Clemson University and Life Cycle Engineering Partner to Deliver Reliability Certificate Programs

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Life Cycle Engineering, Inc., and Clemson University’s Center for Corporate Learning, have announced the new Reliability Engineering and Reliability Excellence Certificate programs. The new certificate programs respond to a rising demand for professionals in the manufacturing sector to be formally trained and certified on reliability-based manufacturing competencies through an accredited academic institution.

“We are honored to partner with Clemson University in producing these unique, innovative certificate programs” “We are honored to partner with Clemson University in producing these unique, innovative certificate programs,” said Bill Wilder, director of the Life Cycle Institute. “The certificate programs will enable manufacturers to remain competitive in a global market by increasing employee competency in reliability best practices and standards. Clemson is an ideal partner with its strong engineering program and dedication to serving the manufacturing sector.”

The Reliability Excellence Certificate program provides an understanding of reliability principles and the essential tools and processes required to develop, implement and sustain a reliability program for a world-class manufacturing operation. The program is designed for executive-level participants such as chief operating officers, vice presidents of operations, general managers, as well as reliability managers, plant managers and others engaged in continuous improvement initiatives such as Lean, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Six Sigma.

The Reliability Engineering Certificate program is designed to educate participants on the development and implementation of a strategic, holistic reliability engineering program that will reduce organizational risk and improve operational performance. The program teaches effective asset management best practices, preventive and predictive maintenance and root cause analysis techniques. The Reliability Engineering Certificate program has an additional component which offers candidates the opportunity to gain a Reliability Engineer Certification (REC) upon completion and approval of a work product.

"Clemson University's Center for Corporate Learning is pleased to partner with Life Cycle Engineering to deliver a program that responds to the growing need for professional certifications in manufacturing environments,” said the center’s director, Tanya Thompson. “Life Cycle Engineering's expertise, combined with Clemson University's resources, creates the perfect team to deliver what manufacturing and engineering professionals need."

“Our programs are developed and delivered by industry practitioners and subject matter experts who work in the field and on the manufacturing floor,” stated Wilder. “Participants will learn through high-impact learning methodologies that optimize adult learning retention through an interactive, inclusive style of delivery.”

Scheduled courses in each certification program begin in May 2013 and will be delivered at Clemson’s Greenville, South Carolina training facility. Candidates for either certificate program will register through Clemson University’s Center for Corporate Learning.

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