Certified Manufacturing Specialist

Certified Manufacturing Specialist

Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS)

The Certified Manufacturing Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students for entry level employment in a manufacturing environment. Completion of the program requires 11 total credit hours and 165 contact hours. CMS is approved by Move On When Ready (MOWR), Georgia’s dual enrollment program that allows high school students to earn their diploma while taking college courses. MOWR expenses are fully covered—students are not required to pay out of pocket for college tuition, fees, or textbooks.


AUMF 1520 – Manufacturing Organizational Principles    

  • Introduction to the Certified Manufacturing
  • Specialist Program
  • Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
  • Introduction to Business Principles
  • General Plant Safety
  • Learning for Success
  • Positive Work Ethic

AUMF 1540 – Manufacturing Workforce Skills          

  • The Art of Effective Communication
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Working Together
  • Managing Change
  • Self-Management and Personal Wellness
  • Positive Image
  • Interview Skills

AUMF 1560 – Manufacturing Production Requirements    

  • World Class Manufacturing
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Problem Solving

AUMF 1580 – Automated Manufacturing Skills         

  • Mechanical Fundamentals
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Fasteners
  • Bearings
  • Seals
  • Introduction to Automation
  • Lubrication
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Pneumatic Systems
  • Electrical Fundamentals

AUMF 1660 – Representative Manufacturing Skills 

  • Fractions
  • Metric Measuring System
  • Ratios and Proportions
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Steel Rule
  • Micrometers
  • Certified Manufacturing Specialist Simulations