Integrated Production Techologies

Integrated Production Technologies pathway will engage students in the innovative industry-driven technologies to imagine and design new and improved products. Great entry-level jobs leading to challenging, high-paying careers are available across the nation for students who have the academic and technical knowledge and skill sets to succeed.

Students completing the program may become a National Instruments’ Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) and may be prepared for earning other relevant industry certifications.

Integrated Production Technologies (IPT) also know as the “Harding PEMS” participate in Simulated Workplace, students share the responsibility for running their own company within the IPT classroom/ workplace environment.

**All courses are semester courses that are blocked two periods each day. Students applying/ enrolling in Level 1- IPT/ Harding PEMS will receive courses “Advanced Technology For Design” and “Systems of Advanced Technology”. Students who apply/ enroll in Level 2 IPT/ Harding PEMS after completing Level 1, will receive “Mechatronics Systems For Advanced Production” along with “Design For The Production of Advanced Products”

IPT/ Harding PEMS Level 1 Courses


1 Credit (Wt. 1.5)

This course will engage students in the use of modern technologies in the design and improvement of products. Students will use three-dimensional CAD software in the creation and analysis process. Students will document designs using standards set by industry for design documentation. Students will implement methods of green production and just-in-time component supply which allow for the lowest cost and highest quality products. Students will design and troubleshoot data acquisition, programmable logic control, process monitoring, automation and robotic systems. Students will incorporate sensing and vision systems, utilizing cameras and sensors to control automated systems


1 Credit (Wt.1.5)

In this course, students will apply the technologies that are found in modern clean, production environments. Students study effective and energy effi cient control of pumping, conveyors, piping, pneumatic and hydraulic control systems. Students apply total quality management to production design to assure quality. Students also focus on properties of materials and material testing, creating documentation to support designs, examining properties and justifying material selections based on properties. Students learn that old products become the new raw materials for new products.

IPT/ Harding PEMS Level 2 Courses


1 Credit (Wt. 1.5)

Students will design cost-effective work cells incorporating automation and robotics to improve quality of final products. The advanced production in this course depends on the use and coordination of information, automation, network systems, vision and sensing systems. Students will design and create mechatronic systems and automated tooling to accomplish these advanced tasks. Students produce authentic documentation about their cyber-mechanical systems and the integration with data to control and monitor processes.


1 Credit (Wt 1.5)

Students will create plant designs to process and automatically assemble materials into new products. Students follow the process of developing and producing a new product from prototype to final product. They will accomplish this by creating a production flow plan that allows for the mass production of the product. Students will analyze and evaluate all aspects of the design and production processes with an emphasis on clean, lean and green production. Students will utilize data acquisition, quality control processes and Six Sigma methodology to control production.