Courses & Events

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.


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For the first time, KU Lifelong & Professional Education is partnering with Johnson County Community College, an Authorized Training Partner with Project Management Institute, to offer this valuable course for current and aspiring project management professionals.


December 31, 2021 to June 30, 2022
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 even if you finish after June 30.


July 1, 2021 to January 1, 2023, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)
When you improve your supervisory skills, you'll improve the productivity of your whole team. This 10-part online class gives you real-world solutions to the challenges you face as a maintenance leader.
You can register and start at any time and complete the course at your own pace.


October 1, 2021 to December 1, 2022, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)
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.
You can enroll and start at any time and take up to four months to complete the course at your own pace.


July 1, 2021 to December 1, 2022, Self-paced 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 even if you finish after July 1.


July 1, 2021 to January 1, 2023, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)

Certificate Programs

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.