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Certified Production Technician

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Program Description

This course is designed to enable the student to build introductory skills in manufacturing and learn to facilitate safe work practices in industrial environments.  They will learn how manufacturing transforms materials into products, understand tools and equipment used in a manufacturing facility, learn how to improve productivity through predictive and preventative maintenance, and quality systems and measurements.

Program Outcomes

CCBC Credential: Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).​

Successful completers will have the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency through four certifications from the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council; Safety and Manufacturing Processes, Maintenance Awareness, Quality Practices and Measurement.    

Certifying Organization: Manufacturing Skills Standards Council,​

Course costs include fees for MSSC tests to be taken one time.​​

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)

Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities

Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition

Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

Local Office of Workforce Development

Length of Training

4 weeks

Program Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Industry work experience and or technical skills preferred

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number



Course Hours






Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

VOA 768

Certified Production Technician- Part 1






 Course materials included in the cost


VOA 768

Certified Production Technician- Part 2




Course materials included in the cost

Program Series Total: 140




Additional Information

Skills for Success:

Detailed-oriented, dependability, self-control, ability to follow safety rules, ability to follow directions, cooperation, integrity, persistence, manual dexterity, mechanical aptitude, electrical and mechanical aptitude, ​​mathematical aptitude, ability to stand for long periods of time and ability to lift 35 pounds.​​

Career Opportunities:

​Industrial maintenance, electrical technician

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Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator:  Nancy Kukay | | 443-840-4171 | Catonsville BESS 100K

Administrative Assistant:  Denise Bellamy | | 443-840-4712 | Catonsville BESS 100​

Program Delivery

This program is offered in an online format.

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