Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing

Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing: WMAN-001

Fee: $389
Instruction: Asynchronous Online Learning

Program Description

  • Content Developed by Industry Experts
  • 25 Individual Online Asynchronous Courses
  • Accessible Anytime, Anywhere
  • Self-paced
  • STCC Mechanical Engineering Technology Faculty Assistance
  • STCC Credits May Be Awarded Upon Enrollment in the STCC MET Program

Length of Program: Open 120 Days from day of enrollment

Length of Individual Trainings: Flexible and Convenient! Online classes are self-paced, typically taking 60 minutes to complete. They are easily and conveniently accessible on desktops and laptops, and on tablets and phones with the Tooling U-SME app.

This self-paced, online program is a great place to start if you want a career in precision manufacturing, but can’t commit to enrolling in a formal program. Ideal for high school students, dislocated workers, veterans, and individuals coming from other non-manufacturing sectors.

Students learn foundational concepts of advanced manufacturing from home, using the ToolingU online learning platform. Each of the 25 asynchronous trainings is 60-90 minutes and all are relevant for entry-level manufacturing positions. You will have 120 days to complete the 25 trainings.

After taking this course, students will have a foundational understanding of the manufacturing industry and the various activities that are required to create a product.  The Introduction to Manufacturing Online Training will prepare those students pursuing a career in manufacturing or considering further learning about specific manufacturing processes at STCC or other institutions.

A certificate of completion will be provided.

This training can be converted into (3) college credits after enrolling in the STCC Mechanical Engineering Technology Program’s  CNC Operations Certificate (CNCO.COC) or Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate’s degree (MECH.AS)

Upon request, an STCC Mechanical Engineering Technology Professor can be available to answer questions and provide guidance. For students interested in furthering their studies at STCC, a faculty member can assist in scheduling a tour of the STCC Mechanical Engineering Technology Department’s state-of-the-art lab and review the many options available in Advanced Manufacturing at STCC.

Program Details

Fee: $389

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Students who successfully complete the Introduction to Manufacturing Program may sit for the SME Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) Exam.

  • 75 questions (multiple choice)
  • Two hours to complete
  • Online only
  • Virtually proctoring allowed
  • 70% to pass
  • Pre- and post-test with each class as well as a comprehensive practice exam available
  • Testing Fee is $75.00

This nationally recognized test can be taken at the STCC Workforce Development Center Testing Center located on the STCC campus or at other authorized testing centers.

  • Introduction to Manufacturing
  • Lean Manufacturing Overview
  • Introduction to CNC Machines
  • Introduction to OSHA
  • Introduction to Assembly
  • Safety for Assembly
  • Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
  • Tools for Threaded Fasteners
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • 5 S Overview
  • Robot Safety
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality Overview
  • Personal Protective Gear
  • Units of Measure
  • Lockout/Tagout Procedures
  • Basic Measurement
  • SDS & Hazard Communication
  • Basics of Tolerance
  • Fire & Safety Protection
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Hand & Power Tool Safety
  • Troubleshooting
  • Math Fundamentals
  • Math: Fractions & Decimals

Refund Policy

Withdraw prior to the start of class* - 100% Refund
No Refunds will be given once class begins

* Please note that special refund policies apply to some courses. The cost of non-returnable items will not be refunded.

In the absence of a written third party contractual agreement stating otherwise, all refunds will be issued to the student. Credit card payments will be refunded directly to the credit card if processed within thirty days of the payment.

Course Cancellation Policy

The STCC Workforce Training office reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

Student Handbook Policies

As a participant in this program/course I understand that I am bound by all the rules, regulations, and policies of STCC as outlined in the Springfield Technical Community College Student Handbook.

For More Information, Please Contact:

The STCC Workforce Development Center
Building 27, Second Floor

Enrollment Process

Enroll Online

  1. Click: Online Registration
  2. Click on “Search and Register for Workforce Training Classes”
  3. Type in “Manu" and hit “Submit"
  4. Carefully click the SELECT box for the course that you want to take. There may be several choices so make sure you select the right course and dates.
  5. Enter your personal and credit card information.
    • Please note STCC accepts Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express as well as E-check payments. E-checks are a fee-free alternative to credit/debit payments.
    • Your receipt will be immediately emailed to you.
    • If you do not receive your receipt, check with our office at 413-755-4225 a few weeks prior to the class.

Enroll in Person

At this time due to COVID-19, in-person enrollment has been suspended until further notice.