Manufacturing Pre-Employment

General Information

This course serves as an introduction to manufacturing. The knowledge and skills acquired in this course are required for entry level positions in diverse workplace scenarios with special emphasis on aerospace. Skills learned in this program are taught using applied methods where training is practical and hands-on. Graduates of this course will receive two certificates:

Manufacturing Pre-Employment Certificate Acrobat PDF Reader Icon
Manufacturing Pre-Employment Fact Sheet  Acrobat PDF Reader Icon
National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) Acrobat PDF Reader Icon 
National Career Readiness FAQ Acrobat PDF Reader Icon

Information Sessions held Wednesday at 3:00 - 4:00 pm Index Room 109 on Apr 11 & 18, May 13 & 20, June 10 & 17 no RSVP needed. To receive a parking pass email Annette Floyd at, for information call 425-388-9570.

Need to build skills?

This course focuses on work place skills: applied mathematics, locating information, reading for information, and soft skills needed for successful employment.

Want to know about manufacturing?

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to identify and explain manufacturing standards and operations, communicate as a team player and meet project time lines.

Program Information

The Manufacturing Pre-Employment Certificate is a one-quarter, 12-credit optional pathway within the ATA degree. This certificate may be considered as stand-alone credential for people seeking to enter the manufacturing field, or as part of a stackable set of certificates and degrees in the EvCC Advanced Manufacturing Program.

Course content includes a survey of mechanical concepts, precision measurement, blueprint reading, quality assurance, workforce skills/communication, ergonomics, lean manufacturing, and sustainable business practices. The student will also be introduced to the advanced manufacturing fields of composites, aviation, machining, technical design (CAD),  and welding.

For program information, contact Annette Floyd at or 425-388-9562.

Program Certificate Outcomes

  • Understand and solve basic technical mathematical problems
  • Communicate orally and in writing about technical activities
  • Be prepared for successful employment
  • Understand and work with entry level technical and mechanical systems
  • Perform work using basic computer skills
  • Meet industry requirements for safety and first aid

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be prepared to work in entry-level positions in companies of different sizes, from a four-person shop to large aerospace companies. Upon completion of this course, it is recommended that students continue to build skills in another Advanced Manufacturing program to increase employment opportunities.