Our Skills Development Fund Training is tailor made for small business owners or managers eager to enhance their team's skills. Our talented professors lead a wide variety of courses dedicated to workplace success.
Reducing costs growing profitable revenue by 20% + requires people with a fundamental understanding of financial terms and principles. Vision 20/20 + Finance is a board game simulation of a manufacturing company that includes all the excitement and financial hassles of running a business.
In this course, the student is introduced to the core principles of Lean manufacturing for continuous improvement with emphasis on proper calibration, care, and use of measurement tools.
This course is an Introduction to mathematical applications utilized to solve problems in manufacturing. Topics include fractions, decimals, trigonometry, percentages, simple equations, ratio and proportion and unit conversion.
This course will provide an Introduction to the U.S. Health care delivery systems and the role of Customer Service leading to efficient, quality patient care in each healthcare environment. It will cover career possibilities and overview of professional opportunities for persons within the health care industry along with requirements for entry into the health care career field. Basic knowledge required for performing various staffing roles involved in Customer Service such as - Front Desk, Medical Records, Medical Assistants, and insurance processing are explored.
The Basic Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) course introduces the participant to the system of GD&T. This course illustrates fundamental concepts in GD&T including general terms, definitions, symbols, datums and datum reference frames, three-dimensional control of part geometry using geometric tolerances, and elementary verification techniques for geometric tolerances. The target audience is manufacturing mechanics / technicians / design, manufacturing, quality engineering and others who need basic understanding of GD&T. The course includes how GD&T is related to Reduced Dimensioned Drawings (RDDs).
In this course, students will demonstrate several sewing methods on the commercial sewing machine as well as some by hand sewing. Training will be provided on finishing, hemming, and pressing of different fabrics. Product production tools and usage will also be covered in the class. Students will sew and thread a variety of machines. Students will produce samples for a collection portfolio showing basic sewing techniques and sewing skills.
In this course, participants will become oriented with the tools available in the supply chain system to complete Purchase Orders (PO). Buyers will learn general tips, tricks, and navigation. This course further offers an overview of P2P (Procure to Pay) to be used when limitations of the supply chain system make it necessary.
This course is intended for engineers who are familiar with the basic concepts of programming, but don't have a firm grasp on either C++ or Object-Oriented Programming.
Introduction to specific training techniques that support public health based on the most current CDC, FDA, OSHA, EPA, and WHO guidelines giving the participant an in-depth understanding of how to keep their families and workplace safe during COVID-19.
Upon completion of this course, trainees will:
In this hands-on course, the student will complete a lathe project using a manual lathe.
This course is an introduction to the basic operations of mills and lathe, including and introduction to programming the mill and lathe.
In this hands-on course, the student will complete a milling machine project using a manual milling machine.
In this course, the student is introduced to the CNC Lathe. Offsets, control panels, safety, loading programs with the Fanuc, Hass and Mazak systems.
In this course, the student is paired with an on the road trainer to demonstrate the objectives learned during the classroom instruction.
Graphic Design is an exciting way of communicating designs through visual content. Learn how to develop enhanced visual concepts and create effective, exciting user experiences. CVC’s Creative Graphic Design Program is an intermediate level course that builds upon foundational Graphic Design concepts. Utilizing skills such as: brainstorming, innovation, concept development and actualization, this course will help you to take your designing to a new level. In addition, you will participate in exercises and activities that focus on: utilizing new techniques for design and composition.
This course is primarily intended for Business Systems Cost/Schedule Analysts but is open to all Employees who wish to learn about Critical Path Methodology CPM Scheduling. Prerequisite: Scheduling Basics (BR1007) or equivalent knowledge CPM techniques are described and explained.
This workshop provides an in-depth look at how to achieve the kind of excellence in customer service that contributes to customer loyalty and advocacy. Our success depends on having customers who are beyond satisfied customers who are loyal and even our advocates in the marketplace.
