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Jefferson College works with individuals interested in the field of manufacturing as well as manufacturing companies,  focused on developing a stronger and more productive workforce with a variety of customized training solutions.

For more information on customized training solutions for your business you can go to the Workforce Solutions - Customized Training page.

Manufacturing Technician Certificate Program (MFG-900)

The Manufacturing Technician Certificate Program will prepare individuals for employment as entry-level Machine Operators or Production Technicians.This program was developed based on industry standards and employer input! This certification program is comprised of approximately 100 total hours of instruction and can be customized with regard to the training schedule.

Instruction will include education on adequately operating manual or CNC equipment, and maintaining quality parts with respect to utilizing safe machining methods. Detailed information is available by downloading the Manufacturing Technician Training course outline.

Additionally, you may view the Manufacturing Technician brochure.

The Manufacturing Technician Application is required to be completed prior to enrollment. 

Manufacturing Technician Application 

NOTE: Funding for the program is available through the Missouri Division of Workforce Development Manufacturing Training Initiativethe or the Arnold Career Center for eligible participants who qualify as part of the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) program. Please review Application Checklist for more information.

* Graduates of the program will be set up with an interview for a job with a local employer.

Manufacturing Sponsors


**9 Hours of College Credit can be awarded for program completion. Download the following document for more information: 
Manufacturing Technician Prior Learning Credits.

DAY/DATE/TIME: Classes form all through the year. Call for details. Applications are taken all through the year.

DAY/DATE/TIME: Call for Details
FEE: No Fee as part of Missouri Division of Workforce Development Manufacturing Training Initiative
INSTRUCTOR: Mike McKinney/Matt West

LOCATION:  Jefferson College -  Hillsboro
Technology Center Bldg. Rm 104/105/106
Computer Integrated Manufacturing Classroom              


NOTE: There are Prerequisites for admission to this program! Students MUST have successfully completed an OSHA-10 course, AND must have taken the WorkKeys NCRC Exams. (This can be set up through the Missouri Career Center.) A current resume is also required.

*** Additional dates and times including evenings and weekends are available. Program can be customized to specific training needs of companies and individuals. Please call (636) 481-3168 for more information. 

Meet Your Instructors:

Mike McKinney

Mr. Mike McKinney is a Jefferson College Alumni.  He graduated in 1983 with honors, earning a  Vocational Certificate in Machine Tool Technology. After graduating, he went straight to the  machining  industry where he spent 30  years gaining extensive  knowledge of the manufacturing world, while also returning to Jefferson College to earn his Associate’s degree in Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Mike has also obtained numerous Machine-specific training’s over the years that lead him on the path to management of machining companies. This background experience allowed Mike to return to Jefferson College in 2008 as an Associate Professor with a vast amount of experience to lead the C.I.M. program. He is currently working to achieve Certification in Christian Ministry. After 10 years of teaching, Mike is back in his own manufacturing facility MDM Machine & Technology. Mike is now partnering through his company MDM Machine & Technology with Jefferson College in a community outreach effort to provide a Manufacturing Technician Certificate. The program will fast-track individuals toward employment as entry-level Machine Operators or Production Technicians.

Mike is an MSSC Certified CPT Instructor certified in the following areas:
Manufacturing Processes and Production
Quality Practice and Measurement
Maintenance Awareness

MSSC CPT Certifications

Matt West

Matt West is a technical educator who works with community college students to learn and develop their machining skills. He is knowledgeable and passionate about manufacturing. Matt brings to the classroom first-hand experience with top manufacturing companies, which prepares his students for the workplace and a successful future. During Matt’s manufacturing career in St. Louis, Missouri, he has participated in many cost reduction programs, assisted with training programs, and re-trained incumbent workers to better keep up with the growing demands of manufacturing. Matt holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Jefferson College and has completed Career Education coursework at the University of Central Missouri. He is highly skilled in Demand Flow technologies (DFT), Lean Manufacturing, Just in time (JIT), ISO, and 5S programs. Most recently, Matt earned his Missouri State Teaching Certificate in Career and Technical Education, and all Level 1 Credentials through the National Institute for Metal Working Skills (NIMS). Currently, Matt is a full-time instructor with the Jefferson College Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) department in Hillsboro, Missouri, where he delivers instruction on many levels of manual machining, CNC machining, and other related topics including work place ethics. Matt is committed to the employment of his students and works with local manufacturers to help staff their facilities. Additionally, he engages the local community by leading a team of students with service learning projects.

