MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT) Course
Spring 2024 Class: Tuesday, January 30 - Thursday, April 11
Spring Break: March 25-31, 2024 (Dates pending instructor approval)
Registration information will be available soon.
At Eastern Florida State College, you have the opportunity to pursue a Certified Production Technician (CPT) designation accredited by the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC). This certification equips you with essential technical skills that are applicable to a wide range of entry-level manufacturing positions.
The program spans 10 weeks and is conducted online, with classes held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 PM to 10 PM. You can actively participate in live classes, interact with instructors, and access a dedicated textbook for each of the four modules included in the curriculum. If you're unable to attend a live session, recorded classes are available, and you can address any questions via email.
CPT training at EFSC can lead to industry certifications which can potentially earn you up to 15 college credits, which can be instrumental in progressing toward an associate degree in Engineering Technology.
For employers, CPT certification offers a way to enhance your workforce. Your employees will acquire valuable skills that translate into reduced turnover, improved teamwork, and lowered recruitment expenses.
Upon completing each of the four units, a certification exam is available through the MSSC. The exams cover the following subjects (each of which specify key activities):
- Quality Practices and Measurement
- Manufacturing Processes and Production
- Maintenance Awareness
You can choose to take these exams in person at EFSC's Cocoa Campus Assessment Center or, with authorization and by meeting the necessary technical requirements, from the comfort of your home through ProctorU. To support your exam preparation, we provide practice quizzes and vocabulary resources.
Upon successfully passing each exam, you'll receive a certificate for that specific topic. Completion of all four exams leads to your attainment of CPT status, with registration through the MSSC.
If you live in Brevard County, you might be eligible for a scholarship that can help pay for the tuition, books, and fees associated with this CPT manufacturing course. To see if you qualify, complete and submit our online scholarship form.
Don't forget, you'll also need to register for the course using the online registration system following the process explained below.
The CPT course at EFSC has a tuition fee of $650, with possible additional costs for books, exam fees, and MSSC registration.
Follow the link below to register for an upcoming course. Even if the class is currently at capacity, you can still join the waiting list. If you don't see a class listed in the online system, please check back later.
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