Manufacturing and Production Technologies
Manufacturing and Prod. Technologies


Students enrolled in the Manufacturing and Production Technologies course will have the opportunity to experience all aspects of the manufacturing processes.  Topics such as research and design, prototyping, manufacturing of products, packaging design, marketing, and distribution will be discussed as students go through these processes to create class projects.

Open to grades 8th and 9th
Length: 1 semester
Prerequisite: Introduction to Technology

Objectives for Manufacturing / Production Technologies:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work safely with a variety of technologies
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills as they relate to the workplace
  • Apply basic skills in communications, mathematics, English, and science appropriate to technological content and learning activities
  • Demonstrate and apply design/ problem solving processes
  • Demonstrate the ability to properly identify, organize, plan, and allocate resources
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research and development techniques
  • Describe types of production systems
  • Demonstrate computer literacy and applications
  • Demonstrate knowledge of traditional and innovative equipment
  • Demonstrate marketing techniques
  • Demonstrate knowledge of material processing and recycling

Activities may include:

  • Research of products
  • Computer aided design of products
  • Marketing and sales of products
  • Packaging of products
  • Manufacturing of products
  • Automation of production processes ( including Robotics)
  • Distribution of products

Sample Units and Lesson Plans:

Product Poster Unit Product Order Form Unit TV Commercial Unit
Product Production Unit