September 8 - 19
September 22 - October 7
Quality Practices & Measurement
October 8 - 24
Manufacturing Process & Production
October 27 - November 11
November 12 - December 5
This industry-recognized, nationally portable credential is preparing individuals to succeed in Advanced Manufacturing. The MSSC Certified Production Technician Certificate is awarded to individuals who pass all four production assessments in the modular areas.
Whether you are an incumbent worker, a career changer, new to the workforce or a student, MSSC credentials will help you document your skills with a national certificate recognized by industry. MSSC is the only national certifying body in manufacturing and logistics whose Certified Production Technicians have been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ISO 17024. The Certified Production Technician credential demonstrates to employers that you are serious about employment and that you have developed your skills in their industry.
Additional benefits to students and workers include
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The CPT program modules and their related key activities are described here.
Individuals demonstrate their understanding of the core skills and knowledge though five assessments based upon MSSC's industry-defined, nationally validated skill standards at the conclusion of each module. Delivered online, each assessment contains about 80-90 multiple-choice questions (paper versions are available in special circumstances). Individuals are allowed 90 minutes to complete each assessment. MSSC provides assessment scores as soon as the individual completes an assessment showing whether an individual met the “cut” scores for passing. This immediate feedback includes a diagnostic report for the individual showing how he or she scored on the key work activities. This information is intended for self-improvement and is provided to all test-takers whether they pass or not. The assessments will take place at Onondaga Community College at no cost to the participant. We can also help facilitate with other test center locations, but the participant must assume any costs associated with reserving this alternate location.
For more information about MSSC's policies on certification, please see MSSC Certification Policies page.
For each assessment passed, individuals earn:
Steven Maloney, Director of Training and Workforce Development at MACNY
Steven Maloney is the Director of Training and Workforce Development for MACNY, The Manufacturers Association. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Onondaga Community College. He has over 15 years’ experience within the manufacturing sector holding management positions within Quality and Continuous Improvement. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and he has extensive experience conducting Leadership, Teamwork, Quality, Lean, and Environmental Compliance training. He is qualified as a Situational Leadership® II instructor through The Ken Blanchard Companies, and as a Crucial Conversations® instructor through VitalSmarts. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from SUNY-ESF, and he holds a Master of Business Administration degree from LeMoyne College. His experience includes consulting and training for many businesses in Upstate New York including Inficon, SRCTec, G.A. Braun, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Marquardt Switches, Welch Allyn, OCWA, Anoplate, Empower FCU, and Dielectric Laboratories. He received the Central New York 40 Under FORTY award for his business accomplishments, community involvement, and leadership role in Central New York.
The current CPT program schedule is listed at the top of this page. The training and certification will be provided by MACNY (The Manufacturers Association of Central New York). The training is a blended learning format – predominantly online with instructor-led webinars. Assessments will be conducted at local, certified testing centers.
Each CPT program module will have live webinar sessions that will also be available at a later time in archival format, for those who are unable to attend the live session. An assessment test will be held on the last day of each module at local, certified testing centers (by appoinment).
Testing can only be conducted at certified testing centers – a full map of centers is available at HERE
Please choose one of the registration options below to be taken to the MACNY registration page.
Each student will receive the following:
The Manufacturers Association
The Manufacturers Association