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Updated: Dec 13, 2019

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, April 16, 2019

We’re doing a deeper dive into what earning the CPT actually involves.  Individuals who earn the CPT credential come to you with a nationally validated understanding in the following four concentrations:


  • Work in a Safe and Productive manner in a Manufacturing Workplace

  • Understand and perform safety and environmental inspections

  • Participate in emergency teams

  • Identify unsafe conditions and take corrective action

  • Provide safety orientation for all employees

  • Use equipment safely and monitor safety

  • Suggest processes and procedures that support safety of work environment

  • Fulfill safety and health requirements for maintenance, installation, and repair

  • Safe workplace practices

  • NOTE:  Students can secure an OSHA 10 Card while taking the more extensive CPT Safety training. 

Quality Practices and Measurement

  • Participate in internal quality audit activities

  • Check calibration of gages and other data collection 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

  • Use common measurement systems and precision measurement tools such as micrometers and calipers

Manufacturing Processes and Production

  • Identify customer needs

  • Determine resources available for the production process

  • Set up equipment for the production process

  • Set team production goals

  • Make job assignments

  • Coordinate work flow with team members and other work groups

  • Communicate production and material requirements and product specifications

  • Perform and monitor the process to make the product

  • Document product and process compliance with customer requirements

  • Prepare final product for shipping or distribution

Maintenance Awareness

  • Perform preventive maintenance and routine repair

  • Monitor indicators to ensure correct operations

  • Perform all housekeeping to maintain production schedule

  • Recognize potential maintenance issues with basic production systems, including knowledge of when to inform maintenance personnel about problems with: — Electrical systems — Pneumatic systems — Hydraulic systems — Machine automation systems — Lubrication processes — Bearings and couplings — Belts and chain drives

One of the greatest benefits of hiring a person with an industry recognized credential is that it gives you a measure of what someone knows and that they have proved to be competent in the areas listed above.

To find out how you can be connected with graduates who have industry credentials and who are ready for hire, contact Kayla or give us a call at (937) 949-4000.


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