Workforce Development and Innovation

Antoinette Baldin, PhD, Vice President
Phone: (419) 995-8406
Office: 147 Keese Hall

Brendan Greaney, MEd, Assistant Vice President
Phone: (419) 995-8416
Office: 145 Keese Hall

Rhodes State’s Workforce Development and Innovation Division (WDI) provides non-credit and credit training for individuals, businesses and organizations through online and traditional courses and programs. Through employee training programs, consulting engagements and professional development offerings, WDI helps individuals enhance their contribution to the workplace and assists organizations to improve their ability to achieve the results they desire. Professional training is available in healthcare, information technology, manufacturing & applied technologies, quality tools and processes, and human resource development through our Talent Development Network.

WDI's experience in developing and directing training programs for business, industry, government and non-profit agencies makes it the single point of contact for workplace training needs.

The WDI team of business development specialists draws upon diverse backgrounds to assess, customize and deliver solutions to meet specific needs. Obtaining the right skills is an important step toward preparing any business for the future. WDI helps businesses develop and maintain the skills needed to effectively meet the challenges faced in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing business environment.

The WDI goal is to listen to customers, meet their needs, deliver on time, and show continual improvement.


WDI can assist any company in the creation and support of both the Department of Labor (DOL) Registered and non-DOL Registered and Earn and Learn style apprenticeship programs. An apprentice's Related Instruction (RI) are delivered via credit coursework that can stack into college certificates and degrees.   

Rhodes State College is recognized by the Department of Labor and the State of Ohio Office of Apprenticeship as a Registered Sponsor. WDI simplifies the start-up and ongoing maintenance of Apprenticeship programs.

Mitsubishi Training Center

Rhodes State College Workforce Development has partnered with Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc. to establish the “Mitsubishi Training Center at Rhodes State College.” The Center provides training on Mitsubishi Programmable Logical Controllers (PLCs) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) utilizing standardized Mitsubishi curriculum. Classes are taught by Mitsubishi-certified instructors. The Center brings nationally-recognized training locally. See the WDI homepage for more information and a schedule of classes.

The Small Business Development Centers of Ohio

The Rhodes State College (RSC) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides individual, confidential counseling and training programs for the small business person. The no-cost, confidential services link resources of higher education with resources of federal, state and local governments and the private sector.

The SBDC at RSC operates in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Ohio Development Services Agency. The service area includes Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert counties.

This unique public/private partnership offers clients one-stop access to federal, state and local small business assistance programs and provides counseling and training to new and existing businesses.

Northwest Ohio Procurement Technical Assistance Center

The Rhodes State College (RSC) Northwest Ohio Procurement Technical Assistant Center (PTAC) helps area businesses compete for federal, state and local government contracts. PTAC matches local business with contract opportunities, help clients prepare bids, navigate requirements and assist clients after winning contracts at no cost to the business.

The PTAC at RSC is in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Defense Logistics Agency and the Ohio Development Services Agency. The service area includes Allen, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Van Wert, Williams, and Wood Counties.

 Continuing Education and Community Programs

The Continuing Education and Community Programs offer personal enrichment courses and continuing education courses and programs to the community and businesses. With the Ed2Go partnership, WDI is able to serve numerous industries, businesses, and agencies with online programming.

Youth Programming

WDI continues to partner with local industries and businesses to offer year-round youth programming from second to twelfth grade. Offered after school, during holiday breaks and summer, these programs provide opportunities for participants to not just learn about RSC but explore various science and art topics and learn about different careers. 


WDCE 1000 — Lean Essentials, the Basics
4-10 Contact hours

Introduces the definitions and objectives of lean thinking, the role of the customer, the role of leadership, discusses and offers examples of lean tools and principles.

WDCE 1040 — Certified Quality Improvement Associate
30 Contact hours

Introduces and provides practice with basic quality concepts including philosophies, teams, continuous improvement and customer relations. Prepares participants for the ASQ examination. (Cost does not include ASQ exam).

WDCE 1045 — Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
30 Contact hours

Introduces and provides practice with an overview of six sigma goals and lean concepts and tools including defining the program, defining processes Project management, collecting data, team dynamics and performance, business results for projects, measurements, analysis of data, hypothesis testing, design of experiments, implementation strategies and control strategies. (Cost does not include ASQ exam).

