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Certified Production Technician (CPT)

Award: Career Pathway Certificate

Overview:

The 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.

Candidates are required to attend a Jobs with a Future event prior to starting the certificate program as well as complete the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) assessment to verify Level 4 competency in math.

This program will be delivered and assessed in the order listed below:

CourseHours
*Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Safety 36 hours
*Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Quality Practices and Measurement 36 hours
*Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Manufacturing Processes and Production 36 hours
*Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Maintenance Awareness 36 hours
Total Hours 144 hours

Two (2) credits from the Certified Production Technician Career Pathway Certificate are transferable into the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist Technician diploma program, and eight (8) credits are eligible as electives. In order to earn NICC credit for Career Pathway Certificate coursework, students must earn a minimum grade of C-.

*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.

Certified Production Technician (CPT)

It is easy to apply to the Certified Production Technician Career Pathway Certificate program! Simply follow the steps below to complete the application and assessment process. 

Step 1: Attend a Jobs with a Future Event

Register to attend a Jobs with a Future event. You will learn about in-demand careers in advanced manufacturing, earning potential and local employment and training options to get started in your career. Some events include networking sessions with industry leaders.

If you plan to enroll in a Career Pathway Certificate, attendance at a Jobs with a Future event is mandatory.

SessionDate & TimeLocationCall to Register
Jobs with a Future: Advanced Manufacturing June 20, 2015
10 a.m.
Town Clock Business Center, Dubuque 563.557.8271, ext. 380
Jobs with a Future: Advanced Manufacturing Oct. 7, 2015
5:30 p.m
Town Clock Business Center, Dubuque 563.557.8271, ext. 380

Step 2: Application and Assessment

There is no fee to apply, and applications are available at a Jobs with a Future event. Applicants to this program are required to complete an admission assessment, the National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC). Assessment is offered at Iowa Workforce Development Offices in Dubuque and Decorah. Please bring your application to the assessment.

Step 3:  Interview

Interview with business and project team leaders for acceptance to the Career Pathway Certificate program!

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

Certified Production Technician (CPT)

Graduates of this Career Pathway Certificate program may enter the workforce or transfer credit into the NICC Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist Technician diploma program. Course transfer information is listed in the chart below.

Career Pathway Course

Equivalent Diploma Course

Transfer
Credit Hours

*MSSC Safety | 36 hours MFG528 MSSC Safety 2
*MSSC Quality Practices and Measurement | 36 hours MFG126 MSSC Quality Practices and Measurement 2
*MSSC Manufacturing Processes and Production | 36 hours MFG529 MSSC Manufacturing Processes & Production 2
*MSSC Maintenance Awareness | 36 hours MFG527 MSSC Maintenance Awareness 2
144 contact hours 128 contact hours 8 total hours

*Passing MSSC Certification exams are required to receive credit.

Certified Production Technician (CPT)

Entry-level to Median Salary Range*

$26,378-$34,428

Estimated Annual Statewide Openings*

10

Estimated Annual Statewide Growth Rate*

0.8%

Employment Sponsors

Dubuque

    • AY McDonald
    • Berry Plastics
    • Bodine Electric Company
    • Bradley Iron Works
    • Decker Precision Machining, Inc.
    • Dubuque Screw Products
    • Dyersville Die Cast
    • EIMCo.
    • Energy Manufacturing Company
    • FarmTek
    • Giese Companies
    • Grove Tools, Inc.
    • Mi-T-M
    • Morrison Brothers
    • Premier Tooling & Manufacturing
    • Schieffer Co. International L.C.
    • Uelner Precision Tools & Dies
    • Unison Solutions
    • Universal Tank and Fabrication
    • Webber Metal Products Inc.

Cresco

    • Alum-Line
    • Featherlite

Manchester

    • Paladin Construction Group (Bradco),
    • Henderson Products Inc.
    • XL Specialized Trailers
    • EIP Manufacturing

Oelwein

    • Ashley Industrial Molding
    • Blessing Industries
    • Quality Plus Manufacturing
    • Transco Railway Products

*Iowa Workforce Development Data