December 9-13, 2013
March 24 - April 4, 2014
Quality Practices & Measurement
April 7-18, 2014
Manufacturing Process & Production
April 21 - May 2, 2014
May 5-16, 2014
May 19-23, 2014
This industry-recognized, nationally portable credential is preparing individuals to succeed in Advanced Manufacturing. The course includes four modules and is completed over 8 weeks of integrated instruction. 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
2. Quality Practices & Measurement
3. Manufacturing Process & Production
4. Maintenance Awareness
The four critical production function modules and their related key activities are described here with the addition of the green production module.
Individuals demonstrate their understanding of the core skills and knowledge though five assessments based upon MSSC's industry-defined, nationally validated skill standards. 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.
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 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 Critical Production Function Module program will be conducted over a 2 week period according to the following schedule:
Testing can only be conducted at certified testing centers – a full map of centers is available at HERE
Please choose one of the three registration options below to be taken to the MACNY registration page.
Each student will receive the following:
The Manufacturers Association
The Manufacturers Association