PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing (PLTW CIM)
"Automation, Computers, & Robots"
The major focus of this course is to answer the questions: How are things made? What processes go into creating products? Is the process for making a water bottle the same as it is for a musical instrument? How does an assembly line work? As students find the answers to these and other questions, they learn about the past, present, and future of manufacturing. This course is built around several key concepts: computer modeling, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) equipment, computer aided manufacturing (CAM), and robotics. PLTW CIM students build on the skills and knowledge acquired in Design & Drawing for Production (DDP) and move to a higher level of design visualization while creating and troubleshooting robotic systems created using Vex robotics (www.vexrobotics.com).Note: College credit is possible for PLTW courses through Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Erie CommunityCollege (ECC)
Prerequisite: Design & Drawing for Production (DDP)
Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12
40 weeks - 1 unit
Reading Level: Mixed