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"We're committed to advancing technologies and practices so that Mississippi industries can compete successfully in a global market."
- Clarion Ledger, 2003
The course is structured to teach the fundamental principles of welding to engineers and managers that have responsibility for welding processes but may have a minimal background in welding.
FUSION WELDING PROCESSES - Common fusion welding processes will be introduced including: shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and flux core arc welding.
RESISTANCE WELDING PROCESSES - The resistance welding process for the joining of thin materials will be introduced.
Who Should Attend? All who are responsible for welding processes: Welding Engineers, Quality Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Engineering Managers, Quality Managers and Plant Managers.
Instructor(s): Steve Daniewicz, Ph.D. and Jack Raymond
Date(s): December 14-15, 2017
Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046
Please contact Jill Sellers at email@example.com or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.
Course objective is to develop participant skills in problem solving techniques that have been popularized under the banner of Six Sigma. Participants will apply these techniques on an approved project. Upon project completion participants will receive a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.
Participant Involvement: The training will consist of 11 days scheduled during a five month period. Each participant is required to implement techniques and tools on an approved project that targets substantial benefits to their respective organizations. Each participant will receive consulting support both in and outside the classroom to assist with the successful completion of their project. It is anticipated that significant work outside the classroom will be expected in order to ensure maximum results from the student project.
Who Should Attend: Manufacturing and Quality Engineers and Technicians, Industrial Engineers, individuals supporting Six Sigma projects, and/or individuals looking to achieve their Green Belt Certification.
Instructor(s): Clay Walden, Ph.D., Les Goff, Ph.D. and Jenna Johnson
Date(s): Spring 2018 (January 30-31, February 27-28, March 27-28, May 1-2, May 30-31, June 19)
This 11 day workshop requires each student to demonstrate mastery of the Six Sigma Body of knowledge and is accomplished through the participant leading a black belt project which illustrates the DMAIC methodology, use of appropriate statistical tools, and substantial business results. Upon project completion and after successfully passing a written examination participants will receive a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.
Who Should Attend: Manufacturing and Quality Engineers and Technicians, Industrial Engineers, individuals supporting Six Sigma projects, and/or individuals looking to achieve their Black Belt Certification.
Our team of lean experts ensure that you gain the skills and training necessary to plan and launch a lean healthcare initiative in your organization. You will receive kaizen project experience and certification training in essential Toyota Production System (TPS) tools, which will benefit your hospital, physician practice, nursing home, clinic, laboratory, or health service.
The "Healthcare Lean Certificate" course objective is to prepare participants for successful deployment of projects that improve the cost, quality, and speed of delivery of healthcare services. Each participant will develop skills in the recognition and elimination of "Wasteful practices", and the improvement of the "Flow" of service in hospital operations. Participants will also demonstrate the capability deploying systems improvement methodologies in the workplace on an approved project.
The training will be delivered in 4 two-day sessions (i.e., 64 hours of class time) scheduled during a four month period. Training will cover a broad spectrum of lean topics.
The four segments of Lean Certificate training are:
Lean Hospitals by Mark Graban, This books will be provided for each participant.
To earn a certificate of completion, participants will be required to complete all eight days of training. In addition, each participant is expected to implement techniques and tools provided in this training on an approved project that provides tangible benefits to their respective organizations.
Each participant will receive consulting support both in and outside the classroom to assist with the successful completion of their project. "Healthcare Lean Certificates" of program completion will be awarded to each participant on the completion of the project implementation.
CEU's are available if requested prior to the start of class. An additional fee may be required.
This training is designed for all healthcare professionals: doctors, clinicians, support staff, and administrators are encouraged to attend. Class size is currently limited to 18 participants.
Instructor(s): John Moore and Susan Moore
Date(s): Spring 2018 (January 31-February 1, February 28-March 1, April 4-5, May 2-3)
This two day workshop is structured so that participants gain a solid understanding of the use of Statistical Process Control to drive process improvement. The class is taught through a balance lecture, class discussion, class exercises, and follow-on participant projects. Specific topics include both variables and attribute control charting. Specific variables control charting tools include X-BAR and R charts, as well as X and Moving R. Specific Attribute charting techniques are also presented including P, C, and U Charts. Also process capability indexes are presented and explained (i.e., Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk). Throughout the class a strong emphasis is placed on how to connect SPC with root causes oriented problem solving. Key concepts are reinforced through the use of catapults to simulate the real world linkage between SPC and process improvement.
Who Should Attend? Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, Managers, Supervisors, and other professionals.
Instructor(s): Clay Walden, Ph.D., Judy Johnson and Sara Fuller
Date(s): February 6-7, 2018 (Biloxi, MS)
Location: Coastal Research and Extension Center 1815 Popps Ferry Road Biloxi, MS 39532
Course objective is to develop participant skills in the recognition and elimination of Waste, and to improve Flow in their operations. Participants will apply these techniques on an approved project.
Who Should Attend? Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Engineering Managers, Plant Managers
Participant Involvement: The training will consist of 4 two-day sessions (i.e., 64 hours of class time) scheduled during a four month period. Each participant is required to implement techniques and tools on an approved project that targets substantial benefits to their respective organizations. Each participant will receive consulting support both in and outside the classroom to assist with the successful completion of their project. It is anticipated that significant work outside the classroom will be expected in order to ensure maximum results from the student project. The goal of each participant is to develop project results that are commensurate with satisfying the project requirements of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Bronze Certification. SME conducts certification examination independently of this training.
Instructor(s): John Moore and Clay Walden, Ph.D.
Date(s): Spring 2018 (February 7-8 (Starkville), March 14-15 (Canton), April 11-12 (Starkville), May 16-17 (Canton))
Location: Thad Cochran Research Park - 1 Research Blvd Starkville, MS 39759 &
MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046
This two day course will provide an introduction to the concepts of Measurement System Analysis (MSA), which is often referred to as Gage Repeatability & Reproducibility (Gage R&R). Participants will hone their individual skills during a step-by-step, instructor led interactive example using sample demonstration parts.
Who Should Attend? Engineers practicing in any discipline, managers, other technical professionals, and anyone responsible for collection and/or analysis of measurement data.
Participant Involvement: This workshop will provide attendees with basic instruction in the statistical analysis of measured data for the purpose of measurement system validation. Each participant should have a working knowledge of the typical measuring system(s) used in their work or professional environment and an understanding of how related data measurements are collected. The participant's basic understanding of mathematics (average, percentage, & square root, etc.) is assumed. A prior understanding of basic descriptive statistics such as mean, range, and standard deviation is desirable, but these topics will be also be defined and explained during the workshop. Participants will benefit from instructor led lecture, individual hands-on activity, and general discussion on related topics.
Instructor(s): Clay Walden, Ph.D., Judy Johnson and Jenna Johnson
Date(s): March 13-14, 2018 (Biloxi, MS)
This workshop focuses on the visual exploration of data and problem solving using Minitab statistical software. We will use the Minitab to generate and interpret graphs to help analyze real-world industrial problems. The workshop will be highly interactive and include many hands-on practical examples. Topics will cover basic statistical principles and the application and use of statistical analysis methods.
Who Should Attend? The participants are expected to have some basic statistical experience since it is not possible to cover the details of probability and statistics during the workshop.
Instructor(s): Sara Fuller, Travis Hill and Jenna Johnson
Date(s): April 3, 2018 (Starkville, MS)
Location: Thad Cochran Research Park - 1 Research Blvd Starkville, MS 39759
153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046