Manufacturing workers work with products and equipment. You might design or make a new product.  You could also install and repair a product.

How do I get started?

You can look for short-term non-credit classes that offer training in manufacturing careers. Or you can look for certificate and degree programs to get started.  There are also apprenticeship options for people interested in manufacturing careers.

Non-Credit Classes

Why choose non-credit classes?  

  • Flexible scheduling options – many classes are “open enrollment” throughout the year
  • Take just one course to gain skills employers will recognize

What types of non-credit classes are available?

There are non-credit courses available in maintenance, installation, repair, production, and quality control.  Consider training courses in:

  • Maintenance, Installation, & Repair: Boiler Operations, Electrical Technician, Forklift Training, Chemical System Pumps, Water Distribution Pumps, American Gas Association Training (AGA), Small Engine Repair
  • Production: Welding, Blueprint reading, sheet metal, CNC Machining, Basic Electricity/Electronics, LEED Green Exam Prep, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T), Manufacturing Skills Standard Council Certification (MSSC)
  • Quality Control: Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma Green Belt, Six Sigma Yellow Belt 
  • Leadership & Safety: Industrial Safety and Health, Leadership for Manufacturers, Management Series, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Find and register for classes 

Short-Term Credit Programs

Why choose short-term credit programs?  

  • Complete a certificate in one year or less
  • Get started in a new career

What types of credit programs are available?

Look for certificate programs that are 30 credits or less if you want to complete training in a year or less. Associate programs typically take two-years to complete. You can find more training options using the campus and program search.

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