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 a productive team member 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 individuals with limited to 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

Course registration fee is $590

Total cost $590 includes course registration fee, MSSC registration/curriculum/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-3111-300 Certified Production Technician

9/26/23- 11/17/23




8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Greensboro CEC-219 Register Now

Good Computer Skills
E-mail and access to a computer with Internet

MSSC recommends that individuals be at the 9th 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 learn if you might meet the applicant requirements.  Scholarship have time sensitive application deadlines.

Workforce Training Scholarships

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

You may register online:  Register

Or In person.  When registering 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: 

Registration Locations

  • Jamestown, 140 Jamestown Court, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Greensboro, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • High Point, 901 S. Main St., H1, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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: 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 class total and 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.