Ergonomics is a science that focuses on equipment design for the workplace intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort. An ideal working environment will be demonstrated using ergonomic principals and OSHA safety guidelines. Students will practice ergonomic solutions specific for sewing, cutting and material handling to avoid injury and risks.
This class provides an orientation to the Registered Apprenticeship Training program.
Basic mechanical skills and repair techniques common to most fields of industrial maintenance. Topics include precision measuring instruments and general safety rules common in industry, including lock-out/tag-out.
This course covers the fundamentals of DC and AC electrical Circuits.
This course is designed to teach the theory and concepts of electricity, digital fundamentals, troubleshoot various digital circuits using schematic diagrams and solve problems involving binary, octal, decimal, and hexadecimal numbering systems. This course also supports programs requiring a general knowledge of electronics in addition to discussing the industry specifications for the digital integrated circuits and using it for building digital systems.
An overview of distributed control systems including configuration of programmable logic controllers, smart transmitters, and field communicators. Functions of digital systems in a process control environment.
This interactive workshop is for employees who are responsible for developing departmental or organizational goals, and for communicating a compelling vision (supervisors, project leaders, team leaders, managers, executives)
This course introduces the basic concepts of probability and statistics as they apply to engineering. Course topics are statistics, probability, distribution functions, random variables, the expectation operator, point / interval estimation, hypothesis testing, and rank statistics. Emphasis is on application of the principles to problem solving with supporting theory as required. Important concepts are demonstrated by in-class, hand-on experiments.
This learning program is designed to teach participants with limited English proficiency the reading, writing and speaking, and listening comprehension skills that will aid in enhancing work-related communication.
This learning program is designed to teach participants with limited English proficiency the reading, writing and speaking, and listening comprehension skills that are more advanced than Level 1 basic skills and that will aid in enhancing more advanced work-related communication required in work activities that require more advanced communication skills. Prerequisite for this class is haven taken English as a Second Language Level 1: Customized for Manufacturing Vocabulary.
Gain the skills and tools needed to effectively operate and grow a small business and enhance overall profitability. Essential Skills for Small Business Program provides the concepts and skills necessary for starting and operating a small business including: planning, organizing, staffing, managing, financing, marketing, and accounting functions. In addition, you will participate in exercises and activities that focus on: branding, business sales, contracts, applications, negotiating and networking.
This course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to manage and analyze large data sets in Excel. In this course, intermediate Excel users will learn to clean and control data as it comes in. By leveraging powerful features like Text to Columns and Power Query, we can fix data that makes our work more complicated. With Tables, Data Validation, and password protection, you can guarantee clean, accurate data without requiring clean up. With sorting, filtering, grouping, and subtotaling, we can find critical insights in seconds.
Participants learn the intermediate level of tracking data critical to operations using spreadsheets, charts, graphs, and tables to assist in analysis of performance data.
This is an 8 hour course designed to equip the student with basic life-saving skills that may be required in both emergency and non-emergency settings. The curriculum and certification is by Medic First Aid, Inc. and follows the current guidelines for First Aid and CPR as indicated by the ECC committee of the American Heart Association. Course can be taught on-site at industry location. This course will teach you how to administer CPR and First Aid and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and follow Blood Borne Pathogens clean-up procedures. All participants will receive a CPR/AED/First Aid skills card.
This course introduces flight-proven air vehicle control techniques. The focus is on usage of classical control theory, applied to aircraft equations of motion. Students will learn the basics of aerodynamic stability & control and will learn modeling/analysis of pitch/yaw, roll, and speed, and altitude control. The methodology for modeling and analysis of all relevant feedback transmission paths (rigid, flexible, slosh, and control coupling) is addressed. A previous knowledge of differential equations and basic control theory is required. A textbook may be provided after successful completion of the course.
In this course the student is introduced to the various common fundamentals of machine shop math they will encounter on the job.
