Programs And Courses

Certified Production Technician (CPT) (0017)

Certified Production Technician (CPT): Non-Credit  (0017)

Are you looking for fast, hands-on training to learn the basic job skills in safety, math, measuring and blueprint reading? Are you currently working in the field and want to improve your performance and/or obtain a higher-paying job within the industry? Our 120-hour program will help you increase your productivity, performance, competitiveness and revenue. Join the movement to reignite and reinvent manufacturing. 

 

What can I do with this in the workforce?  

With completion of this training, you will be prepared to enter careers for the production technician, such as machine operator, packaging machine operator, assembly-line worker or assembly-machine operator. Often, entry-level production technician positions are the starting point for a new employee to advance within the company.

In this role, you need to understand and perform tasks based upon setup or job sheets, blueprints or quality assurance drawings. If you have mechanical skills and work well with your hands, you may find this is for you. You perform various production tasks using basic hand and specific power tools. Additionally, you must have the ability and desire to meet the specifications to produce a quality product and work well as both an individual and conscientious team player.

 

What is the average salary?

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What is HACC’s program like?

Our 120-hour course is designed to recognize individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of manufacturing production at the front-line, through a series of certification assessments. Training topics include:

  • Orientation to Manufacturing
  • Safety in the Workplace
  • Quality Practices & Measurement
  • Production Processes & Manufacturing
  • Maintenance Awareness

The course is taught through a blended format in which you will spend approximately 60-hours of in-class instruction and another 60-hours in an online environment working through interactive learning modules.

This curriculum prepares you to:

  • Define the importance of manufacturing
  • Display the basic computer skills needed to complete online training and search for information
  • Define and demonstrate safe work habits
  • Display proper use of hand and power tools
  • Interpret basic mechanical blueprints
  • Properly measure mechanical components using various measuring instruments
  • Describe quality procedures and interpret tolerances and dimensions

This training allows you to sit for four individual certification modules offered through the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC):

  • Safety
  • Quality Practices & Measurement
  • Manufacturing Processes & Production
  • Maintenance Awareness

When you complete this training you will be able to have your hours awarded to HACC's GTEC 106 - Introduction to Manufacturing credit course, which can be used as an elective in one of the College's associate degrees within the Engineering and Technology department.

What classes will I take?

  • View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.

 

Can I transfer my credits to a four-year college or university?

Although this course is designed to lead you into the workforce, or improve your current employment opportunities with the manufacturing industry, you can continue your education at HACC in one of our associate degree programs within the Engineering and Technology department. Upon completing this training, you can have the hours awarded towards the completion of HACC's GTEC 106 - Introduction to Manufacturing course, which can be used as an elective course in one of HACC's Engineering Technology Programs.

Additionally, we offer more than 100 programs – many of which transfer to a four-year college or university.
 

Where can I complete this program? 

For your convenience, you can complete the CPT program at any of our five campuses or a non-HACC location where these programs are scheduled. Customized schedules and training options are also available. Please contact us at 717-221-1338 for more assistance.

 

Does HACC offer scholarships?

Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are scholarships available. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships for details and deadlines.

 

When can I apply?

You can register TODAY!  There are no application requirements or prerequisites for this program.  You can enroll in the CPT training course throughout the year. Please use the information below to contact us to learn start dates and enrollment deadlines.

 

How can I learn more?

We are passionate about providing a high-quality education and an opportunity for you to pursue your goals. Please contact Rusty Brink at 717-221-1338 or Jamie Eckrode at 717-221-1332 for more information.

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