Advanced manufacturing is designed to prepare students for employment in the manufacturing industry. Students will engage in interdisciplinary learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through a hands-on, project-based approach. Students will receive introductory level exploratory instruction on topics including proper use of hand tools, machinery tools, print reading, robotics, pneumatics, electrical control, basic concepts of mechanical and electrical engineering, designing and creating models using a CNC machine and Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and real world applications of classroom concepts. Depth of knowledge will be demonstrated through a series of projects starting with research and initial design and culminating with the completion of a build project that is geared toward solving real-world problems. Activities in this course include work-based learning that connects students to industry and the local community. Advanced Manufacturing 1 has been UC a-g approved to meet the elective “g” requirement.