Production Technologies Certificate

Production Technologies Certificate

Program Description

Courses give an introduction to production technologies and provide initial information to start students in a manufacturing career pathway. Students engage in technical math, introductory computer skills, print interpretation, manufacturing processes, quality control, maintenance and safety.

Program Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:
• Gain a general knowledge of production technology processes;
• Gain knowledge and understanding of interpreting production prints;
• Apply technical mathematics skills to production processes; and
• Demonstrate basic computer skills.

Career Opportunities

Trained in production technologies, a team assembler is part of a team responsible for assembling entire products or components of products. The assembler performs all tasks conducted by the team in the assembly process and rotates through all or most of them rather than being assigned a specific task on a permanent basis. As a team leader one may participate in making management decisions affecting the work. Career titles may include: assembly line machine operator, manufacturing assembler, team assembler, assembly technician, assembly operator.

Transfer Opportunities

This certificate is offered collaboratively with Northland Community and Technical College, Northwest Technical College, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Pine Technical College, Riverland Community College, St. Cloud Technical and Community College, and St. Paul College through the 360 Center of Excellence in Manufacturing and Applied Engineering. Courses are transferable within all the listed colleges.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:

  1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
  2. College Technical Core GPA Requirement: cumulative GPA of credits attempted and completed towards the technical core of the diploma or degree must be at least 2.0;
  3. Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College.

Employment Statistics

For more information regarding employment statistics, career salary information and estimated job growth, follow the resource links below:

https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/ces/
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
http://www.iseek.org/jobs/jobmarket.html

Program Course Requirements

CMAE 1502   Technical Mathematics……………………………. 3 cr
CMAE 1506   Introduction to Computer Applications…… 2 cr
CMAE 1510   Print Reading …………………………………………… 2 cr
CMAE 1514   MSSC Safety ……………………………………………. 2 cr
CMAE 1518   MSSC Manufacturing Processes and Production……………………………………….. 2 cr
CMAE 1522   MSSC Quality Practice and Measurement…………………………………………. 2 cr
CMAE 1526   MSSC Maintenance Awareness ………………. 2 cr
CMAE 1528   Career Success Skills OR
CMAE 1529   Career Success Skills………………………………… 1 cr

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 16 CREDITS

*Denotes Prerequisites

Programs Instructors

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Mike Fitcher

Adjunct Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8000
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Ronn Redemske

Machine Trades Instructor
Phone: 218-894-5117
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