Engineering Training


MSU CAVS Extension is dedicated to helping improve and advance the engineering knowledge within the state. CAVS Extension offers a variety of engineering professional development courses in such topics as Lean, Six Sigma, Simulation Modeling and Analysis and many more...

Training List (Select a course for more details)

8D Problem Solving

Course Objective:

This one day workshop will discuss the 8D problem solving process which has become a standard in the Auto, Assembly and other industries worldwide. It is a disciplined and effective approach to solve chronic and recurring problems. 8D provides excellent guidelines to identify the root cause of the problem, implement containment actions, develop and then implement corrective and preventive actions to eliminate the problem permanently.

Instructor(s): Glenn Dennis and Tonya McCall

Cost: $250.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

AutoCAD

Course Objective:

This two day workshop is structured so that participants gain a solid understanding of the use of AutoCAD computer aided design software. The class is taught through a balance lecture, class discussion, and in-class exercises. Time will also be allocated to discuss user specific needs and solutions. Specific topics include basic sketching, dimensioning, block creation and editing and proper usage of layers.

Instructor(s): Jonathan Curtis and Jenna Johnson

Cost: $500.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

Basic Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

Course Objective:

This two day class will provide a practical understanding of geometric tolerancing that conforms to the ASME Y14.5M-2009 standard. The class will include lecture, videos, classroom discussion and workbook exercises which become an excellent resource for review and reference information upon completion of the class. Students will come away with an understanding of GD&T principles and applications, and will know how to interpret GD&T on engineering drawings. This course is ideal for design engineers, manufacturing and quality engineers and technicians, machinists, and quality control inspectors.

Some of the topics this course will cover are:

  • The basic terms and principles of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing and why it has become an important engineering tool in manufacturing.
  • How GD&T is different from conventional coordinate system of dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • The purpose of a datum and identify datum features on a drawing.
  • The difference between maximum material condition and least material condition as they apply to external and internal part features.
  • The difference between clearance, interference and transition fits.
  • Determination of the size and boundaries of a geometric tolerance zone.
  • Definition of whether a bonus tolerance is allowed and, if so. How large.
  • The identification of the particular profile, runout or location tolerance being specified.
  • How each geometric tolerance is verified.

Instructor(s): Steven E. Drennon Sr.

Cost: $700.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

Dimensional Metrology

Course Objective:

This two-day intermediate course is for everyone who is currently engaged in the production activities. Objective of this course is to increase and expand the knowledge base of each student in precise measurement (Metrology) and add skill and confidence in dimensional measurement. The class starts with the granite surface plates and immediately moves into the comparison gages and comparison methods in a high-production setup. In two days, this course will cover most subjects needed for QC or QA engineers.

Instructor(s): Gordon Skattum

Additional Information: www.mitutoyo.com

Please contact Jody Glemza at jody.glemza@mitutoyo.com or 630-978-6469 to register or if you have any questions.

Ergonomics Essentials

Course Objective:

This workshop will provide in-depth exposure to ergonomics definitions, goals and background along with discussions and examples of tools for ergonomic evaluations and improve the ergonomics of a company.

Instructor(s): Lesley Strawderman, Ph.D. and Kari Babski-Reeves, Ph.D.

Cost: $500.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

Excellence in Asset Management

Description:

This is an interactive 3-day workshop designed to demonstrate reliability and asset stewardship in the context of reducing risks within your operating process and your business. Participants will gain an understanding of the requirements of Asset Management based on the tenets of ISO 55000.

Key Success Measures
  • Manage assets effectively at the lowest life cycle cost
  • Reduce asset-related risks that may impact organizational objectives
  • Maximize Return On Assets.
Learning Objectives:
Lesson
Evaluating the Asset Management System
PDCA Improvement Methodology
Performance Monitoring Statistics
Identifying Asset Risks
Asset Management Plans
Managing Organizational Change
Understanding
List the asset management objectives for your organization and identify the limitations of your current asset management practices.
Define the risks associated with asset management system implementation.
Describe the PDCA method used to develop effective asset management plans.
Explain how to calculate OEE, MTBF and process reliability.
Practice Failure Mode Analysis to identify asset risks.
Practice Root Cause Analysis techniques to resolve asset risks.
Discuss the "P-F Management" philosophy to extend asset life and improve maintainability.
Discuss how vibration analysis, infrared thermography, ultrasonic testing and oil analysis technologies improve maintenance effectiveness.
Explain how resistance to change, compliance and individual performance impacts stakeholder asset management expectations.
Who should attend?
  • Asset Managers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Reliability Managers
  • Operations Managers

Cost: $1495.00

Additional Information:

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

Financial Fundamentals

Course Objective:

In this course, using interactive business simulation where you will be immersed in setting and running your own business, you will develop a new ability to visualize corporate financial information as a single landscape of interacting forces. You will experience how other departments affect how you do your job, and how you do your job affects other departments.

