Production Technologies (BP/EP) Occupational Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes


The Production Technologies certificate will provide students with training, education, and skills to build a base knowledge of manufacturing processes and plant operations, generally for entry-level positions. Graduates can use the knowledge gained in this certificate to build upon a manufacturing career path leading to higher-level careers like Automation, Machining, and Welding. Students will receive training in industry practices for safety, manufacturing processes, maintenance, and quality control including lean principles. Interpreting mechanical drawings and applying technical mathematics will be included along with workplace computer skills and career success skills.

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Award Outcomes

Apply appropriate safety procedures

Apply technical mathematic skills to production processes

Analyze and apply specific manufacturing process procedures

Analyze quality systems and components

Interpret mechanical drawings

Model career success skills

Career Opportunities

According to Minnesota’s Department of Employment and Economic Development, manufacturers are projected to have over 1,500 jobs available in automation, machining, and welding each year for the next 10 years, and those projects are expected to grow.


Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 16 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CMAE1502360 Technical Mathematics


CMAE1506360 Introduction to Computers


CMAE1510Print Reading


CMAE1514Safety Awareness


CMAE1518Manufacturing Processes and Production


CMAE1522Quality Practices


CMAE1526Maintenance Awareness


CMAE1528360 Career Success Skills


General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Occupational Certificate Credits 16

Semester Sequence

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