Most employees do not knowingly violate a law or policy. Instead, many ethical violations occur when an employee is faced with a difficult choice that requires the employee to balance competing interests where the right choice is not clear. Instead of simply preaching to employees the importance of ethical behavior, effective code of conduct training uses interactive audio-visual scenarios to address the "gray areas" and provides employees practical skills for identifying and resolving these ethical dilemmas. This course will continue the second day and provide managers and supervisors a systematic, proven system for confronting and solving attitude problems with confidence. Trainees will be trained to find out what motivates today’s employees---and the secret to getting them to be consistently productive, even when the supervisor is not around.
This course introduces participants to the GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) system, providing a working knowledge of the correct interpretation and application of each symbol, general rules, the datum system, and 'bonus' tolerance. Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) are used as a symbolic way of showing specific tolerances on drawings. GD&T is a valuable tool that effectively communicates the design intent to manufacturing and inspection.
This course provides the basic elements required to define and apply industry accepted design specifications. Students will learn the rules, symbolic language and concepts used to define part dimensions and tolerances. As a result, students will increase their productivity due to clear product definition and function-based design rationale
This training assists participants who may be potentially exposed to significant chemical, physical or biological hazards. All modules meet or exceed the OSHA, DOT and EPA guidelines for training content.
This critical class provides an overall review of HIPAA requirements with emphasis on privacy and confidentiality. Defined topics include protected health care information (PHI) and individual identifiable healthcare information (IIHI). Participants will gain knowledge of the rules and regulations contained in the health care information portability and accountability act of 1996 (HIPAA) for using, protecting and securing patient information. Participants will be educated in understanding the covered entities (CE) responsibilities, understanding patient’s rights, and definition of a business associate with regard to responsibilities of the CE to notify and obtain a signed business associate agreement with each entity that the practice/business works with that could have access to PHI. In addition, changes to the HIPAA Legislation under the American Recovery and Reinvestment act of 2009 will be reviewed.
All physicians, non-physician medical providers, managers, coding and billing staff, and all other personnel will be trained annually on the HIPAA Policies and Procedures as required under the HIPAA HITECH Act.
Discussion of the fundamentals of hydraulics and pneumatics, components of each system, and the operations, maintenance, and analysis of each system.
Learn how to conduct employment interviews that will ensure only the best candidates are selected to meet job requirements. This workshop will enable you to successfully elicit critical information from candidates, including past performance and behavior.
This course will introduce students to electronic accounting concepts, and show students how to use accounting for business software to meet their business financial needs. Students will learn how to save time on simple bookkeeping tasks making it easier to focus on their business.
This course will cover intermediate electronic accounting and a continuation of the study of computerized accounting principles with in-depth coverage of theoretical concepts and financial statements. Topics include generally accepted accounting principles and extensive analyses of financial statements.
This course will focus on using the computer to maintain accounting records with an emphasis on accounts payable.
In this course the student is introduced to the various turning and milling machines and their operations. The course includes an introduction to work-holding techniques and coolant use.
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to and importance of workplace safety using lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. Discussion to include Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
This course covers the medical record (written or electronic) requirements for documentation. In addition to how to audit the medical record for fraud and abuse compliance, it includes an overview of coding and reimbursement guidelines.
This course provides training in key principles of customer satisfaction through excellence in service. Basic customer satisfaction principles and techniques are explored.
This course is an introduction to the process and practices to be used by all MFC (Missiles and Fire Control) electrical designers, regardless of specialty. This course may be followed by specialty courses in digital design, analog design, or electronics packaging.
This course will cover compliance and Regulatory Guidelines from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) along with applicable federal regulations. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be discussed (CMS) along with the Medicare Advantage Plan Requirements. Applicable Federal Regulations, State Regulatory Compliance and Private Carrier Contracted Requirements will also be addressed.
