Manual Machinist

  • 12 Months
  • 205 Course Hours
  • $1,695

Overview

Become a Manual Machinist

Machinists use machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders, to produce precision metal parts.  Manufacturers are looking for highly skilled workers to create increasingly complex and important products. If you're looking for a stable career in a growing industry, becoming a manual machinist could be the best option for you. This online Manual Machinist course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to prove competency and begin your new career quickly.

What you will learn

  • Production Floor Safety
  • CNC Controls and Programming
  • Metallurgy
  • Machining and Grinding Processes
  • Fastener Assembly
  • Inspection Methods
  • Six Sigma, 5S, Lean, and TPM
  • Workholding Principles

How you will benefit

  • Prepare for a career as a manual machinist, machinist, production machinist, machine operator, manual lathe operator, or manual mill operator
  • Gain the skills you need to confidently perform your job

How this course is taught

  • This is a non-credit program offered in partnership with ed2go.  You do not have to be admitted to the university to enroll in this program. 
  • This is an open enrollment program, which means you can enroll and start at any time.  There are no set start and end dates. 
  • This course is entirely online and can be completed at a pace and time that is convenient for you.  There are not set times you must attend classes.  
  • You will have 12-months from the date of enrollment to complete this program.  

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take this course.


 

Job Outlook

Overall employment of machinists is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028. Job opportunities are expected to arise from the need to replace workers who retire or leave the occupation each year.

Earn $44,000+ annually
According to salary.com, the average Machinist salary in the United States is $44,297 as of July 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $39,396 and $51,054.
 
Expected 2% Job Growth
There are currently an estimated 396,200 machinists in the United States. The machinist job market is expected to grow by 2.0% between 2020 and 2026.

 

Requirements

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
  • Mac users may experience some issues with Adobe Flash.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


 

Curriculum

Workholding
Intro to Workholding 104
Supporting and Locating Principles 106
Locating Devices 107
Clamping Basics 108
Chucks, Collets, and Vises 110
Fixture Body Construction 200
Fixture Design Basics 210
Drill Bushing Selection 230
 
Math
Math Fundamentals 101
Math: Fractions and Decimals 111
Units of Measurement 112
Basics of Tolerance 121
Blueprint Reading 131
Algebra Fundamentals 141
Geometry: Lines and Angles 151
Geometry: Triangles 161
Geometry: Circles and Polygons 171
Trigonometry: The Pythagorean Theorem 201
Trigonometry: Sine, Cosine, Tangent 211
Trigonometry: Sine Bar Applications 221
Statistics 231
 
Inspection
Basic Measurement 101
Calibration Fundamentals 111
Hole Standards and Inspection 141
Thread Standards and Inspection 151
Surface Texture and Inspection 201
Material Tests for Welding 201
Introduction to GD&T 301
Major Rules of GD&T 311
Inspecting a Prismatic Part 321
Inspecting a Cylindrical Part 331
Advanced Hole Inspection 341
Inspecting with Optical Comparators 351
Inspecting with CMMs 361
Calibration and Documentation 371
 
Metal Cutting
Cutting Processes 111
Safety for Metal Cutting 101
Overview of Machine Tools 121
Basic Cutting Theory 201
Band Saw Operation 211
Introduction to Metal Cutting Fluids 221
Metal Cutting Fluid Safety 231
Toolholders for Turning 260
Speed and Feed for the Lathe 301
High-Speed Machining 310
Speed and Feed for the Mill 311
Hard Turning 315
Cutting Tool Materials 321
Machining Titanium Alloys 325
Carbide Grade Selection 331
ANSI Insert Selection 341
Lathe Tool Geometry 351
Mill Tool Geometry 361
Drill Tool Geometry 371
Optimizing Tool Life and Process 381
Impact of Workpiece Materials 391
 
