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Certified Production Technician (CPTAE)

Course Purpose

The Certified Production Technician (CPTAE) is an industry-recognized program to prepare individuals for careers in Advanced Manufacturing Production (from entry-level through front-line supervisor) through the successful completion of certification assessments. This program is made up of four classes: Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes & Production and Maintenance Awareness.

The goal of the CPTAE certification program is to raise the level of performance of production workers both to assist individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness.

Who Should Attend?

All who are interested in careers in Advanced Manufacturing (from entry-level through front-line supervisor) with a focus on Certified Production Technician.

Why Manufacturing?

There were 330,000 job openings in manufacturing in January, 2015, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

The CPTAE certification is awarded by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) which is the nation’s leading industry-led training, assessment and certification organization focused on the core technical competencies needed by the nation’s frontline production workers.

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Course Content

The following courses are included in this training:

  1. Safety (48 hours)
  2. Quality Practices & Measurement (40 hours)
  3. Manufacturing Processes & Production (48 hours)
  4. Maintenance Awareness (48 hours)

Each module has its own CPT certificate. However, candidates must earn all four certificates to receive the full CPTAE nationally recognized certification.

Note: Upon successful completion of the Safety module, participants will be eligible to receive two college credits for Industrial/Construction Safety (METS-102).

Course Length: 184 Hours

Course Assessment: This course includes a post-assessment pertaining to each course in the series.

Course Size: This class can accommodate up to 20 students.

Hands-On Practice: This course contains a variety of hands-on exercises.


Accuplacer Level 3 scores (or above) in math, reading. and writing must be achieved before starting this course.

Technology Requirements: All technology is provided for participant use in the classroom. It is not necessary for students to bring any technology with them when attending this course.

Student Materials

  • Course book(s) and workbook
  • A portfolio containing course content and writing materials
  • Online learning modules

Delivery Schedule

4 hour session.

Related Course(s)

  • Mechanical Systems Certificate of Achievement
  • Automated Systems Technology Certificate of Achievement
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology Certificate of Achievement

Certificate and/or Credit awarded

The CPTAE certification awarded by the Manufacturing Skills Standard Council (MSSC), LCC Certificate of Completion in addition to LCC college credit for Industrial/Construction Safety.

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