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

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