Machining
Manual Mill Basics 201
Engine Lathe Basics 211
Manual Mill Setup 221
Overview of Engine Lathe Setup 205
Benchwork and Layout Operations 241
Manual Mill Operation 251
Engine Lathe Operation 225
Holemaking on the Manual Mill 271
Threading on the Engine Lathe 235
Taper Turning on the Engine Lathe 240
Introduction to CNC Machines 201
Basics of the CNC Lathe 211
Basics of the CNC Mill 212
Coordinates for the CNC Lathe 221
Coordinates for the CNC Mill 222
Basics of G Code Programming 231
Introduction to CAD and CAM for Machining 241
Control Panel Functions for the CNC Lathe 251
Control Panel Functions for the CNC Mill 252
Offsets on the CNC Lathe 261
Offsets on the CNC Mill 262
Creating a CNC Turning Program 301
Creating a CNC Milling Program 302
Turning Calculations 285
Calculations for Programming the Mill 312
Canned Cycles for the Lathe 321
Canned Cycles for the Mill 322
Haas Mill: Control Panel Overview 250
Haas Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255
Haas Mill: Entering Offsets 260
Haas Lathe: Entering Offsets 265
Haas Mill: Locating Program Zero 270
Haas Lathe: Locating Program Zero 275
Haas Mill: Program Execution 280
Haas Lathe: Program Execution 285
Haas Mill: Program Storage 310
Haas Lathe: Program Storage 315
Haas Mill: First Part Runs 320
Haas Lathe: First Part Runs 325
Fanuc Mill: Control Panel Overview 250
Fanuc Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255
Fanuc Mill: Entering Offsets 260
Fanuc Lathe: Entering Offsets 265
Fanuc Mill: Locating Program Zero 270
Fanuc Lathe: Locating Program Zero 275
Fanuc Mill: Program Execution 280
Fanuc Lathe: Program Execution 285
Fanuc Mill: Program Storage 310
Fanuc Lathe: Program Storage 315
Fanuc Mill: First Part Runs 320
Fanuc Lathe: First Part Runs 325
Mazak Mill: Control Panel Overview 250
Mazak Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255
Mazak Mill: Locating Program Zero 270
Mazak Lathe: Locating Program Zero 275
Mazak Mill: Entering Offsets 280
Mazak Lathe: Entering Offsets 285
Creating an EIA/ISO Program for the Mazak Mill 286
Creating an EIA/ISO Program for the Mazak Lathe 287
Creating a Mazatrol Program for the Mill 288
Creating a Mazatrol Program for the Lathe 289
Mazak Mill: Program Execution 290
Mazak Lathe: Program Execution 295
Mazak Mill: Program Storage 310
Mazak Lathe: Program Storage 315
Mazak Mill: First Part Runs 320
Mazak Lathe: First Part Runs 325
 
Safety
Intro to OSHA 101
Personal Protective Equipment 111
Safety for Electrical Work 111
Noise Reduction and Hearing Conservation 121
Respiratory Safety 131
Lockout/Tagout Procedures 141
SDS and Hazard Communication 151
Bloodborne Pathogens 161
Walking and Working Surfaces 171
Fire Safety and Prevention 181
Flammable/Combustible Liquids 191
Ergonomics 102
Hand and Power Tool Safety 201
Safety for Lifting Devices 211
Powered Industrial Truck Safety 221
Confined Spaces 231
Environmental Safety Hazards 241
Machine Guarding 140
 
Materials
Introduction to Physical Properties 101
Introduction to Mechanical Properties 111
Introduction to Metals 121
Classification of Steel 201
Essentials of Heat Treatment of Steel 211
Hardness Testing 221
Ferrous Metals 231
Nonferrous Metals 241
Exotic Alloys 301
 
Quality and Manufacturing Management
Lean Manufacturing Overview 101
Essentials of Leadership 110
Essentials of Communication 120
ISO 9001: 2015 Review 122
Continuous Process Improvement: Managing Flow 124
Continuous Process Improvement: Identifying and Eliminating Waste 125
Manufacturing Process Applications: Part II 125
Managing Performance: Best Practices 130
Approaches to Maintenance 131
Managing Performance: Corrective Actions 135
Basics of Manufacturing Costs 140
Total Productive Maintenance 141
Conflict Resolution Principles 150
5S Overview 151
Conflict Resolution for Different Groups 155
Team Leadership 160
Intro to Six Sigma 171
Troubleshooting 181
Personal Effectiveness 190
Managing the Diverse Workplace 210
SPC Overview 211
Harassment and Discrimination 215
Performance Management and the Law 230
Interpreting Blueprints 230
Metrics for Lean 231
Process Flow Charting 241
Strategies for Setup Reduction 251
Six Sigma Goals and Tools 310
Grinding
Grinding Processes 201
Grinding Safety 211
Basic Grinding Theory 221
Basics of the Surface Grinder 231
Basics of the Cylindrical Grinder 232
Basics of the Centerless Grinder 233
Setup for the Surface Grinder 241
Setup for the Cylindrical Grinder 242
Setup for the Centerless Grinder 243
Surface Grinder Operation 251
Cylindrical Grinder Operation 252
Centerless Grinder Operation 253
Grinding Ferrous Metals 311
Grinding Nonferrous Metals 321
Grinding Wheel Materials 331
Grinding Wheel Geometry 361
Dressing and Truing 341
 
