SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Offers Manufacturing Essentials Course

(Bradenton, Fla., Aug. 30, 2016) — 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. 4. The cost of registration, books and testing is $899 a person.

The 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;
  • 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.

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

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