ManuFirst SC


ManuFirst SC is a state-recognized manufacturing certification designed to provide a foundation for South Carolinians needing entry-level skills for manufacturing employment. 

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Classes will meet Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the MTC Airport Campus.

Successful students will receive three certifications.

  • ManuFirst SC
  • OSHA10
  • MSSC: Safety

The course is separated into four sections:

Section 1: Manufacturing Safety

Includes preparation and testing for the MSSC Safety Certification Assessment

  • OSHA10 Hour General Industry
  • Lockout/Tag Out (LOTO)
  • Maintaining a Clean Environment
  • Tool and Equipment Use
  • Customer Communications
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Conflict Management
Section 2: Quality Awareness
  • Craft Math Basics
  • Precision Measurement
  • Lean Production
  • Quality Systems, 5S, and Continuous Improvement
  • Quality Improvement
  • Introduction to SPC and Control Charts
  • Quality Audits
  • Recognizing Problems
  • DMAIC Model for Six Sigma Improvements
Section 3: Production and Processes
  • The Production Process
  • Machine Operations
  • Conditioning, Finishing, and Assembly
Section 4: Maintenance Awareness
  • Total Preventive Maintenance


How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

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Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
7.00 70


This 70 hour program is a state-recognized manufacturing certification designed to provide a foundation for South Carolinians needing entry-level skills for manufacturing employment. To be eligible, participant must be able to work in the US, show proof of high school diploma or equivalency and show proof of Silver WIN/WorkKeys.


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Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
Not including fees and equipment


Production Worker

As a Production Worker, you may load and unload items from machines/conveyors, operate machinery used in the production process, or assist machine operators, place products in equipment or on work surfaces for further processing, inspecting, or wrapping, examine products to verify conformance to quality standards and start machines or equipment to begin production processes.

Projected Job Growth


Average Annual Salary

According to EMSI data as of 2022

Where Can I Work?

  • Industrial Companies

What’s next after I complete this program?

Further Your Education

Obtain additional certifications in areas such as Computer Numerical Control (CNC), Industrial Mechanical Maintenance, and Industrial Electrical Maintenance

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Academic programs count as academic credit for a certificate, diploma or degree and may transfer toward future academic endeavors at four-year colleges and universities.
Training programs can be completed in a matter of weeks or months, are focused on career training, and provide credentials and certificates needed in the specific fields of study. Coursework does not transfer.
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