Manufacturing and maintenance employees have the opportunity to enhance their resumes by completing courses that prepares them for certifications.
Mohave Community College is currently accepting enrollment into its Certified Production Technician (CPT) program. The program is recognized by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) and offers four courses that can be taken in any order. To earn certifications, students must pass the appropriate exams upon completion of the coursework.
The courses include: Manufacturing Safety, Processes and Production, Maintenance Awareness, and Quality Practices and Measurement. Students who wish to earn college credit for their coursework will also have the opportunity to complete Applied Technical Mathematics and Measurements and Technical/Professional Writing.
Potential students have the option of enrolling into MCC to earn college credit for their coursework, completing a six-week non-credit course that includes online and hands-on laboratory instruction, or students who have previously worked in the manufacturing industry can enroll into a fast-track, online program.
“These courses offer any manufacturing business or an employer who utilizes a maintenance department the assurance that their employees are certified and performing the skills according to industry standards,” said Brandon Warner, MCC’s corporate education manager. “These courses are easily tailored to suit the needs and schedule of the students.”
According to a recently released National Association of Manufacturers report, the industry employed 5.91 percent of Arizona’s workforce and average 2013 wages in the state were $78,913.