WDCE 1055 — ISO 9001:2015 Looking at the Changes
3-4 Contact hours

Introduces the Final Draft revision of the ISO 9001 standard. Reviews the purpose of the revisions, the changes to the standard as well and the new requirements.

WDCE 1060 — ISO 9001: 2015 Internal Auditor Training
16 Contact hours

Introduces the requirements of the ISO 9001: 2015 standard. Details practices and techniques to plan, conduct, report and follow-up an internal audit. An audit is completed within the class time, and an assessment and certificate are provided to participants at the end of the course.

WDCE 1065 —IATF 16949: 2015 Internal Auditor Training with Core Tools
24 Contact hours

Introduces the requirements of the IATF 16949 Automotive standard. Details and practices with examples the planning, conducting, reporting and following-up of an actual audit. Presents and trains participants to audit the Advanced Product Quality Planning process including: FMEA, PPAP, SPC, MSA Core Tools. A skill assessment and certificate are provided upon the completion of the course.

WDCE 1075 — Improving Customer Service
4 Contact hours

Uncovers the secrets of customer services hidden within your product, service and you that unleash potential growth for your business.

WDCE 1080 — Process Technology Instrumentation
15 Contact hours

Prepares future process operators to observe, read, interpret data provided by instrumentation typically found on an operating unit and make decisions to maintain safe and economical operation of the process unit based on data.

WDCE 1085 — Process Technology Equipment
10 Contact hours

Covers many types of equipment commonly found at process industries, emphasizing equipment such as storage tanks, valves, turbines and pumps.

WDCE 1090 — Basic AutoCAD
10 Contact hours

Introduces students to basic skills, concepts and principles of engineering drawing in a hands-on format.  Students use the latest version of AutoCAD to generating them and will define AutoCAD terminology, list and identify CAD applications, draw and dimension orthographic views on AutoCAD, plot orthographic views and properly format, save and move drawings via the Windows system.

WDCE 1095 — Intermediate AutoCAD
10 Contact hours

Explores orthographic views, sectional views, auxiliary views and dimensioning.

WDCE 1100 — Supervisor Leadership

4 Contact Hours per Session

Promotes leadership skills in managing, motivating, communicating, resolving conflicts, prioritizing tasks, and coaching personnel.  Monthly sessions cover aspects of these and other skill sets, often engaging students in interactive exercises.

WDCE 1105 — Basic Manufacturing Pathway
60 Contact Hours

Prepares students interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing or upgrading their current skill set by addressing workplace skills, applied math and continuous improvement.  Recent addition of the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) and the Skill Boss® trainer provides hands-on training in Manufacturing Production & Processes, Quality Practices & Measurement, Workplace Safety and Maintenance Awareness.  Upon completion of this course, students take tests in each of these four modules to earn nationally-recognized credentials.  Students earning the West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium’s Basic Certification receive job referrals, regular information on job openings, job fairs and other events that enhance student’s opportunities for employment.

WDCE 1110 — Cyber Security
4 Contact hours

Creates and updates company IT policy, addresses IT security issues including phishing, spam and other deceptive practices. Understands how to transfer company data outside your company safely and securely. Learns to secure company IT access points.

WDCE 1115 — Mitsubishi PLC Basics GX Works2
8 Contact hours

Provides the opportunity to learn about the basics of Programmable Logic Controllers. This class is a prerequisite to the GX Works2 Programming class. PLC Hardware, Numeric Data Handling, System Addressing, Programming Software, Ladder Logic Basics are covered in this course.

WDCE 1120 — Mitsubishi GX Works2 Programming
24 Contact hours

Covers the GX Works2 Programming software and programming in ladder logic. It covers the concepts of ladder programming, as well as the features of the GX Works software. The material covered includes concepts applicable to the FX Series and Q series programmable controller families.

WDCE 1125 — Mitsubishi GOT 1000 and GT Works3
24 Contact hours

Intends to familiarize the attendee with the GOT1000 family of operator interface products and the software needed to create, configure and modify screens which can be used with PLC systems. This class will be taught using GT15 or GT16 operator interfaces, Q series or L series PLCs, and GT Works3 software suite. Because PLC Programming is not covered in this course, a working knowledge of PLC Programming prior to this class is required.