Fasteners
Intro to Fastener Threads 110
Overview of Threaded Fasteners 117
Tools for Threaded Fasteners 120
Overview of Non-Threaded Fasteners 125
Intro to Fastener Ergonomics 130
Properties for Fasteners 200
Understanding Torque 210

Threaded Fastener Selection 215


 

Instructor

This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.


 

FAQs

WHAT DO MANUAL MACHINIST DO?
Machinists and tool and die makers set up and operate machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools.
 
WHAT TYPE OF ENVIRONMENT DO MANUAL MACHINIST WORK? 
Machinists and tool and die makers work in machine shops, toolrooms, and factories. Although many work full time during regular business hours, overtime may be common, as is evening and weekend work.
 
HOW EMPLOYABLE ARE MANUAL MACHINIST?
CareerExplorer rates machinists with a B employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 14,400 machinists. That number is based on 7,900 additional machinists, and the retirement of 6,500 existing machinists.
 
DO I HAVE TO BE ADMITTED TO MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY TO ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?
No, you do not have to be an admitted student to Mississippi State University to enroll in this program.  Our online non-credit advanced career training programs are open to all. 
 
WHEN CAN I START THE COURSE? 
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
 
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE? 
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive 12-months to complete the course.
 
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO COMPLETE MY COURSE WITHIN THE TIME FRAME PROVIDED? 
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
 
WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT WILL I RECEIVE?  
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will also be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
 
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I COMPLETE THE COURSE? 
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Mississippi State University Extension.
 
AM I GUARANTEED A JOB?  
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
 
CAN I GET FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?  
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some cases, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available, to learn more go to: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance.

 

 

Overview

Become a Manual Machinist

Machinists use machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders, to produce precision metal parts.  Manufacturers are looking for highly skilled workers to create increasingly complex and important products. If you're looking for a stable career in a growing industry, becoming a manual machinist could be the best option for you. This online Manual Machinist course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to prove competency and begin your new career quickly.

What you will learn

  • Production Floor Safety
  • CNC Controls and Programming
  • Metallurgy
  • Machining and Grinding Processes
  • Fastener Assembly
  • Inspection Methods
  • Six Sigma, 5S, Lean, and TPM
  • Workholding Principles

How you will benefit

  • Prepare for a career as a manual machinist, machinist, production machinist, machine operator, manual lathe operator, or manual mill operator
  • Gain the skills you need to confidently perform your job

How this course is taught

  • This is a non-credit program offered in partnership with ed2go.  You do not have to be admitted to the university to enroll in this program. 
  • This is an open enrollment program, which means you can enroll and start at any time.  There are no set start and end dates. 
  • This course is entirely online and can be completed at a pace and time that is convenient for you.  There are not set times you must attend classes.  
  • You will have 12-months from the date of enrollment to complete this program.  

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take this course.


 

Job Outlook

Overall employment of machinists is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028. Job opportunities are expected to arise from the need to replace workers who retire or leave the occupation each year.

Earn $44,000+ annually
According to salary.com, the average Machinist salary in the United States is $44,297 as of July 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $39,396 and $51,054.
 
Expected 2% Job Growth
There are currently an estimated 396,200 machinists in the United States. The machinist job market is expected to grow by 2.0% between 2020 and 2026.

 

Requirements

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
  • Mac users may experience some issues with Adobe Flash.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


 

Curriculum

Workholding
Intro to Workholding 104
Supporting and Locating Principles 106
Locating Devices 107
Clamping Basics 108
Chucks, Collets, and Vises 110
Fixture Body Construction 200
Fixture Design Basics 210
Drill Bushing Selection 230
 
Math
Math Fundamentals 101
Math: Fractions and Decimals 111
Units of Measurement 112
Basics of Tolerance 121
Blueprint Reading 131
Algebra Fundamentals 141
Geometry: Lines and Angles 151
Geometry: Triangles 161
Geometry: Circles and Polygons 171
Trigonometry: The Pythagorean Theorem 201
Trigonometry: Sine, Cosine, Tangent 211
Trigonometry: Sine Bar Applications 221
Statistics 231
 
