All classes will take place online on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-10 p.m. starting on Oct. 4. The cost per person, which includes course registration, books and testing, is $899.
According to the course guidelines, the course will cover “training on essential workplace skills needed in manufacturing; baseline knowledge and skills to maintain a safe and productive work environment and the safe use of equipment; skills to produce products that meet customer needs and ensure that the manufacturing process meets business requirements; preventive maintenance and the skills required to identify needs and perform equipment maintenance; knowledge and skills for quality assurance processes.”
Participants will be tested four times throughout the duration of the class, with the tests being administered at the State College of Florida's Lakewood Ranch campus. Those who complete the course will receive a Certified Production Technician certification from the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council.
Completion of the course will also earn participants 15 credit hours toward an Engineering & Technology associate’s degree that will be accepted at all Florida colleges offering the program.