Attain the critical skills necessary to manage, improve, and automate core manufacturing and production processes.

Master countless captivating topics including, but not limited to...

CAD Tools

Start off strong by learning your choice of industry-standard CAD tools, used throughout manufacturing environments.

Manufacturing Processes & Sciences

Choose to explore core processes such as additive manufacturing (3D printing), CNC machines, assembly, tolerance, blueprints, robotics, hazard communication, GD&T, and more.

Range of Electives

Master countless industry topics with our elective courses - including SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Python, Tableau, SQL, Robotics, Inventor, Revit, SketchUp, Microsoft Office, and more.

Industry-Recognized Certifications

Want to prove your value to employers? Get certified in your choice of subject - including Additive Manufacturing or Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA).

The Manufacturing Applications Specialist program focuses on attaining or updating applications level skills used by companies in managing, improving, and automating their core manufacturing and production processes.  If a student does not already have a thorough understanding of the core processes, applicable electives are available and can be taken as pre-requisites (for details on this 4-part “Manufacturing Processes and Sciences” series please see our Production Technologies program).

In this program, you will start off learning an industry standard CAD tool that is used in many manufacturing environments for creating assembly documentation, redlining part and assembly drawings for required changes, redesigning for manufacturability and assembly, and documenting as-manufactured and as-built status of shipped products.

During the development of your training plan, you will be able to choose from a list of over 300 related electives that include topics such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, SketchUp, Creo and MasterCAM, Visio, Python, LabVIEW, MATLAB, Tableau, SQL, PLC Programming, Arduino, R-Programming, Robotics, SAP, Microsoft Project, Teams, Flow, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), plus more!

Students will also be offered the opportunity to learn skills and concepts in the emerging field of Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing). Through our partnership with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) you will have the opportunity to test and receive an industry-recognized Additive Manufacturing Certification from the SME.

While the primary focus of this program is to teach applications, you will also have access to additional discipline related electives such as a series on the Introduction to Lean Manufacturing & Six Sigma plus much more!  Please see our Advanced Manufacturing Technologies program for a list of available topics.

You will also be given the opportunity to select and test for industry-recognized credentials in various subjects, all included in the price of your program. Our partnership with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) allows our qualified students to also attain the industry-recognized SME Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) credential and SME Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) credentials.

Our extensive list of electives and credentials will increase your employment marketability over other traditionally trained candidates.

As an added benefit, if you are currently unemployed, you may qualify to have the entire program paid for, 100%, without any out-of-pocket costs to you. We are WIOA, Trade Act, Section 30 and GI Bill Approved.  We also offer various other financing options.

Our counselors are always available to help put together a customized program to meet your needs.

Upon completion of the program, you may obtain industry-recognized certification including, but not limited to:

Additive Manufacturing Certification

SME Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA)

SME Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT)

SME Certified Manufacturing Expert (CMfgE)