Students will learn the overview of the manufacturing process, its techniques and its systems from concept stage to completion. They will discuss the importance of various roles and their contribution to the completion of a finished quality product. An explanation of the terminology used within the sewn products industry will be discussed. The use of commonly used sewing equipment, tools and their purposes will be demonstrated.
This is an Introductory Course to 3D Printing Technologies.
This course will use different perspectives to contrast IoT with other Web offerings, and how IoT creates new opportunities to create solutions, businesses, and non-profits.
This program focuses on key concepts for leadership development and is customized to fit the customer needs. Learning concepts and exercises may focus on topics such as: Emotional Intelligence, Coaching for Commitment and Success, Conflict Management, POLARIS, Strategy and Performance, High Performing Teams, Focus on Commitment, and Performance Appraisal. Participants learn how to use key concepts to be an effective leader.
This course is designed to help potential, entry level, and mature leaders establish a foundation for organizational excellence. It provides proven approaches, skills, and techniques to lead people and manage performance. Participants will experience enhanced learning and information application through interactive exercises, case studies, and execution methodologies. Participants will also create their own self development plan for leadership excellence. The organization will likewise derive benefit from the participant’s increased knowledge and skills as the participant journeys toward the goal of excellence.
This course is designed to help potential, entry level, and mature leaders learn and integrate workplace performance tools to achieve organizational excellence. It provides proven approaches, skills, and techniques required to lead individual and organizational performance. It also provides the tools to manage mission critical processes with minimal waste, maximum efficiency, and safety. Participants will experience enhanced learning and application through interactive exercises, case studies, and execution methodologies. Participants will utilize their own self development plan for leadership excellence. The organization will benefit from the participant's increased knowledge, leadership skills, and performance management tools to improve the current state of performance toward the goal of excellence.
This course is designed to assist leadership in developing people, leading people and providing the skills needed to assist personnel with the aptitude to accomplish departmental or organizational goals.
In this 1 day class, it will spell out the linkage between an organization's culture and its management system including performance measures & management, and management habits and routines. This class will provide a framework to see the differences between lean and traditional cultures, and details the practices, tools and thinking for establishing lean management.
In this lecture course, the student is introduced to the manual engine lathe and milling machines.
This course offers a basic knowledge of fabrics: how they are made, understanding the characteristics of fabrics, fabric structure care, handling and storage. Selecting tools and equipment for varied materials and projects. Fundamentals of fabric suitability, reading patterns, and preparing fabric for the cutting and sewing process will be introduced.
In this course, the student is introduced to the various common materials they will encounter on the job.
This course offers a review of fundamental math concepts used in the Sewing Production environment. Topics of arithmetic, algebra and geometry will be covered. Specific topics include, but are not limited to adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing whole numbers, decimals and fractions; estimating; order of operations; using percentages/proportions; reading a ruler; using a calculator; working with area formulas; solving equations; unit conversions.
This course will address medical practice management scope from software used to assessments, diagnosing criteria, treatment plan, therapeutic techniques, symptoms and characteristics of injury, internal systems and compliance as relates to musculoskeletal rehabilitation following trauma.
This course is designed to ensure MFC (Missiles and Fire Control) First Line Leaders Are Equipped with Knowledge of Tools, Systems and Techniques to Effectively Lead Their Team(s) with Focus on Cultural Optimization and Enhanced Performance via a Consistent Curriculum.
This course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge of Installation of Solid Rivets, High Strength Fasteners, And Blind Fasteners/Formal certification course pertaining to the specification interpretation and installation of solid rivets, high strength fasteners, and blind fasteners.
This course is intended to introduce modern C++ features, tools, and libraries to employees and to provide them with the skills to be proficient using C++
The MFC (Missiles and Fire Control) Supply Chain Boot Camp 3-day classroom course provides GSC overview training to MFC GSC new hires.
This course covers the fundamentals of Motor Controls.
