Courses & Events

This on-demand online program prepares new Green Belts to lead projects and contribute to improving services and manufacturing. Attendees will learn to apply the Six Sigma DMAIC model (define, measure, analyze, improve and control) for these improvement activities.
Those who pass the exam will receive Green Belt certification from the University of Kansas.
You can enroll and start at any time and take up to two months to complete the course at your own pace.
This course is being updated and will be available for enrollment by October 12, 2020.


October 12, 2020 to June 30, 2021, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)

This online program prepares those who already have a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt to lead large projects by explaining Six Sigma philosophies and principles, demonstrating team leadership, understanding team dynamics and assigning team member roles and responsibilities. Those who pass the exam will receive Black Belt certification from the University of Kansas.


January 27, 2021 to February 24, 2021, Live Online Training (Online, WEB)
Systematic Layout Planning (SLP) is recognized throughout the world as the most organized way to lay out a facility for efficient operation. Leading companies have made it standard practice in their Lean and Six Sigma programs. This course will prepare you to lead layout projects using SLP and to achieve remarkable results in record time.
You can enroll and start at any time and take up to four months to complete the course at your own pace.


October 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)

Module 1 - Sensors and Symbology

Part of the Online Certificate in Process Instrumentation & Control

You can enroll and start at any time. You can take up to four months to complete the module at your own pace.


September 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)

Module 2 - Control Functions

Part of the Online Certificate in Process Instrumentation & Control.

You can enroll and start at any time. You can take up to four months to complete the module at your own pace.


October 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)

Module 3 - Installation and Engineering Functions

Part of the Online Certificate in Process Instrumentation & Control.
You can enroll and start at any time. You can take up to four months to complete the module at your own pace.


October 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)

Part of the Certificate in Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)
This live, online course will help you understand the industry guidelines, standards, and regulations related to SIS. The program is designed for those who are responsible for designing, installing, operating, and/or maintaining safety instrumented systems and for anyone preparing for the Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE/CFSP) certification examinations


January 14, 2021 to February 25, 2021, Live Online Training (Online, WEB)

Part of the Certificate in Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)
Learn the foundations of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) design. This live, online course will give help you understand and apply Safety Requirements Specifications, Safety Integrity Levels, and the proper SIS technology. The program is designed for those who are responsible for designing, installing, operating, and/or maintaining safety instrumented systems and for anyone preparing for the Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE/CFSP) certification examinations.


May 13, 2021 to June 17, 2021, Live Online Training (Online, WEB)

Part of the Certificate in Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)
Learn to engineer and test Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS). This live, online course will help you select field devices, plan system software requirements, and conduct a system test. The program is designed for those who are responsible for designing, installing, operating, and/or maintaining safety instrumented systems and for anyone preparing for the Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE/CFSP) certification examinations.


August 12, 2021 to September 16, 2021, Live Online Training (Online, WEB)

Part of the Certificate in Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)
Learn to operate and maintain Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS). This live, online course will help you commission and start up your system and to conduct a cybersecurity assessment. The program is designed for those who are responsible for designing, installing, operating, and/or maintaining safety instrumented systems and for anyone preparing for the Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE/CFSP) certification examinations.


January 13, 2022 to February 17, 2022, Live Online Training (Online, WEB)

Module 1 - Processes, Controllers, and Tuning

Part of the Online Certificate in Process Control and Advanced Control Strategies.

You can enroll and start at any time. You can take up to four months to complete the module at your own pace.


July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)

Module 2 - Assessing Loop Performance and Diagnosing Problems

Part of the Online Certificate in Process Control and Advanced Control Strategies.

You can enroll and start at any time. You can take up to four months to complete the module at your own pace.


July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)

Module 3 - Advanced Control Strategies and Optimization

Part of the Online Certificate in Process Control and Advanced Control Strategies.

You can enroll and start at any time. You can take up to four months to complete the module at your own pace.


July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)

Module 1 - Process Engineering Concepts
Part of the Online Certificate in Process Engineering for Control Practitioners

You can enroll and start at any time. You can take up to four months to complete the module at your own pace.


July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)

Module 2 - Process Engineering Aspects of Control, SIS and Alarming
Part of the Online Certificate in Process Engineering for Control Practitioners

You can enroll and start at any time. You can take up to four months to complete the module at your own pace.


