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Production Technician Program

Gain the critical competencies required for modern manufacturing and other production-related occupations with the Production Technician Program (PTP).

In just 8-weeks, the PTP program will:

  • Provide a pathway to advanced training and specialized training based on industry requirements for potential new hires and incumbent workers
  • Provide instructor-led and online training to address identified technical skill gaps
  • Provide a customized fast-track pathway for 21st Century advanced technology careers in the industry
  • Develop a workforce pipeline capable of meeting the requirements of existing and emerging employers in advanced technology industries, such as manufacturing

Class Schedule

  • 8-Week program runs through October 13 – December 17, 2020.
  • Classes are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5-9 / 10 PM at the Burgaw Center
  • Class Capacity: 30

Call or email to register today!

Tammie Parris: 910-362-7909 | tparris@cfcc.edu

Jan Yokeley: 910-362-7187 | jyokeley@cfcc.edu

Production Technician Program Schedule

Choose a class or two, or join us for the remainder of the full program!

Week 1: Safety Awareness
October 13, 15, & 20 – OSHA 10 hr with optional modules added – 12 hrs – OSHA 10 hr certification received

The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint.

Instructor: Fleet Spell

Weeks 2 & 3: Production & Processes
October 22, 27, & 29 – Yellow Belt Training – 15 hrs

This course is designed as an introductory course to familiarize participants with the basics of Lean Six Sigma and to be able to participate in a Lean Six Sigma team project. The principles of Lean and Six Sigma are covered along with the DMAIC problem solving methodology. The basic tools of Lean Six Sigma are introduced and demonstrated during a simulation where participants actively gather data, conduct simple analysis of the information and make recommendations on how to eliminate root cause errors within a process. Cost of poor quality, the Voice of the Customer, the five stages of DMAIC problem solving: define, measure, analyze, improve and control, process mapping and error proofing are demonstrated.

Instructor: Kiona Cuthrell

November 3 – SPC (Statistical Process Control) – 2 hrs

Participants learn the elements and purpose, methodology and special cause tests that impact process variation. Discussions on the various types of charts used to analyze process variation are held, identification of common and special causes, control limits and how they are established, the sources of variation, sampling frequency, use of the correct chart for attribute or continuous data, and the rules used in chart analysis to determine problems. Basic SPC can be performed without a computer.

Instructor: Wes Gubitz

November 3 – Manufacturing and Production Processes – 3 hrs

Concepts covered in this course begin with “What is Manufacturing?” and lead the participants through effective use of production processes from raw materials to completed products. This course will also explore the types of manufacturing jobs available in our region from aviation, automotive, food manufacturing, computer chip, textiles, etc. An overview will be made of how raw materials are converted into consumer goods through manufacturing processes from a variety of industries in our region.

Weeks 4-8: Introduction to Maintenance
November 5 – Shop Math/Precision Measurement – 5 hrs

Designed to develop and reinforce the basic math skills needed to maximize performance in the plant environment. These skills will be reinforced and applied through incorporating precision measurement skills and tools, and use of common formulas used in industry.

November 10 – Hand Tools/Small Power Tools – 5 hrs

This course covers fundamentals of hand and power tools common to industrial trades.

November 12 – Fasteners and Fittings – 5 hrs

Introduces types of fasteners and fittings typical to the industrial environment.

November 17 – Machine Physics – 5 hrs

Designed to teach the fundamentals of force, motion, energy and fluid mechanics as applied in industrial maintenance.

November 19 & 24 – Industrial Maintenance – 10 hrs

This course provides an overview of the typical responsibilities of maintenance personnel in the industrial environment. Students learn maintenance scenarios and the importance of maintaining quality and machine reliability.

December 1 – Power Sources – 5 hrs

This course is designed to familiarize the industrial worker with those power sources typical to the industrial environment.

December 3, 8 & 10 – Blueprint Reading – 10 hrs

Covers fundamental skills for reading blueprints in an industrial plant. This course also reinforces shop math and precision measurement skills.

December 15 & 17 – Fundamentals of Troubleshooting – 5 hrs

Students will be given the opportunity to learn and apply basic troubleshooting methods for specific industrial scenarios using the tools available in 2020.

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