Manufacturing Basic Certificates

These certificate programs are designed to build core competencies in manufacturing production and/or mechanical repair to prepare the student for internships and entry-level positions in manufacturing. All students must demonstrate a minimum math competency equivalent to Elementary Algebra (MTH 095) to register for required Manufacturing Math MFG 102. For each certificate, students are required to complete an internship that will be offered during the last 8 weeks of program completion.

Manufacturing Basics Certificate (CPT)

The Certified Production Technician (CPT) Certification prepares the student to understand the core technical competencies of higher skilled production in all areas of manufacturing. The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) awards the student with the nationally recognized full Certified Production Technician (CPT) Certification upon passing all four Production Modules: Safety; Quality Practices & Measurement; Manufacturing Processes & Production; and Maintenance Awareness. The MSSC is an industry-led training assessment and certification system, based upon industry-defined and federally-endorsed national standards.

Upon completion of this certificate, you will be prepared for entry level manufacturing positions with the opportunity for advancement in the field and continuing educational opportunities. You will be familiar with manufacturing terminology, be able to perform mathematical operations needed in a manufacturing environment, be computer literate and aware of the day-to-day expectations employers have for successful employees. You will have also had the opportunity to acquire industry-recognized credentials.

Overview for College Success Credits
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
Manufacturing Basics Certificate (CPT) Credits
MFG 101 Manufacturing Safety 3
MFG 102 Manufacturing Math 2
MFG 103 Quality and Measuring in Manufacturing 3
MFG 104 Production in Manufacturing 3
MFG 107 Manufacturing Maintenance 3
MFG 120 Manufacturing Internship (last 8 weeks) 2
Total Credit Hours 16

Maintenance Technology

South Suburban College offers certificate programs in Maintenance Technology. Maintenance technicians keep equipment running efficiently through a variety of duties to safely install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to industry standards that you will learn in these courses. The Maintenance Technology I and Maintenance Technology II certificate programs are each 17 credit hour programs that provide foundational skills in technology, using manufacturing scenarios to enhance the learning process. Students will have instructors with manufacturing experience, classroom visits by professionals, site visits to regional companies, and an internship.
Manufacturing jobs demand a highly skilled workforce, and South Suburban College is responding to the demand, encouraging the retention, growth, and expansion of manufacturing companies in the region.

Industrial Maintenance I Certification Credits
MFG 121 Industrial Safety 2
MFG 122 Industrial Blueprint Reading I 2
MFG 123 Mechanic Drives I 4
MFG 124 Electricity and Motors 4
MFG 102 Manufacturing Math 2
MIS 101 Computer Literacy Skills 3
Total Credit Hours 17
Industrial Maintenance II Certification Credits
BLD 130 General Welding 4
MFG 131 Equipment Maintenance 2
MFG 132 Industrial Hydraulics 3
MFG 133 Industrial Pneumatics 2
MFG 134 Programmable Controllers (PLC) 3
Total Credit Hours 17