Certified Production Technician (CPT)

Advanced Manufacturing

The online Certified Production Technician (CPT) Career Pathway Certificate program is designed for front-line manufacturing and includes four Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) courses: safety, quality and measurement, manufacturing processes and production, and maintenance awareness. Together these four courses make-up what industry recognizes as the MSSC-CPT. Each course is a stand-alone certification subject to passing the MSSC exam.

Students will be exposed to manufacturing concepts and actions that produce high-quality products, increase productivity, achieve greater customer satisfaction and assure a safe and healthy work environment. Practical cases and examples are investigated and discussed, capitalizing on a blended learning approach including student experience lectures, self-paced study, online labs, and individual/group activities.

Award: Career Pathway Certificate
Credits: Noncredit
Locations: Online

Paying for the Program

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You may qualify to earn a Career Pathway Certificate at no cost if you meet all eligibility requirements.

Career Outlook

$22,318 - 56,662

Estimated annual salary range for Advanced Manufacturing graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

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*Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Safety 32 hours
*Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Quality Practices and Measurement 32 hours
*Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Manufacturing Processes and Production 32 hours
*Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Maintenance Awareness 32 hours
Total Hours 128 hours

*Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system based upon industry-defined and federally endorsed national standards and is the gold standard for front-line industrial training.

Kyra Bellrichard
Director of Open Enrollment and Career Pathway Certificates

  • Email: bellrichardk@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 800.728.2256, ext. 380
  • Location: Calmar
Jordan O'Connell

Jordan O'Connell
Success Model Coordinator

  • Email: oconnellj@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 888.642.2338, ext. 137
  • Location: Dubuque

*Approximate cost. Amount reflects the estimated tuition and student fees based on rates at the time of publication. These rates do not include additional expenses (books, tools, supplies, living expenses, licensures, remedial or pre-requisite coursework or partnership tuition and fees, etc.) related to your NICC education. Rates are subject to change.