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The Advanced Manufacturing Pipeline puts you on the road to success using the nationally recognized WorkKeys® assessment system and helps direct you to the right job through the MDL Manufacturing Driver's License

MDL Application (pdf)

Opportunities Earned by MDL Graduates

  • Guaranteed an interview for job vacancies with MDL partner companies.

  • Secure a job with a MDL partner company.

  • Continue education as a registered TNCC student.

Credentials Earned by MDL Graduates

  • Six (6) Continuing Education Units. (It is planned to provide College credits for the program. Once approved, all graduates will be awarded the related number of credits.)

  • Certificate of Completion.

  • Silver Level Career Readiness Certificate Plus (CRC+) – confirms skill level 4 was achieved in WorkKeys Reading for Information, Locating Information, Applied Mathematics, and WorkKeys Applied Technology or Observation.

  • OSHA 10-hour General Industry Certification.


Entrance application fee, $75.

  • Career Readiness Certificate, CRC, Silver (Level 4 in Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, Locating Information).

  • Clear drug test.

  • Satisfactory background checks.

  • Successful industry interview.


The following skills will have been completed and evaluated to the
required standards:

  • Complete the CRC+, to include WorkKeys Applied Technology Level 3 or Observation Level 4.

  • Complete all foundation courses to required standards.

  • Wear PPE correctly, to include eye-wear, gloves, footwear, ears and head.

  • Measure and mark specified material to an accuracy of 1/32” or 1 mm using appropriate tools such as a tape measure and scale.

  • Convert fractions of units (down to 1/32” and 1 mm) into decimals and vice versa.

  • Perform simple computations involving adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing in whole numbers.

  • Perform simple computations involving adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions and decimals.
    Record lengths of lines when formed into shapes such as a rectangular, circle, triangle or trapezium.

  • Mark lengths accurately (to 1/32” or 1 mm) on a variety of materials such as aluminum, steel, iron, plastic, foam.

  • Determine and record dimensions of objects such as a cube, cone, pyramid, sphere or trapezoid and pipe.

  • Perform computations on simple volumes using provided formulae.

  • Set up a simple job by transferring dimensions from a plan to a work-piece. Identify the tolerances required to be met and how that might be achieved.

  • Identify, compute and list in sequence the resources/materials required to complete a task given a plan.

  • Communicate materials requirements for a project to a “team” member and negotiate delivery for a specified time frame.

  • Describe a typical manufacturing process flow using a schematic diagram.
    Correctly identify the stages of a given manufacturing process involving up to 12 individual stages.

  • Match correctly 3-D images with a selection of 2-D drawings e.g., cube, cone, sphere, pipe, hexagonal tube and complex objects possessing curved surfaces, valleys, peaks and holes.

  • In a simulated manufacturing scenario identify errors and faults and state the necessary corrective action to be taken.

  • Participate in a project.

  • Show tolerance of and demonstrate support for others whose performance, approach and attitude differ from you.