July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)

Module 3 - Pressure Safety Devices
Part of the Online Certificate in Process Engineering for Control Practitioners

You can enroll and start at any time. You can take up to four months to complete the module at your own pace.


July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)

Part of the Online Certificate in Maintenance Management.

This live, online course will help you evaluate your operation and understand the formulas, measures and techniques used to evaluate maintenance efforts. The program is designed for all types of maintenance environments including refineries, chemical plants, factories, mines, large buildings, organizations with many smaller buildings, and all types of mobile fleets.


This course contains no sessions
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Part of the Online Certificate in Maintenance Management.

This live, online course will help you outline the complete planning process, estimate crew size and manpower requirements, and calculate available hours from maintenance workers. The program is designed for all types of maintenance environments including refineries, chemical plants, factories, mines, large buildings, organizations with many smaller buildings, and all types of mobile fleets.


January 12, 2021 to February 9, 2021, Live Online Training (Online, WEB)

Part of the Online Certificate in Maintenance Management.

This live, online course will help you select and apply different predictive maintenance inspection techniques and develop task lists based upon reliability programs. The program is designed for all types of maintenance environments including refineries, chemical plants, factories, mines, large buildings, organizations with many smaller buildings, and all types of mobile fleets.


June 8, 2021 to July 6, 2021, Live Online Training (Online, WEB)
More than half of all new Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) implementations fail to result in a positive return on investment. In this online, on-demand course, you will learn the objectives, benefits, and basic/advanced features of a CMMS. You will also discover how to develop system specifications based on your individual needs and how to justify, evaluate, implement, audit and optimize your CMMS to result in a positive return on investment.
You can enroll and start at any time. You can take up to six months to complete the course at your own pace.


October 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)
This program is designed for those who are responsible for management of physical assets such as airports, government buildings, office buildings, factory buildings, apartment complexes (large- and small-scale), hotels, hospitals, shopping malls, sports and entertainment venues, and other large facilities.
You can enroll and start at any time. You can take up to six months to complete the course at your own pace.


July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)
When you improve your supervisory skills, you'll improve the productivity of your whole team. This 10-week live online class gives you real-world solutions to the challenges you face as a maintenance leader.


This course contains no sessions
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This 24-week Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in modern information security.
Visit the KU Cybersecurity Boot Camp Information Website to get more information and reserve your spot today!


December 7, 2020 to June 9, 2021, Live Online Training (Online, WEB)
KU Coding Boot Camp is a part-time, 24-week full stack flex course that gives you the knowledge and skills to build dynamic end-to-end web applications and become a full stack web developer.

Visit the KU Coding Boot Camp Information Website to get more information and reserve your spot today!


November 23, 2020 to May 24, 2021, Live Online Training (Online, WEB)
KU Data Analytics Boot Camp is a part-time, 24-week program that will empower you with the knowledge and skills to conduct robust analytics on a host of real-world problems.
Visit the KU Data Analytics Boot Camp website to get more information and reserve your spot today!


January 12, 2021 to June 29, 2021, Live Online Training (Online, WEB)
KU Digital Marketing Boot Camp is a part-time, 18-week program that prepares you to keep pace with this rapidly changing field. You will learn digital advertising, web analytics and design, and content marketing, and complete the program with experience using a host of industry tools such as Google Keyword Planner, LinkedIn Campaign Manager, and Facebook Insights.

Visit the KU Marketing Boot Camp Information Website to get more information and reserve your spot today!


November 10, 2020 to March 20, 2021, Live Online Training (Online, WEB)

Part of the LCI Maintenance Management Certification Program.
This three-day course examines topics like proactive work management process, job estimation and prioritization, backlog management, job plan development, work scheduling and coordination, tracking progress, and supporting reliability engineers with valuable equipment history and root cause analysis input.


Live online offerings of this course are being held through March 2021.


December 1-3, 2020, Daily Live Online Training (Online, OTHER)
February 2-4, 2021, Daily Live Online Training (Online, OTHER)

Part of the LCI Maintenance Management Certification Program.

Learn how to lead a world-class maintenance department using planning and scheduling best practices to drive work execution and motivational and time-management techniques to improve maintenance worker productivity.
Live online offerings of this course are being held through March 2021.


