What exactly is Manufacturing?

Manufacturing is defined as “the making of goods or wares by manual labor or by machinery, especially on a large scale”.

What is Soldering?

Soldering is sitting at a microscope and melting small piece of metal onto a circuit board, so that the product works.

  • All items that use a form of electricity have to have correctly soldered board.
  • These items could include computers, cell phones, and projectors and all the way up to making boards for missiles and defense companies.

How long is this training program?

Our Manufacturing courses are short term – 2-months.

  • Students first take a Bridge course, which is essentially a manufacturing basics class. This class lasts for 1 month, or 80 hours.
  • After the Bridge course, the students take the Foundations of Manufacturing class. This is also an 80 hour class, which teaches the students about math, measurements, LEAN manufacturing, safety, electrical systems, hand and power tools, and others.
  • After completion of the Foundations of Manufacturing class, students move on to either Electrical Panel Building or Soldering. Each of these training programs range between 80-96 hours.

When and where are the classes held?

The Bridge and Foundations of Manufacturing classes are taught at our St. Paul office, 1075 Arcade Street, St. Paul, MN 55106. Classes are normally from 9:00-1:00 Monday thru Friday.

The Soldering training is taught at TSC Connect, 505 Como Ave, St Paul MN 55103.

What kind of credentials do I get from this program?

Upon completion of Soldering training, all graduates receive the industry recognized IPC-J certification. All students also receive a certificate from Century College for the Foundations of Manufacturing course.

I’m interested in continuing on to college at MNSCU after this training course. How does that work?

After a student finishes the Foundations of Manufacturing course, they are eligible to take the MSSC certification. This is a $225 test and if the student passes, they would receive 8 college credits that can be used at any of the MNSCU colleges. If a student decides not to take the MSSC certification test, HAP’s Career Navigator will assist that student getting into college.

How much does this program cost?

FREE!  Due to funding from the State as well as grants from public and private companies, these trainings are all FREE to our students. If these trainings were not covered, it would cost the student between $1,500-$2,500 for the classes.

Do you have a question that is not answered in the FAQs?

Contact us at: 651-495-9160 | training@hmong.org