TC 201

Phone: 636-481-3486

Lean Sigma Overview

Lean Six Sigma business strategies combine the use of Lean Enterprise tools and the DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) problem solving process to eliminate waste and resolve problems that were previously considered unsolvable. The primary benefit of this overview is to provide a clear understanding of both Lean and Six Sigma disciplines in order to provide clarity in their similarities and differences.

This is a four hour instructor led interactive workshop designed for business owners, managers, and decision makers.

Day/Date/Time: TBA,
8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Sessions: 1
Instructor: The QL Group
Location: JCA 325
Fee: $295

Day/Date/Time: TBA,
8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Sessions: 1
Instructor: The QL Group
Location: JCA 325
Fee: $295

Six Sigma Green Belt

The Six Sigma Green Belt training program blends classroom instruction and exercises with real life project mentoring and problem solving. During the training, each participant will be assigned to a Six Sigma project team to solve a problem within their organization. Problem solving exercises, project mentoring, and presentation of project finding follow each day's instruction.

Training attendees typically come from operations, quality and engineering staff functions. Whatever the student's background, the Green Belt training is based on the building blocks to bring the novice and journeyman to a similar level of effectiveness as a Six Sigma practitioner. The training is also designed to prepare the participants to pass the ASQ CSSGB exam.

Day/Date/Time: TBA
Sessions: 10
Instructor: The QL Group
Location: JCA 325
Fee: $2995

Meet Your Instructors: 

Steve Andriano

Steve has twenty years experience in the deployment of Lean and Six Sigma improvement efforts in a wide variety of industries and locations. He has amassed the following credentials that serve as the basis for his problem solving methods and group's basic philosophy in attaining Business Excellence. He has served as a 3rd party project manager for LeanSigma services since 1998. Previous projects have attained significant improvements in key processes in manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, and service industries.

Prior to 1998, Steve held several roles as an engineer and manager for the Frigidaire Company, Donaldson, Inc, and Nordyne, Inc.

SME Certified Lean Practitioner - Silver Level
SME Certified Lean Practitioner - Bronze Level
ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)
ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)
ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE)
APICS Certified Production and Inventory Manager (CPIM)
BS Industrial Engineering, University of Missouri

Phil Schiefer

Phil has sixteen years’ experience in Design, Manufacturing, Lean, and Quality Engineering. During his career he has led many teams and implemented a wide variety of lean and quality driven projects. Along the way he also delivered in-depth training for hundreds of employees regarding safety, leadership, communications, and problem solving.

Prior to his career in manufacturing, Phil served honorably as an Air Force Transportation and Logistics Officer. After his military service, he served in multiple engineering roles with US companies INDEECO and ABB.

We offer numerous online certification courses that may just give you that needed edge to secure that better job or position. We have several Online Partners who offer excellent programs, sure to catch your interest. Here are some of our online offerings:

Ed2GO Online Career Cert Prep


ProTrain Online Certification Prep

AMA Flexstudy - Online

ToolingU Online Courses:

Note: Many additional courses are available through this online provider! Please contact the Continuing Education Office for details at:(636) 481-3144.

Manufacturing Technician Program Information

CE Registration Info

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By Mail: 
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ENROLL, Jefferson College Arnold
1687 Missouri State Road
Arnold, MO 63010*
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until payment is received. 
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Jefferson College Arnold
Room 330 (Main Office)
Monday-Thursday, 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday, 8 am - 11:30 am
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