SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Offers Manufacturing Essentials Course

(Bradenton, Fla., Sept. 19, 2017) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is offering a 10-week online Manufacturing Essentials course including five modules. Online classes are 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Oct. 3. The cost of registration, books and testing is $899 a person.

The instructor-led live online course covers: 

  • Training on essential workplace skills needed in manufacturing;
  • baseline knowledge and skills to maintain a safe and productive work environment and the safe use of equipment;
  • skills to produce products that meet customer needs and ensure that the manufacturing process meets business requirements;
  • preventive maintenance and the skills required to identify needs and perform equipment maintenance; and
  • the knowledge and skills for quality assurance processes. 

Four tests are administered at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E. throughout the course. Successful students can earn a Certified Production Technician certification from the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council. Participants also earn 15 credit hours toward an associate’s degree in Engineering & Technology, valid at all Florida colleges that offer the program. Class will not be held on Thanksgiving. 

For information or to register, contact Lee Kotwicki, director of workforce solutions, at or 941-363-7218. 

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