Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) will offer all the courses necessary to attain the Certified Production Technician credential this summer. Classes are taught online with labs offered on campus.
The Certified Production Technician (CPT) credential, developed by the Manufacturing Skills Standard Council (MSSC) is intended to recognize through certification individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of manufacturing production. There are four modules—all of which carry a certification: Safety; Quality Practices & Measurement; Manufacturing Processes and Production; and Maintenance Awareness. Once the individual passes all four certification assessments, the Certified Production Technician credential is awarded.
“The Alabama Community College System has established MSSC certification as an important part of the state’s workforce training,” stated NACC President Dr. David Campbell. “In fact, access to this MSSC training will be offered for the first time on a statewide level. We are very pleased to implement this training locally.”
The cost of each class is $444, which includes all relevant materials and the certification exam. Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify and high school students who wish to take these courses as dual enrollment may qualify for Dual Enrollment scholarships. Students may start in any class and take as many or as few of them at a time as they like. Those who complete all four classes will earn a short-term certificate in Certified Production Technician from NACC.
“We are pleased to offer this certification opportunity for our students and the community at large,” said Dr. Mike Kennamer, Director of Workforce Development at NACC. “Manufacturing is the largest employment sector in our area and this is a great opportunity to earn certifications that will help to better understand modern, advanced manufacturing.”
Registration is currently open; classes begin on May 31. To learn more about how to enroll, contact Hannah Crawford at 256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001, ext. 2254. E-mail her at email@example.com.
You may learn more about the CPT by visiting www.dreamitdoitalabama.com/mssc. Northeast Alabama Community College is a comprehensive community college that is consistently recognized as one of the top in the nation. Browse the college’s website at www.nacc.edu or download the free App from the App Store or Google Play Store to learn about all the college offers.