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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Certified Production Technician Safety

30 hours.
Various, distance learning format.

October 2007 - December 2016.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: work in a safe and productive manufacturing workplace; perform safety and environmental inspections; perform emergency drills and participate on emergency teams; identify unsafe conditions and take appropriate corrective action; provide safety orientation for all employees; train personnel to correctly use safety equipment; suggest processes and procedures that support work environment safety; fulfill safety and health requirements for maintenance, installation, and repair; monitor safe equipment and operator performance; and utilize effective safety-enhancing workplace practices.


Instruction is offered via classroom or online through the use of study guides, required and supplemental readings, quizzes, homework, lab required interaction with instructor, and final exams. The course assesses students' end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online or printed form at proctored testing centers. Topics include: safe and productive manufacturing workplace, safety and environmental inspections, emergency drills and participation on emergency teams, unsafe conditions and appropriate corrective action, safety orientation for all employees, training with safety equipment,  processes and procedures to support work environment safety, safety and health requirements for maintenance, installation, and repair, safe equipment and operator performance, and safety-enhancing workplace practices.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Industrial Management, Industrial Psychology, Machine Tool Technology, Electronics, General Machine Technology, or Technology Elective (10/12).