DCC to Offer 12-Week Production Technician Certification

April 15, 2014 – Dutchess Community College’s Office of Community Services will offer a 12-week Certified Production Technician Program aimed at training eligible individuals for front-line manufacturing jobs such as assembler, machine operator, setup mechanic and more.

The program will run four days per week between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning June 9 and ending Aug. 28. A maximum of 15 spots is available in the program, so early enrollment is encouraged. The cost, which includes all course and testing materials, is $2,400. Funding opportunities may be available for those who qualify.

Those who take the course and pass tests in the four primary subjects of safety, quality, manufacturing and maintenance awareness will earn the certificate, which is awarded by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, a non-profit nationwide training, assessment and certification organization.

In addition to the four primary subjects, DCC will offer four additional modules – Technical Math, Lean Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis and OSHA – based on the needs of local industrial employers.

More than 80% of manufacturers have reported a shortage in skilled workers. The Certified Production Technician Program was created to help fill the gap.

For more information, contact Glenn Tanzman at (845) 431-8900 or glenn.tanzman@sunydutchess.edu.