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Accounting Principles

A study of accounting concepts and their application in transaction analysis and financial statement preparation. Emphasis on the accounting cycle for service and merchandising enterprises.

  • Apply generally accepted accounting principles, concepts, and procedures.
  • Complete the accounting cycle for service and merchandising enterprises.
Appreciating Diversity

The impact of diversity on individual and organizational performance.

  • Identify aspects of diversity; distinguish between bias, stereotyping, and discrimination;
  • Describe how individual differences impact performance and organizational outcomes;
  • Outline techniques that improve interaction and organizational effectiveness.
Auto Cad

This course is an introduction to basic computer-aided drafting. Emphasis is placed on basic computer operating principles, hardware descriptions and requirements, drawing setup; creating and modifying geometry; storing and retrieving predefined shapes; placing, rotating, and scaling objects, adding text and dimensions, using layers, coordinating systems; as well as input and output devices.

  • Identify terminology and basic functions used with CAD software; use CAD hardware and software to create, organize, display, and plot/print working drawings; and use file management techniques.
Basic Problem Solving Techniques

This course will explain deliberate problem solving and will give participants practice with tools to make better decisions: scoreboard, flowcharts, run charts and other instruments. It will also involve actions that the individual can take to avoid stalling and to move ideas onto actions, including:

  • Interpreting data for effective problem solving and recommending corrective action. Emphasis on structured approaches to critical thinking and problem solving in the workplace
  • Describing critical thinking and problem solving theories
  • Identify analytical and systems-based problem- solving tools; and defining methods to improve productivity and profitability
  • Recognizing roadblocks that impede innovation, while understanding the need for disciplined thinking in order to discover profitable ideas
Bill of Materials

A bill of materials (BOM) is a hierarchical list of components used in an assembly. The bill of materials is used chiefly for cost estimates, but is also used for inventory control and tracking where parts are used. A bill of materials may or may not include labor.

  • The bill of materials explains what, how, and where to buy required materials, and includes instructions for how to assemble the product from the various parts ordered.
  • All manufacturers building products, regardless of their industry, get started by creating a bill of materials (BOM).
Building Codes & Construction

The Building Codes & Construction course will prepare the trainee for the examination of building codes and requirements, construction types, building materials, electrical and plumbing. Course training includes walls, floorings, foundations, and various roof types, as well as dangers associated with each type. The trainee will be able to:

  • Identify model building codes: Building/dwelling Code, Structural Code, Plumbing Code,
  • Identify Mechanical Code, Fire/Safety Code and Energy Code
  • New Construction
  • Review City Codes for all new construction
  • Identify construction designs and materials more prevalent to fire.
  • Review Plumbing codes that are related to medical facilities i.e. oxygen, CO2, helium etc.
Finance Principles

Financial dynamics of a business. Includes monetary and credit theory, cash inventory, capital management, and consumer and government finance. Emphasizes the time value of money.

  • Identify the processes and structures of monetary policy.
  • Relate the sources of capital to business, consumers, and government; define the time value of money Relationship to credit; and describe the characteristics of financial intermediaries and related markets.
Financial Integration

Integration of non-insurance financial products/services with life insurance as part of the financial planning process. Includes financial plans, financial statements, IRS Form 1040, stocks, bonds, and limited partnerships.

  • Identify financial goals; develop, use, and revise a budget
Fundamentals of Robotics

An introduction to flexible automation. Topics include installation, repair, maintenance, and development of flexible robotic manufacturing systems

  • Describe the history of robotics and its impact on production and the labor force; define the term "robot" and describe general characteristics
  • Explain the physics of robot motion and use different teaching pendants; and describe the characteristics of different types of robot control systems, applications of robots, and end-of-arm tooling.
Industrial Maintenance

An introduction to preventive maintenance of equipment associated with general industrial production. Instruction in diagnosing and repairing hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical systems related to industrial equipment. Define break-down, preventative, and total productivity maintenance:

  • Develop a cost model of each type of maintenance; design a basic troubleshooting tree; solve basic air conditioning (A/C) and DC schematic problems
  • Identify electrical inputs and expected outputs of basic industrial components
  • Develop a flowchart for the operation of an air conditioning and/or refrigeration unit (AC/R)
  • Identify expected pressures and temperatures for an AC/R unit
Introduction to Project Management

This training method for planning and controlling projects. Includes:

  • Project management concepts and models
  • Critical path, analysis of time and cost benefits, and resource utilization.
  • Define project management compared to general management
  • Describe the phases of the project life cycle
  • Define the role of the project manager and the project team; define deliverables and stakeholders and identify project management resources.
Introduction To Supply Chain Management

At the end of this course, participants will be able to understand the role of the Manufacturing planning and control and its components within the company, and existing strategies in developing a production plan.

  • Understand the overall concept of Manufacturing Planning and Control,
  • Know the components of MPC: Business plan, Operations plan, Master Production Plan, Material requirements Planning, Purchasing and production control activities.
  • Know and understand the characteristics of manufacturing’ strategies.
  • Know and understand the concept of ERP.
Introduction to Welding

A comprehensive course on the welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Welds will be done using various positions.

  • Topics covered include electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices.
Inventory Record Accuracy

Inventory Record Accuracy (IRA) is a measure of how closely official inventory records match the physical inventory. Many managers equate IRA with cycle counting, but there is a lot more to inventory accuracy than just counting

  • The units of measurement for accuracy are either dollar based or count based
ISO 9000

ISO 9000 refers to a set of standards that deal with establishing and maintaining an effective quality management system. While the ISO 9000 standard addresses the fundamentals of a quality management system, ISO 9001 specifies the requirements that an organization must meet.

  • • Provides a detailed review of ISO 9001:2015 that includes an in-depth understanding of the drivers behind the standard and an appreciation of the benefits that implementing ISO 9001 can bring.
ISO/QS 9000 Internal Quality Auditor

This training teaches the student how to audit effectively while trouble shooting the organization for ISO Standard compliance. The student will understand audit practices, including planning, execution, reporting and follow-up. The trainee will be able to:

  • Understand General Auditing Techniques, company specific auditing procedures and forms, Internal Quality Audit Exercise.
  • Introduction to quality Audits.
  • Audit Planning & Preparation.
  • Implement Management of Audit Programs.
  • Audit investigation & Simulation.
  • Identify and establish audit findings.
  • Audit writing effective non-conformity statements.
  • Audit reporting.
  • Closing the corrective and preventive action loop. Second & third Party Audits.
Issues in Organizational Leadership

This course offers an overview of issues related to organizational leadership, including definition of organizations, theories of leadership, characteristics and behaviors of leaders as well as varying contexts under which leaders must perform.

  • Identify fundamental theories of leadership and explain their application.
  • Explain and demonstrate behaviors/characteristics to establish credibility and legitimacy as a leader.
  • Recognize and describe the roles and functions of an effective leader.
  • Recognize the current dynamic social, political, and cultural environment for leaders and its potential impact on contemporary organizations.
  • Identify current issues affecting an organization and prioritize possible solutions for issues such as: public trust; accountability; diversity; global and cultural differences; changing demographics; ethics and social responsibility in the workplace.
  • Explain the role of conflict and how to guide conflict to serve the interests of the organization.
Just In Time

The just in time (JIT) inventory system is a management strategy that aligns raw material orders from suppliers directly with production schedules.

  • Companies employ this inventory strategy to increase efficiency and decrease waste by receiving goods only as they are needed in the production process, thereby reducing inventory costs
  • This method requires that producers are able to accurately forecast demand.
Lean 101 (TMAC)

Lean Manufacturing provides a systematic approach to reducing costs and lead-time by continuously eliminating non-value added activities. It promotes continuous improvement, committed management and empowers employees. The class provides participants with the principles of Lean Manufacturing through a combination of classroom lecture, real examples and simulated manufacturing systems. Participants engage in four simulation rounds by building modular airplanes from Lego blocks based on a traditional manufacturing company. Trainees will:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the 8 types of waste in manufacturing
  • Obtain the basic setting for continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment
  • Be familiar with and have knowledge of the basic concepts of Lean and its core principles
  • Have an understanding of the application of the Lean philosophy in your work environment
Lean Enterprise Training & Implementation KAIZEN

This Kaizen training course is a team activity aimed at rapid implementation of Lean methods to eliminate production waste in a particular area of a process. This workshop covers the three phases of conducting an improvement event including:

  • Training, planning and preparation
  • Implementation of the event itself
  • Learning how to ensure that KAIZEN events are “pulled” by what matters (value-stream improvement plans, strategy deployment, etc.)
  • Learning about the KAIZEN event sequence, the seven basic elements, and how to successfully apply them
Manufacturing Operations Management

At end of this course, participants will understand the function of identifying the needs of components and subassemblies through the use of MRP and set the availability of resources in the management of installed capacity.

  • Know, understand and apply the techniques to manage the MRP, Material Requirements Planning
  • Know, understand and apply techniques for managing the installed capacity.
Manufacturing Operations Planning

At the end of this course, students will understand that inventory management is responsible for planning and controlling inventory; from raw material stage to costumer. Since inventory results from production or supports it, the two cannot be managed separately and, therefore, must be coordinated.

  • At the end of this course, students will understand that inventory management is responsible for planning and controlling inventory; from raw material stage to costumer.
  • Since inventory results from production or supports it, the two cannot be managed separately and, therefore, must be coordinated.
Manufacturing Requirements Planning

At the end of this course, participants will understand the function of a system master planning, from the business plan in the long term to the generation of master production plan, through demand management to validate production schedules.

  • Know, understand and apply the techniques to: Develop a Production plan. Demand management and Forecasting. Develop a Master Production Schedule.
Mechanical Maintenance

This training covers general principles of mechanical and electrical systems as related to inspection, repair, and preventative maintenance of production equipment. The trainee will be able to:

  • Maintain gearboxes, oil and hydraulic valves, and pulls system.
  • Identify mechanical and electrical components for manufacturing machines i.e. Lathes, mills, press
  • Perform inspections, repairs, and preventative maintenance; and
  • Distinguish between critical and noncritical equipment conditions.
Process Improvement

Principles of building and sustaining teams in organizations. Includes team dynamics, process improvement, trust and collaboration, conflict resolution, and the role of the individual in the team.

