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Certified Production Technician

mostemCertified Production Technician (CPT) program is a national recognized certification that prepares individuals for front line production work in manufacturing.

The CPT consists of the following four modules, in which students are eligible to receive four individual certifications:

  • Safety (10-Hour OSHA General Industry Card awarded upon completion)
  • Quality Practices & Measurement
  • Manufacturing Processes & Production
  • Maintenance

All four certificates must be earned to receive the CPT certificate.


CPT training is designed to:

  • raise the level of performance of production workers
  • assist individuals to gain entry level positions within manufacturing
  • allow current employee to increase pay and position within employed manufacturer

MACC’s CPT program is set up as a hybrid combining the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) curriculum and 36 hour hands on in seat or mobile lab component. The four modules will be completed online with an accessible full time Mechatronics instructor and mobile lab for students across our district.

The CPT is a non-credit certificate which can transfer as a stackable credential equaling four college credit hours for those interested in seeking the Associate of Applied Science degree in Mechatronics, Maintenance, Machine Tool or Welding at MACC. The credit hours will apply to:

  • Module 1 = Industrial Safety and Health (IND 103) 3 credit hours
  • Module 2 = Industrial Print Reading (AMD 110) 3 credit hours
  • Module 3 = Introduction to Manufacturing (IND 100) 3 credit hours
  • Module 4 = Fundamentals of Industrial Maintenance (IND 101) 3 credit hours

Certification Costs Include:

$2,112.00 Certification course fee ($176 x 12)
$50.00 Lab supply fee
$520.00 Online curriculum module cost ($130 x 4)
$172.00 Testing fee ($43 x 4)
$60.00 One-time MSSC registration fee
$8.00 OSHA card
$2,922.00 Total


For more information regarding this certification, please contact:

Amy Wise, Mechatronics Advisor/Grant Lead


This program is 100% funded by the MoSTEMWINs $19.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (TAACCCT). The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.