Certified Production Technician (CPT) Program

CPT Page LogoThe Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers. The nationwide MSSC System, based upon industry defined and federally endorsed standards, offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the skills increasingly needed in the technology-intensive jobs of the 21st century.

CPT Page 2Certified Production Technician (CPT)

The CPT Certification addresses the core technical competencies of higher skilled production workers in all sectors of manufacturing. MSSC awards certificates to individuals who pass any of its Production Modules: Safety, Maintenance Awareness, Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Quality Practices & Measurement; and a full Certified Production Technician (CPT) Certificate to those who pass all four original modules.

Safety Module

  • Customer Needs
    • Communication and Leadership
    • Team Building and Decision Making
    • Safety Organization
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Fire and Electrical Safety
    • Hazardous Material Safety
    • Aligned with OSHA 10

Quality Module

  • Blueprint Reading
    • Basic Measurement
    • Precision Measurement
    • Dimensional Gauging
    • SPC and Control Charts
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Inspections and Audits
    • Prevention and Correction
    • Documentation

CPT Page 1Manufacturing Processes and Production Module

  • Mechanical Principles
    • Materials and Material Testing
    • Production Processes
    • Machining Processes and Tooling
    • Procedures & Process Documentation
    • Production Planning and Workflow
    • Packaging and Distribution

Maintenance Awareness

  • Basic Electrical Circuits
    • Pneumatic & Hydraulic Power Systems
    • Lubrication
    • Bearings and Couplings
    • Belt and Chain Drives
    • Machine Control Concepts
    • Machine Automation
    • High Vacuum Systems
    • Laser Systems

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