Manufacturing Skills Training Program (MSTP)

The College of Southern Nevada’s (CSN) Division of Workforce & Economic Development (DWED) offers a training program that is designed to provide foundational manufacturing skills for local employers and to meet the training requirements for the manufacturing industry. Training will involve a hybrid of online, in-class and hands on experiences. Our goal is to certify those who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of manufacturing production.

Requirements

  • 18 years of age (by completion)
  • WorkKeys Assessments: Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents (Bronze level or higher)
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (recommended)

Questions? Contact MSTP

Manufacturing Skills Training (16 weeks)

A mixture of online coursework and exams as well as hands-on training labs within a small learning community of other students and instructors.

  • Manufacturing logistics & safety
  • Basic electricity & industrial basic controls
  • Pneumatic, hydraulic, and industrial motors training
  • Intro to robotics training

*All required labs/examinations must maintain a 75% assessment level

Course Learning Outcomes

  • To be able to properly and safely handle materials
  • To understand basic electricity
  • To understand manufacturing processes and production
  • To learn maintenance awareness
  • To learn teamwork and communication skills as it relates to manufacturing
  • To identify, predict, prevent, and stop potential hazards in the workplace (OSHA-10 training)
  • Demonstrate competency at foundational levels of preparatory electricity & electronic training (PEET) and industrial electronic training
  • Demonstrate basic and troubleshooting skills in pneumatic, hydraulic, and industrial motors
  • To understand precision measurement and quality control
  • To understand basic manufacturing systems such as 5S, lean manufacturing, and basic manufacturing logistics
  • To be prepared for a possible career in manufacturing
Preparatory Electricity & Electronic (4 weeks) – Industrial Controls (4 weeks)

A mixture of online coursework and exams as well as hands-on training labs within a small learning community of other students and instructors.

  • Basic electricity
  • Troubleshooting skills

Course Learning Outcomes

  • To understand basic electricity
  • To learn maintenance awareness
  • To learn teamwork and communication skills as it relates to manufacturing
  • Demonstrate competency at foundational levels of preparatory electricity & electronic training (PEET) and industrial electronic training
  • To be prepared for a possible career in manufacturing
Hydraulic & Pneumatic Training (6 weeks)

A mixture of online coursework and exams as well as hands-on training labs within a small learning community of other students and instructors.

  • Foundational pneumatic and hydraulic systems training

Course Learning Outcomes

  • To learn maintenance awareness
  • To learn teamwork and communication skills as it relates to manufacturing
  • Demonstrate basic and troubleshooting skills in pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Learn to integrate pneumatic/hydraulics systems with electronic controls
  • To be prepared for a possible career in manufacturing
Heavy Mechanical Foundations (coming soon!)

A mixture of online coursework and exams as well as hands-on training labs within a small learning community of other students and instructors.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • To learn maintenance awareness
  • To learn teamwork and communication skills as it relates to manufacturing
  • Demonstrate basic and troubleshooting skills conveyor and mechanical drives
  • To be prepared for a possible career in manufacturing
Lab Training Site

Training labs will be held in the evenings/weekends

Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Desert Rose Tech Center [Directions] [Campus Map]
444 W Brooks Ave.
North Las Vegas, NV 89030

Class/Lab attire: casual clothing, rubber sole shoes and avoid loose clothing and dangling jewelry that can get caught in the equipment.

Attendance: each student is required to maintain a 75% attendance rate.

Online Course Content – Canvas & Convergence LMS

Students will receive an email invitation to accept the course in Canvas. MSTP staff will provide login and password information. Students will begin each module by reviewing the material available and take the corresponding quizzes to that module. As the student progresses, more content will become available. Our Convergence LMS is linked out through Canvas and will be the same login information as Canvas.

Note- Google Chrome is the recommended browser for both Canvas and Convergence LMS. Both systems have smart phone applications but the initial acceptance of the course must take place on a computer.

Exams

All module exams for the online content will be proctored in our Assessment Center and need to be scheduled through our office. To schedule your exam call 702-651-7852 or email. When arriving to the take your exam you will be required to show a photo ID and sign in with the proctor. To access the exam, you will need to log in to your Canvas account in the Assessment Center for the proctor to input an access code. If you do not see this screen in Canvas then you have not completed all requirements prior to the exam.

All trainer exams are noted on your syllabus and will be taken in class/labs.

Registration Process

Create a DWED registration account

  1. Please visit our course registration page:
  2. Click the "Login/Create Account" link on the upper left side of the course registration page
  3. Click the “Create New Profile” link
  4. Complete all required information for your profile

Sign up for the ACT WorkKeys Assessment

It is required that you take the ACT WorkKeys Assessments.

There are three assessments:

  1. Applied Math
  2. Graphic Literacy
  3. Workplace Documents

Students that complete this will earn an ACT National Career Readiness Certificate. Must achieve a Bronze level or higher.

For more information or assessment preparation, please visit the ACT Site.    

Open hours for computer-based assessments

  • Wednesdays: 12:30pm – 5:30pm (*last seating 4:15 p.m.)
  • Fridays/Saturdays: 8:00am – 3:00pm (*last seating 1:45 p.m.)

Must arrive in time to FINISH testing before closing time

Building A, Room 114
Sahara West Center
2409 Las Verdes Street
Las Vegas, NV 89102.