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Certifications

CAAM Certifications

The College Alliance for Advanced Manufacturing (CAAM) supports the confirmation of employee skills through national, third-party validated industry certifications. These certifications can create a series of stacked and latticed credentials that can be included in academic programs, as well as corporate and professional education training.

Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA)

Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA)

Skill Type: industrial refrigeration

RETA is the most recognized organization in the country dedicated to the professional development of industrial refrigeration operators and technicians. Refrigeration education training courses for those interested in operating ammonia-based refrigeration systems safely and efficiently. The RETA certification exams are ANSI-accredited (American National Standards Institute), and adhere to the highest industry standards and safety benchmarks. Certifications are available for the CARO, CIRO, and CRES exams. Classes: Refrigeration Principles Level 1 Refrigeration Principles Level 2 Understanding Daily Rounds Refrigeration Review Course RETA CARO/CIRO Exam Refrigeration Principles Level 3 - Maintenance & Troubleshooting Introduction to Ammonia Refrigeration Operations Introduction to Ammonia Compliance

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Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP)

Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP)

Skill Type:

The Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician (CMRT) program is the #1 credentialing program for the knowledge, skills and abilities of maintenance and reliability technicians. The certification assesses the knowledge and skills of those responsible for preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance, multi-skilled individuals who play a critical role in the success of organizations worldwide. The CMRT exam tests competency and knowledge of specific tasks within four (4) domains: Maintenance Practices, Preventative and Predictive Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Analysis, and Corrective Maintenance. CMRT certification can be obtained from Precision Maintenance 1 at Polk State College

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MSSC  - Certified Production Technician

MSSC - Certified Production Technician

Skill Type: Cross-Cutting Technical Skills

The CPT certification verifies the student or worker has mastered essential foundational skills for modern manufacturing through attainment of 4 certificates in: Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Maintenance Awareness. CPT certification can be obtained from these classes in Florida: ETI 1420C-1, ETI 1420C-2, ETI 1420C-3 Manufacturing Processes and Materials ETI 1002C-1, ETI 1002C-2, ETI 1002C-3 Intro. to Adv. Manufacturing ETI 1110C-1, ETI 1110C-2, ETI 1110C-3 Introduction to Quality ETI 1701C-1, ETI 1701C-2, ETI 1701C-3 Industrial Safety ETM 1010C-1, ETM 1010C-2, ETM 1010C-3 Mechanical Measurements and Instrumentation NCCER certification courses are being delivered via the Training for Manufactured Construction Grant (TRAMCON) at Polk State College

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National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Skill Type: Machining & Metalworking

Skills in the metalworking industry are validated through the NIMS machining and metalforming certifications. The certifications are earned through curricula that include both “hands-on” performance and theory tests. 52 NIMS credentials allow employers to hone their credentialing requirements and choose only those certifications that are applicable to the needs of the company. NIMS certification courses are being developed through the Southeastern Economic and Education Leadership Consortium (SEELC) at Polk State College

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American Welding Society (AWS)

American Welding Society (AWS)

Skill Type: Welding

The American Welding Society offers a suite of certifications for welders, engineers, and inspectors. The Certified Welder program uses performance-based testing to validate procedures used in the structural steel, petroleum pipelines, sheet metal and chemical refining. NIMS certification courses are being developed through the Southeastern Economic and Education Leadership Consortium (SEELC) at Polk State College

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International Society of Automation (ISA)

International Society of Automation (ISA)

Skill Type: Automation

The ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) and Certified Automation Professional (CAP) certifications demonstrate competency in instrumentation and automation. ISA Certification can be obtained by the following classes: Instrumentation Concepts & Installation (I-100, 2 DAYS), Basic Instrumentation (I-102, 4 DAYS), Loop Checkout and Troubleshooting (I-104, 2 DAYS), Level: Course One (L-101, 2 DAYS), Flow: Course One (F-101, 2 DAYS), Valves (V-101, 2 DAYS),

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American Society for Quality (ASQ)

American Society for Quality (ASQ)

Skill Type: Quality

ASQ certification is a formal recognition that an individual has demonstrated a proficiency within, and comprehension of, a specific body of knowledge. ASQ’s 17 certifications cover everything from the fundamentals (CQIA) to reliability engineering (CRA). ASQ certification classes: Six Sigma and Lean Fundamentals Training : Six Sigma Yellow Belt (CSSYB) Certification Exam at Polk State College

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Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Skill Type: Advanced Manufacturing

SME is one of the organizations overseeing Lean Certifications: Their three level program begins with tactical lean (Bronze), progresses through value stream lean (Silver) to transnational lean (Gold). For advanced industry-wide technical skills, SME offers two certifications. The Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) is focused on the fundamentals of manufacturing and may be acquired through a baccalaureate program or a combination of four years academic and work experience. The Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) is focused on applied and advanced manufacturing knowledge and may be acquired through a combination of eight years of work experience and manufacturing or engineering education. Classes: Society of Manufacturing Engineers Lean Certification Training at Polk State College

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PMMI

Skill Type: Mechatronics

The PMMI Mechatronics Certificates are grouped in the four key areas identified as relevant to mechatronics: mechanical, electrical, programmable logic controls, and computer science. Classes: Mechatronics – Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) 1 Mechatronics – Industrial Electricity & Troubleshooting 1 Mechatronics – Mechanical Components & Troubleshooting 1 Mechatronics – Fluid Power 1

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National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

Skill Type: Construction

The NCCER system measures the technical competencies in over 55 craft areas from the entry to management level within the construction and maintenance industry. NCCER certification courses are being delivered via the Training for Manufactured Construction Grant (TRAMCON) at Polk State College

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Association for Operations Management (APICS)

Association for Operations Management (APICS)

Skill Type: Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation demonstrates knowledge and skills in global operations production and inventory activities. The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation demonstrates professional mastery and understanding of the end-to-end supply chain. Classes: Global Logistics Associate (GLA) Certification

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Florida – Ready to Work

Florida – Ready to Work

Skill Type: Foundational Skills

Florida’s version of the NCRC, the RTW credential validates a participant’s competency in reading, mathematics, and information gathering/analysis.

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