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The Basic Manufacturing certificate is designed to provide knowledge and skills that are essential building blocks in the field of Manufacturing/Machinist Technology. All courses within this certificate are also part of a AAAS degree in Manufacturing/Machinist Technology.

Completion Award
Certificate of Completion
Length of Study
20 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
On Campus
Tuition & Fees

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter 
WA-Resident Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $631.60 $706.40 $1,090.10 $1,522.80
12 credits (full-time) $1,359.08 $1,510.28 $2,283.78 $3,156.04
15 credits  $1,524.20 $1,677.80 $2,460.45 $3,343.00

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $300 per quarter

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

  1. Work effectively in a manufacturing environment
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  3. Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment
  4. Read blueprints
  5. Demonstrate basic and precision measurement methods
  6. Operate machine and hand powered tools, powered and non-powered

Careers & Opportunities

The Certificate in Basic Manufacturing is your key to starting and advancing your manufacturing career.
Graduates may find employment in local manufacturing companies working as assemblers, packaging operators, aircraft systems assemblers and electronic assemblers.

Potential employers include: Graduates of this certificate can expect to find employment working for companies such as Boeing, Kenworth Truck, Electro Impact, Jorgensen Forge, Crane Aerospace, Genie, Mikron Industries and others. 

Get Started

This option is open to everyone. There are no eligibility requirements to start this program.

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