Think about the last time you visited your favorite store. Now picture the infinite number of products you see. Have you ever wondered how all those things actually made it to the shelves? Whether video games, clothing, or sports equipment, the goods we purchase must go through a manufacturing process before they can be marketed and sold. In Introduction to Manufacturing: Product Design and Innovation, you will learn about the different types of manufacturing systems used to create the everyday products we depend on. Discover the various career opportunities in the manufacturing industry, including those for engineers, technicians, and supervisors. As a culminating project, you will plan your own manufacturing process and create an entirely original product! If you thought manufacturing was little more than mundane assembly lines, this course will show you just how exciting, creative, and practical this industry can be.