Advanced Manufacturing Certificates

The advanced manufacturing stackable credentials were designed with extensive input from community manufacturers to train and prepare students for good-paying jobs in the booming advanced manufacturing industry.

Stackable one-semester credentials offer students multiple “on and off” ramps, providing opportunities to build on existing skills or develop new skills from a foundational level.

The credentials begin with Tier I which focuses on pre-employment and the cooperation, communication and critical thinking skills needed for dynamic team interactions. Tier II is the entry into the technical skills. Tier III provides advanced skills in the respective areas. The Tier IV capstone semester will be a project-oriented program with elements of design, redesign, fabrication and advanced experiences involving equipment. The Firearms Technology certificate is a specialty add-on program to the machining curriculum and requires an application for acceptance into the program.

Online Options Available

Many of the courses in these program are available as online hybrid courses (meaning they have both an online and hands-on lab component). With our online options, you can:

  • Fit courses into your schedule
  • Learn online from anywhere
  • Attend online sections anytime, 24-7

For general information,

William Richards, OT Navigator
OT 204
(406) 756-4862


Pete Wade
OT 108
(406) 756-3968

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Last modified: October 9, 2015