Certified Production Technician

The Certified Production Technician (CPT)® 4.0 program consists of a series of training modules designed to not only prepare students to be productive team members in a manufacturing environment but also to earn the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC)® Certified Production Technician (CPT)® 4.0 credential. The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)® credentialing system leading to a CPT® 4.0 covers the four critical production functions common to all sectors of manufacturing: Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Maintenance Awareness. Each area is addressed with a separate assessment.

This program is ideal for those with limited or no prior knowledge of manufacturing to begin a career pathway in the high-demand manufacturing industry.

This 160-hour training includes:

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

MSSC® course material and assessments are organized around those four modules.

Frequently Asked Questions

The course registration fee is $865.

The total cost is $865 and includes the course registration fee, MSSC registration, curriculum, and assessments. (MSSC fees are non-refundable after class starts).

Payment is due at the time of registration.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
MFG-3111-302 Certified Production Technician 8/26/24-12/11/24 M, Tu, W 5:30-9:30 p.m. Cameron C1 - 215 Register Now


Those who register should have:

  • Good computer skills
  • Email and access to a computer with internet

MSSC recommends that students should be at the ninth-grade level of math and 10th-grade level of English before attempting MSSC courses and assessments.

You may be eligible for scholarship money. Click on the link below to see if you might meet the applicant requirements. Scholarships have time-sensitive application deadlines.

Workforce Training Scholarships

Additionally, the NCWorks Career Center may be able to assist through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program. For more information, call NCWorks Greensboro at 336-297-9444 or NCWorks High Point at 336-882-4141.

You can register online or in person.

Online: Register

In person: Complete the Continuing Education Registration Form and bring it with your payment (check, cash, credit card, or money order) to one of the GTCC Campuses: 

  • Jamestown: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday at Medlin Campus Center, 601 E. Main St. 
  • Greensboro: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Friday at 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center
  • High Point: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Friday at 901 S. Main St., H1

Students who successfully complete the Certified Production Technician class will receive an Award of Completion.  

Requirements for successful completion:

  • Attendance: Must be in class 90% of class hours.
  • Coursework: Must achieve 80% on coursework.

If you enter after the second day of class, you will not receive credit for taking the class.  Additionally, time absent will be counted against you. Students can only miss 16 hours of the total class time to pass the class. 

The college will make a 100% refund of registration fees if you officially withdraw from class before the first meeting. Also, if the class is canceled or full, GTCC will make a full refund. The college will refund 75% of the registration fee (of tuition only) if you officially withdraw from the class on the first day of class or before the class reaches the census date. The census date varies from class to class. Non-attendance is not a basis for a refund.