Instructor(s): Steve Puryear

Date(s): October 17, 2017

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $250.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Fundamentals of Welding for Engineering

Course Objective:

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.

Course Content:

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.

Some topics that will be covered in the workshop:
  • Welding Heat Transfer - Heat transfer in fusion welding: estimating peak temperatures and cooling rates. Effects of welding variables.
  • Welding Metallurgy (carbon and stainless steels) - Metallurgical principles governing microstructure evolution in steels.
  • Weld Defects - Common fusion weld defects and their prevention.
  • Residual Stress and Distortion - Fusion welding results in the formation of residual stresses and distortion, both of which can impair performance and reliability. Practical methods for mitigating residual stress and distortion will be discussed.
  • Fatigue Resistance of Weldments - Welding can seriously reduce fatigue resistance, and the fatigue behavior of welded components is very different from conventional machine elements. These differences are highlighted and practical design approaches will be presented.
  • Welding Safety - Important information to insure a safe welding environment.
  • Welding Codes - Discussion of applicable AWS welding codes.
  • A variety of other topics which include weld joint configuration, weld joint design, sizing of welds, laser welding, and solid state welding.

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

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Cost: $500.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

Gage R & R: Repeatability & Reproducibility

Course Objective:

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.

Course Content:
  • Introduction
    • What is MSA (Gage R&R)?
    • Why measurement Error Matters
    • Measurement System Analysis Terms
    • Gage Repeatability
    • Gage Reproducibility
    • Assessing Measurement System Capability
  • Classroom Activity
    • Overview of Gage R&R Forms
    • Exercise: Actual Inspection & Data Collection Using Sample Parts
    • Step-by-Step Calculations
    • Interpretation and Explanation of Calculated Results
    • Verification of Results Using Computer Software (Minitab, Excel, etc.)
  • In Plant Application
    • Divide the class into teams and perform the Gage R&R on actual inspection equipment
    • Each team present results to the rest of the class.

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): October 3-4, 2017

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $500.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Implementing OSHA's New Hazard Communication Requirements

Course Objective:
  1. Conduct an overview of OSHA’s General Industry Standards (40 CFR 1910) with practical approach to help participants address areas in their workplace subject to these requirements.
  2. Conduct Train-the-Trainer session that will allow you to comply with the December 1, 2013 deadline for informing employees of the Global Harmonization System (GHS) revisions to the Hazard Communication Standard.
  3. Provide practical tools for compliance with OSHA standards, and respond to any site-specific questions concerning OSHA programs for your facility.
Who Should Attend?

Business owners, plant managers, departmental managers, safety managers, human resource managers, those subject to regulatory compliance for safety, and those responsible for safety in the workplace, and those who want to answer the questions:

  • Am I meeting all OSHA standards in my facility?
  • Am I prepared for the December 1 GHS training deadline?
  • Would I like to have someone review my safety program?
Course Content:

An interactive, two-day workshop designed to help participants learn and implement practical ways to address safety in the workplace.

  • Introduction to OSHA / OSHA 300 Log − Reportable Injuries
  • Job Safety Analysis
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Hazard Communication / Global Harmonization System
  • Machine Guarding
  • Personal Protective Equipment / Respiratory Protection
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Walking-Working Surfaces / Fall Protection
  • Emergency Action and Fire Protection Plans
  • Electrical Safety / Arc Flash
  • Safety Management Systems / Preventative Safety Program
  • Proposed Silica Standard / Combustible Dust
  • Program Resources / Temples / Training Aids

Instructor(s): Paul Finger Lynes, PE, CHMM

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Cost: $500.00

Additional Information: www.cavse.msstate.edu/resources/OSHA_Requirements.pdf

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

Innovation Accelerator JUMP START

Course Objective:

Innovation Accelerator JUMP START provide a hands-on experience with a methodology which results in new and innovative products/processes. Jump Starts involve three steps: preparation for immersion into your challenge, jump start session, and project acceleration coaching. The full day Jump Start session features fresh stimulus to spark ideas developed and validated by the participants. Various exercises lead participants through idea generation and decision-making exercises that can be further applied to the participant's own business. During this step, 4 - 6 person teams will be formed, consisting of company employees, university subject matter experts, vendors, customers, company executives (as available), and led by Innovation Accelerator Black Belt leaders. This workshop includes preparation exercises, a one day JUMP START session and 6 weeks of 90 minute conference calls to encourage development of items identified during the JUMP START.