This course is for construction, building development teaches health and safety awareness by helping supervisors and workers reduce the risk of workplace hazards.
raining for issues related to employee policies regarding harassment in the workplace. A certificate of completion will be provided for the student and .2 CEU credits from Cedar Valley College.
The employee will be trained on code of conduct and the regulatory laws, Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and reporting and disciplinary actions, as well as management training regarding Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) audit information.
This occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 12 Hour Construction Safety Course was developed to provide construction workers, supervisors, and personnel with the tools they need to manage worksite safety and health. Upon course completion, participants receive a Department of Labor OSHA construction or general industry and health course completion card.
This 30-hour workshop is interactive and intended to provide a variety of training to workers with some safety responsibility. This workshop is ideal for supervisors with safety and health responsibilities, foremen, and all workers involved in a construction project environment. This course is designed to teach construction workers about their rights, employer responsibilities, how to file a complaint, as well as how to identify, abate, avoid, and prevent job related hazards, injuries, and illnesses. Upon successful completion of the course, participants pass each section assessment given during this workshop, each successful participant to receive an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA 30 hour) Construction Industry Safety and Health completion card from the local OSHA Training Institute.
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance guidelines for the Healthcare Industry Providers and staff. All staff (including providers) will be trained through interactive, online training on client’s customized OSHA policies which will be consistent with OSHA’s training requirements under 29 CFR 1910.1200 and 29 CFR 1910.1030. OSHA requires that healthcare employees be categorized according to any exposure to risk and requires that training be performed for those at any risk of exposure within 10 days of hire, annually thereafter, and when there are any changes in processes within the entity or changes in the rules and regulations. In addition, all practices must have a written plan addressing Bloodborne Pathogens and a Hazard Communication Plan along with several other detailed requirements depending on the organizations services and risks.
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance guidelines for the Healthcare Industry Providers and staff. OSHA requires that healthcare employees be categorized according to any exposure to risk and requires that training be performed for those at any risk of exposure within 10 days of hire, annually thereafter, and when there are any changes in processes within the entity, or changes in the rules and regulations. In addition, all practices must have a written plan addressing Bloodborne Pathogens and a Hazard Communication Plan along with several other detailed requirements depending on the organizations services and risks.
This course focuses on medical terminology as it addresses the revenue cycle of a medical office, ethics and data collection, along with charting and medical record documentation guidelines. Privacy and security compliance are stressed in accordance with HIPAA.
In this course, the student is introduced to the common fundamentals of precision measurement instruments they will encounter on the job.
After learning basic measurements, automatic control systems and design, closed loop systems, controllers, feedback, control modes, and control configurations; students will be able to describe the impact of variables on automatic control, draw loop, block and wiring diagrams, and configure associated equipment.
This is a basic course designed for the person pursuing a career in any of the manufacturing and industrial fields. It is a study to help the student develop basic skills required for visualizing and interpreting mechanical drawings and blueprints. Persons seeking careers in manufacturing fields will benefit from visualizing shapes, learning to use lines, dimensioning and tolerances, and notes and symbols.
Utilizing a systematic process to attack and solve problems is a reliable way to eliminate hassles and waste from the work environment. This workshop provides both individuals and teams with a roadmap to follow, a common language for solving problems, and a set of tools and techniques to apply. If your organization experiences unnecessary delays, wasteful steps, gaps in the work flow, or just everyday problems, this workshop is a must for you.
Every business know that time is money. Workers need to be able to use their time efficiently and effectively to produce the best results. Often, communication is the bottleneck that slows down processes. An inability to communicate effectively with each other can result in not only lost time, sales, and productivity, but also can result in misunderstandings and a negative workplace culture. By focusing on communication strategies first, workers can navigate their processes with ease and focus on the tasks that need to be accomplished. Through practical time management tips and productivity tools, students can learn how to accomplish more in less time. The combination of communication and productivity is essential for workplace success.
