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Manufacturing & Engineering - Production Technologies Certificate
Title Production Technologies Certificate 
Department Center for Manufacturing and Applied Engineering 

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Program Course Requirements

CMAE 1502 Technical Mathematics (3cr)
CMAE 1506 Introduction to Computer Applications (2cr)
CMAE 1510 Print Reading (2cr)
CMAE 1514 MSSC Safety (2cr)
CMAE 1518 MSSC Manufacturing Processes & Production (2cr)
CMAE 1522 MSSC Quality Practice & Measurement (2cr)
CMAE 1526 MSSC Maintenance Awareness (2cr)
Total 15 Credits


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Career Description: Trained in production technologies, a team assembler is part of a team responsible for assembling entire products or components of products. The assembler performs all tasks conducted by the team in the assembly process and rotates through all or most of them rather than being assigned a specific task on a permanent basis. As a team leader one may participate in making management decisions affecting the work.

Program Information: Courses give an introduction to production technologies and provide initial information to start students in a manufacturing career pathway. Students engage in technical math, introductory computer skills, print interpretation, manufacturing processes, quality control, maintenance and safety.

Program Outcomes:
Graduates will be able to:

  • Gain a general knowledge of production technology processes;
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of interpreting production prints;
  • Apply technical mathematics skills to production processes;
  • Demonstrate basic computer skills.

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Transfer Opportunities: This certificate is offered collaboratively with Northland Community & Technical College, Northwest Technical College, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Pine Technical College, Riverland Community College, St. Cloud Technical and Community College, and St. Paul College. Courses are transferable within all the listed colleges.

Career Titles: Assembly line machine operator, manufacturing assembler, team assembler, assembly technician, assembly operator.