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What does someone with Foundational Skills for Manufacturing do?
For those on a path towards a career in Manufacturing, this program serves as the first step towards one of several specialty pathways such as Industrial Maintenance, Machining and Welding. Ultimately, we encourage you to pursue certification as a Certified Production Technician (CPT) after completion of additional training modules (offered separately).
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Training Options ForFoundational Skills for Manufacturing
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Program & Tuition Cost
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Up to $750
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Professors - scheduled office hours
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Varies - typically videos & presentations
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Foundational Skills for Manufacturing
Describe basic manufacturing processes and the equipment/tools needed to produce products
Describe how to read blueprints and basic math concepts necessary for careers in manufacturing
Define materials, their properties, and how manufacturing changes these properties
Describe quality and how it is measured in manufacturing
Define safety guidelines and the importance of communication that employees and employers must follow in manufacturing occupations
High School Diploma or GED
Web browser with internet connection
Course registration & payment
Expert-led video based training
Textbooks (printed and ebook)
Dedicated Student Success Advisors
Tailored support based on performance & behavior
Exam preparation process
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Expanded Soft Skills
This course is designed to provide students with training aimed at creating, enhancing, and nurturing essential workplace skills. In today’s workplace environment, there are many important qualities and skills that distinguish a true professional. These characteristics are universal across most industries and can be transferred throughout virtually any department within an organization.
Learn how to be an effective member of a team and develop strategies for building a cohesive team
Understand the importance of time management
Become more professional and recognize communication methods for different kinds of situations
Learn the roadblocks to excellent listening and understand workplace ethics
Know how to recognize a problem and define alternative solutions to problems
Customer Service Professional I
This module is a unique and entertaining course designed to prepare individuals across all job titles with the core skills needed to satisfy customers of all types. Each customer, patient, or client is critical whether you work within a call center, retail store or pharmacy, medical office/clinic, or business office. No organization can afford to overlook or neglect the power of customer service skills. The course includes six (6) modules on topics such as Why Customer Service Matters, What Customers Want, Essential Customer Service Skills Part I and Part II, Handling Complaints and Dealing with Angry People, and Customer Service as a Strategic Marketing Tool. These modules are the components of the “Through the Customer’s Eyes” course that has been used to train a variety of front-line service providers across many industries and disciplines. Within each module, students are assessed on the topics covered. Students completing this course will attain the status of “Customer Service Certified” (CSC) as designated by the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE).
Appreciate why first-rate customer service adds value to every organization
Understand how to determine what the customer wants and provide confidence in your product
Know how to deal with complaints and apply the four core skills for high quality service
Create value and play a part in profitability through performance and productivity
Enhance your company's market position by demonstrating what differentiates your company from the competition
Customer Service Professional II
This module builds off of the first course, and contains three new modules that provide greater depth and focus on Sales, Communication, and Phone skills. Students learn to use the Web as a tool, and to use exploratory questions to quickly identify customer needs – and match them to products and services. Students are taught to discover and strengthen their “voice image” for an unstoppable first impression. Since communication is so important to quality service, students are taught techniques to present complex information and ideas logically, clearly, and concisely. Additional topics include information gathering, generating excitement, driving conversation, and techniques to manage phone calls through clarity and communication. Students completing this course will attain the status of “Customer Service Certified” (CSC) as designated by the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE).
Apply techniques needed to attract new customers, develop lasting relationships, and deliver great service
Master effective business communication, through e-mail, phone, and in-person communication
Establish trust, credibility, rapport and match your products and services to customer needs
Increase profits with proven sales techniques, powerful listening skills and persuasion
Delivery bad news with diplomacy and tact, handle unhappy customers and volatile situations
Microsoft Office Series I
This set of courses will provide the range of skills needed to create professional-quality documents within an office environment. The content covered includes how to create, edit and enhance documents in Microsoft Word, and how to organize, calculate and analyze information in Microsoft Excel.
Create professional quality documents in Microsoft Word and Excel
Prepare, edit and proof documents in Microsoft Word
Enhance Microsoft Word documents with lists, tables and graphics
Organize data and perform calculations using Microsoft Excel
Analyze information in Microsoft Excel using filters, tables and pivot tables
This series of introductory level courses provide students with a basic understanding of manufacturing fundamentals. The broad nature o the content will prepare students for higher level courses in Machining, Industrial Maintenance, and Welding. Through engaging and interactive learning activities and assessments, students learn the foundational skills, safety guidelines, troubleshooting, math, and practical knowledge that prepares them for a variety of entry-level manufacturing jobs. This manufacturing fundamentals curriculum is aligned to the Department of Labor (DOL) Advanced Manufacturing Curriculum Model, and is the stepping-stone to the Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification sponsored by the Manufactured Skill Standards Council (MSSC), a nationally recognized industry credential.
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