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Certified Production Technician

The Lenoir Community College Manufacturing Academy (LCCMA) –LCCMA develops a prepared workforce in collaboration with industry and workforce development partners. Manufacturing firms will benefit from partnering with the LCCMA through access to a pipeline of screened, trained, certified production technicians who can help them achieve their industry goals.

The LCCMA is designed to link and leverage the existing assets of Lenoir, Jones, and Greene counties to solve a growing gap between regional job seekers and available positions. Its innovative funding and operational structure allows the Academy to deliver results in response to a rapidly–growing need for manufacturing employees with certified skills and verified work readiness.

The 160–hour Certified Production Technician –LCCMAprogram provides job seekers with highly targeted skills and knowledge that local manufacturers need today. Upon completion, the program promotes workplace accountability, exemplary attendance, and four national certification exams.

Curriculum Preview

MODULE 1 – SAFETY – SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Production Teams
    Product Development, Team Development, Idea Generation, Decision Making, Customer Services
  • Training & Leadership
    Training, Production Group Communication, Production Team Roles, Team Member Skills

MODULE 2 – QUALITY PRACTICES AND MEASUREMENTS- SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Multi-View Drawings
    Introduction to Blue Print Reading, Multi-View Drawings, Introduction to Basic Dimensioning
  • Sectional Drawings & Fasteners
    Advanced Dimensioning, Sectional Drawings, Fasteners, Assembly Drawings

MODULE 3 – MANUFACTURING PROCESSES AND PRODUCTION MECHANICAL PRINCIPLES- SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Mechanical Principles
    Mechanisms, Concepts, Force Measurement, Torque and Moments, Levers and Mechanical Advantage
  • Mechanical Linkages
    Friction, Inclined Planes, Linkages, Cams, Turnbuckles

MODULE 4 – MAINTENANCE AWARENESS- SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Basic Electrical Circuits
    Fundamentals of Electricity, Electrical Circuit Components, Manual Input Devices, Output Devices
  • Electrical Measurement
    Voltage Measurement, Introduction to Series and Parallel Circuits, Current Measurement, Resistance Measurement
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MODULE 4 Topics
Obtain Career Readiness Certification

How to Qualify

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Submit to a criminal background check

  • Obtain a Silver Career Readiness Credential (CRC)

  • Pass a drug screen test

  • WorkKeys®/KeyTrain™ Testing

  • Develop soft skills through HRD courses

Commitment & Objectives

LCCMA Commitment

The LCC Manufacturing Academy will recruit academy candidates, provide drug screening, provide Human Resources Development classes to enhance “soft skills,” enroll students in the Career Readiness Certification Program (Silver Certificate required), and award scholarships to students to enroll in the Certified Production Technician Program (CPT).

LCCMA Objectives

The LCC Manufacturing Academy objectives are to provide ready-to-work employees, to reduce employee turnover, to eliminate hiring and hoping, and to develop a pool of qualified applicants who are prepared to work in industry. The Academy’s mission is to provide industry partners with a pipeline of potential employees who are ready for work and possess the necessary soft skills and technical skills to be successful and productive employees.

Training Partners

Our partners include:

  • NCWorks Career Center

  • Easter Carolina Workforce Development Board

  • Lenoir County Economic Development

  • Lenoir County Manufacturers Association

  • Lenoir Committee of 100

Partner Employers

Recent completers of this program have become employed at the following businesses:

  • Crown Equipment

  • Masterbrand Cabinets, Inc.

  • Moen, Inc.

  • Spirit Aero Systems

  • Smithfield Foods

Who to Contact

For more information , to get registered, or to become a partner with the LCCMA, contact:
Prudencio Martinez Mengel
Workforce Development Coordinator

Bullock (Building 001), Room 162
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 714
Fax: (252) 233-6880
Email: pmartinezmengel76@lenoircc.edu

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