WDCE 1126 – Mitsubishi GOT 2000 and GT Works3

24 Contact Hours

Intends to familiarize the attendee with the GOT2000 family of operator interface products and the software needed to create, configure and modify screens which can be used with PLC systems. This class will be taught using GT15 or GT16 operator interfaces, Q series or L series PLCs, and GT Works3 software suite. Because PLC Programming is not covered in this course, a working knowledge of PLC Programming prior to this class is required.

WDCE 1130 — Introduction to DeviceNet I/O Networks
8 Contact hours

Explains the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of a DeviceNet I/O network in a ControlLogix 5000 PLC system.

WDCE 1135 — Introduction to Variable Frequency Drives
16 Contact hours

Describes the overview of the operation, the setup and the troubleshooting of a VFD using an Allen Bradley PowerFlex 70.

WDCE 1140 — Ethernet for Controllogix Networks
8 Contact hours

Examines the overview of setup, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of an Ethernet network in a ControlLogix 5000 PLC system.

WDCE 1145 — Allen Bradley PLC CONTROLLOGIX 5000 Level I
16 Contact hours

Makes participants more effective troubleshooters on automated production equipment. The trainees will learn installation and replacement and how to troubleshoot the PLC hardware. A focus will also be on how to diagnose processor and I/O failures, as well as how to go online to a unit.

WDCE 1150 — Allen Bradley PLC CONTROLLOGIX 5000 Level II
16 Contact hours

Offers more advanced topics, such as Tags, Arrays, Data Types, I/O Forcing, PLC Project Search and additional Analog I/O and RSLinx set up. This program has limited presentation time, allowing more hands-on programming and more troubleshooting.

WDCE 1155 — OSHA 30 Hour
30 Contact hours

Certifies a student for a 30-hr OSHA General Industry card. This comprehensive safety program designed for anyone involved in general industry. OSHA recommends Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.

WDCE 1160 — OSHA 10 Hour
10 Contact hours

Certifies a student to obtain an OSHA 10-hour General Industry card. The program is intended to provide an entry-level worker general awareness in recognizing and preventing hazards in an industrial setting. OSHA recommends Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.

WDCE 1165 — Fundamentals of Refrigeration and HVAC
62 Contact hours

Review the fundamentals of refrigeration in commercial, institutional and industrial applications. Topics include science of refrigeration, heat gain/loss, thermodynamics, refrigeration cycle, system performance, refrigerants and recycling.

WEDCE 1166 – Advanced Refrigeration and HVAC

62 Contact Hours

Explains cooling systems used in commercial, institutional and industrial applications. Types of equipment include reciprocating and centrifugal chillers, absorption systems, cooling towers, fans and air handlers. Topics include psychometrics, pressure-enthalpy diagrams and commercial load calculation. This course is a continuation of WDCE 1165

WEDCE 1167 – Fundamentals of Plumbing and Pipefitting

32 Contact Hours

Provides discussion of the specifications, applications and maintenance of pipes, fittings and valves; simple pipe calculations and template development; tools used in piping; proper valve installations and maintenance and consideration of safe working pressures for pipes and valves.

WDCE 1170 — 8-Hour NFPA 70E: Electrical Safety
8 Contact hours

Explores electrical shock. Analyze shock hazard process and Arc Flash hazards. Review injuries caused by arc flash. Review lockout/tagout procedures.

WDCE 1175 — 2014 National Electric Code and Application
32 Contact hours

Explores the National Electrical Code® including understanding of the many 2014 code changes. Explore ways to answer your toughest electrical code questions.

WDCE 1180 — Medical Assisting Review Course
12 Contact hours

Reviews medical assisting essentials to prepare to take and pass one of three certification exams: CMA (AAMA), RMA or the CCMA.

WDCE 1185 — QuickBooks - Introduction
12 Contact hours

Explores the basics to get started using QuickBooks. Some topics include creating companies, using Chart of Accounts, creating lists and setting up and coordinating inventory.

WDCE 1190 — QuickBooks - Intermediate
12 Contact hours

Continued progress deeper into QuickBooks. Some topics include customizing forms, working with fixed assets, credit card transactions and other account types. You also learn how to create, modify, export and print various reports and how to create graphs.

WDCE 1195 — Microsoft Word Basic
9 Contact hours

Explores how to enter and edit text; save and browse documents; enhance document appearance and use various formatting options. You also create tables, insert headers and footers, proof and print documents and insert graphics in this beginner's course.

