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Fundamental Skills for Manufacturing and Engineering

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 1 quarter long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Fall and spring quarters.
Prerequisites
The student must be screened using the CASAS assessment to meet eligibility requirements.

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 also provide a solid foundation for further technical studies. 

The Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) program offers a two-quarter option with a basic skills component to help prepare students for academic success. Ideal students might be English Language Learners, students working toward High School Equivalency, or students returning after extended absences from the academic environment. Please contact the I-BEST office for more information. 

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. 

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
FSME 101Workshop Safety3
FSME 111Quality Principles, Inspection and Test5
FSME 112Fabrication Fundamentals I5
FSME 113Fabrication Fundamentals II5
 Technical Credits18

Workshop Safety

Item #
FSME 101
Total Credits
3

Covers occupational safety and health for workers in manufacturing and engineering workshop environments.

Prerequisites
Instructor permission.
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Quality Principles, Inspection and Test

Item #
FSME 111
Total Credits
5

Provides students with a foundational set of measurement, data analysis, and documentation skills. Teaches students how to interpret manufacturing drawings and schematics, how to take measurements and analyze data, and introduces quality principles and terminology used in industry.

Prerequisites
Instructor permission.
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Fabrication Fundamentals I

Item #
FSME 112
Total Credits
5

Teaches students the basic workshop skills needed to fabricate parts and structures. Also introduces students to the properties of common materials used in manufacturing and engineering.

Prerequisites
Instructor permission.
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Fabrication Fundamentals II

Item #
FSME 113
Total Credits
5

Introduces students to more advanced manufacturing and engineering fabrication techniques, including welding, the use of machine tools, composites, and electrical wiring.

Prerequisites
Instructor permission.
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