Certified Production Technician

Skill Boss Equipment

The Certified Production Technician (CPT+) program with skill boss is designed to prepare employees with the next generation of skills to work in a computer-driven, data-intensive advanced manufacturing workplace.
The course combines online learning and simulation with hands-on demonstration of skills, supervised by one of our skilled and experienced instructors.

Attending this course allows documentation of over 55 hands-on skills from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) national standards.

Upon completion of the course, students can sit for certification in MSSC Certified Production Technician and Certified Production Technician+(CPT+)

Course topics include:
• Safety
• Quality Practices and Measurement
• Manufacturing Processes and Production
• Maintenance Awareness

Certified Production Technician (CPT+), was just approved as a registered pre-apprenticeship by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.  

All registered pre-apprenticeships are required to have a connection to existing registered apprenticeships and are required to provide a combination of instructional based learning with hands-on skill-building. The CPT+ program at LCCC is connected to the registered apprenticeship programs at Mack Trucks and Ocean Spray Cranberries. 

The major benefit of having a program registered as a pre-apprenticeship is that employers know that the students graduating from the course are essentially pre-screened in terms of skills and knowledge to move into apprenticeship programs at the local employers.

The Certified Production Technician program at Lehigh Carbon Community College provides 200 hours of instruction related to advanced manufacturing.  140 hours of the program are a combination of online and classroom led instruction. It is then combined with 60 hours of hands-on training on the Skill Boss, which provides opportunities to learn skills covering program areas of safety, quality, manufacturing processes, and maintenance. 

CPT State Approval Document

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