge and skills required to safely opperate the manufacturing equipment, and students will construct products that adhere to design specifications and meet quality control standards. In addition to developing employability and technical skills, students will develop an understanding of the impact of the manufacturing sector on consumers, society, and the environment.

(Note: Working with wood as a material, other than in building construction, can be one of the areas of application in Manufacturing.)


During the semester the following format will be used as a basis for evaluation:

                Term 1                   35%

                Term 2                   35%

                Final Exam           30% (15% Culminating Assignment 15% Exam)


Each term mark will be calculated as follows

1.             Tests (50%) — There will be at least one test per unit studied but, in some cases, with the larger units you can expect more than one test.  Some tests will be written while others will be done on the computer or will be practical in nature.

2.             Projects (50%) — You can expect one or more project for each unit that is studied.  The value or weighting factor of these will depend on the duration and complexity of the project.

3.           Formative marksTo maximize formative marks (i.e., Learning Skills Marks), a student should:

                ·   be polite, co-operative and have a strong work ethic, bring all required materials to every class

                ·   participate openly in class discussions — show initiative and teamwork

                ·   regularly present solutions verbally or on the board

                ·   have excellent attendance and arrive on time, ready to go — be organized

                ·   pay careful attention during lessons and have homework completed