The 16-credit Production Technologies certificate provides a foundational manufacturing education for students interested in an advanced manufacturing career. This certificate contains foundational courses that make-up the 360° eTECH 30-credit certificates (Automation Technologies, Machine Technologist, Welding Technology).
Students will learn about production technologies and will receive information to start on a manufacturing career pathway. As part of the required coursework, students will engage in topics of technical mathematics, introductory computer skills, print interpretation, manufacturing processes, quality control, maintenance, and safety.
A Production Technologies certificate provides you with the training, education, and skills to build a base knowledge of manufacturing processes and plant operations, generally for entry-level positions. Graduates can use the knowledge gained in this Certificate to build upon a manufacturing career path leading to higher-level careers such as Industrial Maintenance and Mechanics, Machine Tool, Manufacturing Technical Specialist, and Engineering Technician.
Students completing the Production Technologies certificate will have gained the knowledge required to pass the MSSC full-certified Production Technician Certification.
NTC (360° eTECH) does not award the MSSC Certification. Students earning an NTC (360° eTECH) Certificate will need to locate the nearest MSSC Certified Assessment Center to arrange testing for the MSSC Certification.
The nationwide Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC), based upon industry-defined and federally-endorsed national standards, offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the skills increasingly needed in the high-growth, technology-intensive jobs of the 21st century. The MSSC System awards certificates to individuals who pass any of its four Production modules:
and a full Certified Production Technician (CPT) Certification to those who pass all four.
A sample of businesses that recognize the MSSC Certification include:
The 15-credit Production Technologies certificate contains foundational courses that make-up the 360° eTECH 30-credit certificates: