Non-Credit personal business and professional development courses

February 18 2008

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Indiana State University will offer six non-credit business and professional development courses this spring, beginning March 25.

“ASP/CSP Examination Preparation” will improve knowledge and skills expected of safety professionals. Topics covered are based on the Board of Certified Safety Professions (BCSP) requirements for the ASP/CSP examination. Basic mathematics, physics, mechanics, chemistry, hydraulics, economics, and scientific calculator skills development are also taught. Each attendee will receive a home study workbook for reviewing more than 900 questions and problems of all the topics required. This course is offered 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 16, 17 and 18 at the Aviation Technology Center at the Indianapolis International Airport, 2175 S. Hoffman Road. Boris Blyukher, professor of health and safety at ISU, will instruct the course. There is a fee of $599.

Another course provides an understanding of the concepts of geometric tolerances and gives participants hands-on experience with Capability Maturity Model (CMM) to estimate tolerances. The course will be offered 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 27 in Myers Technology Center. There is a fee of $50.

“Managing Supply Chain Costs” will introduce the subjects of supply chains and their associated costs. Supply chain ordering strategies and managing supply chains will be discussed. This course is offered 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 and Thursday April 3 in the Myers Technology Center. There is a fee of $50.

Among the various proposals and projects in engineering and technology fields, how do you select the ones that are good economically' The course “Economic Decision-Making Among Alternatives” will explore that topic and provide useful information to keep in mind during the decision-making process. This course will be offered Tuesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 24 from 1:30-4 p.m. in the Myers Technology Center. There is a fee of $50.

The course “Reliability Analysis” is designed to help participants understand the concepts of systems and components failure and reliability. Determination of reliability for series and parallel systems will be explained. This course will be offered Tuesday, April 15 and Thursday, April 17 from 1:30-4 p.m. in the Myers Technology Center. There is a fee of $50.

“Lean Manufacturing Techniques” will cover the concepts of waste reduction, cleanliness and effective organization. A project will be required as part of this course. This course will be offered Tuesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 8 from 1:30-4 p.m. in the Myers Technology Center. There is a fee of $50.

With the exception of the ASP/CSP course, classes are under the instruction of M. Affan Badar, an assistant professor of industrial and mechanical technology at Indiana State.

ISU offers non-credit courses to promote, develop, and offer quality education programs to the community.

In addition to these courses taught in a traditional classroom setting, a wide variety of non-credit courses are also available via distance-education from Education 2 Go and JER online. More information on distance-education non-credit courses can be found by going to http://www1.indstate.edu/conted/contedonlinecourses.htm .

A complete course description for non-credit classes is available at http://www1.indstate.edu/conted/noncredithealth.htm . Participants must register in advance for classes. To register for non-credit courses, print out and complete the form at http://www1.indstate.edu/conted/non-credit.pdf or call 812-237-4101 or 800-234-1639.

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Contact: Linda Crossett, Continuing Education, (812) 237-8479

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or pmeyer4@isugw.indstate.edu

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Indiana State University will offer six non-credit business and professional development courses this spring, beginning March 25.

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