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Production Associate Technology I Certificate

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Program Start Date: Fall Term
Minimum Program Length: 32 academic weeks; Minimum 1 term day; 18 credits
Curriculum Code: 61031

Program Description

This program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in automotive-related and other advanced manufacturing companies.

Practical Experience

The certificate provides students with knowledge of manufacturing production processes, equipment, design, and operation. Students spend hands-on time working with applications, tools and equipment used in the manufacturing environment.

Professional Opportunities

Production associate, equipment/ machine operator, assembler/fabricator.

Unique Aspects

Students may earn MSSC (Manufacturing Skills Standards Council) nationally recognized certification through this program. Students with existing MSSC certifications may receive advanced standing in the program. Students may utilize the Production Associate certificate and degree programs as a career ladder program to gain additional credentials in more specific, degree programs such as Automated Manufacturing, Industrial Electronics, Industrial Repair, Machine Tool, Mechatronics or Production Associate Technology.

EEDA Career Cluster:

Manufacturing; Agriculture, Food &Natural Resources; Transportation, Distribution & Logistics; Architectural & Construction; Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.

Total Credits: 18

Semester Display

Total Credits: 18

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Model professional behavior and workplace ethics.
  2. Identify the relevance and use of personal and plant-wide safety systems and programs that commonly apply to manufacturing systems.
  3. Identify the basic principles of industry standard manufacturing quality systems.
  4. Recognize and distinguish between common manufacturing processes.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to read precise measurement devices.

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