WDCE 1200 — Microsoft Word Intermediate
9 Contact hours

Delves into more advanced skills in this next level of Word. Some topics include working with styles, sections and columns. You also learn how to format tables, print labels and envelopes and work with graphics, as well as templates and Web features.

WDCE 1205 — Microsoft Excel Basic
12 Contact hours

Explores Excel's window components, how to use Help, to navigate worksheets and workbooks and to enter and edit text, values, formulas and pictures. You also move and copy data, learn absolute and relative references and work with ranges, rows and columns.

WDCE 1210 — Microsoft Excel Intermediate
12 Contact hours

Delves deeper into Excel to work with multiple worksheets and workbooks, advanced formatting and charting techniques. You also learn worksheet auditing and protection, file sharing, merging and workbook templates.

WDCE 1230 — Microsoft Publisher Basics
6 Contact hours

Creates basic and multiple-page publications in this six-hour course. You will also work with master pages, format text and paragraphs, work with tables and output publications for sharing and commercial printing.

WDCE 1235 — Microsoft Publisher Advanced
6 Contact hours

Learns to adjust layout and design of publications in this six-hour workshop that builds on the Basics course. You will also work with WordArt, masks, font schemes and create sections and bookmarks. Participants also learn to create mail merges, interactive forms and how to publish web sites.

WDCE 1240 — Industrial Maintenance Program
132 Contact hours

Exposes a student courseware to online coursework in fundamental and advanced levels of electrical/electronic, industrial controls, fluid power and pneumatics and mechanical power transmission and drives. Knowledge is assessed after completion of the online coursework through a selection of hands-on labs. Participants can choose to complete select modules only or the full selection of modules available.  Online coursework is self-paced. Hands-on labs are scheduled on demand.

WDCE 1245 — Special Topics
120 Contact hours

Explores various special interest topics in quality, engineering technologies, health technologies, manufacturing, IT, small business development and critical incident response and prevention.

WDCE 1250 — Customized Training
120 Contact hours

Request a quote for contracted training or services in the areas of quality, engineering technologies, health technologies, manufacturing, IT, small business development and critical incident response and prevention. Training and services can be customized to fit specific learning objectives, and can be delivered on-site or on our campus.

WDCE 1255 — Behavioral Intervention Teams- Best Practices for Higher Education
8 Contact hours

Learns to develop and implement more effective Behavioral Intervention Teams (BIT) operations. Topics include: the guiding principles and practices of effective threat assessment and management; developing a Behavioral Intervention Team; mental health vs. behavior; legal issues; marketing your BIT; utilizing assessment tools and utilizing campus and community resources. The course will take BITs to the next level of effectiveness utilizing best practices for higher education.

WDCE 1260 — Behavioral Intervention Teams II- Advanced Training for Higher Education
8 Contact hours

Explores using a case-based/problem-solving approach to various threat assessment issues. Class members utilize the knowledge gained in BIT 1 by solving problems presented in case studies and tabletop exercises generated by instructors and the participants. Two hours of classroom instruction is followed by five hours of group participation and discussion utilizing case studies and tabletop exercises. Topics include: The Current State of Affairs; Understanding Mental and Emotional Disorder and Disturbance; Developmental Pathways; Personality Disorders; Suicide and Associated Myths; Suicide and Self-Harm; and recommended reference material.

WDCE 1265 — Behavioral Intervention Specialist Certificate
40 Contact hours

Explores reporting, assessment, management and resolution of violent and disturbing student behavior represents a growing challenge to higher education personnel entrusted with the education and well-being of students. This week-long training will enable higher education professionals from across a wide range of disciplines with varied responsibilities to conceptualize, create or enhance behavioral intervention strategies that are effective and appropriate for their particular institution in terms of its mission, size, location, resources and student body. Attendees will obtain 35 hours of continuing education. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a Behavioral Intervention Specialist Certificate.

WDCE 1270 — Critical Incidents: Prevention, Planning, and Response for Higher Education
8 Contact hours

Helps college personnel working with their local first responders to develop a workable plan to effectively handle an active shooter or other man-made or natural disaster events. The course lays a foundation of the principles underlying critical incident planning. The training modules employ a building block approach to provide an overview of assessment processes. Modules include: Vulnerability and Threat Assessment, Introduction to the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS), Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Development, Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) Development, Incident Response and Management, and a Tabletop exercise.

