Fundamental Skills for Manufacturing and Engineering Certificate

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The Fundamental Skills for Manufacturing and Engineering (FSME) certificate is designed to provide students with a foundational set of skills and background knowledge that will equip them for an entry-level position in a manufacturing organization and provide a solid foundation for further technical studies.

Students will learn about occupational safety and health workers in manufacturing and engineering workshops; how to interpret manufacturing drawings and schematics; how to take measurements and analyze data; the properties of common materials used in manufacturing; and the quality principles and terminology employed in modern industry. Basic workshop skills needed to fabricate parts and structures will be covered, and students will be introduced to more advanced manufacturing and engineering fabrication techniques including welding, the use of machine tools, composites, and electrical wiring.

Program Length

This program is approximately one quarter long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Completion Requirements



Program Course List

FSME 101Workshop Safety


FSME 110Quality Principles, Inspection and Test


FSME 114Fabrication Fundamentals I


FSME 116Fabrication Fundamentals II


Total Credit Hours:15