Production Technician – Certificate

This program covers fundamental skills used in the manufacturing industry, including safety, quality, production processes, maintenance awareness, and CAD drafting. Students who complete this program will have the skills needed to work in manufacturing and production. At the end of each course, students will have the opportunity to earn a stackable Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) credential, certifying their knowledge. Upon successful completion of all four MSSC assessments, students receive full Certified Production Technician (CPT) 4.0 certification.

Minimum credits: 16
Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.0
Minimum grade in all courses: 2.0
Minimum Jackson College credits: 4


Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
CAD 152 SolidWorks I 3

This course introduces students to basic modelling, assembly, and drawing creation in SolidWorks.

ELT 106 Basic Electricity and Fluid Systems 3

This course will cover the principles of basic electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic circuits. Students will learn how to identify components of electrical and fluid circuits, how to analyze circuits, and how to troubleshoot industrial systems. At the end of the course they will be able to take the Certified Production Technician Maintenance Awareness exam.and quality. Students may sit for Certified Production Technician exam in Production Quality at the end of the course.

MFG 135 Industrial Safety 3

This course demonstrates methods of maintaining a safe work environment. It introduces students to best safety practices as well as communication and team building skills. Students will have the opportunity to take an MSSC certification exam as well as earn their OSHA 10 card.

MFG 136 Blueprint Reading and Precision Measurement 3

This course will provide students with in depth knowledge of how to read blueprints and technical drawings, and use gauges to obtain precise measurements. Topics covered include print reading, measurement, tolerancing, and quality. Students may sit for Certified Production Technician exam in Production Quality at the end of the course.

MFG 137 Production Process and Fabrication 4

This course will focus on production processes and machining, emphasizing planning, tooling, and materials. Students will learn how the basics of safely operating machines and producing precision parts. Students may sit for the Certified Production Technician exam for Processes and Production at the end of the course.