Check out IVCC's Introduction to Manufacturing Certificate Program

The Certified Production Technician (CPT) Program provides the skills necessary to gain employment in production manufacturing.

IVCC has partnered with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) to provide the CPT training, assessment and certification that focuses on core skills needed by the manufacturing industry. IVCC facilitates the program and prepares students to pass the MSSC certification exams.  The CPT is a nationally portable, industry-recognized certification.

  • The CPT certificate prepares individuals for a high-performance, technologically advanced production job.
  • It is a training program for all entry- level production workers in all sectors of manufacturing.

The CPT is endorsed by 16 area employers as the preferred credential for employment with entry level wages averaging $15.00 per hour. 

Fall classes start on January 9th!

Eakas “The CPT was a great learning experience and I am thankful I went through it,” said Orozco. “IVCC’s teachers were first class.

Everado Orozco of Mendota recently discovered the number one benefit of Illinois Valley Community College’s Certified Production Technician (CPT) program: employability.
Orozco earned the CPT in May and within weeks was hired by Eakas as an operator to work on the paint line. When Jeff Wagner, Eakas Vice President of Operations, discovered Orozco had the CPT, he promoted him to the maintenance team in its new building.

Already have a CPT Certificate?  Want to further your education?


The CPT is just the starting point. Complete the CPT, secure employment and then specialize in an exciting field.

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