Certified Production Technician Program
Skill Up Your Workforce with SUNY Schenectady’s Certified Production Technician (CPT) Program
The purpose of the Certified Production Technician (CPT) program is to recognize through certification, individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of manufacturing production at the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor) through successful completion of certification assessments. The CPT program raises the level of performance of production workers to both assist individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness.
The CPT program consists of four individual certificate modules:
- Quality Practices & Measurement;
- Manufacturing Processes & Production; and
- Maintenance Awareness
Candidates must earn the first four certificates to receive the full CPT certification. Individuals demonstrate their understanding of the core skills and knowledge through assessments based upon Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) industry-defined, nationally-validated skill standards.
In addition to the CPT’s four modules, the following topics are covered:
- Leadership Skills
- Escalating Issues
- Case Studies and Problem Solving
- Customer Service in Manufacturing
- Career Opportunities
- Expediting/Talking to Suppliers
This course will be held in hybrid model with online instruction supported by in-person classroom “hands on” practical lab experiences. The course is offered by SUNY Schenectady’s Office of Workforce Development and Community Education, in partnership with Key Bank, Center for Economic Growth, and the Business Council of NYS.
For more information, contact:
SUNY Schenectady Office of Workforce Development and Community Education
Center City, Floor 2R
433a State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305