  • Describe the principles and processes of team building.
  • Identify interpersonal skills, group dynamics, and team leadership.
  • Demonstrate techniques for team problem-solving and conflict resolution.
Project Management

This course teaches the processes, techniques and methods for planning and controlling projects. Among other things, it introduces the project life cycle, project management process groups, project management essential activities and primary constraints. Upon successful completion of this course, the trainee will be able to:

  • Describe the project management concepts and models
  • Know the critical path, analysis of time and cost benefits, and resource utilization.
  • Define project management compared to general management
  • Describe the phases of the project life cycle
  • Define the role of the project manager and the project team
  • Define deliverables and stakeholders

The purchasing process as it relates to such topics as inventory control, price determination, vendor selection, supply chain management, negotiation techniques, and ethical issues in purchasing.

  • Describe the purchasing function as it relates to departments within the company; identify the basic concepts used in purchasing decisions including negotiation techniques and ethical issues.
  • Explain the relationships of materials management and inventory control with the purchasing process; and explain supply chain management.
Quality Principles

Study of the background and application of quality concepts. Topics include team skills, quality tools, statistics, economics and continuous improvement.

  • Use statistical process control to collect, organize, and analyze data; describe the principles of quality control; and use quality tools.
Sexual Harassment

This course we will explore the concept of sexual harassment and look at solutions. Most of the ideas here will be directed toward the corporate arena, however many of the definitions and concepts apply equally to both arenas.

  • This course will provide basic instruction for the employee on the subject of sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • In this course, it is our objective to provide you with the basic information concerning what every employee needs to know about sexual harassment in the workplace.
Society for Human Resource Management Review

Prepare for either certification exam through a traditional classroom setting, an online format or a hybrid of the two over a period of weeks or in a condensed time frame to fit any schedule and learning style.

  • Expert instruction provides comprehensive learning and better retention of information.
  • Classes are taught at a manageable pace so you can absorb and understand the material, leading to success on the exam.
  • Classroom learning environment utilizes experienced, SHRM-certified instructors to provide structure and keep you on pace.
  • Peer discussions and real-world experiences help reinforce learning materials.
Six Sigma Black Belt Overview (TMAC)

Black Belt training is a course covering both basic and advanced tools. Time and quality are the two most important measures in improving any company's production and profit performance. Lean Six Sigma explains how to impact your company's performance in each, by combining the strength of today's two most important initiatives -- Lean Production and Six Sigma -- into one integrated program. At the end of this program, participants will know how to:

  • Achieve significant improvements in critical business processes
  • Apply statistical and problem solving tools to an improvement project
  • Reduce process variation
  • Establish and define process capability
  • Learn how to plan and implement process control to hold project gains
Six Sigma Green Belt Overview (TMAC)

This curriculum is designed to include the core set of tools and skills needed to get fast, sustainable project results, and is recognized for its superior practicality and depth. This program includes an integrated methodology and toolset, is taught by experienced Master Black Belt instructors, and a powerful e-learning program. At the end of this course, the participants are able to:

  • To develop a capability for using simulation
  • Process mapping, decision point analysis and process
  • How to manage to minimize the risks associated with the improvements in a service
Statistical Process Control

This course is designed to introduce trainees to the in depth analysis and implementation of SPC techniques including the study of control charts (X-bar and Relational SPC), problem solving techniques (cause and effect diagrams, Pareto analysis, and scatter diagrams), process capability theory, and quality circle concepts. The SPC course is designed to provide the trainee with widely practiced concepts, principles, and techniques of statistical process control. Upon successful completion of this course, the trainee will be able to:

  • Define SPC
  • Construct a histogram
  • Define distributions
  • Define spread and deviation
  • Test and define process capability
  • Set control limits
  • Identify a tend or a run
Strategic Manufacturing Business Management

At the end of this course, students will understand the role of push and pull in the execution of operations in the production floor systems as well as the relationship between the production schedule generated by the MRP and order execution operations in addition to interpret and explain the plans for approval, release, priorities and sequence of jobs in the manufacturing process

  • Identify the production flow and priorities on production orders.
  • Identify bottlenecks.
  • Understand the differences between push and pull systems.
ISO/Technical Specification 16949

ISO/TS 16949 is a technical specification for the design and development of automotive-related products. This standard defines the quality management system requirements and is applied throughout the automotive supply chain.

  • The ISO/TS 16949 can be applied throughout the supply chain in the automotive industry
VSM: Value Stream Mapping (TMAC)

This course teaches participants how to create a map of the entire value system. It also teaches how to map the current state of a product or process by using current data and non-value-added to the map feature states. Actual company examples and cases studies to be presented.

  • The trainee will be able to eliminate waste in the system via the power of value stream mapping in order to achieve an enhanced future state
  • The trainee will be able to highlight problems, inefficiencies and losses within complex systems. This will include developing and implementing counter measures in a visual manner that facilitates cultural change.
  • The trainee will gain insight into the decision making flow in addition to the process flow.