T.E.A.L. Manufacturing

Course Overview

Principles of Industry 4.0 introduces students to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Students will explore Industry 4.0 technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), human to robot collaboration, big data, safety, electrical, sensors, digital integration, fluid power, robot operation, measurement, CAD, CNC, additive manufacturing, print reading, and technical mathematics.  Students will complete hands-on labs, virtual simulations, projects, and critical thinking assignments to help prepare for SACA C-101 Certified Industry 4.0 Associate I - Basic Operations certification exam. 

The Robotics Design and Innovation course is designed to introduce students to technology that is revolutionizing modern manufacturing and logistic centers across global markets.  Students will explore careers that are related to the fourth industrial revolution and be introduced to the emerging technologies that make the manufacturing world ever changing.  These technologies include; mechatronics, CAD/CAM, robots, programmable automation, cloud technologies, networking, big data and analytics.  Students will design a part to be mass produced using processes such as additive and subtractive manufacturing, while utilizing lean manufacturing concepts.  

Smart Manufacturing Systems will deepen students’ technical skills by studying the electrical system required to support an Industry 4.0 manufacturing system and building on skills learned in Principles of Industry 4.0 and Robotics Design and Innovation.  Topics include Industry 4.0 technologies such as data analytics, cyber security, and smart sensors. Students will work on a 4-6 student team to build a working prototype of an Industry 4.0 system. Highlights include: Variable Frequency Drives, PLC troubleshooting, Cyber Security, Smart Sensors, and Smart network communications. 

SACA C-102 Certified Industry 4.0 Associate - Advanced Operations Certification 

Ivy Tech Community College Credits Available

Course College Credits Prerequisite(s) Other
SMDI 110 Introduction to Industrial Internet of Things 3 None Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit 
SMDI 111 Technology in Smart Manufacturing and Digital Integration 3 None Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit



Concentrator Star

DOE Course


Recommended Grade Level

11, 12

Recommended Prerequisite

Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing

High School Credits

  • 2 semester course
  • 2 semesters required
  • 1 credit per semester
  • 2 credits maximum for each course
    • 7220 Principles of Industry 4.0 and Digital Manufacturing
    • 4728 Robotics Design and Innovation  
    • 7100 Digital Manufacturing Systems

Additional Information

Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas