Production Technician

Certificate of Proficiency (COP)

Production Technician

About The Program

The Production Technician Certificate of Proficiency is designed to prepare production operators for industries using high technology equipment and processes. Producers of coated steel, biofuels, energy, petrochemicals, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, food, and dimensional lumber are some of the industries that use automation to control production processes. 

For a roadmap that identifies the preferred sequencing of courses and other specific recommendations from faculty, please see the corresponding program map(s):

Program Requirements

CS 110 Intro to Microcomputer Apps 3
HLTH 105 First  Aid, CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens 1
MFG 105 Industrial Safety 3
MFG 120 Quality Assurance 4
MFG 140 Industrial Hydraulics 4
PMFG 110 Industrial and Predictive Maintenance Fundamentals 5
PMFG 150 Electrical/Electronic Fundamentals 6
PMFG 151 Process Control Equipment 5
PMFG 154 Instrumentation Fundamentals & PLCs 5
PMFG 201 Electrical Control Equipment 3
PMFG 202 Electric Motors 2
PMFG 210 Advanced Industrial Maintenance 5

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Total credits required to earn this certificate: 61.

Students completing this program should acquire the following skills and abilities:

  • Communicate professionally in writing and speaking as appropriate to an industrial technology work environment (GS).
  • Apply objective, valid methods of inquiry and problem solving to draw rational, ethical, and coherent conclusions (GS).
  • Apply mathematical information to perform tasks in industrial technology (GS).
  • Interact effectively with individuals and groups (GS).
  • Display work appropriate behavior including positive attitude, timeliness and teamwork.
  • Apply industry standard safety and hazardous material handling guidelines.
  • Apply knowledge of computer programs to create professional, academic, or business documents following current industry standards.
  • Identify the various components commonly used in process manufacturing operations.
  • Describe basic concepts related to mechanical, hydraulic/pneumatic, instrumentation and electrical systems.
  • Describe basic process control strategies.
  • Perform basic maintenance tasks on common process manufacturing devices.
  • Demonstrate competency in documenting and communicating work performed using trade specific language.

Revised March 2021 (Effective Summer 2021)


Program planning is based on information available at the time of preparation. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with their LCC advisor. Consult the LCC catalog for LCC graduation requirements.

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