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.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|FSME 101||Workshop Safety||3|
|FSME 111||Quality Principles, Inspection and Test||5|
|FSME 112||Fabrication Fundamentals I||5|
|FSME 113||Fabrication Fundamentals II||5|
Covers occupational safety and health for workers in manufacturing and engineering workshop environments.
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.
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.
Introduces students to more advanced manufacturing and engineering fabrication techniques, including welding, the use of machine tools, composites, and electrical wiring.