Production Technician, TC

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, IHE Certificate of Completion

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Industrial Technology/Technician. 150612


Southern Arkansas University Tech’s Production Technician (CPT) program provides skills-based training that leads to demonstrative mastery of the core competencies of manufacturing production at the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor) through successful completion of the certification assessments. The goal of the certification program is to raise the level of performance of production workers both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness.

The CPT program consists of four individual courses and certificate modules: Safety; Quality Practices & Measurement; Manufacturing Processes & Production; and Maintenance Awareness. Candidates must earn the four individual certificates to receive the full Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) CPT certification.

Attending full-time, a student can complete the program in one semester, while SAU Tech Career Academy high school and part-time students can finish in four semesters. Upon completion, students earn a 12 credit-hour certificate of proficiency and are eligible to take the MSSC certification exams.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Southern Arkansas University Tech - Camden (SAUTech)

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)


Local WIB

5040 - Southwest

Name of Credential

Technical Certificate Production Technician

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Pell, Scholarships, Loans

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


In-State/District Tuition


Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

17-3026.00Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians
$0.00 per hour

Provider Status



6415 Spellman Road, Camden, Arkansas 71701

Phone Number

(870) 574-4514

Fax Number

(870) 574-4520

Web Address

Last Updated

Nov 07, 2022


Jan 21, 2021


Nov 07, 2023

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