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Industrial Manufacturing Engineering Technician Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

COMPETITIVE STRATEGIES IN MANUFACTURING (10623146)

Credits: 2.00

Develops the skills necessary to effectively analyze an organization's competitive strategy. This course will explore the steps that an organization analyzes when considering how to increase their value to the customer. The modules will explore the concepts of value chain, production systems, competitive strategies, soft and hard technologies, and investment processes. At the end of this course, the learner will be developing an ROI for an equipment purchase for a chosen product and organization.

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LEAN MANUFACTURING FUNDAMENTALS (10623147)

Credits: 2.00

Analyzes the eight wastes of manufacturing. The learner will then explore concepts such as 5S, Total Productive Maintenance, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping. The learner will be given activities to implement concepts in their work setting.

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MANUFACTURING PROCESS PLANNING (10623176)

Credits: 3.00

Examines the principles, practices and techniques of process planning. Learners will utilize part drawing as they analyze and select the most practical, economical processes and determine the properly sequenced series of operations to transform materials into useful products. Learners choose the types of tooling and equipment needed.

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OSHA COMPLIANCE (10449105)

Credits: 3.00

Examines occupational safety and health compliance procedures emphasizing areas such as hazard communication, lockout/tagout, confined space entry, personnel protective equipment, machine guards, hand and portable tools and fire safety. From this base knowledge the learner will be able to initiate and/or evaluate written compliance programs.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT (10196188)

Credits: 3.00

In Project Management, learners apply the skills and tools necessary to design, implement and evaluate formal projects. Each learner will: understand the importance and value of managing projects, assume the role of a project manager, develop a project proposal, use relevant project management software, work with project teams, establish the proper sequence of tasks, chart progress, respond to variation and changes, develop a budget, direct resources and manage a project through its life cycle.

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WORK MEASUREMENT (10623190)

Credits: 2.00

Analyzes the elements that constitute the cost of manufacturing such as labor, materials, tooling and factory services. In addition, the learner will estimate the manufacturing cost for a part through systematic analysis of the manufacturing cycle and the application of formulas and standard data. Several projects requiring different manufacturing processes are used as examples for estimating purposes and budget development.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test
An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.
Skill Demonstration
A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.
Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration
A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.
Portfolio
A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.