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Production Technician Certificate
Semester Hours:  19
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Program Description: The Production Technician Certificate prepares individuals in the core competencies of front-line production employment for the manufacturing industry. It complies with nationally recognized industry standards and emphasizes basic skills in workplace safety, quality practices and measurement, manufacturing processes and production, and maintenance awareness.

Recommended Proficiencies: Ability to be a tactile learner, willingness to work in a repetitive environment.

Course Requirements
Production Technician Certificate
Total Credits: 19

MET 102 Machine Processing, Theory, and Application (5)
MET 106 Industrial Safety (2)
MET 110 Introduction to Quality Assurance (3)
MET 127 Manufacturing Process and Materials (3)
MET 131 Lean Manufacturing (3)
MET 245 Variable Frequency Drives (3)

Other Requirements
Student must earn:
-a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale;
-at least one-third of the Certificate credits from CAC.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Practice safety at all levels in a modern manufacturing and distribution plant. (CSLO 1)
2. (Synthesis Level) Diagnose and repair electrical and mechanical components commonly used in a production operation. (CSLO 2)
3. (Synthesis Level) Troubleshoot inefficiencies in a production system. (CSLO 4)
4. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate quality control standards in advanced manufacturing. (CSLO 3)
5. (Application Level) Practice industrial safety practices in all actions; including ergonomics, lock out tag, and fall safety. (CSLO 3)
6. (Evalution Level) Apply quality assurance testing models to real world applications. (CSLO 2 & 4)
7. (Evaluation Level) Interpret schematics of basic fluid power, electronics, and other drawings typically used in manufacturing industries to problem solve. (CSLO 2 & 4)
Standards for Program
Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC)