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This course provides an OSHA Certificate in safety guidelines. Participants will learn how to create response plan for controlling the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in the workplace with a focus on general industry.

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OSHA 10-Hour General Industry is a part of an OSHA outreach program that results in a valid OSHA 10-Hour Card. This OSHA10 training course teaches recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety, and health hazards in workplaces.

May 24-26, 2021, Online Course
In this two-day workshop, you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to audit your quality system to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Course topics include updates the ISO 9001 standard, requirements, auditing principles, and conducting effective audits.You will also receive hands-on practice using auditing tools and techniques and have ample opportunities to get answers to questions you have about conducting ISO audits.

April 13-14, 2021, Online Course
Prerequisite: Interest in and beginning knowledge of conventional machinery.

In this course on machine shop safety, discussion will center on proper usage and care of conventional machinery. Participants also will learn about the use of measuring tools used in the machine shop, and practice defining feed and speed, as well as how to arrive at the proper thought process to achieve accurate cutting conditions.

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Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic machining methods and the fundamentals of CNC machining.

This course for shop owners, engineers, industrial workers and CNC operators will cover fundamental operations and safety procedures. Topics to be covered include horizontal/vertical band saw, drill press, lathe operation, using the lathe to form threads, mill operations, CNC coordinate systems, tool offsets and functions, and other introductory CNC topics.

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Prerequisite: Knowledge of professional machining and the fundamentals of CNC machining equivalent to the Introduction to CNC Machining course.

This course is designed to provide more detailed theoretical and practical knowledge of CNC machining and will cover more advanced topics using the Purdue University Fort Wayne Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC). Advanced M and G code programming, fourth and fifth axis machining, and an introduction to CAD/CAM systems will be covered, followed by hands-on experience in the HTEC.

March 20, 2021 to April 17, 2021, Engineering, Technology & Computer Science Bldg. CNC Lab 137
The Certificate in Production and Inventory Management is offered in cooperation with the Fort Wayne Chapter of APICS. This certificate is designed to build an in-depth view of materials management, master scheduling, production planning, forecasting, and quality improvement within the confines of the internal operations of a company.

March 11, 2021 to May 21, 2021, Kettler Hall Rm 242
Learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process, data collection techniques, and statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects.

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This program offers a cost-effective method to train and certify in Six Sigma techniques. Learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process aided by the advanced statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects.(Includes Green Belt.) Successful Six Sigma projects produce measurable results and help increase a company's skill in process optimization and continuous improvement.

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Apply Lean concepts such as standardized work, batch-size reductions, pull systems and more. You'll experience firsthand how Lean improves quality, delivery, performance, reduces time and Work-in-Process (WIP) and increases profits. Through the use of simulation, transform a plant into a Lean Assembly facility. Most important, learn to identify the 8 wastes in manufacturing.

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This program offers you an opportunity to experience first- hand how the 5S System reduces waste in the mounting plate assembly area of a simulated production facility.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, Online Course
During this program you use the powerful Value Stream Mapping tool to create a current state map of Acme Stamping, a real-world firm featured in a detailed case study. Use the VSM icons and learn the common language of Lean as you draw your current state map for Acme.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, Online Course
The goal of setup reduction is to reduce and eventually eliminate setups and changeovers as a consideration in production scheduling planning, making processes highly flexible. QCO can be done anytime and is a powerful key element to make Lean work.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Online Course
Gain knowledge of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and how it relates to capacity. You will apply TPM principles and techniques to equipment in a hands-on simulation and experience how applying TPM can achieve dramatic improvements in uptime and increased capacity.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, Online Course
Discover how to link and balance operations to reduce lead times, minimize WIP, optimize floor space usage and improve productivity using a five-step process for designing and implementing work cells.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, Online Course
Control resources in a production process by replacing only what has been consumed. Applies principles of Pull System/Kanban in a life-like simulation and demonstrates how principles can be applied to a variety of situations.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, Online Course
In this course, participants will learn about the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) problem solving method. In addition, participants will learn about problem solving tools and activities, including A3, root cause analysis, process mapping, cause and effect diagrams, and others.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Online Course
Standard Work: Learn to implement standardization and standard work in your workplace. This workshop presents an approach to eliminate waste from production processes. The methods and goals discussed in this workshop are closely related to the lean manufacturing system.Error Proofing: Using simple, usually low-cost devices, fixtures, and procedures to reduce/eliminate errors. Stops errors before defective parts are created. Frees up the need for human vigilance and memory.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Online Course
This continuous improvement methodology combines Lean Manufacturing Tools such as the 5S system of Workplace Organization and Standardization, Cells, Pull/Kanban, Set-up Reduction, and Line Balancing. Each tool incorporates team empowerment, brainstorming, and problem solving to rapidly make improvements to a specific product or portions of work processes.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Online Course
This course aims at learning, understanding, and discussing several topics related to epidemiology and specifically the COVID-19 pandemic. The main tools we will use will dig into Data Analysis at different levels and participants in the course will develop tools suitable to their individual backgrounds.

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