Apply Now for No-Cost Certified Production Technician Training Starting Sept. 28, 2015

By on September 8, 2015
Certified Production Technician Training

This daytime class is 8 weeks of training that prepares individuals for front-line production work in high-performance manufacturing.

Successful students earn the nationally recognized Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT-AE) credential.

Time is limited to take advantage of this training program which is grant funded and offered at no cost to qualified students. A High School Degree or equivalent is required for this program. Classes are held at the Center for Workforce Innovation on the STLCC Florissant Valley Campus.

Apply now for the training session starting September 28, 2015.

How to get started

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…

  1. Complete the on-line application.
  2. Reserve a spot in one of our Information Sessions.
  3. Attend the Information Session – and bring your current resume with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Call the MoManufacturingWINs Hotline at 314-539-5773 to hear more information and receive a call back. Please provide us with your contact information and the program(s) you are interested in.

Certified Production Technician (CPT-AE)

This training program covers the four critical production functions common to all sectors of manufacturing: Safety, Quality & Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Maintenance Awareness. Each area is addressed with a separate assessment. Students must pass all four assessments to earn the full “CPT” certification.


  1. Work in a Safe and Productive Manufacturing Workplace
  2. Perform safety and environmental inspections
  3. Perform emergency drills and participate in emergency teams
  4. Identify unsafe conditions and take corrective action
  5. Provide safety orientation for all employees
  6. Train personnel to use equipment safely
  7. Suggest processes and procedures that support safety of work environment
  8. Fulfill safety and health requirements for maintenance, installation, and repair
  9. Monitor safe equipment and operator performance
  10. Utilize effective, safety-enhancing workplace practices

Quality Practices & Measurement

  1. Participate in periodic internal quality audit activities
  2. Check calibration of gages and other data collection equipment
  3. Suggest continuous improvements
  4. Inspect materials and product/process at all stages to ensure they meet specifications
  5. Document the results of quality tests
  6. Communicate quality problems
  7. Take corrective actions to restore or maintain quality
  8. Record process outcomes and trends
  9. Identify fundamentals of blueprint reading
  10. Use common measurement systems and precision measurement tools

Manufacturing Processes & Production

  1. Identify customer needs
  2. Determine resources available for the production process
  3. Set up equipment for the production process
  4. Set team production goals
  5. Make job assignments
  6. Coordinate work flow with team members and other work groups
  7. Communicate production and material requirements and product specifications
  8. Perform and monitor the process to make the product
  9. Document product and process compliance with customer requirements
  10. Prepare final product for shipping or distribution

Maintenance Awareness

  1. Perform preventive maintenance and routine repair
  2. Monitor indicators to ensure correct operations
  3. Perform all housekeeping to maintain production schedule
  4. Recognize potential maintenance issues with basic production systems, including knowledge of when to inform maintenance personnel about problems with:
    – Electrical systems
    – Pneumatic systems
    – Hydraulic systems
    – Machine automation systems
    – Lubrication processes
    – Bearings and couplings
    – Belts and chain drives

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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