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Manufacturing Courses

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Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Process

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Don't put a bandage on a problem; fix the issue permanently. Root cause is the fundamental, underlying reason for a problem. This course allows you to identify the cause of a problem, solve it, and prevent it from occurring again. This saves your organization time, money, and resources.

This in-depth course begins with an introduction to identifying the causes of daily operational problems and concludes with participants using root cause analysis techniques to identify solutions to real-world problems.

In this course, participants will learn how to:

  1. Define a problem and identify associated constraints;
  2. Define the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) process;
  3. Identify trends and similarities;
  4. Structure the problem and identify the impact through data collection and analysis;
  5. Use the proper techniques and tools to identify the root cause of a problem (data analysis);
  6. Develop recommendations;
  7. Identify alternative solutions;
  8. Implement the selected solution;
  9. Monitor the implementation and collect feedback (Document for tractability and maintainability);
  10. Implement a continuous improvement process.

Starts:  April 12, 2017
Ends:  May 3, 2017 (four consecutive Wednesdays)
Time:  1 - 5 p.m.
Location:  Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach, 32117
Room:  138
Fee: $75

Register today!
To register, contact Joanne at (386) 506-4224 or  We accept checks, credit cards (MasterCard, VISA), purchase orders or company billing for payment.

Your Instructor:
Dr. Nabeel Yousef, Professor in the School of Engineering Technology at Daytona State College, earned his BS in Physics from Yarmouk University in Jordan and both his PhD and MS in Industrial Engineering and Management Systems from the University of Central Florida.  Dr. Yousef was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for his project "Integrating Project Management in Engineering Senior Design Courses."  Dr. Yousef has also served as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Management and Engineering Integration, Director of Information Technology and Infrastructure for the National Science Foundation UCF Center for e-Design, Programmer Analyst, and Process Analyst.

Certified Production Technician Training Program

This 80 contact hour course focuses on the core skills and knowledge needed by production workers. The course also prepares the participant to take the four Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification examinations. Each participant receives a printed and bound workbook for each unit.

Unit 1: Workplace Essentials—Provides training on the workplace skills needed in the manufacturing community to sustain the day-to-day success of their organizations.

Unit 2: Safety Awareness—Provides baseline knowledge and skills needed to maintain a safe and productive work environment and ensure the safe use of equipment in the workplace.

Unit 3: Production and Processes—Develops existing knowledge and skills needed for the production of products to meet customer needs while ensuring the manufacturing process meets business requirements.

Unit 4: Maintenance Awareness—Provides the core knowledge of preventive maintenance and enhances existing skills in the identification and performance of equipment maintenance used in the production process.

Unit 5: Quality Assurance—Enhances existing knowledge and skills needed to maintain quality and implement continuous improvement processes, and ensure that product and process variances meet quality standards.

Assessment and Certification

The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) offers four computer-based assessments. An individual earns a certificate for each test they pass and earns the full MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT) Certification when they pass all four tests. Daytona State College is a certified MSSC Assessment Center.

Course Schedule - New Smyrna Beach/Edgewater

Starts: TBD
Ends: TBD
Days: Monday through Thursday
Time: 2 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Daytona State College, New Smyrna Beach - Edgewater Campus, Bldg. 2, Rm. 109A, 940 10th Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Cost: $975 (includes all workbooks and certification exams)

Course Schedule - Daytona Beach

Starts: TBD
Ends: TBD
Days: Tuesday through Friday
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Daytona State College, Advanced Technology College, Room 138, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL
Cost: $975 (includes all workbooks and certification exams)

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