MSSC/CPT Certification Course

The CPT Certification process at Eastern Florida State College focuses on the core technical competencies of the entry-level production worker and is applicable in all sectors of manufacturing. This course prepares the student to sit for the four Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Production Technician certification assessments: Safety; Quality Practices & Measurement; Manufacturing Processes & Production; and Maintenance Awareness.

Course Details
  • Upcoming Sessions:
    - January 22 - April 6, 2020 (Spring Break, March 16-22) Application deadline: Jan.2, 2020
    - April 13 - June 22, 2020 (Memorial Day Holiday, May 25)
    - June 29 - September 3, 2020
  • All sessions held Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 - 10 PM, Online
  • Online course delivery. Exams (4) proctored on the Cocoa campus and are scheduled on non-class evenings.
  • See Application and Registration information in this page's "How to Register" box. All participants must complete the EDC application and the EFSC registration.

A limited time discount on the Certification Course tuition is made possible by support from the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast, EDC.  See information in the "How to Register" box.


Scholarships are available for the CPT Course tuition through the Economic Development Commission, EDC. See information in the "How to Register" box for scholarship details.

MSSC-CPT Testing

Eastern Florida State College is an approved testing site for EFSC students for the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council Certified Production Technician (MSSC-CPT). Assessments will be given after each unit in the certification course and coordinated through the testing lab. Participants who pass any of the four Production modules will be awarded certificates for each specific module. Those who pass all four core Production modules will be awarded a “Certified Production Technician (CPT)” credential.

Class Format

The course is a 10-week synchronous online course where you will view and participate in a lecture twice a week from your own computer. During the lecture you may ask questions and have immediate response from your instructor. If you are unable to participate in the live lecture, a link will be available for viewing afterwards. At that point you may email your questions. Practice quizzes and vocabulary sheets are used to further prepare the student for each exam. 

What you will receive
  • Set of Four Updated Manufacturing Module textbooks
  • Four MSSC Exams
  • MSSC Registration
  • MSSC High Resolution Certificate for each successful exam
  • MSSC will send Full CPT recipients a printed certificate and CPT patch 2-3 weeks after final assessment. Contingent upon MSSC most current offer

Earn College Credits

MSSC CPT certification is worth up to 15 credits toward an Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree at EFSC.

Course Topics

Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement; Manufacturing Processes & Production; Maintenance Awareness.

Employer's Benefits

Invest in your workforce by improving and sharpening the skills of existing employees. Also experience a more productive and skillful workforce as employees acquire a broader understanding of manufacturing and logistics. Used as a hiring indicator, many employers have seen reduced turnover, improved teamwork and lower recruitment costs.

Contacts & Info

EFSC-Workforce Training
1519 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa, FL 32922
Patty Boatman
321-433-7514 or 321-433-7500
Fax: 321-433-7525

Learn more about MSSC CPT Certification


How to Register


Course registration is an easy, two-step process

Step 1: Prospective participants in the MSSC-CPT course must complete the EDC Scholarship Program Application online, which gives the applicant a reduced fee.  Full scholarships are available that will cover the reduced $625 fee. The EDC may charge a separate program fee. Full details may be found on their CPT Application Form.

Step 2: Complete EFSC Registration. Registration and payment can be done online by clicking Online Registration below or by calling Patty Boatman at 321-433-7514. If you are applying for a full scholarship, complete the EFSC registration and indicate VOUCHER for payment.