Preparation for the federally mandated Commercial Driver’s License examination. Explain all state and federal laws with respect to the commercial driver’s license; describe all components of the vehicle and how they are applicable to the safe operation of a commercial vehicle; and explain the air brake system and perform an in-cab air brake test.
General truck driving with hands-on skill development and instruction coordinated with the Department of Transportation. Demonstrate the safe operation and compliance with the law in various maneuvers of a commercial vehicle in different traffic situations; operate a tractor-trailer combination; and maneuver the vehicle safely forward and backward around various obstacles.
Overview of the State of Texas Class A Commercial Driver’s License driving test. In-depth coverage of in-cab air brake test, proper shifting, right and left-hand turns, movement in traffic, parking of a tractor trailer, highway and city driving, and backward movement and control.
This highly interactive class is designed to provide MFC leaders an understanding of the Lockheed Martin and MFC strategy and how to effectively communicate and reinforce it with their organizations. It is a joint venture with the SMU Cox School of Business. Participants will work on their understanding of how the activities in their area of responsibility will align with corporate and business strategy and design a plan to implement with-in their sphere of control.
This Course will provide Engineers assigned responsibility for processing nonconforming hardware with the knowledge necessary to perform the Quote Disposition Authority Role required for processing of nonconforming material Company Procedures.
All levels of leaders play an important role in an organization. Each leader must embrace accountability, ownership and empowerment to be equipped to meet the demands for high performance. CVC’s Results Driven Leadership at All Levels Program provides leadership skills to create an atmosphere of responsibility and continuous improvement. In addition, you will participate in exercises and activities that focus on: effective communication, time management skills and productivity, team building, internal and external customer service.
As a manager, your success is based on how well you get work done with and through others. Yours success is not measured simply by your own contributions. Leading people, effective communication, and supportive coaching and feedback are the foundation of your role as manager. CVC’s Results Driven Leadership Program provides these skills and others that every leader must have to achieve success. In addition, you will participate in exercises and activities that focus on: leading diverse teams effectively, time management skills and internal and external customer service.
Enhance your sales career. Overcoming objectives, asking open ended questions and closing the sale are essential skills for successful sales professionals. Sales and Relationship Selling Program will equip you with the cutting edge skills needed to achieve expected sales outcomes and improve your performance. You will gain essential tools necessary to meet and exceed the overall organizational sales and accountability goals. Throughout this workshop, you will practice, reinforce and experience firsthand the techniques you have learned. In addition, you will participate in exercises and activities that focus on: behaviors, characteristics and skills of successful sales professionals.
This course is designed to provide participants with a foundation of knowledge on Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) that drive the revenue of an automotive service operation. There are over 100 data points generated from vehicles brought to franchise car dealers and aftermarket repair facilities for maintenance and repairs that are used for analysis and diagnostics. This course focuses on service operations management system along with how to calculate the supplemental data required to understand the business. KPI’s included in the course: Repair Order (RO) count, unique VIN count, Avg. Days Open, Share Value, Hours Per RO, Work Mix, Effective Labor Rate, Items per RO, Menu Items, MPI Items, Expenses Per RO, Parts to Labor Ratio, Avg. Car Age, Avg. Car Mileage. KPIs are the driver of service operation revenue and with this new foundation of knowledge a manager has a leg up in the marketplace.
Feedback is a necessary part of work. Whether we need to give feedback to our supervisor, a peer, or an employee, it can be a difficult and daunting task. Feedback is necessary regardless of job title or position of authority. We all must be able to give and receive feedback. How do you give feedback without being negative? How can you spare someone’s feelings during the feedback process? In this course, we will focus on making feedback a common part of your workplace culture. When feedback is something you can do easily and with kindness, it becomes less scary. We will also discuss how to receive feedback without going on the defense. This course will focus on all types of feedback including strategies on how to give feedback regularly, how to receive it masterfully, and the best strategies for conducting on-going feedback within your organization.