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Manufacturing Technician Certificate Program (MFG-900)

What is a manufacturing technician? 

Manufacturing technicians work in a factory environment and are responsible for operating and maintaining machines, overseeing the assembly process, and ensuring that products meet quality standards. They must adhere to strict standards to ensure the safety of themselves and others. Often they maintain logs about performance and maintenance as well as communicate about these areas to supervisors. 

What will I learn with this training? 

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 includes education on adequately operatingAdult Female Working in Manufacturing Company manual or CNC equipment, and maintaining quality parts with respect to utilizing safe machining methods. 

After instruction, students will be able to sit and test for MSSC certifications on safety and quality. 

Training may also be offered to incumbent workers at local manufacturing facilities. Contact Workforce and Employment Services about setting up a partnership. 

What career opportunities does a manufacturing technician have? 

Manufacturing technicians can obtain positions as a machine operator or a production technician. Graduates of the program will be set up with an interview for a job with a local employer.

How do I apply? 

Interested candidates need to complete the Manufacturing Technician Application is required to be completed prior to enrollment. 

In addition, the following are required to be completed prior to enrollment. Workforce and Employment Services can assist with the completion of these items. 

  • OSHA-10 course
  • WorkKeys NCRC Exam
  • Current resume

Students may gain up to 9 Hours of College Credit can be awarded for program completion.

Fee: $3,000 (funding assistance may be available for qualified candidates) 

Meet Your Instructors:

Mike McKinney, InstructorMike 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 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. Mike is an MSSC Certified CPT instructor in Safety, Manufacturing Processes and Production, Quality and Measurement, and Maintenance Awareness.  

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 workplace 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.

Additional Manufacturing Training

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. Visit our additional programs page to learn more about project management certification, six sigma and lean training, and management processes.  

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