Professional Development

Office of Professional Development

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The Wright State University Office of Professional Development in the College of Engineering and Computer Science is a leading choice for workforce development in Ohio. We do this by connecting you with a world-class educational institution and giving you access to some of the region’s top academic and industry leaders.

By gaining new skills, knowledge and ideas you can have a competitive advantage among your peers, advance your company, your career and set yourself apart as a leader. Our mission is to offer the highest quality classes and instructors.  Bringing you new skills and training in the most in-demand areas. We look to bring workforce development in Ohio to the forefront. We’re here to help you, innovate your future.


Upcoming Courses

September 2015

  • Lean Six Sigma White Belt

    Location: TBA
    Date(s): Thursday, September 10, 2015
    Cost: $25

    Individuals will learn what Lean Six Sigma is, how it was developed, and the tools it uses to streamline and improve both manufacturing and service industries. The skills learned will enable students to understand how Lean Six Sigma can improve quality and reduce cost while improving customer satisfaction. Organizations will learn how Lean Six Sigma fits into their quality programs, how customers are retained, and how costs are driven down using Lean Six Sigma methodologies

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  • iOS Application Development

    Location: Russ 355
    Date(s): Saturday, September 12, 2015
    Cost: $899

    Students develop three small applications of increasing complexity over two days. You’ll become familiar with Apple’s developer tools, the Objective-C programming language, and the Cocoa Touch application frameworks. In addition to learning “how" applications are made, you’ll learn “why” they are made that way. The course focuses on imparting design wisdom and techniques to move forward productively with Apple’s on-line documentation and other resources.

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  • Intro to MATLAB

    Location: TBA
    Date(s): Saturday, September 19, 2015
    Cost: $480

    This course provides an aggressively gentle introduction to MATLAB®. It is designed to give students fluency in MATLAB, including popular toolboxes. The course consists of interactive lectures with students doing sample MATLAB problems in real time. Problem-based MATLAB assignments are given which require significant time on MATLAB.

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  • Executive Leadership for Lean Six Sigma

    Location: A230 Creative Arts
    Date(s): Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    Cost: $479

    Executive Management, lead your organization to peak performance through Lean Six Sigma. Learn the "What" and "How" of Lean Six Sigma and the roadmap to a successful Lean Six Sigma transformation. Discover the two critical factors and 14 presuppositions of Lean Six Sigma Leadership. Create strategies, priorities, action plans and the culture of the Lean Six Sigma success.

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  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

    Location: TBA
    Date(s): Monday, September 28, 2015 to Friday, October 2, 2015
    Cost: $3,995

    The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course covers the knowledge needed to lead a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt process improvement project team or work with a Champion Team in identifying opportunities for improvement within an organization. The course includes pre-work and in-class and post-class learning of the Six Sigma Body of Knowledge.

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October 2015

  • Semantics Approach to Big Data and Event Processing

    Location: Joshi 399
    Date(s): Tuesday, October 6, 2015 to Thursday, October 8, 2015
    Cost: $995

    This course focuses on streaming data and how Semantic Web languages/standards and technologies enable efficient and effective processing for advanced application development. Topics include an introduction to the Semantic Web languages/standards, physical (sensor/IoT), cyber (Web) and social components of big data (primarily streaming form), various languages, models, query processing, and reasoning techniques relevant to various modalities and integrated processing.

    Topics covered:

    • Big Data with focus on textual and sensor streaming data
    • Processing social data streams
    • History and principles of stream computing and complex event processing
    • Stream reasoning
    • Complex event processing systems in practice
    • Data & RDF streaming systems in practice
    • Tools and applications

     

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  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

    Location: TBA
    Date(s): Monday, October 12, 2015 to Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    Cost: $2,795
    The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is a course covering the knowledge needed to participate as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt on a process improvement project team or to lead a Green Belt process improvement project. The blended learning environment will incorporate in-class and self-directed learning as well as project work. Students receive an introduction to the Lean Six Sigma Business Management methodology and the role of a Green Belt project team member and Green Belt level project leader. This course works through a Lean Six Sigma process improvement project utilizing the DMAIC roadmap, concepts, and tools needed to participate in and lead Green Belt projects.
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November 2015

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

    Location: TBA
    Date(s): Monday, November 16, 2015 to Friday, November 20, 2015
    Cost: $3,995

    The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course covers the knowledge needed to lead a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt process improvement project team or work with a Champion Team in identifying opportunities for improvement within an organization. The course includes pre-work and in-class and post-class learning of the Six Sigma Body of Knowledge.

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December 2015

  • Executive Leadership for Lean Six Sigma

    Location: A230 Creative Arts
    Date(s): Wednesday, December 2, 2015
    Cost: $479

    Executive Management, lead your organization to peak performance through Lean Six Sigma. Learn the "What" and "How" of Lean Six Sigma and the roadmap to a successful Lean Six Sigma transformation. Discover the two critical factors and 14 presuppositions of Lean Six Sigma Leadership. Create strategies, priorities, action plans and the culture of the Lean Six Sigma success.

    Register