Manufacturing Leadership - 055

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Program Length ~ 8-20 months (click for annual course schedule)
Cost ~$325 per course + textbooks
Intakes Fall, Winter, Spring
Application Process Students can register without applying. View the Admission & Registration tab for details.

This program has been developed through a training partnership of five Ontario Community Colleges and the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME–MEC) (opens new window). Global competition, the development of advanced technologies and other economic challenges are rapidly changing the way Canadian business and industry operate. Supervisors have felt the impact of the changes most dramatically. They must demonstrate multi–faceted manufacturing leadership with a high level of technical expertise. This program will support existing and aspiring supervisors and managers.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admissions & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

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Continuing Education Business
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2019/20 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Business.

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Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: There are two great pressures on manufacturing today; both related to change. One is the geo-political, or global economy; the other is the expectations placed on each of us, as individuals, to cope with a very different workforce and a very dynamic workplace. This material covers the information that will help the supervisor deal with these issues and answer the questions that arise daily in the workplace. The course includes; implementing change, the impacts from global competitors, understanding the 'mosaic' workforce, committing to continuously learning and helping others to do the same.
Credits: 2
Course description: This 30 hour on-line credit course will help supervisors develop specialized skills such as time management, effective communication, customer relations, an understanding of complex government legislation, and an awareness of the multi-faceted approach to leadership needed today. Course fee includes manual. There is no orientation or final exam for this course.
Credits: 2
Course description: This is a 30 hour on-line credit course. Proven and practical strategies for coaching and communicating, getting work done, resolving conflict, improving performance and developing positive working relationships are presented. Course fee includes manual.
Credits: 2
Course description: New and aspiring supervisors develop skills in building, leading, and facilitating teams. Group problem-solving receives special attention. Participants learn how various team structures can help organizations make the most of their human resources.
Credits: 2
Course description: On completion of this course, participants will have available a wide range of tools and techniques for the practical application of Continuous Improvement in their workplace. The material will cover the standard approaches in the quality movement; (e.g. 6-sigma, TQM), plus the shift to Lean Manufacturing and the ramifications to cost, inventory and scheduling. Project Management will be introduced and the participants will undertake their own work-related project.
Credits: 2
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