December 8-10, 2020, Daily Live Online Training (Online, OTHER)
February 9-11, 2021, Daily Live Online Training (Online, OTHER)

Part of the LCI Maintenance Management Certification Program.

Managing Planning and Scheduling examines topics like designing a work management program strategy, developing standard processes and work, establishing program measures, managing staff development, and planning program improvement. You will walk away with a solid foundation for an effective maintenance work management program.

Live online offerings of this course are being held through March 2021.


November 3-5, 2020, Daily Live Online Training (Online, OTHER)
March 16-18, 2021, Daily Live Online Training (Online, OTHER)

Part of the LCI Maintenance Management Certification Program.

Learn how to ensure the right parts are in the right place at the right time. When you apply the knowledge and skills learned in this class, quality will increase and costs will decrease. You will be able to manage your storeroom in a way that successfully balances the needs of operations and maintenance while optimizing your inventory and carrying costs.

Live online offerings of this course are being held through March 2021.


March 2-4, 2021, Daily Live Online Training (Online, OTHER)

Part of the Life Cycle Institute Reliability Engineering Certification
and the LCI Maintenance Management Certification Program.
Condition-based maintenance uses equipment operating condition to make data-driven decisions. In practice, this philosophy can improve your facility and equipment's quality, productivity, and profitability. In this course, discover what a successful condition-based program can look like at your organization.
Live online offerings of this course are being held through the end of 2020


November 3-5, 2020, Daily Live Online Training (Online, OTHER)

Part of the Life Cycle Institute Reliability Engineering Certification

Learn to build a business case for reliability, design reliability into a system or process before it’s built, identify operating risks, and solve problems in all areas of asset management.

Live online offerings of this course are being held through March 2021.


February 23-25, 2021, Daily Live Online Training (Online, OTHER)

Part of the Life Cycle Institute Reliability Engineering Certification

and the LCI Maintenance Management Certification Program.

Risk-Based Asset Management (RBAM) provides engineers, managers and technicians with the ability to analyze potential risks by prioritizing reliability efforts on critical equipment and failures that impact their operations. In this course, you will explore how to improve asset availability and meet reliability goals by applying a risk-based approach to asset maintenance and operations.

Live online offerings of this course are being held through January 2021.


November 10-12, 2020, Daily Live Online Training (Online, OTHER)
January 26-28, 2021, Daily Live Online Training (Online, OTHER)

Part of the Life Cycle Institute Reliability Engineering Certification

and the LCI Maintenance Management Certification Program.
Successful managers, supervisors and technicians need to be excellent problem solvers. In this course, learn how root cause analysis (RCA) can establish a culture of continuous improvement in your organization.

Live online offerings of this course are being held through March 2021.


December 1-3, 2020, Daily Live Online Training (Online, OTHER)
March 16-18, 2021, Daily Live Online Training (Online, OTHER)
A well-planned warehouse layout will help you reduce operating costs by improving warehouse processes and inventory control. You will learn to apply field-proven techniques, which focus on layout planning, methods selection, space optimization, and material handling.
This course is available for face-to-face or online delivery directly to your organization. Contact us at professionalprograms@ku.edu for more information. 


This course contains no sessions
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Part of the Certificate in Sustainability Management - this is the prerequisite course. You must take it before enrolling in any of the others.
You can enroll and start at any time. You can take up to four months to complete the course at your own pace.


October 1, 2020 to June 24, 2021, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)
Part of the Certificate in Sustainability Management. This self-paced online course covers the metrics and tools used to assess sustainability and environmental impact.
You can enroll and start at any time. You can take up to four months to complete the course.
This course will be available for enrollment by January 1, 2021.


This course contains no sessions
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Part of the Certificate in Sustainability Management. This self-paced online course introduces sustainable practices in energy generation, waste management, buildings and civil infrastructure.
You can enroll and start at any time. You can take up to four months to complete the course.
This course will be available for enrollment by April 1, 2021.


This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.
Part of the Certificate in Sustainability Management. This self-paced online course focuses on how sustainable engineering practices can be applied to specific engineering projects: environmental projects, chemical projects, civil projects, materials sustainability projects and infrastructure sustainability projects.
You can enroll and start at any time. You can take up to four months to complete the course.
This course will be available for enrollment by July 1, 2021.


