Introduction to Manufacturing Assembly Operator

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This certificate will offer training and preparation for career opportunities in entry-level positions in today's advanced manufacturing facilities.

These skills will align with the core needs of today's manufacturing operations. The curriculum includes mathematical and statistical techniques and applications, industrial safety and operational principles, production process cycle including resource availability, product specifications and state-of-the-art manufacturing practices, including Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques.

For career advancement: Apply 8 credit hours toward a degree in Mechatronics Technology.

Program Location: Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Contact Information: Wanda Hill


Required Courses

Day Program

IMT 102 Industrial Safety 2.0
IMT 170 Statistical Process Control 3.0
IMT 173 Manufacturing Skills Standards Council 1.0
MET 235 Manufacturing Engineering Principles 2.0
Total Credit Hours: 8.0



Advising Information

  • Classes will be offered A & B terms at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens.
  • Students are encouraged to take all classes as a cohort, 4 days per week, Monday to Thursday.
  • Completion of one of the following:
  1. College level English and math
  2. Completion of developmental/transitional courses (RDG 100, ENG 100, MAT 032) within 5 years
  3. Acceptable placement test scores (COMPASS – Reading 84, English 75, Math 32 or ASSET  - Reading 43, English 40, Math 38) within 5 years
  • While these courses are being taught through Continuing Education, these are curriculum, credit bearing courses.
  • Certificates are eligible for Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTA).  Completion of FAFSA is not required and student may sign FAFSA waiver.  The certificates are not PELL eligible.
  • Students who wish to continue for an Associate Degree in Mechatronics or Machine Tool Technology,  must take COMPASS prior to changing their major.
  • Students will have an opportunity to interview with HTI(hiring agency for ZF) with completion of other requirements.
  • Wanda Hill is the primary contact for this program, but questions may also be referred to Cheri Braswell or Stewart Owens in the Center for Advanced Manufacturing.