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Certified Production Technician

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Program Description

​This program 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 use 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.

CCBC Pathway

Technology and Engineering Pathway - Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs.  Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study.  You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.

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, https://www.msscusa.org​

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

Financial Aid and Payment Options

We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education 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.

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 Title




Textbook Information

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Certified Production Technician-  Part 1


Course materials included in the cost






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:  Contact the Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant:  Denise Bellamy | dbellamy@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4712 | Catonsville BESS 100​

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