Certified Production Technician is now a registered pre-apprenticeship with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The newest workforce development program at Lehigh Carbon Community College, 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.
For more information on this course, or any course offered through the Center for Leadership and Workforce Development, please contact