'Manufacturing TDI with CAAM has created training curricula that aligns with the MSSC (Manufacturing Skill Standards Council) CPT (Certified Production Technician) certification. Participants that earn an MSSC-CPT certification will receive 15 articulated credit-hours of the technical core toward the 60 credit-hour Engineering Technology AS degree in Florida. 10 Florida State/Community Colleges currently offer the Engineering Technology degree. In order to obtain the MSSC CPT certification, a participant must pass four MSSC assessments in the following areas: Quality, Safety, Production Processes, and Maintenance Awareness. The MSSC CPT certification is the industry standard certification endorsed by NAM (National Association of Manufacturers) and it is also a major component of Florida's Unified Education System for Manufacturing and an essential tool for credentialing manufacturing workers.
This (third) edition of the curriculum aligns with Manufacturing Skill Standards Council's Certified Production Technician Certification (MSSC-CPT). Foundations of Manufacturing was designed to replace our legacy (second edition) curriculum; Manufacturing Fundamentals and Manufacturing Essentials. The Student Guides are available to the general public. Previous version, instructors guides and the supplemental material, including power points & practice quizzes, will only be available to instructors who have attend a required instructor certification course (ICC).
Foundations of Manufacturing is designed to be delivered between 100-150 contact hours depending on whether students are incumbent and displaced workers with a background in manufacturing, entry-level production workers, or high school and career academy students.
This four-domain course provides the fundamental skills and knowledge for a diverse manufacturing sector. The training modules can be used to supplement high school programs or as a complete course for workforce trainees.