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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

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1.  prepare to obtain the Certified Production Technician Certification from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council;

2.  ​​fulfill safety and health requirements and implement proper safety-enhancing workplace practices;

3.  identify fundamentals of blueprint reading, use precision measurement tools, and communicate quality problems;

4.  perform and monitor the manufacturing and/or distribution processes according to customer requirements;

5.  perform preventative maintenance and routine repair identifying potential maintenance issues; and

6.  utilize professional communications and effective teamwork.

Program Credentials

CCBC Credential: Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce 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

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE courses and programs. 

Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

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 769

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​

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