MiraCosta College Community Education and Workforce Development

Manufacturing Fundamentals

at MiraCosta College

about the manufacturing fundamentals course

Do you already have experience as a supervisor or manager? Are you looking to get into the advanced manufacturing industry because you’ve heard about the need for qualified personnel to replace the retiring baby boomers? This course covers the basic skills required to work in the manufacturing field.

This class can be taken individually, or as part of a larger certificate program. Find out more.


why attend miracosta?

  • Industry relevant curriculum

  • Reduced prices due to grant funding

  • Accelerated training to help you move up in your job

  • We will gladly work with companies willing to pay for employee training

Tuition $250

Course Length
30 hours

Hours of Instruction
Saturdays, 8:30am-3:00pm
Please see the events calendar for dates

Completion of enrollment documents. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

what you will learn

  • Learn about the manufacturing industry around San Diego County
  • Discover the role of different manufacturing processes
  • Learn the importance of safety, LEAN, QC, and the supply chain
  • Receive an overview of industry organizations, certifications, and state regulations
  • Get hands-on exposure to different metals, tools, manual mills and lathes, CNC operations and programming

after course completion


If you successfully complete a program under 50 hours, we can issue a certificate for $15.

Career Paths

This training is designed to help you move up within your current company, or to enhance your skill set for your next machinist job.

take the next step

We offer information sessions for many of our job training programs. The information session offers you the opportunity to learn all about the programs in a relaxed environment.
Our instructors will be available at this time to answer all of your questions. Call us at 760.795.6820 to register.

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