This course contains no sessions
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The KU Technology Project Management Boot Camp is a part-time, 18-week program that prepares you to effectively lead technology projects across a variety of industries, from information technology to healthcare and financial services. 
Visit the KU Technology Project Management Boot Camp Website to get more information and reserve your spot today!


This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.

Certificate Programs

Participants in this program will learn to:

  • Understand the basics of process instrumentation and control (PIC), including different control functions, types of control loops, and continuous vs. discrete control.
  • Recognize the identifications and symbols used in PIC.
  • Identify the different types of field instrumentation, their principles of operation, their advantages and disadvantages, and the application of the different types of sensors for flow, level, pressure, and temperature measurements.
  • Describe the different models and implementation of alarm and trip systems.
  • Identify the different types of computer-based control systems, including PLCs and DCSs, as well as basic requirements for good operator interface.
  • Understand control loop types and the basics of tuning.
  • Summarize the requirements for control rooms and the design of control panels.
  • Explain the documentation required for PIC for front-end engineering and detail design.
  • Define the requirements for a successful installation, instrument checkout and controller tuning.
  • Understand the basics of PIC project implementation and project management.
  • Apply decision-making tools: auditing, evaluation of plant needs, justification, and control system evaluation.

Register for all three modules of the certificate at the same time and enter "PICCERT" in the Promo Code box at check out to receive a $200 discount.

Description

The Online Certificate in Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) is an instructor-led online program consisting of four modules which cover the different aspects of the SIS life cycle in the standard ISA/IEC-61511. The program covers engineering requirements, design, analysis, evaluation, and maintenance of the systems. Besides learning the technical standards, students will gain practical insight from the instructor’s 16 years of experience in industry. The instructor is the Director-elect (2022-2023) for ISA Safety and Security Division.

The course material, when combined with the required industry experience, is designed to aid students to successfully pass the Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE/CFSP) certification examinations. The course material will help students to enter into the field of instrumented safety systems or to better perform their work if they are already in the field.

 

Participants in this training program will learn to:

  • Differentiate between process control and safety control
  • Understand the complete SIS life cycle as outlined in ISA/IEC 61511
  • Select safety integrity levels
  • Evaluate a safety instrumented system
  • Design, test and install a safety instrumented system
  • Maintain and secure a safety instrumented system

Who Should Enroll

  • Engineers and technicians who are responsible for designing, installing, operating, and/or maintaining safety instrumented systems
  • Process safety engineers
  • Plant risk analysts
  • Operators and maintenance technicians
  • Anyone preparing for the Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE/CFSP) certification examinations

Participants in this certificate program will learn to:

 

  • Identify the dominant patterns of maintenance management currently practiced by your department
  • Understand the formulas, measures and techniques used to evaluate maintenance efforts
  • Recognize when maintenance contracting and outsourcing can be of benefit.
  • Understand how the quality improvement techniques can be applied to maintenance management efforts.
  • Convince your management of the benefits of planning and scheduling maintenance jobs.
  • Outline the complete planning process.
  • Estimate crew size and manpower requirements.
  • Calculate available hours from maintenance workers.
  • Create a credible maintenance schedule accounting for all constraints.
  • Understand the basics of preventive maintenance.
  • Select and apply different predictive maintenance inspection techniques.
  • Develop task lists based upon reliability programs.
  • Choose whether interruptive maintenance or non-interruptive maintenance is best in a situation.


The fee for each course of the certificate is $995. Register for all three courses of the certificate at the same time and enter "MMCERT" in the Promo Code box at check out to receive a $200 discount.

Participants in this program will learn to:

  • Understand process dynamics and show their relevance to controller tuning.
  • Describe the inner workings of PID controllers.
  • Recognize different controller types, algorithms, and options, and describe when to use each.
  • Apply the appropriate tuning techniques for different process types and tuning objectives.
  • Employ techniques for quickly assessing the performance of control loops.
  • Identify control valve and instrumentation problems.
  • Find sources of process nonlinearity.
  • Recognize performance issues that are not related to control loop problems.
  • Identify how and when to apply cascade and feedforward controls.
  • Understand the interaction of feedforward and cascade
  • Understand the design, use and tuning of ratio and override controls.
  • Optimize control loop performance.