Instructor(s): Steve Puryear and Glenn Dennis

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Cost: $1500.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

Introduction to Design of Experiments

Course Objective:

This two day class introduces the student to basic concepts of industrial experimental design using lecture, Minitab, and class exercises using the catapult. The course contents include paired t-test, Factorial design, Analysis of Variance, calculation of main effects and interactions. Also the course will include graphical analysis data.

Instructor(s): Clay Walden, Ph.D. and Tonya McCall

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Cost: $500.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

Introduction to Lean and Six Sigma for Process Improvement in Healthcare

Course Objective:

This five hour course provides an overview of how continuous improvement programs, can be deployed in healthcare settings using the philosophies and tools Lean and Six Sigma. Our team of experts will review and explain Lean (Toyota Production System) concepts of increasing value by reducing waste and waiting while respecting employees. Participants will also be introduced to Six Sigma concepts for proactive root cause problem solving and process variation reduction using the DMAIC methodology. Instructors will present case studies of successful implementation of lean tools such as 5S, Standard Work, Visual Management, Poka Yoke, Value Stream Mapping, Kanban systems, and A3 project reporting, which will benefit your hospital, physician practice, nursing home, clinic, laboratory or health service.

Lean is a management philosophy derived from the Toyota Production System (TPS). Toyota’s philosophy is to focus every task on satisfying the customer’s needs and to reduce or eliminate any activities that waste resources or slow the delivery of the product. Six Sigma is a set of tools and techniques/strategies for quality and process improvement. Six Sigma seeks to improve quality by using process data to identify and remove the causes of defects.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Alexandra Shaye Brown who attended the MSU/CAVSE Lean Certificate course will present a case study on Lean transformation in the UMMC surgical pathology lab.

Instructor(s): John Moore and Susan Moore

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Cost: $50.00

Additional Information: www.cavse.msstate.edu/resources/IntroLeanSixSigmaHealthcare.pdf

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

Lean Certificate

Course Objective:

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): Fall 2017 (August 16-17 (Starkville), September 20-21 (Canton), October 18-19 (Starkville), November 15-16 (Canton))

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: Thad Cochran Research Park - 1 Research Blvd Starkville, MS 39759 & MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $2900.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Lean Certificate - Healthcare

Program Description:

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.

Objective:

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.

Synopsis:

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:

  • Session 1 - Customer Focus: Lean Concepts, Implementation Strategies, Kaizen, "A3" problem solving, Lean Leadership, Class project planning, and Clinic Kaizen Simulation
  • Session 2 - Eliminate Waste: "5S", Workplace Design, Visual Controls, Standard Work, Poka-Yoke (error proofing), Class project review, and Process Flow Simulation
  • Session 3 - Improve Flow: Pull Systems, "Supermarkets", Kanban, Takt Time (capacity planning), Paced Operations, Investment Efficiency, Heijunka (load leveling), Planned Maintenance, Class project review, and FMEA
  • Session 4 - Continuous Improvement: Value Stream Mapping, Class project review, Strategic Planning, CI Measurement Systems, and CI Project Management
Required Reading:

Lean Hospitals by Mark Graban, This books will be provided for each participant.

Certificate:

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.

Attendees:

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): Fall 2017 (August 2-3, September 6-7, October 4-5, November 1-2)

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $2900.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices Workshop

Description:

This three day course is taught by Ramesh Gulati, who is the world leader in this area and the author of 'Maintenance & Reliability Best Practices'.

The M&R fundamentals course will boost your technical workforce's understanding of reliability & maintenance principles and help create a sustainable reliability culture to maximize the benefits.

The asset/equipment management practices in any organization determine whether an operation is considered a financial drain or a well-run business unit, which operates utilizing best reliability & maintenance practices to ensure assets reliability, safety, improved productivity, and profits.

