Calendar

Short Course: MAP207-Problem Solving

This course is designed to provide a template of components to utilize with any problem-solving effort. The Eight Disciplines of Problem-solving methodology and process are presented to model the proper sequencing and application of those important problem-solving components. Participants will learn how to develop containment actions and discuss the importance of root cause analysis and corrective action using automation, mistake or error proofing, and operator training.

Short Course: MAP007-Quick Changeover Single-Minute Exchange of Dies

This course is designed to help manufacturing employees learn about techniques to reduce process changeover times from one product to another. Specific techniques are discussed to reduce equipment downtime (waiting waste) caused by the changeover process, resulting in greater productivity and throughput.

Short Course: MAP401-Supervisor Certification Course

This course provides a comprehensive curriculum to enhance the skills of current and future first-line supervisors. Upon completion of this course, certificate candidates will obtain a strong understanding of continuous improvement vs. continual improvement, problem-solving skills to improve a work process as well as employee relations, job instruction targeted at standardization, effective communication and safety in the workplace. This is a six-week course that meets twice the first week and once weekly the remaining five weeks.

Short Course: MAP022-Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

This course provides a systematic approach to dramatically improve cost, quality, and delivery by combining the strengths of today’s two most powerful business initiatives "Lean and Six Sigma" into one integrated program.

Short Course: MAP201-Value Stream Mapping

A review of how Lean Thinking can be applied to improve information-intensive processes is provided to develop the necessary foundation of understanding. This foundation is provided by making use of Value Stream Mapping – the assessment and planning tool for Lean practitioners. Additionally, specific examples are provided that describe how Lean enterprises approach particular business processes that dramatically contrast traditional organizations.

Short Course: MAP002X-Lean Fundamentals with Simulation

This course provides basic knowledge of lean process improvement. The importance of flow and the eight wastes that may be found within processes will be presented along with the Lean tools that can be used to eliminate that waste.

Short Course: HEP002-Backhoe Operator

This course provides entry-level operators with instruction on the proper operation of a backhoe and/or loader. Traditional classroom training provides participants with safe work practices, an understanding of machine mechanical systems and operational techniques. Hands-on exercises utilizing the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Heavy Equipment Field provide students with operational skills development designed to ensure proper use of the equipment.

Short Course: HEP213-Skid Steer Operator

This course provides entry-level to advanced operators with the concepts, objectives and safety practices used during the operation of skid steer machinery in construction zone settings of all types. During the course, information covering use and site issues are discussed surrounding building construction, road and highway construction, oil field operations and pipeline work.

Short Course: HEP273-Forklift Operator

This course utilizes Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to properly operate a forklift. In addition to safety best practices, participants receive hands-on opportunities to ensure each understands equipment-specific stability requirements, fork adjustment protocols, fueling procedures and other usage issues.

Short Course: HEP273-Forklift Operator

This course utilizes Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to properly operate a forklift. In addition to safety best practices, participants receive hands-on opportunities to ensure each understands equipment-specific stability requirements, fork adjustment protocols, fueling procedures and other usage issues.

Short Course: MAP021-Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt provides a systematic approach to dramatically improve cost, quality and delivery by combining the strengths of today’s two most powerful business initiatives – Lean and Six Sigma – into one integrated program. The DMAIC process provides the overarching structure for project management, helping ensure solutions are sustainable.

Short Course: OSHA 30 – Hour Outreach Training for General Industry

This course provides students with basic safety and health knowledge, including OSHA policies, procedures and standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are most hazardous. Upon completion, a wallet card will be issued certifying that the student has completed 30 hours of OSHA training for general industry.