Inspection
Basic Measurement 101
Calibration Fundamentals 111
Hole Standards and Inspection 141
Thread Standards and Inspection 151
Surface Texture and Inspection 201
Material Tests for Welding 201
Introduction to GD&T 301
Major Rules of GD&T 311
Inspecting a Prismatic Part 321
Inspecting a Cylindrical Part 331
Advanced Hole Inspection 341
Inspecting with Optical Comparators 351
Inspecting with CMMs 361
Calibration and Documentation 371
 
Metal Cutting
Cutting Processes 111
Safety for Metal Cutting 101
Overview of Machine Tools 121
Basic Cutting Theory 201
Band Saw Operation 211
Introduction to Metal Cutting Fluids 221
Metal Cutting Fluid Safety 231
Toolholders for Turning 260
Speed and Feed for the Lathe 301
High-Speed Machining 310
Speed and Feed for the Mill 311
Hard Turning 315
Cutting Tool Materials 321
Machining Titanium Alloys 325
Carbide Grade Selection 331
ANSI Insert Selection 341
Lathe Tool Geometry 351
Mill Tool Geometry 361
Drill Tool Geometry 371
Optimizing Tool Life and Process 381
Impact of Workpiece Materials 391
 
Machining
Manual Mill Basics 201
Engine Lathe Basics 211
Manual Mill Setup 221
Overview of Engine Lathe Setup 205
Benchwork and Layout Operations 241
Manual Mill Operation 251
Engine Lathe Operation 225
Holemaking on the Manual Mill 271
Threading on the Engine Lathe 235
Taper Turning on the Engine Lathe 240
Introduction to CNC Machines 201
Basics of the CNC Lathe 211
Basics of the CNC Mill 212
Coordinates for the CNC Lathe 221
Coordinates for the CNC Mill 222
Basics of G Code Programming 231
Introduction to CAD and CAM for Machining 241
Control Panel Functions for the CNC Lathe 251
Control Panel Functions for the CNC Mill 252
Offsets on the CNC Lathe 261
Offsets on the CNC Mill 262
Creating a CNC Turning Program 301
Creating a CNC Milling Program 302
Turning Calculations 285
Calculations for Programming the Mill 312
Canned Cycles for the Lathe 321
Canned Cycles for the Mill 322
Haas Mill: Control Panel Overview 250
Haas Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255
Haas Mill: Entering Offsets 260
Haas Lathe: Entering Offsets 265
Haas Mill: Locating Program Zero 270
Haas Lathe: Locating Program Zero 275
Haas Mill: Program Execution 280
Haas Lathe: Program Execution 285
Haas Mill: Program Storage 310
Haas Lathe: Program Storage 315
Haas Mill: First Part Runs 320
Haas Lathe: First Part Runs 325
Fanuc Mill: Control Panel Overview 250
Fanuc Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255
Fanuc Mill: Entering Offsets 260
Fanuc Lathe: Entering Offsets 265
Fanuc Mill: Locating Program Zero 270
Fanuc Lathe: Locating Program Zero 275
Fanuc Mill: Program Execution 280
Fanuc Lathe: Program Execution 285
Fanuc Mill: Program Storage 310
Fanuc Lathe: Program Storage 315
Fanuc Mill: First Part Runs 320
Fanuc Lathe: First Part Runs 325
Mazak Mill: Control Panel Overview 250
Mazak Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255
Mazak Mill: Locating Program Zero 270
Mazak Lathe: Locating Program Zero 275
Mazak Mill: Entering Offsets 280
Mazak Lathe: Entering Offsets 285
Creating an EIA/ISO Program for the Mazak Mill 286
Creating an EIA/ISO Program for the Mazak Lathe 287
Creating a Mazatrol Program for the Mill 288
Creating a Mazatrol Program for the Lathe 289
Mazak Mill: Program Execution 290
Mazak Lathe: Program Execution 295
Mazak Mill: Program Storage 310
Mazak Lathe: Program Storage 315
Mazak Mill: First Part Runs 320
Mazak Lathe: First Part Runs 325
 
Safety
Intro to OSHA 101
Personal Protective Equipment 111
Safety for Electrical Work 111
Noise Reduction and Hearing Conservation 121
Respiratory Safety 131
Lockout/Tagout Procedures 141
SDS and Hazard Communication 151
Bloodborne Pathogens 161
Walking and Working Surfaces 171
Fire Safety and Prevention 181
Flammable/Combustible Liquids 191
Ergonomics 102
Hand and Power Tool Safety 201
Safety for Lifting Devices 211
Powered Industrial Truck Safety 221
Confined Spaces 231
Environmental Safety Hazards 241
Machine Guarding 140
 
Materials
Introduction to Physical Properties 101
Introduction to Mechanical Properties 111
Introduction to Metals 121
Classification of Steel 201
Essentials of Heat Treatment of Steel 211
Hardness Testing 221
Ferrous Metals 231
Nonferrous Metals 241
Exotic Alloys 301
 
Quality and Manufacturing Management
Lean Manufacturing Overview 101
Essentials of Leadership 110
Essentials of Communication 120
ISO 9001: 2015 Review 122
Continuous Process Improvement: Managing Flow 124
Continuous Process Improvement: Identifying and Eliminating Waste 125
Manufacturing Process Applications: Part II 125
Managing Performance: Best Practices 130
Approaches to Maintenance 131
Managing Performance: Corrective Actions 135
Basics of Manufacturing Costs 140
Total Productive Maintenance 141
Conflict Resolution Principles 150
5S Overview 151
Conflict Resolution for Different Groups 155
Team Leadership 160
Intro to Six Sigma 171
Troubleshooting 181
Personal Effectiveness 190
Managing the Diverse Workplace 210
SPC Overview 211
Harassment and Discrimination 215
Performance Management and the Law 230
Interpreting Blueprints 230
Metrics for Lean 231
Process Flow Charting 241
Strategies for Setup Reduction 251
Six Sigma Goals and Tools 310
Grinding
Grinding Processes 201
Grinding Safety 211
Basic Grinding Theory 221
Basics of the Surface Grinder 231
Basics of the Cylindrical Grinder 232
Basics of the Centerless Grinder 233
Setup for the Surface Grinder 241
Setup for the Cylindrical Grinder 242
Setup for the Centerless Grinder 243
Surface Grinder Operation 251
Cylindrical Grinder Operation 252
Centerless Grinder Operation 253
Grinding Ferrous Metals 311
Grinding Nonferrous Metals 321
Grinding Wheel Materials 331
Grinding Wheel Geometry 361
Dressing and Truing 341
 
Fasteners
Intro to Fastener Threads 110
Overview of Threaded Fasteners 117
Tools for Threaded Fasteners 120
Overview of Non-Threaded Fasteners 125
Intro to Fastener Ergonomics 130
Properties for Fasteners 200
Understanding Torque 210

Threaded Fastener Selection 215


 

Instructor

This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.


 

FAQs

WHAT DO MANUAL MACHINIST DO?
Machinists and tool and die makers set up and operate machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools.
 
WHAT TYPE OF ENVIRONMENT DO MANUAL MACHINIST WORK? 
Machinists and tool and die makers work in machine shops, toolrooms, and factories. Although many work full time during regular business hours, overtime may be common, as is evening and weekend work.
 
HOW EMPLOYABLE ARE MANUAL MACHINIST?
CareerExplorer rates machinists with a B employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 14,400 machinists. That number is based on 7,900 additional machinists, and the retirement of 6,500 existing machinists.
 
DO I HAVE TO BE ADMITTED TO MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY TO ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?
No, you do not have to be an admitted student to Mississippi State University to enroll in this program.  Our online non-credit advanced career training programs are open to all. 
 
WHEN CAN I START THE COURSE? 
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
 
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE? 
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive 12-months to complete the course.
 
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO COMPLETE MY COURSE WITHIN THE TIME FRAME PROVIDED? 
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
 
WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT WILL I RECEIVE?  
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will also be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
 
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I COMPLETE THE COURSE? 
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Mississippi State University Extension.
 
AM I GUARANTEED A JOB?  
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
 
CAN I GET FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?  
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some cases, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available, to learn more go to: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance.

 

 

Registration Information

WIOA Approved

This is a Mississippi WIOA approved program.  Those interested in seeing if they qualify to use WIOA funding to pay for this training should contact their local MS WIN Job Center. 

The Manual Machinist program is 100% online and allows you to enroll at any time.  After enrolling you will have 12-months to complete the program at a pace that is convenient for you.  You can get started today by clicking the "Enroll Now" button below and completing your registration at our partner ed2go site.