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2021-2022 Applied Technology Pathway
Applied Technology guided pathway at RCC

Mechatronics: Production Technician

Career Pathways Certificate

Please note: Effective July 2022, this program will be suspended. If you are currently enrolled in the program, please contact your advisor.

About the Program

The purpose of the Production Technician program is to recognize through certification individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of manufacturing production at the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor) through successful completion of the certification assessments.  The goal of the program is to raise the level of performance of production workers both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness.

The Production Technician program consists of five individual certificate modules: Safety; Quality Practices & Measurement; Manufacturing Processes & Production; Maintenance Awareness and Green Production. Students must earn the first four certificates to receive the full Certified Production Technician certification. (Note: At this time Green is not required for full-CPT certification.)

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for Career Pathways Certificate are:

Demonstrate skills and ability to use industry grade tools.
Organize, interpret, and use technical information and documentation.

Promote energy efficiency and industrial sustainability.

Demonstrate the ability to adhere to personal and industry safety standards.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college registration policies and with the Manufacturing/Engineering Technology Department chair’s recommendation. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Students must complete coursework in their major at a “C” or better level before proceeding to advanced coursework. Each College Now credit student must meet with the department chair to determine placement.

Credits earned in the successful completion of Career Pathways certificates can be applied to other certificates and degrees in the Career Pathway. For more information, speak to a program advisor.

Completion Requirements

Students are required to complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their degrees. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.



Program Map

Course No. Course Title Credits


Approved Computer Information Science or Computer
 Science class, CIS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years



Mechanical Fabrication



Applied Algebra I or designated placement score



College Reading/Fundamentals of Composition or WR91 Fundamentals of Academic Literacy (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement score


Total Prerequisite Credits:


Required Courses


Safety for Industry



Quality Practices and Measurement



Manufacturing Processes and Production



Maintenance Awareness



Total Credits:


Optional Elective
Course No. Course Title Credits


Green Production


For more information, contact the Manufacturing/Engineering Technology Department.

Manufacturing/Engineering Technology Department faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: [email protected]
Web address: TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711