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MiraCosta College Offers Community Education Courses in Career and Work Skills Training

Carlsbad CA— MiraCosta College’s Community Education is offering the following career and work skills training, not-for-credit, courses this fall:

Lean Manufacturing I: Lean manufacturing is the systematic method for eliminating waste within a manufacturing system. This initial course will consist of 5S, 8 wastes, deep observation, value stream mapping, A3 on-page corrective action reports, and Kaizen events. This course provides practical application of LEAN tools that anyone can use to identify and minimize waste in their own area of control. Fee: $150; Location: Technology Career Institute; Saturday & Sunday, 11/4 & 11/5, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

 PLC Programming I–Allen Bradley Software: Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) systems have evolved to become the central component to most automation systems today. Learn the basic skills to program, troubleshoot and configure PLC-based automation installations. Note: A basic understanding of electrical circuitry is strongly recommended. Fee: $160; Location: Technology Career Institute; 4 Saturdays, 11/18–2/16, 12–5 p.m. No class on 11/25.

 Digital Precision Measuring: An introduction to metrology using a portable CMM and Verisurf CAD software. Students will learn the basics of inspection, measurement, analysis, and reverse engineering. This course is for individuals working within the advanced manufacturing environment. Fee: $200; Admin Fee: $75; Location: Technology Career Institute; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11/28–12/21, 6–9 p.m.

Lean Manufacturing II: This second-level course will consist of a refresher of LEAN I and practical applications of standard work, takt time, and balancing work. In addition, there will be an overview of error proofing, job instruction, improving job methods, and building a LEAN team. This course is appropriate for supervisors, team leads, and managers who are interested in implementing change within their work environment. Fee: $150; Location: Technology Career Institute, Saturday & Sunday, 12/2 & 12/3, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

For registration information, call 760.795.6820.