Non-Credit and Professional Development Course Descriptions

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Non-Credit and Professional Development Course Descriptions

Online, Open Enrollment, Pearson Professional Development Courses
(Not all these courses are offered each semester)

Six Sigma Green Belt 
The Six Sigma Green Belt course presents an overview of the key concepts for the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification exam. This course explores process and team management, operational metrics, and key tools and techniques to achieve process excellence. Students will be expected to have a basic understanding and knowledge of Six Sigma processes, as well as statistics, project and process management, and Lean Six Sigma. This 69 hour time-on-task, self-paced, self-directed online course is developed to correlate to American Society for Quality guidelines and is designed for individuals who are preparing to sit for the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification exam.
 
Six Sigma Black Belt 
The Six Sigma Black Belt course presents an overview of the key concepts for the Six Sigma Black Belt Certification exam. This course explores process and team management, operational metrics, and key tools and techniques to achieve process excellence. Although a Six Sigma Green Belt certificate is not required for this course, students will be expected to have a basic knowledge and understanding of Six Sigma processes, as well as statistics, project and process management, and Lean Six Sigma. This 69 hour time-on-task, self-paced, self-directed online course is developed to correlate to the American Society for Quality guidelines and is designed for individuals who are preparing to sit for the Six Sigma Black Belt Certification exam.
 
Search Engine Optimization
The Search Engine Optimization course provides an introduction to the basic principles and strategies of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). This self-paced online course will also provide the tools on how SEO can be used to market websites and companies, and will provide an understanding of the strategies, techniques, and tools used to optimize the information presented online to improve visibility using search engines. This 19 hour time-on-task, self-directed non-credit course is intended for students and professionals who would like to learn methods to market and optimize corporate or individual websites.
 
Lean Bronze Certification
The Lean Bronze Certification online course is designed to enable an individual to sit for and successfully pass the Lean Essentials I Certification exam. This 60 hour time-on-task self-paced, self-directed online course correlates with American Society for Quality guidelines and is intended for individuals who are new to the field of product/process improvement and are looking for additional techniques and a certification to provide validity to their work and to become more marketable. E-book included.
 
Introduction to Programmable Logic Controls
The Introduction to Programmable Logic Controls course introduces students to the history and development of Programmable Logic Controls. This self-paced online course explores the main parts of a PLC system, including how a PLC works, installation wiring diagrams, basic programming symbols and logic, and basic troubleshooting. This 41 hour time-on-task, self-directed non-credit course is intended for those in the skilled trades, manufacturing or maintenance fields, but have limited or no experience with PLCs.
 
Medical Math   
The Medical Math course provides an introduction to mathematical instruction and review. Students will explore the three systems of measurement used to calculate dosages administered orally and intravenously. This self-paced online course will also provide the tools for students to use critical thinking skills and arithmetic to understand medication orders and use equipment for preparation, administration, and labeling of medications.  This 41 hour time-on-task, self- directed, non-credit course is intended for individuals new to health care or incumbent health care workers. E-book included.

Training

 

Class B CDL Driver Training

A 4-6 week competency-based, CDL-B driver training program that focuses on both classroom work and in-vehicle training time. Through hours of driving time, labs, lecture, and range time, participants master a wide range of driver competencies to become safe, comfortable, confident drivers. When trainees have mastered driver competencies and earned their CDL, they can begin working in the industry, often having lined-up jobs before finishing the course. Students can test for numerous CDL-B endorsements including hazmat and tank (neither school bus nor motor coach training is currently offered).

Training topics include trip planning, daily log maintenance, cargo handling and documentation, hazmat, employer relations and public relations. The course prepares students for their written and practical tests. The College can provide tutoring time in the on-campus Learning Center for those who may need extra help in reading or test-taking. Students who complete the CDL B training earn a certificate of course completion and receive assistance in job-seeking skills and job placement. Even though the course is currently non-credit, participants are graded on attendance, understanding regulations, keeping log books, pre-trip inspection, range skills, and road skills.            

 
Class A CDL Driver Training
A 12-week tractor-trailer, competency-based, driver training program that focuses on both classroom work and in-vehicle training time. After hours of driving time, labs, lecture, and range time, participants master a wide range of driver competencies to become safe, comfortable, confident drivers. When trainees have mastered driver competencies and earned their CDL’s they can begin working in the industry, often having lined-up jobs before finishing the course.
 
Training topics include trip planning, maintaining daily logs, handling cargo, cargo documentation, employer relations, and public relations. The course prepares students for their written and practical tests. The College can provide tutoring time in the on-campus Learning Center for those who may need extra help in reading or test-taking.  Students who complete the CDL-A training earn a certificate of course completion and receive assistance in job-seeking skills and job placement. Even though the course is currently non-credit, participants are graded on attendance, understanding regulations, keeping log books, pre-trip inspection, range skills, and road skills.