Course Description

The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council’s (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) program is a nationally portable, industry-led program that prepares and certifies individuals for career pathways in advanced manufacturing. This hybrid training program delivers the 21st Century, in-demand skills that today’s employers need for over 6 million frontline production jobs.

The CPT program consists of 120-hours of training designed to provide students with the core competencies of front-line manufacturing production workers. Training topics include: Orientation to Manufacturing, Safety in the Workplace, Quality Practices & Measurement, Production Processes & Manufacturing, and Maintenance Awareness.

The program is taught through a blended format in which you will spend approximately 60-hours of in-class instruction and another 60-hours in an online environment working through interactive learning modules. This training allows you to sit for four individual certification
modules offered through the MSSC.

Notice: Per City guidelines, masking will be strongly recommended but not mandatory. Wearing a high-quality mask such as KN95 or N95 mask, or double masking, is strongly encouraged. It is important to wear a mask that is well-fitted. For information on proper masking, including how to double mask, please read this guidance from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/effective-masks.html.

Course Outline

Orientation to Manufacturing
Manufacturing support team responsibilities
Production member's duties and responsibilities
Shop floor etiquette
Workplace cleanliness
Introduction to Safety
Operation of common powered and non-powered hand tools.

Manufacturing and Safety
OSHA Standards
Personal protective equipment
Production teams
Training and leadership

Quality and Measurement
Blueprint reading
Quality measurement processes
Problem solving

Manufacturing Processes
Mechanical principles and linkages
Machine processes, tooling and operations
Production planning, workflow and control

Maintenance Awareness
Machine fundamentals and maintenance
Basic electrical circuits and measurements
Machine automation and control concepts 

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be familiar with how to:
  •  Define the importance of manufacturing
  •  Display the basic computer skills needed to complete online training and search for information
  •  Define and demonstrate safe work habits
  •  Display proper use of hand and power tools
  •  Interpret basic mechanical blueprints
  •  Properly measure mechanical components using various measuring instruments
  •  Describe quality procedures and interpret tolerances and dimensions


Handouts provided by instructor.


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