Seminar Topics:
  • Introduction to Asset Management and It's Business Impact
  • Reliability Culture Examples
  • Defining Best Practices and Asset performance
  • Understanding Maintenance Role - Capacity Assurance
  • Workflow and Roles
  • Planning & Scheduling
  • Materials Management
  • Operations Role - Operator Driven Reliability
  • Workplace Design - 5S Plus
  • Optimizing Maintenance - RCM/CBM
  • Designing for reliability and Maintenance
  • Improvement Tools (Including 6 Sigma)
  • Workforce/People Development Organization, Team Building and Communication
  • Current Trends - Lean, Energy & Safety
  • Sustaining Reliability and Safety Culture
Recommended Audience
  • Reliability Engineers
  • Manufacturing Managers
  • Process Engineering
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance and Reliability Managers
Date(s): August 22-24, 2017 8:00AM-5:00PM; The ANSI accredited Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional (CMRP) exam from SMRP is available after the course on August 25, 2017. REGISTER FOR CMRP EXAM HERE

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $1250.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Minitab Statistical Software for Data Driven Problem Solving

Course Objective:

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): September 12, 2017

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $250.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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PFMEA - Control Plan

Course Objective:

This one day workshop will provide an introduction to "Mistake-Proofing Solutions" following a 10 step process combining Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, Poka-yoke Principles and Process Control Plans with a systematic team driven approaching process.

Class Resources:

Instructor(s): Tonya McCall and Glenn Dennis

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Cost: $250.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

Reliability Centered Maintenance

Description:

This 3 day course teaches the fundamentals of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and focuses on preserving equipment functions by identifying appropriate Preventive Maintenance (PM) tasks, Predictive Maintenance (PdM) tasks, failure finding tasks, and other actions that protect against failure or mitigate the consequences of failure. Examples and exercises give participants "hands on" experience to help them begin to master RCM concepts and refine facility maintenance strategies.

Objectives:
  • The importance and history of RCM
  • RCM terminology and fundamental RCM philosophies
  • Identifying and allocating resources for a RCM program
  • Preparing for an RCM analysis
  • Techniques for prioritizing systems for analysis
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for RCM
  • How to evaluating failure consequences
  • How to select PM, PdM, and failure finding tasks and intervals
  • What other function protective actions are available
  • When Run-to-Failure (RTF) is appropriate
  • Packaging and implementing RCM analysis results
  • When to use a subject matter expert team
  • Common barriers to implementation and how to get buy-in from all levels
Who should attend?
  • Reliability Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance and Reliability Managers
Date(s): October 31 - November 2, 2017 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $1499.00

Additional Information: eruditiollc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/EruditioLLC_Public-RCM-Class-CAVSE.pdf

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Root Cause Analysis for Asset Management

Description:

This course is designed to teach the attendee how to use a process based approach, as well as some of the most popular and useful problem solving techniques available today. These objectives are accomplished with a simple set of learning aids that can be used each time Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is applied in your facility:

  • Change Analysis
  • 5 Whys
  • Fault Tree
  • Logic Tree
  • Sequence of Events
  • Event and Casual Factor Analysis
  • Simplified Failure Modes Analysis (FMA)
  • Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)

Class lecture will be reinforced with numerous practice opportunities, so the attendee will be prepared to go back to the job and attack chronic plant problems and incidents right away.

Recommended Audience

This course is recommended for Crafts Personnel, First Line Supervisors, Engineers, Managers, and Upper Level Managers or anyone who has a need to solve problems.

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Cost: $1499.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

Simulation Modeling and Analysis Using FlexSim

Course Objective:

The intent of the workshop is to provide the participants with the capability to use simulation to analyze and improve organizational performance. The workshop will be hands-on, practical, and project focused. Participants will learn how to use FlexSim, a state-of-the-art simulation modeling environment, to address problems in their organization. During the workshop, participants are expected to develop a real, albeit simple, model, conduct the appropriate analysis, and present their findings to the class. The workshop is structured so that there is significant time for the participants to interact on a one-on-one basis with MSU modeling experts to facilitate the development of real models.

Course Content:
  • Executive summary of simulation modeling and analysis (SMA) addressing such issues as: What is SMA? How can SMA improve organizational performance? Demonstration of example Flexsim applications. What is involved in a SMA project? What is the process? What is required for a successful simulation project?
  • Overview of FlexSim modeling environment and interface
  • Basic FlexSim modeling constructs
  • Basic model building in FlexSim
  • Basic coding (Flexscript/C++, model tree)
  • Input data issues (parameter and distribution estimating)
  • FlexSim constructs: labels, global tables
  • Importing and exporting data with MS Excel
  • FlexSim constructs: downtime, time tables
  • Analysis (generating and interpreting output in FlexSim, using the Experimenter, simple comparisons of alternatives, model validation and verification)
  • Advanced topics in FlexSim (user commands, user libraries, custom task sequences)
  • Other topics generated by the participants

Instructor(s): Travis Hill

Date(s): Fall 2017 (July 25-26, August 8-9, August 31, 2017)

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $1800.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Course Objective:

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.

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 Black Belt Certification.

