Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT)

The Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) course is developed by industry experts and presented in an engaging and interactive format for maximum effectiveness. You will prepare for SME's CMfgT exam with this online manufacturing course.

Throughout our manufacturing technologist course, you will cover a wide range of topics, from foundational knowledge such as mathematics, print reading, and engineering science to the application of manufacturing processes and materials properties. The...

6 Months / 165 Course Hrs
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Course code: GES7015

What you will learn

  • Foundational knowledge, including mathematics, print reading, and engineering science
  • Application of manufacturing processes and materials properties
  • Design and development, including intellectual property protection and computer-aided design
  • Use of digital tools and automation, including robotics and the Internet of Things
  • Emphasis on quality control and continuous improvement
  • Development of business acumen and soft skills, such as project management, finance, and labor relations

How you will benefit

  • The CMfgT is an entry-level certification that benefits both new and experienced manufacturing engineers
  • Shows current skills and commitment to the field
  • Provides a portable industry-recognized credential that can travel with you throughout your career
  • Enhances marketability by demonstrating a commitment to continuous education
  • Provides a competitive advantage in the job market and sets you apart from peers

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 165 course hours
  1. Additive Manufacturing
  2. Applied Mathematics
  3. CNC Machining
  4. Composites
  5. Electrical Systems
  6. Fasteners
  7. Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  8. Inspection
  9. Lean
  10. Materials
  11. Mechanical Systems
  12. Metal Cutting
  13. Motor Controls
  14. PLCs
  15. Quality
  16. Robotics
  17. Safety
  18. Smart Manufacturing
  19. Supervisor Essentials
  20. Welding
  21. Workholding

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


The CMfgT is an entry-level certification that benefits both new manufacturing engineers and experienced manufacturing engineers without other credentials.

Certification Requirements:

In pursuing a CMfgT certification, a minimum of four years combined manufacturing-related education and/or work experience is recommended.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • 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.

According to Glassdoor.com, the average manufacturing technologist salary is $54,988 per year in the U.S.

Yes. You will be prepared for the Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) certification exam through SME.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

After you register, you will receive 6 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

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 the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.

ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.

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Certification programs from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) are the industry standard for assessing and acknowledging candidate's professional knowledge, skills, competencies, and abilities. Our certification programs are led by professionals within the manufacturing industry who guide the development and continuous improvement of the bodies of knowledge and competency models upon which the certifications are based. Earning a certification validates your knowledge against industry standards, can boost your career opportunities, and set you apart from your peers.