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FRCC Offers Online Production Technician Courses for National Certification

Manufacturing production technicians in Colorado can earn as much as about $27 per hour, and you can become a certified production technician (CPT) through Front Range Community College.

The four courses for the certificate are provided online through the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), a national industry-led organization that focuses on the core skills and knowledge needed by front-line production and material handling workers.

There are no prerequisites for the courses, which are self-paced and can be started any time. A student has six months to complete each course. Each course is the equivalent of 45 hours of instruction. The courses:

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

Certification tests are given at FRCC after each course. Pass all four tests to qualify for the MSSC Certified Production Technician certificate.

Each course costs $495. A one-time MSSC registration is extra.

To register, contact Gloria Edwards at gloria.edwards@frontrange.edu, or (303) 678-3790.


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FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.

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The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving more than 144,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities. CCCS students save time and money with affordable tuition and fees, concurrent enrollment, and guaranteed transfer to any public university in Colorado. Online courses are available via Colorado Community Colleges Online. CCCS also oversees career and technical programs in our 13 colleges, more than 160 school districts, and six other post-secondary institutions. By partnering with business and industry, CCCS helps employers meet workforce needs and prepares students for direct entry to their chosen career pathway. The vast majority of our students are Colorado residents and, after graduation, 97 percent of our students stay in state, becoming the workforce that powers the Colorado economy and the heart of our neighborhoods, businesses, and communities.

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John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College.