South Carolina Manufacturing Certification

SCMCThe Center for Workforce Excellence and Tri County Technical College are pleased to announce their participation in a statewide program called South Carolina Manufacturing Certification (SCMC).  This program is designed to prepare participants for careers in advanced manufacturing by giving them a skill set that is needed to be successful in today's advanced manufacturing environment.  South Carolina is a state that is committed to industry and manufacturing, realizing that manufacturing jobs are the heart of our country's economy.

If you are currently looking for a career or advancement in your career, this program may be for you.

Benefits of South Carolina Manufacturing Certification

You will learn essential skills for high-demand jobs in advanced manufacturing. While you're at it, you will also receive an industry-recognized national certification. By the end of the program, you will increase your employability for high-demand, well-paying jobs by:

Earning industry-recognized national certifications

Mastering the soft and technical skills essential for in-demand jobs in advanced manufacturing

Understanding what it takes to work effectively in a manufacturing environment

Comprehending the importance of continuous improvement in the manufacturing process

Grasping the essential skills needed to gather, interpret, and use data consistently and accurately to make decisions and take action

Improving your fundamental communication skills (writing, reading, speaking, listening) to meet the needs of the workplace

Increasing your safety awareness and honing your ability to recognize and address safety hazards in the workplace

Sharpening your basic math abilities

Learning to measure properly using a wide variety of measuring instruments

Enhancing your use of hand and power tools

Learning to read a blueprint effectively without error and within tolerances

Components of South Carolina Manufacturing Certification

This program consists of 200 hours including:

classroom training

hands-on skill trainings

production simulation exercises

South Carolina Manufacturing Certification Requirements

In order to be eligible for the scholarship funding associated with this program. You must:

• have a high school degree or a GED.

• have a silver level Work Keys certification.

be unemployed or underemployed. However, an individual who is currently employed but would like to "re-career" in the manufacturing sector is eligible.

successfully pass a drug screen and background check to be eligible for scholarship funding.

be a South Carolina resident.

Participants in this course will have the opportunity to obtain certifications from:

Safety - Manufacturing Standards Skills Council

Quality Assurance - Manufacturing Standards Skills Council

Production and Processes - Manufacturing Standards Skills Council

Maintenance Awareness - Manufacturing Standards Skills Council

Certified Production Technician - Manufacturing Standards Skills Council

OSHA 10 hour General Industry Card - United States Department of Labor

Six Sigma Yellow Belt - South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Electrical Safety  - Snap-on Tools

Hand Tool Safety - Snap-on Tools

Multi-meter Usage - Snap-on Tools

South Carolina Manufacturing Certification - South Carolina Technical College System


The cost of the program is $2,119 and is 100% covered by funding from the South Carolina General Assembly. Students are only required to pay a $20 fee for drug screening and a background check.

New classes are starting every 6 to 8 weeks.  To learn more about this program or to get started in the program, please plan to attend one of the short information sessions which is your entry point into the SCMC Program.  To register, click button to view sessions and dates.


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