Production Technologies Certificate

  • Duration: 8 weeks

Manufacturing Courses Delivered Fully Online 

 Searching for a rewarding career? Enroll in the 16 credit Production Technologies Certificate! This certificate will prepare you for entry level positions in high-demand fields such as Welding and Fabrication, Machine Tool Technology, Mechatronics, Robotics, Plastics Engineering, or Biomedical Technology. 

Student Benefits:

  • Gain foundational skills for advanced manufacturing. 

  • Complete online courses in short, 8-week blocks. 

  • Get an education while you work.

  • Prepare to test for an industry-recognized credential from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC). 

How it Works:

  • Courses taught by faculty at accredited Minnesota State colleges. 

  • Apply and enroll through any one of the Participating Colleges of your choice. 

  • Support services available to assist you with course selection, enrollment, and more. 

  • These courses are live online. The instructor is live but delivered through zoom virtually so that employees can take classes from their shop plant and return to the floor after.

 

This program can be customized and delivered at your business site.
Contact Heidi Braun for group rate options.

Courses:

Safety Awareness (CMAE 1514)

  • Work in a safe and effective manufacturing workplace
  • Perform environmental safety inspections
  • Perform emergency drills
  • Identify unsafe condition and take corrective action
  • Provide safety orientation for other employees
  • Train personnel to use equipment safely
  • Suggest processes that support safety in the workplace
  • Fulfill safety and health requirements for maintenance, installation and repair
  • Monitor equipment and operator performance
  • Utilize effect safety enhancing workplace practices
  • Identify customer needs
  • Determine resources available for production process
  • Set up equipment for the production process
  • Set team production goals
  • Make job assignments
  • Coordinate work flow with team and other work groups
  • Communicate production and material requirement and product specifications
  • Perform and monitor the process to make the product

 

Quality Practices (CMAE 1522)

  • Participate in periodic internal quality audit activities
  • Check calibration of gauges and other equipment
  • Suggest continuous improvements
  • Inspect materials and product/process at all stages to ensure they meet specifications
  • Document the results of quality tests
  • Communicate quality problems
  • Take corrective actions to restore or maintain quality
  • Record process outcomes and trends
  • Identify fundamentals of blueprint reading

 

Print Reading (CMAE 1510)

  • Define basic blueprint terminology
  • Differentiate between general and local notes
  • Interpret common abbreviations and terminology
  • Determine tolerances associated with dimensions on a drawing
  • Identify types of lines within a drawing
  • List essential components found in title/revision blocks
  • Identify isometric views
  • Identify view positions: top, front, side, auxiliary, section
  • Visualize 1+ views from a given isometric of pictorial representation of an object, or from an actual object
  • Determine the scale of the view or section
  • Check for revisions

 

Manufacturing Processes & Production (CMAE 1518)

  • Identify customer needs
  • Determine resources available for production process
  • Set up equipment for the production process
  • Set team production goals
  • Make job assignments
  • Coordinate work flow with team and other work groups
  • Communicate production and material requirement and product specifications
  • Perform and monitor the process to make the product

 

Maintenance Awareness (CMAE 1526)

  • Understand the concepts of preventative maintenance and routine repair
  • Describe the importance of monitoring indicators to ensure correct operations
  • Perform housekeeping to maintain production schedule
  • Recognize potential maintenance issues with basic production systems
  • Recognize the importance of documentation within a maintenance system
  • Understand the system components of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

 

Technical Mathematics (CMAE 1502)

  • Solve practical problems in all topic areas
  • Demonstrate and apply critical thinking skills to solve a variety of problems
  • Utilize a systematic approach to problem solving
  • Exhibit the use of a scientific calculator
  • Demonstrate effective use of resources including faculty, reference materials, industry sources, and the Internet
  • Demonstrate the ability to work online and be self‐motivated to meet deadlines for assignments and tests

 

Career Success Skills (CMAE 1528)

  • Identify appropriate and inappropriate behavior
  • Identify areas of personal strengths and weaknesses related to career success skills
  • Identify ways to discourage inappropriate professional behavior in coworkers
  • Demonstrate the ability to be a productive, positive employee for a business
  • Demonstrate the ability to work online and be self‐motivated to meet deadlines for assignments and tests
  • Demonstrate effective use of resources including faculty, reference materials, industry sources, and the Internet

 

Introduction to Computers (CMAE 1506)

8 weeks, 2 hours/week

This is an introductory course in Microsoft Office computer applications for technical fields. The primary goal of this course is to help individuals acquire a hands-on working knowledge of current personal computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, and internet browser software.

Course Outcomes:

  • Compose technical documents using a word-processing application
  • Sort and query database information
  • Create spreadsheets utilizing functions, formulas, and charts
  • Construct a professional level multi-media presentation
  • Utilize internet browser software to find credible information
  • Manage files, email applications, business calendars, and contacts while using professional etiquette

 

THIRD PARTY REGISTRATION:

Heidi Braun, Director of Training

heidi.braun@anokaramsey.edu