WDCE 1275 — Reporting Threatening or Self-Injurious Behavior
2 Contact hours

Provides colleges and universities with a tool to utilize when talking to students and staff about the need to pass on concerns about those who demonstrate potentially threatening or self- risk behaviors.

WDCE 1280 — Student and Staff Response to an Active Shooter
3 Contact hours

Covers specific actions that can be taken in the event of an active shooter. The curriculum expounds on the concepts explained in the Homeland Security video “Run, Hide, and Fight.” The instruction includes several practical exercises that are intended to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to better survive and protect others from an active shooter.

WDCE 1285 — Recognizing, Reporting and Responding to Violent Acts
4 Contact hours

Provides colleges and universities with an overall approach to preventing and responding to violent acts occurring on college and university campuses. Course instruction includes; recognition of the warning signs of violent behavior, implementing an effective “See it, Say It” program, and students’ and staff’s’ response options should they become involved in an active shooter situation based on Homeland Security’s Run-Hide-Fight recommendations. .

WDCE 1290 — Responding to Violence
4 Contact hours

Provides individuals with various options that they can take to prevent and survive violent attacks on a college campus. Topics include; Available Response Options to an Active Shooter, Diffusion of Emotionally Charged Individuals, and Basic Self Defense Tactics. The instruction includes practical exercises intended to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to survive and others from an active shooter as well as basic hands-on self-defense tactics that can be used for protection from a physical attack.

WDCE 1295 — Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Training
9 Contact hours

Develops and enhances a woman's options by providing information on risk reduction and hands-on techniques. The class is taught by Rhodes State College staff that has been certified through RAD Systems, Inc.  RAD is dedicated to teaching women defensive tactics against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective, and proven self-defense techniques.  This course can be delivered in 9 or 15 hour formats. Course modules can be spaced throughout several sessions that will best fit an organization’s needs.

WDCE 1300 — Law Enforcement and Campus Security’s Role in Crisis Events
8 Contact hours

Gains the knowledge and skills needed to more effectively deal with acts of violence on a college or university campus. Modules include Dealing with the Mentally Ill; Run- Hide-Fight response options to an Active Shooter; Unarmed Security’s Role in Responding to acts of Campus Violence (Assisting First Responders at a Critical Incident); and Response to a Bomb Threat. The day concludes with a tabletop exercise.

WDCE 1305 — Armed Campus Security’s SOLO Response to an Active Shooter
8 Contact hours

Provides armed campus officers with the knowledge and skills related to making an effective solo response to an Active Shooter. The training includes a one-hour presentation on the tactics and response considerations in making a solo response to an armed gunman. The one-hour classroom instruction is followed with five hours of practical exercises involving tactics relating to movements through hallways and intersections and clearing hallways, doors, and rooms with stimulus. Airsoft weapons provided to participants are utilized during the practical exercises.

WDCE 1310 — Personal Computer Basics
8 Contact hours

Discovers what makes a computer work in this workshop designed for individuals who have never turned on a computer, have little or no experience using a mouse and/or have little or no overall knowledge of computers. We teach you how to use a mouse; open and close programs; use folders and files in Windows; find saved data; use Help, Start menu, gadgets and change settings; lock and log off of the computer; and do basic Internet browsing.

WDCE 1315 — Microsoft PowerPoint Basics
6 Contact hours

Learns to create new PowerPoint presentations including text, graphics, drawing tools, WordArt, tables, charts and diagrams. You also edit and format slide content and apply transition effects.

WDCE 1320 — Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced
6 Contact hours

Customizes PowerPoint by modifying Quick Access Toolbar and creating macros in this basics follow-up workshop. Learn to apply themes and templates, and work with SmartArt graphics and tables. Add multimedia content and interactive elements to slides and learn about presentation distribution options, such as PDF and HTML. Lastly, learn to integrate PowerPoint with Word and Excel.

WDCE 1325 — Machining Training
68 Contact hours

Learns advanced machining skills, including milling and lathing in hybrid format. Computer based training modules prepare student for labs. Labs also include drill pressing, sawing, deburring and use of hand tools. Create a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) program and implement it on a CNC mill.

