Certified Production Technology

Career and Technical Certificate - 300 Clock Hours

North Florida College's Certified Production Technology (CPT) program focuses on core technical skills for entry-level production workers to enter the workforce ready for success. This program is applicable in all sectors of manufacturing and graduates are well-prepared to help companies increase productivity and competitiveness.

Flexible Class Schedule

The program's course EEV 0210 (300 clock hours) is taught in a hybrid format with 240 hours online and 60 lab activity hours on campus. The NFC manufacturing and production technology lab will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in order to accommodate student’s various schedules. The 60 hours can be completed in any order on the days/times available.

Industry Certification - MSSC

The CPT program prepares students to earn the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician industry credential. The MSSC certification consists of four individual certificate assessments:

  • Safety
  • Quality Practices & Measurement
  • Manufacturing Processes & Production
  • Maintenance Awareness

Students who earn this credential are better prepared to document their skills and knowledge with a nationally portable, industry-recognized credential. MSSC is an industry-led training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production workers. This certification is based upon industry-defined and federally-endorsed standards and offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the skills that are needed in the technology-intensive careers of the 21st century.

Building Block to A.S. Degree

The MSSC credential articulates 15 credit hours into the A.S. in Engineering Technology degree at any Florida College System (FCS) institution that offers the degree.

High School Dual Enrollment Pathway

NFC also offers a CPT certification dual enrollment pathway for high school juniors and seniors. This pathway leads from local high schools to college to employment as technicians or further education.

Contact NFC

Students wishing to be admitted to this program should contact the instructor, Bill Eustace, for further program information by calling 850-973-1670 or email eustaceb@nfc.edu.

Meet NFC Alumnus Matthew Tucker

Matthew Tucker attended the manufacturing program at NFC, earning his MSSC credentials through the then Advanced Manufacturing and Production Technology program (now CPT program). Matthew was first introduced to the program during an NFC summer robotics camp and knew this would be his career path. He continued his education to receive related associate and bachelor-level degrees. He also found employment during an internship through NFC.