University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Manufacturing C.T.S.

The Manufacturing Certificate of Technical Skills provides flexible, credit-based workforce education with an emphasis on building professional workplace skills, safety skills, and general knowledge of manufacturing processes. The approach will be to provide a stackable credential with a pathway for students to complete the associate and/or baccalaureate degree through Missoula College and the University of Montana.

To earn a Manufacturing Certificate of Technical Skills, students must complete 28 credits including five courses (14 credits) in the Professional Skills and five courses (14 credits) in Technical Skills.

This certificate is primarily designed as a step for current students, future students or employees in the workplace to obtain training in career readiness, human relations, communication, safety training, computer skills, lean manufacturing processes, and quality assurance. This certificate could be combined with the general education certificate to earn an Associate’s degree or towards a baccalaureate degree.

High school transcript or HiSET/GED equivalent will be required; completion of placement exams for mathematics & writing.

Certificate of Technical Studies - Manufacturing


Required Professional Skills Courses14
Required Technical Skills Courses14
Total Hours28

Degree Specific Credits: 28

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Required Professional Skills Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
BGEN 105SIntroduction to Business3
BGEN 215Career Readiness3
COMX 102Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace1
M 115Probability and Linear Mathematics4
WRIT 101College Writing I3
Total Hours14

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Required Technical Skills Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
CAPP 120Introduction to Computers3
MCH 194Manufacturing Seminar3
MCH 294Manufacturing Seminar3
MCH 198Internship2
OSH 130Introduction to Trades and Trade Safety/Job Site Ready3
Total Hours14

Minimum Required Grade: C-