Certified Production Technician

WHAT DOES A CERTIFIED PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN DO?

Speed up your success with a career in the high-tech, high-growth manufacturing industry.  Certified production technicians use different technologies to set-up, test and adjust advanced manufacturing machinery or equipment.  Technology is moving the advanced manufacturing industry quickly, so it is up to certified production technicians to stay on schedule and ahead of trouble.

LEARNING AT WASHBURN TECH

The program will prepare you to be a productive team member in a manufacturing environment.  Instruction includes manufacturing processes and production, maintenance, safety and quality control.  It also will prepare you to take the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council certification exams. Attending full-time, you can complete the program in one semester, while high school and part-time students can finish in two semesters.  Upon completion, you will earn a 12 credit hour technical certificate and be eligible to take the MSSC certification tests.

JOB AND SALARY OUTLOOK

More opportunities are available to those who have more education and training.  In 2015, the average salary for an entry-level helper/production worker in Shawnee County was $10.79 an hour or $22,435 annually, according to the Kansas Department of Labor. The average salary was $14.03 an hour or $29,190 annually.

Annual wage / salary

Hourly wage

Entry $22,435 $10.79
Average $29,190 $14.03

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Production Technician, MSSC

SCHEDULE

Offerings of this program are dependent upon the number of interested students.