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Metallurgical and Mechanical Root Cause Failure Analyses
8 contact hours/0.8 CEUs

This short course identifies Root Cause Failure Analyses and their primary uses, including the methodology for conducting RCFA, review of specific failure mechanisms, laboratory techniques, and the use of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to minimize later in-service failures.

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Corrosion, Its Control and Possibly Useful Operating Tactics
8 contact hours/0.8 CEUs
Registration fee includes all course materials and refreshments

This short course will cover the electrochemistry of aqueous corrosion of metals, including forms of corrosion, effects on corrosion rates of important service and operating variables, corrosion control methods, and life-cycle cost analyses for choosing between various control methods.

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Fall Protection Essentials
8 contact hours/0.8 CEUs
Registration fee includes all course materials, refreshments, and lunch

Key topics include:

  • Requirements of the new ANSI Z359-2007 Fall Protection Code
  • Basics of the Fall Protection Hierarchy
  • Applicable OSHA Code References
  • Anchorage design requirements
  • Differences between various lanyards
  • New fall protection products available on the market
  • Clearance height requirements

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Project Management Certification (PMP) Prep Course
56 contact hours/5.6 CEUs
Registration fee includes course texts and materials, CEU certificate and access to online practice test engine.

The emphasis of the course is to thoroughly prepare students for the PMI certification exam, including both material in PMI's Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOKĀ®) and to review essential general management topics. The course is complete with explanations, examples and references to provide insight into numerous tangential topics.

The program consists of eight consecutive eight-hour Saturday classes. It systematically follows the path of a project through initiation, planning, execution, control and closing, encompassing the 39 processes described in the PMBOK Guide. Upon successful completion, a continuing education certificate for 56 contact hours (5.6 continuing education units) will be awarded.

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