Workplace Skills

Classes

WKO 101 : Workplace Skills

This course emphasizes foundational information for students to develop knowledge and skills to prepare them for employment following completion of technical and academic programs. As part of the course, students will participate in WorkKeys assessment and research related to the Labor Management Information (LMI). At the conclusion of this course, students will have knowledge and skills relevant to work ethic, communication, resume writing, job interviewing, dress and appearance, behavior, problem solving, decision making, and project management.

Credits

1

WKO 141 : MSSC Safety Course

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills related to safety in a manufacturing environment.  Topics covered include

  • Work in a safe an productive manufacturing workplace
  • Perform safety and environmental inspections
  • Perform emergency drills and participate in emergency teams
  • Identify unsafe conditions and take corrective action
  • Provide safety orientation for all employees
  • Train personnel to use equipment safely
  • Suggest process and procedures that support safety of work environment
  • Fulfill safety and health requirements for maintenance, installation and repair
  • Monitor safe equipment and operator performance
  • Utilize effective, safety-enhancing workplace practices

Students completing this course will receive an MSSC certificate in Safety.

Credits

3

WKO 142 : MSSC Quality Practices and Measurement Course

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills related to quality practices and measurement in a manufacturing environment.  Topics covered include

  • Participate in periodic internal quality audit activities
  • Check calibration of gages and other data collection equipment
  • Suggest continuous improvements
  • Inspect materials and product/process at all stages to ensure they meet specifications
  • Document the results of quality problems
  • Communicate quality problems
  • Take corrective actions to restore or maintain quality
  • Record process outcomes and trends
  • Identify fundamentals of blueprint reading
  • Use common measurement systems and precision measurement tools

Students completing this course will receive an MSSC certificate in quality practices and measurement.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

WKO 143 : MSSC Manufacturing Process and Production Course

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills related to manufacturing processes and production in a manufacturing environment.  Topics covered include:

  • Identify customer needs
  • Determine resources available for the production process
  • Set up equipment for the production process
  • Set team production goals
  • Make job assignments
  • Coordinate work flow with team members and other work groups
  • Communicate production and material requirements and product specifications
  • Preform and monitor the process to make the product
  • Document product and process compliance with customer requirements
  • Prepare final product for shipping or distribution

Students completing this course will receive an MSSC certificate in manufacturing processes and production.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

WKO 144 : MSSC Maintenance Awareness Course

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills related to maintenance awareness in a manufacturing environment.  Topics covered include

  • Prepare preventative maintenance and routine repair
  • Monitor indicators to ensure correct operations
  • Perform all housekeeping to maintain production schedule
  • Recognize potential maintenance issues with basic production systems, including knowledge of when to inform maintenance personnel about problems with:
  • electrical systems;
  • pneumatic systems
  • hydraulic systems;
  • machine automation systems
  • lubrication systems
  • bearings and couplings

Students completing this course will receive an MSSC certificate in maintenance awareness.

Credits

3

Prerequisites