WDCE 1330 — Microsoft Excel Advanced
12 Contact hours

Builds on skills taught in Excel Intermediate. You will work with advanced formulas, as well as lookup functions, such as VLOOKUP, MATCH and INDEX. In addition, you will learn about data validation and database functions, such as DSUM. Participants will learn how to import and export data, and how to query external databases. Finally, learn about the analytical features of Excel, such as Goal Seek and Solver, running and recording macros, SmartArt graphics and conditional formatting with graphics.

WDCE 1335 — Microsoft Word Advanced
9 Contact hours

Builds on skills taught in Word Intermediate. You will perform mail merges, create and use forms and create master documents that include a table of contents, a table of figures, footnotes, endnotes, an index, bookmarks, cross-references and web frames. Participants will also create macros, customize the ribbon and Quick Access toolbar, and work with XML documents.

WDCE 1340 — Do It Better-Faster-Cheaper (Process Improvement Using Teams)
4 Contact hours

Develops skills to expand the process improvement capabilities of team leaders and their teams. Each participant will review presented techniques and apply the skills.

WDCE 1345 — Advanced Continuous Improvement
40 Contact hours

Explores an in-depth improvement process that combines Deming's Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle with a step-by-step improvement process. Quality tools are introduced for each step, practice exercises are completed and a full team improvement problem is completed during the training.

WDCE 1350 — Six Sigma Black Belt
48 Contact hours

Introduces and provides practice with an overview of six sigma goals and lean concepts and tools including enterprise-wide deployment, team management, Voice of the customer, process characteristics, data collection, probability, relationships between variables, hypothesis testing, FMEA, Design of Experiments, Kaizen, Theory of Constraints, Risk analysis, sustaining improvements and Design for Six Sigma. (Cost does not include ASQ exam).

WDCE 1355 – On-Line Leadership Series

9 Contact hours

Introduces the essential concepts and tools to sharpen and develop ones leadership skill set.  All on-line for your convenience.

WDCE 1360 – Intro to Conflict Management, Part One

1Contact hour

Explores the types and causes of conflict, analyze the cost and expose barriers to effective conflict resolution.  On-Line content.

WDCE 1365 – Conflict Management Tools, Part Two

1 Contact hour

Explore barriers to effective conflict resolution, understand cooperative approaches to handling conflict, and explore strategies to minimize the costs.

WDCE 1370 – Understanding Change

1 Contact Hour

Understand and evaluate the driving forces, examine psychological and emotional responses, identify sources of resistance, identify attributes that help teams cope.

WDCE 1375 – Managing Change

1 Contact Hour

Understand strategies and methods to facilitate change.  Learn how to develop a continuous improvement culture.

WDCE 1380 – Emotional Intelligence

1 Contact hour

Understand how to use and manage your emotions, show positive influence methods, and explore the use of intrinsic motivators. 

WDCE 1385 - Active Listening

1 Contact hour

Understand how to effectively communicate, fully engage in the conversation and learn how to interpret what you hear.

WDCE 1390 – Effective Communication

1 Contact hour

Understand communication styles and channels.  Learn to recognize and manage verbal and non-verbal behaviors and how to be assertive without offending.

WDCE 1395 – Diversity and Inclusion

1 Contact hour

Understand the layers of diversity and the impact of conscious and unconscious bias.  Explore our perceptions and the impact on others.  Learn to recognize the potential conflict in the workplace and how to foster diversity and inclusion.

WDCE 1400 – Managing Generations

1 Contact hour

Understand how to recognize generational gaps, explore harmony in a multi-generational workforce and understand the needs of a telecommuting workforce.

WDCE 1405 – IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditor Training

Introduces the requirements of the IATF 16949 Automotive standard. Details and practices with examples the planning, conducting, reporting and following-up of an actual audit.  A skill assessment and certificate are provided upon the completion of the course.

Integrated Systems I

8 Contact Hours

Introduction to Integrated Manufacturing Systems and the related technology.  Troubleshooting using a methodology that can be used on any sequencing machine.  Developed for Maintenance Technicians to provide a basic understanding of how the PLC is used to control the operation of a machine.

Welding Bootcamp

Coursework can be learned at your own pace and level.  The course outlines the following areas: safety, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), welding symbols according to the American Welding Society, and related welding quality inspection and criteria for acceptance.  This is a competency based course, meaning your performance will not be compared to other students and you will move through the course at your own pace.