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The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers. The nationwide MSSC System, based upon industry defined and federally-endorsed standards, offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the skills increasingly needed in the technology-intensive jobs of the 21st century.

Certified Production Technician (CPT)

The  CPT Certification addresses the core technical competencies of higher skilled production workers in all sectors of manufacturing.  MSSC awards certificates to individuals who pass any of its Production Modules: Safety, Maintenance Awareness, Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Quality Practices & Measurement; and a full  Certified Production Technician (CPT) Certificate to those who pass all four original modules.

Safety Module

  • Customer needs
  • Communication and leadership
  • Team building and decision making
  • Safety organization
  • Personal protective equipment
  •  Fire and electrical safety
  • Hazardous material safety
  • Aligned with OSHA 10

Maintenance Awareness Module

  • Basic electrical circuits
  • Pneumatic and hydraulic power systems
  • Lubrication
  • Bearing and couplings
  • Belt and chain drives
  • Machine control concepts
  • Machine automation
  • High vacuum systems

Manufacturing Processes & Production Module

  • Mechanical principles
  • Materials and material testing
  • Production processes
  • Machining processes and tooling
  • Procedures and process documentation
  • Production planning and work-flow
  • Packaging and distribution

Quality Module

  • Blueprint reading
  • Basic measurement
  • Precision measurement
  • Dimensional gauging
  • SPC and control charts
  • Continuous improvement
  • Inspections
  • Audits
  • Prevention and correction

Each CPT Course is approximately 45-55 hours and has been rated by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) at three credits each.

Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)

The CLT Certification addresses the core technical competencies of higher skilled, front-line material handling and distribution workers in all supply chain facilities: from factories to warehouses, distribution centers and transporters. MSSC awards the foundational-level Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certificate and the mid-level Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) certification. The CLA is a prerequisite for CLT and both courses are approximately 28-30 hours.

The curriculum consists of entry level skills such as global supply chain logistics, material handling, safety principles, quality control, teamwork and communications to mid-level skills such as product receiving and storage, inventory control, and dispatching and tracking operations.

The CPT and CLT are both accredited under ANSI-ISO 17024 (Personnel Certification) making it the only national certification body globally with this designation for manufacturing and logistics.

For More Information Contact:

Maurice Ingle, Director of Career Technical Education
1800.648.3271 ext. 5940 or