Designed by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), an industry-led, nationally recognized, training, assessment and certification organization, this program focuses on the core technical competencies needed by incumbent and entry-level production workers in industrial, manufacturing and other technically intensive fields.
The Certified Production Technician (CPT) program consists of four individual certificate modules. Earn one or more individual certificate, or complete all four and receive the CPT certification.
1. Introduction to Manufacturing and Safety
This module provides an introduction to the manufacturing world and facilitates safe work practices in industrial environments and manufacturing specializations such as mechatronics, precision machining and welding. Topics include fire safety, pressurized gases, electrical hazards and safe machine usage. Students will also earn an OSHA 10-hour certification in General Industry upon completion of this course.
2. Quality and Measurement
Quality and Measurement provides an introduction to controlling and improving quality in a manufacturing setting while exploring ways that manufacturers use data and analysis to improve quality. Topics include basic measurement, geometric dimensioning and tolerance, quality management systems, process improvement methods, preventive and corrective actions, and quality audits.
3. Manufacturing Processes
The Manufacturing Processes module provides the basics of how manufacturing transforms materials into products. Students will learn about the varying types of production, material and processes used in manufacturing. Topics include production materials, casting, molding, forming, machining, conditioning, finishing, assembly, production planning and work flow.
4. Introduction to Manufacturing Maintenance
This module provides a basic understanding of tools and equipment used in manufacturing and knowledge of how to improve productivity through predictive and preventative maintenance. Topics include routine, preventive, and predictive maintenance, tool related safety, computers in manufacturing, ergonomics and equipment procedures.
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