Certified Production Technician, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate
Certified Production Technicians (CPT) work in a computer-driven, data-intensive advanced manufacturing workplace from entry-level to front-line supervisor. They perform a number of tasks in the manufacturing process such as align and adjust sensors, assemble mechanical drives, adjust pneumatic systems, connect pneumatic circuits, interface with industrial computers and similar automation components, troubleshoot machinery, and perform quality inspections and audits.
This program prepares students to take the MSSC's CPT exams in Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Maintenance Awareness. It covers safety-enhancing workplace practices, improving quality, common measurement systems and precision measurement tools, how manufacturing transforms materials into products, tools and equipment used in a manufacturing facility, and improving productivity through predictive and preventative maintenance.
To be successful, students should be detailed-oriented, dependable, show self-control, follow safety rules, follow directions, posses manual dexterity, have electrical, mechanical and mathematical aptitude, be able to stand for long periods of time, and be able to lift 35 pounds.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, overall employment of production workers is projected to grow 10% from 2020 to 2030 in Maryland. Projected annual job openings in Maryland are 530. Additional career information may be found in Career Coach: https://ccbcmd.lightcastcc.com/.
Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:
1. prepare to obtain the Certified Production Technician Certification from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council;
2. fulfill safety and health requirements and implement proper safety-enhancing workplace practices;
3. identify fundamentals of blueprint reading, use precision measurement tools, and communicate quality problems;
4. perform and monitor the manufacturing and/or distribution processes according to customer requirements;
5. perform preventative maintenance and routine repair identifying potential maintenance issues; and
6. utilize professional communications and effective teamwork.