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Manufacturing Skills Basic Certification- Ridgeland

Course Description: Manufacturing Skills Basic Certification is the initial course designed to provide the student with the basic skills needed to be successful in a high-performance manufacturing environment. You are eligible to take advanced courses after completion of this program.

Student Performance Outcomes: Students will learn the basic skills necessary to be successful in holding a “shop floor” position in the high-performance manufacturing industry.

Schedule: Class meets Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., for seven weeks at the McGowan Workforce Training Center at the Ridgeland Campus. The following courses will be covered during this 128-hour training program:

Intro to Employees Success
Basic Computer/Employability
CPR/First Aid
Intro to Power Tools
Blue Print Reading
Precision Measurement
Interview Skills
High Performance
OSHA 10-hr Safety Certification

Cost of Certification: $75

Pre-requisite: A minimum score of ‘4’ (Silver Certificate) on the approved sections of the WorkKeys test is required. (Reading for Information, Locating Information, Applied Math). The CRC is given at Holmes Community College so call the number below to schedule a test. In addition, participants must complete Career Ready 101 and pass the Job P.A.S.S. Assessment Test.

Attendance: All absences must be cleared by the instructor before the class that will be missed. A certificate will not be issued unless all modules are completed with satisfactory attendance, as determined by the instructor for each module.

Course Credit: Upon successful completion of the course, one will receive a Manufacturing Skills Basic Certification certificate. Evaluation of the students is based on, but not limited to, homework assignments, in-class work and participation, instructor provided tests, and online material (if applicable). You must maintain an average of 80 percent on each of the course tests: OSHA Safety, Blue Print Reading, Precision Measurement, and one test for the 5 areas of High-Performance Manufacturing.

For more information, please contact Angela Crain at or call (601)-605-3370.