Certified Manufacturing Specialist™

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Part-time Certified Manufacturing Specialist Instructor for day classes. If you have work experience and expertise in the manufacturing industry, excellent presentation and facilitation skills, experience delivering interactive, performance based training, and a bachelor’s degree, please complete an employment application on the Human Resources Employment Opportunities web page.

Certified Manufacturing SpecialistThe Certified Manufacturing Specialist™ Training Program provides workers the training to obtain a job with Louisiana’s manufacturing companies. This course is offered as a non-credit or creditWill open new browser window or tab program.


The industry-based certification curriculum for Certified Manufacturing Specialist™ (CMS) produces skilled employees for manufacturing industries. Skills taught have been derived from typical business requirements for existing manufacturing employees and those entering the workforce.

The CMS curriculum is comprised of five courses:

  • Manufacturing Organizational Principles
  • Manufacturing Workforce Skills
  • Manufacturing Production Requirements
  • Automated Manufacturing Skills
  • Representative Manufacturing Skills

The courses in the Certified Manufacturing Specialist™ program are based on participative learning. The courses provide Progress Checks, Unit Assessments, and skill practice for various units. A written and skill based comprehensive assessment and simulation exercises are provided at the end of the program. Successful completers are awarded an industry-based certification as a Certified Manufacturing Specialist™.


This program is designed to enable participants to:

  • Develop an understanding of business principles.
  • Increase personal, interpersonal, and team effectiveness.
  • Develop quality control skills.
  • Develop continuous improvement and problem solving skills.
  • Develop manufacturing skills necessary to perform automated and representative production requirements.

Certified Manufacturing Specialist™ Curriculum

Manufacturing Organizational Principles 28 2
Introduction to the CMS Program 1
Introduction to Manufacturing Processes 9
Learning for Success 2
Introduction to Business Principles 5
General Plant Safety 5
Positive Work Ethics 2
Diversity 4
Manufacturing Workforce Skills 30 2
The Art of Effective Communication 8
Working Together 8
Managing Change 3
Self Management and Personal Wellness 2
Positive Image 2
Interview Skills 5
Manufacturing Production Requirements 20 1
World Class Manufacturing 10
Statistical Process Control 2
Problem Solving 8
Automated Manufacturing Skills 38 3
Mechanical Fundamentals 4
Hand Tools 2
Power Tools 4
Fasteners 2
Bearings 2
Seals 2
Lubrication 1
Hydraulic Systems 2
Pneumatic Systems 2
Electrical Fundamentals 3
Introduction to Computers 8
Introduction to Automation 6
Representative Manufacturing Skills 50 4
Fractions 5
Metric Measuring System 5
Ratio and Proportion 2
Calculators 3
Blueprint Reading 10
Steel Rule 2
Micrometers 2
Manufacturing Simulations 21
Total Curriculum Hours 166 12

“This course will provide students with the skill set to be a productive employee in any manufacturing environment. Students completing this course will have a strong advantage when applying for manufacturing jobs.” – Don Brummett, course instructor.


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