COSTS:  Full tuition: $1,632, WCG Cost: $544, WCG + FANTIC Cost: $54.40

General Information

Hours of Instruction: 87 hours

Materials: Class supplies and online learning modules are included in course cost.

Course Description

The Manufacturing Specialist (MS) Certification is a portable and stackable industry credential that demonstrates to employers anywhere in the world that an individual has attained a certain level of industry-wide technical skills in the Math and Measurement; and Spatial Reasoning and Manufacturing Technology categories.

Achieving the MS Certification equates to successful completion of sections one and two of the three-part Manufacturing Technical Level 1 Assessment and measures individual skill attainment in the following nine core manufacturing skills essential to all production-related occupations in modern manufacturing:


Final Exam: Manufacturing Specialist, Manufacturing Skills Institute

Topics Covered: Manufacturing Specialist

Mathematics & Measurement Category (3 Critical Technical Skills)

  • Measurement
  • Algebra
  • Math for Quality

Spatial Reasoning & Manufacturing Technology Category (6 Critical Technical Skills)

  • Spatial Reasoning
  • Mechanics
  • Fluid Power and Thermodynamics
  • Electricity
  • Chemistry
  • Manufacturing Processes & Control

Course offerings, dates and times, and locations are subject to change without notice. For up-to-date information, please call the Workforce Development office. Financial Aid funds are limited, and availability of the reduced tuition costs are contingent upon the allocation and availability of state funds for the program. A student's best option for determining eligibility is to arrange an appointment with Workforce. For information on our cancellation and refund policies, visit our cancellation and refund policies page.

*Application dates may be extended depending on enrollment.