Class Resources:

Instructor(s): Clay Walden, Ph.D., Les Goff, Ph.D. and Jenna Johnson

Date(s): Fall 2017 (August 1-2, August 29-30, September 26-27, October 24-25, November 21-22, December 19)

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $3500.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Course Objective:

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.

Class Resources:

Instructor(s): Clay Walden, Ph.D., Les Goff, Ph.D. and Jenna Johnson

Date(s): Fall 2017 (August 1-2, August 29-30, September 26-27, October 24-25, November 21-22, December 19)

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $3000.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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SolidWorks Advanced Part and Advanced Assembly

Course Objective:

This course is offered in two 2.5 day sessions as follows:

SolidWorks Advanced Part - Focus of this course is on the fundamental skills, tools, and concepts central to successfully building multi-body and freeform shapes. Learn to create a boss by lofting between profile sketches, use the deviation Analysis tool to compare faces along edges, create advanced edge fillets, multi-radius fillets, and blended corners with setback distances. 2.5 day class.

SolidWorks Advanced Assembly Modeling - Teaches you how to maximize your use of the assembly modeling capabilities of SolidWorks mechanical design automation software. Upon completion of this 2.5 day class, you will be able to create component patterns and configurations in assemblies, use design tables, use SolidWorks Explorer and query assemblies and obtain information about them. Upon completion, you will be able to create features in the assembly context by referencing geometry in mating parts, insert a design table in an assembly, find and fix errors in the assembly, and use SolidWorks Explorer to manage a large assembly.

Major Topics Covered:
  • Multi-body Solids
  • Large Assemblies Top-Down Assembly Modeling
  • Sweeps
  • Assembly Editing
  • Lofts and Splines
  • Assembly Design Tables and Display States
  • Other Advanced Tools (Fillets, Flex, Dome, Wrap, and Deform)
  • Manual Assembly Configurations
  • Advanced Mate Techniques

Prerequisites: Students attending this course are expected to have mechanical design experience; completed the course SolidWorks Essentials: Parts and Assemblies and experience with the Windows™ operating system.

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

SolidWorks Essentials

Course Objective:

The goal of this course is to teach the fundamental skills and concepts to build parametric models parts and assemblies and how to make simple drawings of those parts and assemblies. This 5-day course is designed around a process-based training approach emphasizing the processes and procedures necessary to complete a particular task. By utilizing case studies to illustrate these processes, you learn the necessary commands, options and menus in the context of completing a design task.

Major Topics Covered
  • Introduction to Sketching
  • Basic Part Modeling
  • Modeling a Casting or Forging
  • Part Symmetry
  • Design Library
  • Patterning
  • Revolved Features
  • Shelling and Ribs
  • Configurations of Parts
  • Design Tables and Equations
  • Editing: Repairs
  • Editing: Design Changes
  • Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling
  • Using Assemblies

Prerequisites: Completion of the Introducing SolidWorks manual and knowledge of SolidWorks and basic mechanical engineering concepts is recommended.

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Cost: $2140.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

SPC 101 - Statistical Process Control

Course Objective:

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.

Course Content:
  • Basics of Process Variation
  • Introduction to the Control Chart
  • Using Systematic Problem Solving to Drive Improvement
  • How a Control Chart Really Works
  • Basic Measures of Process Capability
  • SPC Class Exercise using Catapults

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): November 7-8, 2017

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: MSU CAVS Extension - 153 Mississippi Parkway Canton, MS 39046

Cost: $500.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

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SPC 201 - Advanced Statistical Process Control

Course Objective:

This two-day course is structured to teach the participant how to determine the effectiveness of a company's SPC process. Each participant is encouraged to bring a project for discussion and coaching. This class also explores additional topics like non normal data, process capabilities indexes and the effect of measurement error.

Pre-Requisite: Completion of SPC 101 (or equivalent).

Who Should Attend? Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, Managers, Supervisors, and other professionals.

Instructor(s): Clay Walden, Ph.D., Judy Johnson and Sara Fuller

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Cost: $500.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

Testing and Instrumentation I

Course Objective:

This two-day workshop will provide in-depth exposure to the basic installation of basic sensors (strain gages, thermocouples and others). It will also cover the types of these sensors and when they are needed. The course will cover basic data acquisition.

Instructor(s): Tonya McCall

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.

Testing and Instrumentation II

Course Objective:

This two-day workshop will provide in-depth exposure sensors (strain gages, thermocouples and possibly others). It will also cover the types of these sensors and when they are needed. The course will cover basic data acquisition using software like LabView.

Instructor(s): Tonya McCall

Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 if you have any questions.