Product Design 

Instructor: Michael Martin,

Course title: Ski and Board Product Design 

Course code: SKB210 


Course description: 

Introduces design and manufacturing aspects of ski equipment and clothing. Performance, safety, materials, graphics and packaging are covered.

Course Competencies and Objectives:

  • Discuss factors that influence the location of a ski manufacturing business.

  • Discuss trends and factors influencing the design, construction, manufacturing of ski goods.

  • Discuss material selection in the manufacturing of ski goods.

  • Determine market selections.

  • Determine site location for manufacturing

General Education Transfer Degree Competencies:

  • Product design ski software-Displayed in Class

  • Product design ski hardware-Lectured in Ski/Board Design project

  • Materials for ski software-Lectured in class/Projects in class/End ‘Project’

  • Materials for ski hardware-Lectured in class/Projects in class/End ‘Project’

  • Quality and safety control- Lectured in class

  • Field trip to ski manufacturing firm (recommended)

  • Attendance at Annual Spring “Ski Industries America” trade show (recommended)

Individual Development and Educational Assessment (IDEA) Objectives​:

  • Gaining factual knowledge (terminology, classifications, methods, trends).

  • Learning fundamental principles, generalizations, or theories.

  • Learning to apply course material (to improve thinking, problem solving, and decisions).

  • Developing specific skills, competencies, and points of view needed by professionals in the field most closely related to this course.

  • Acquiring skills in working with others as a member of a team.