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Industrial Manufacturing

 

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—Jon Diggs HR Manager, Interceramic

5S Implementation
This course is the foundation for creating a lean environment. The basics of five S’s – Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain; the cleaning and straightening activities that are the foundation of all workplace improvements.

Blueprint Reading
An introduction to symbol interpretation and calculations related to industrial schematic diagrams. Students will use industry diagrams to perform troubleshooting activities.

Forklift Certification
This course includes forklift design, controls and instrumentation, comprehensive pre-use inspection, and forklift stability and factors affecting stability. The course includes hands-on training. 3-year certification given upon successful completion.

HVAC / Basic HVAC Systems and Controls
In-depth instruction of the thermodynamic heating and cooling process. The course includes gas laws and phase equilibrium, phase diagrams and an introduction to heat pumps.

EPA Section 608 Technician Certification
An introduction to the rules and regulations of the EPA section 608 refrigerant guidelines as well as preparation for the EPA examination process.

High-Performance Manufacturing Processes and Production Certification (CPT Certification)
This nationally recognized program is designed to enhance core knowledge and skills of critical plant functions for production workers from entry-level to mid-technical level. The course includes testing for portable Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification from Manufacturing Skill Standards Council.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
This course blends e-learning with instructor-led classes. A company-specific Capstone Project is incorporated throughout the course. In the Capstone, trainees apply their new skills, use the tools and complete DMAIC tollgate reviews.

Principles of Lean Manufacturing
The course covers the fundamentals of lean concepts in a manufacturing environment. It includes a systematic approach to maximize customer value while reducing cost and lead-time by continuously eliminating nonvalue-added activities.

Quality Practices and Measurement Certification (CPT Certification)
This nationally recognized course is designed to enhance core knowledge and skills for production work from entry-level to mid-technical level. The course includes testing for portable CPT certification from Manufacturing Skill Standards Council. The course teaches trainees how to check the calibration of gages and other data collection equipment, inspect materials and product/process at all stages to ensure they meet specifications, use common measurement systems and precision measurement tools and take corrective actions to restore or maintain quality. Trainees will also learn the fundamentals of blueprint reading as well as how to document the results of quality tests and process outcomes/trends.

Root Cause Analysis
The course provides basic tools used for problem-solving (Q7 tools, DMAIC, 5 whys) and a systematic approach to identify and address the root cause of problems for team leads and technicians. Students will present analysis and suggest corrective actions.

Safety and Maintenance Awareness Certification (CPT Certification)
This nationally recognized course is designed to enhance core knowledge and skills for production work from entry-level to mid-technical level. The course includes testing for portable CPT certification from Manufacturing Skill Standards Council. Maintenance portion of the course teaches trainees to recognize potential maintenance issues with basic production systems, including knowledge of when to inform maintenance personnel of problems with electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and machine automation systems. Safety course teaches how to utilize effective, safety-enhancing workplace practices.