Manufacturing Certificates

Our Manufacturing certificates allow you to master a specific and valuable set of skills that make you attractive to employers, while laying a foundation for your future. If you are looking to change careers, advance your career, or give yourself an edge in the workforce, a certificate is the right choice.

Advanced Machining - Swiss

This 9-credit certificate provides instruction on the fundamentals of Swiss style CNC machines including; basic history, terms and definitions, basic Swiss machine operation, part processing, manual and computer supported part programming, as well as CAD/CAM programming with simulation and program analysis. Swiss style machining is a unique type of turning center in which a sliding head stock pushes material through a guide bushing and past stationary tools to create very accurate complex shapes and is very adequate for machining parts at the micro level. Live rotary cross tools create secondary features, such as holes or slots, and other geometries that would normally require multiple machines and setups. Multiple spindled machine tools, such as Swiss style machining centers, enable parts to be completely machined in one setup. Medical devices, electronic devices, and aerospace components are a great fit for this type of technology. These machine tools regularly apply exotic materials such as titanium, nickel, and stainless steel alloys.

This highly specialized advanced machine training will benefit individuals who are high-level thinkers and have the desire to explore the Swiss machining market as an employer or employee. You will be required to purchase an approved tool set through CVTC. These tools will be used throughout the certificate and are yours to keep after you complete the certificate.

Estimated Cost
Total Tuition & Fees: $1,832


CNC Machining Retraining

This 12-credit certificate provides retraining for dislocated machinists or updated training for current machinists needing experience with CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine operations and CAM (Computer Aided Machining) skills with milling and turning. This certificate covers instruction for basic operation, set-up, processes, and programming of CNC mills and lathes, and will provide the student with basic knowledge of 2-D Master Cam software in support of CNC machining. This certificate is designed to be completed in one semester. You will be required to purchase an approved tool set through CVTC. These tools will be used throughout the certificate and are yours to keep after you complete the certificate.

Estimated Cost
Total Tuition & Fees: $2,308



This 8-credit certificate will give individuals a solid foundation in electronics. It will also expose students to basic industrial electricity. It is designed for the beginner that wants to learn about electronics and electricity as well as someone who is currently working with electronics, but needs to refresh or enhance their abilities.

Estimated Cost
Total Tuition & Fees: $1,380


Fluid Power Maintenance

Hydraulic and Pneumatic devices do the heavy lifting and movement of automation and industrial work. Understanding the principles of these technologies are essential to maintenance. Students advance from basic to advanced devices in these technologies. Students will develop communication skills and team skills. This 10-credit certificate will include instruction on topics of pressure, flow, horsepower, speed, directional control valves, sequence and pressure relief, as well as pilot operated checks, accumulators, and common applications.

Estimated Cost
Total Tuition & Fees: $2,084


Production Technician

Entry-level industrial manufacturing technicians operate industrial production related equipment, work with manufacturing related tools, and perform work processes related to a wide variety of manufacturing settings. Industrial manufacturing technician apprentices will learn to set up, operate, monitor, and control production equipment. They will also help improve manufacturing processes and schedules to meet customer requirements. Industry competency models outline skill sets and competencies that are essential to educate and train a globally competitive workforce.

Entry-level critical work functions include: Understand the various manufacturing types, processes, and products; Understand the manufacturing business as a system that integrates multiple disciplines, processes, and stakeholders; Manage raw materials/consumables; Operate and control production equipment.

Estimated Cost
Total Tuition & Fees: $2,071


Programmable Logic Controller

This 13-credit certificate will allow the working technician or manufacturing supervisor to enhance their skills to troubleshoot, modify, or enhance automated systems that use programmable logic controllers. Skills in programming, troubleshooting, SCADA, HMI, and networked PLC concepts (using the Rockwell Logix family of PLCs) and exposure to additional PLC platforms will be covered.

Estimated Cost
Total Tuition & Fees: $2,251


Pumping Systems Maintenance

Centrifugal pumps are the movers of most processes. Understanding how pumps work, what it takes to install and maintain pumps is essential in maintenance. This 11-credit certificate includes training on driveline components (belts, chain, gears, bearings) as well as basic and precision shaft alignment techniques. Students will develop communication skills, team skills, and work with industrial print reading. Students will also explore the steps and processes of preventative maintenance.

Estimated Cost
Total Tuition & Fees: $2,352


Safety Technician

Safety technicians ensure the safety of a company's employees while working to protect equipment and the environment. They monitor workplace conditions, analyze preexisting safety procedures and implement programs that increase employee safety, comfort and productivity.

Estimated Cost
Total Tuition & Fees: $2,529