Professional Development

Courses

Whether you are a company or organization looking to train a group of people or an individual looking to update your abilities, Wright State Professional Development has knowledgeable faculty that works with you to develop training and opportunities that address your current needs. This collaboration lets us offer you  an assortment of innovative, high-value programs and services in professional development, emerging markets, leadership, information technology, advanced manufacturing, online learning and more.

This is customized training that gets results, delivered across multiple platforms to maximize the efficiency of your workforce. With experienced instructors that are dedicated to producing significant and last in results, the Office of Professional Development becomes a vital component of your success, and the success of the Dayton region.

 

Course Topics


Computing

  • Intro to MATLAB

    Location: WSU
    Duration: 2 days
    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.

    Upcoming dates:
    When Where
    Saturday, September 19, 2015
    8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    TBA
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  • iOS Application Development

    Location: WSU
    Duration: 2 days
    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.

    Upcoming dates:
    When Where
    Saturday, September 12, 2015
    9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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  • Semantics Approach to Big Data and Event Processing

    Location: WSU
    Duration: 3 days
    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

     

    Upcoming dates:
    When Where
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 to Thursday, October 8, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Joshi 399
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  • TBD

    Location: WSU
    Duration: TBD
    Cost: TBD
    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. Students will gain enough background to use tools made available by the academic and industrial community to solve prototypical problems. 
     
     
    Example applications include: Smart Cities, Social Media Analytics, Sensor Networks, Situational Awareness, Digital Health, etc. Human sensing and human-centered ISR and Data Analytics applications are relevant to the DoD, including AFRL.
     
    Suggested Pre-Requisite Knowledge: Intermediate IT level (programming or application development skills, knowledge of data management and Web technologies)
     
    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
    Modeling frameworks for complex event processing and data stream management
    Stream reasoning
    Complex event processing systems in practice
    Data & RDF streaming systems in practice
    Tools and applications
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  • User Experience (UX) Design Process, Methods and Tools

    Location: WSU
    Duration: 1 day
    Cost: $350

    In this class, participants will learn about UX, its role in product development cycle, UX process, UX methods and tools, and how to implement UX for product innovation, service and technology differentiation. Participants will have hands on experience in learning and understanding the UX methods and tools.

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Cyber Education Series

  • The Basics of How to Deal with the Cyber Threat for Business

    Location: WSU
    Duration: 6 hours
    Cost: $150

    The threat to business is real. Small and medium sized business are in the cross-hairs of cyber criminals. Learn how to protect yourself and your business. Learn how to assess the threat you face and the risks you are running. We will teach you techniques you can use to harden your network to attack and methods to determine if you have been penetrated. Attacks are going to happen, and some of them will be successful. We will give you the knowledge you need to pre-pare for that eventuality and how to clean your systems after a successful attack.

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  • Understanding Cyber Threats

    Location: WSU
    Duration: 2 hours
    Cost: Free

    Learn about cyber threats in a free two-hour session hosted by CECS and presented by ATIC. Learn about the threats to your personal computers, intellectual property and also to the world you depend on to make your business thrive. You will learn about the threats posed by hackers, by Nation-states, and organized criminal to your computer and the infrastructure you depend upon. We also discuss the legal aspects of the cyber arena, and how it affects you. It's not all doom and gloom.

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Entrepreneurship for Engineers & Computer Scientists

Have a great business idea you'd like to breathe some life into? Find out what it would take for you to start your own business.

  • WSU Entrepreneurial Series: How to Write a Business Plan

    Location: WSU
    Duration: 3 hours
    Cost: $239

    Taught by Robert J. Bowman from Bowman Capital advisors, this short course walks you through the business plan process.

    Topics include:

    • •Business plan concepts
    • Strategic planning
    • Sustainable competitive advantage
    • Raising capital
    • Conducting industry research
    • Marketing your plan
    • Approaching investors
    • Likely investor
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Lean Six Sigma Training

  • Executive Leadership for Lean Six Sigma

    Location: WSU
    Duration: 8 hours
    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.

    Upcoming dates:
    When Where
    Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m
    A230 Creative Arts
    Wednesday, December 2, 2015
    8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
    A230 Creative Arts
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  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

    Location: WSU
    Duration: 5 days
    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.

    Upcoming dates:
    When Where
    Monday, September 28, 2015 to Friday, October 2, 2015
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m
    TBA
    Monday, November 16, 2015 to Friday, November 20, 2015
    8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
    TBA
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  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

    Location: WSU
    Duration: 8 hours
    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.
    Upcoming dates:
    When Where
    Monday, October 12, 2015 to Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m
    TBA
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  • Lean Six Sigma White Belt

    Location: WSU
    Duration: 4 hours
    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

    Upcoming dates:
    When Where
    Thursday, September 10, 2015
    9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
    TBA
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