Register for all three modules of the certificate at the same time and enter "ACSCERT" in the Promo Code box at check out to receive a $200 discount.

Participants in this certificate program will learn to:
1. Describe the roles of the common instrumentation and control equipment used in the process industry.
2. Decipher piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs)
3. Select and apply the proper control architectures used in the process industry.
4. Employ the 8 steps to provide a protective safety layer at a production facility.

 

Register for all three courses of the certificate at the same time and enter "PECP" in the Promo Code box at check out to receive a $200 discount.

This certification program will enable you to:

  • Build and sustain a maintenance program
  • Establish appropriate maintenance KPIs and visual management dashboard
  • Select the optimum equipment maintenance strategy
  • Implement work management strategies that improve asset availability and utilization
  • Increase maintenance personnel productivity
  • Build a problem-solving culture
  • Manage an effective maintenance budget

To earn a Maintenance Management Certification (MMC), candidates must complete four courses and successfully pass the Maintenance Management Certification exam within three years.

Download our complete catalog of maintenance and reliability offerings here.

Click on any of the course names for descriptions, additional information, and to register. 

 Course Name

For Certificate

 Next Offering

Predictive Maintenance Strategy

Elective

November 3, 2020

Managing Planning and Scheduling

Required

November 3, 2020

Risk-Based Asset Management

ElectiveNovember 10, 2020

Root Cause Analysis

ElectiveDecember 1, 2020
Maintenance Planning and SchedulingElectiveDecember 1, 2020

Maintenance Management Skills

RequiredDecember 8, 2020

Risk-Based Asset Management

ElectiveJanuary 26, 2021

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

ElectiveFebruary 2, 2021

Maintenance Management Skills

RequiredFebruary 9, 2021

Materials Management

ElectiveMarch 2, 2021

Root Cause Analysis

ElectiveMarch 16, 2021

 

The Reliability Engineering Certification (REC) builds and certifies competency in reliability engineering and asset management. Successful candidates will be able to apply reliability engineering to build asset management programs that are consistent with ISO 55000 Asset Management standards.


Participants learn how to:

  • Create Asset Management Plans that comply with ISO 55000
  • Build and sustain a strategic reliability engineering program
  • Prepare control strategies that reduce risk and improve utilization
  • Design predictive maintenance strategies and programs
  • Establish a root cause analysis program

The REC requires completion of four three-day courses and documented application of reliability engineering in the form of a work product.

Download our complete catalog of maintenance and reliability offerings here.

Click on any of the course names for descriptions, additional information, and to register. 

 Course Name Next Offering Date

Predictive Maintenance Strategy

November 3, 2020

Reliability Engineering Excellence

February 23, 2021

Risk-Based Asset Management

November 10, 2020

Root Cause Analysis

December 1, 2020

 

This certificate program will benefit those who wish to gain a deeper knowledge of the growing sustainability management sector. The lessons learned in the four courses of this certificate can be used to develop, manage, and improve manufacturing processes, commercial products, and corporate practices for improving the long-term sustainability of a company. Attendees will be better positioned to contribute to their organization's financial wellbeing while alleviating the negative environmental impact of their operation. The program is designed for anyone who wants to make sustainability an important part of their organization's operations - no prior background or experience in sustainability is necessary.

Participants in this certificate program will learn to:

  • Understand the social, economic, and legal issues which drive sustainability development.
  • Describe the relationship between resiliency and sustainability and give examples of resilient engineering designs.
  • Understand indicators and metrics used to gauge environmental impact of a project.
  • Apply tools to determine how a project and its sustainability characteristics may positively (or negatively) contribute to human health and the environment.
  • Illustrate how a carbon footprint can be calculated and how carbon emissions can be reduced and/or offset.
  • Demonstrate how life cycle assessment can be used to measure the environmental sustainability of products, processes or services.
  • Describe how environmental health risk assessment is a necessary step for developing methods of risk management.
  • Illustrate different methods of sustainable waste management.
  • Describe how the circular economy can support sustainability.
  • Illustrate how green building concepts can impact sustainability.
  • Describe the main parts of a sustainability assessment for a specific project: environmental, economic and social.