Machine Operator

Manufacturing/Construction Skills

Contact Information Location
Konley Kelley
Assistant Dean, Corporate Services
Phone: 214-360-1222
E-mail: kkelley@dcccd.edu
Richland College Garland Campus
675 W. Walnut
Garland, Texas 75040

The Dallas County area is home to a wide variety of manufacturing companies. In fact, Garland is one of the largest manufacturing cities in the state of Texas with over 375 manufacturers. In response to the wide variety of needs expressed by the manufacturing community, Richland College and the Garland Chamber of Commerce formed the Dallas County Manufacturers’ Association (DCMA) in 2006.

DCMA’s goal is to provide the Dallas County manufacturing community with the best possible opportunities to grow, compete and succeed in the global marketplace. One of DCMA’s major objectives is to provide resources for a qualified workforce and training. They accomplish this by working closely with Richland College which provides an extensive array of training programs designed to meet the needs of the manufacturing community.

Manufacturing Skills Training includes, but is not limited to:

  • AutoCAD/Solid Works
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Electrical Courses
  • Mechanical Courses
  • HVAC
  • Hydraulics/Pneumatics
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Safety/OSHA/Hazmat
  • Shop Math
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Welding

"J&A selected Richland College to provide lean training in order to be more competitive and offer our customers more value for less cost. With this training we have already seen improvements in product flow and process standardization." – Sean Matheis, General Manager, J&A Manufacturing, Inc.

Richland College Corporate Services is delighted to have formed a partnership with Senseability Technical Training, LLC (Senseability) a Texas based provider of instructor led industrial classes. Senseability has been providing industrial and corporate technical training since 2002.

The scope of work that Senseability is able to provide includes Electrical Courses, Mechanical Courses, Safety Courses, and HVAC courses. Training classes are small to offer maximum participant and trainee interaction. Typical class length is 24 hours which is taught in three weeks in four-hour training blocks. This allows the client flexibility to schedule training around their production requirements. They are able to modify the course content and schedule to meet the needs of the client.

Richland College Corporate Services is pleased to continue its partnership with The Quality Group to deliver world-class blended e-Learning solutions for Workforce Development.

Through this partnership Corporate Services' offers Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training. A Lean Six Sigma typically is a process manager/leader who is responsible for supporting a company's Lean Six Sigma initiative by managing projects in his or her part of the business. The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course artfully blends the tools of Lean with the rigorous DMAIC methodology and statistical toolset.

Tooling U-SME has partnered with Richland College to provide fundamental and troubleshooting courses on programmable logic controllers. Corporate Services staff has also developed relationships with other resources to provide Ammonia Safety training and Analytical Troubleshooting.

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