Center for Applied Competitive Technologies

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Training Classes

The Center for Applied Competitive Technologies provides onsite training for employers in the manufacturing and technology sectors throughout the Silicon Valley. Below is a listing of some of the subjects our trainers can present to your employees, customized to meet the needs of your organization. Call 650.949.7797 for information about these and many other subjects CACT can present and other services we can provide to help your business succeed.

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Continuous Process Improvement/Process Manufacturing
(See PDF of Process Improvement services)

  • Benchmarking
  • Continuous Process Improvement (CPI)
  • Defect Analysis & Reduction
  • Design for Manufacturability
  • Design of Experiments (DOE); Advanced DOE
  • Engineering Statistics & Data Analysis
  • Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Fiber Optics
    • Basics
    • Applications & Installation: Lucent Application
    • Applications & Installation: 3M/AMP/VALDOR/SIECOR Specialization
    • Fusion Splicing Fundamentals & Applications
    • Category 5 Application & Installation
    • Fiber Optics/Category 5 Networking & Design
  • Five S – Workplace Organization & Visual Control Workshop
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Kaizen Training and Implementation
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Organization Transformation and Cultural Change
  • Problem Solving
  • Process Flow Analysis
  • Process Improvement Teams
  • Process Mapping
  • Process Qualification & Validation
  • Quality Assessment
  • Quality Function Deployment
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Service Quality Tools and Applications
  • Six Sigma Training and Implementation Consulting
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
    • SPC for Manager
    • SPC for Variables Data
    • SPC for Attributes Data
    • SPC for Production Associates
    • SPC Using Criterion Software
    • Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Total Quality Management
  • Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL)

Advanced Quality Systems

  • ISO 9001-2000; ISO 14000; ISO OSD 20-20
  • Lead & Internal Auditor Overview and Training
  • Lead Assessor Training
  • Preparation for Certification
  • Quality Systems Documentation
  • Supplier Quality Management

Machining and Metrology

  • Basic Math for Manufacturing
  • Basic Shop Skills and Tools
  • Blueprint Reading; Advanced Blueprint Reading
  • Computer-Aided Numeric Control (CNC)
  • Design for Sheet Metal Manufacturability
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Health and Safety
  • Inspection Techniques (Precision Measurement)
  • Machining Inspection
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Sheet Metal Design and Processes

Electronic Manufacturing

  • Electrostatic Discharge Control (ESD)
  • Hand Soldering & Final Assembly
  • IPC-A-610 Instructor Training & Certification; Re-Certification
  • IPC-A-610 Worker Proficiency Training & Certification; Re-Certification
  • IPC-J-STD-001 Instructor Training & Certification
  • IPC-J-STD-001 Operator Proficiency Certification

Product Design

  • Auto CAD
  • Pro E
  • Solid Works
 

Management and Supervisory Skills

  • Budget and Finance
  • Business Writing for Results
  • Business Process Management
  • Change Management
  • Coaching for Performance
  • Communication Skills
  • Conducting Job Interviews
  • Conflict Management
  • Customer Service
  • Dealing With Difficult People
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Goal Setting
  • Leadership Development
  • Legal Concerns for New Supervisory Skills
  • Managing the Multicultural Workforce
  • Managing Multiple Responsibilities
  • Meeting Management
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Motivation and Morale
  • Navigating Change
  • Needs Assessment

Professional Development

  • Administrative Support Skills
  • Building Customer Satisfaction
  • Career Self Assessment
  • Dealing with Difficult Colleagues
  • Ergonomics
  • Finance for Non-Financial Managers
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Managing Negativity in the Workplace
  • Managing Stress
  • Nutrition and Wellness
  • Presentation Skills
  • Preventing Workplace Violence/Harassment
  • Reading for Key Information
  • Time Management

Communication

  • Business Writing Skills
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Effective Communication in the Workplace
  • Effective Email
  • Feedback Skills
  • Individualized Writing Tutorials
  • Language Classes for the Workplace
  • Listening Skills
  • Proofreading and Editing
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing Performance Appraisals

English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • Individualized ESL Tutorials
  • Special ESL Programs for Professionals
  • Vocational ESL
  • Grammar and Writing for Non-Native Speakers
  • Presentation Skills for Non-Native Speakers
  • Accent Modification
  • Speaking the Customer’s Language
  • Understanding American Business Practices

Online Education

Computer Software and Programming

  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft FrontPage
  • Adobe FrameMaker
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • C Programming
  • C++ Programming
  • Java
  • Perl
  • Microsoft Visual Basics
  • Microsoft Windows
  • UNIX
  • Linux

Public & Facility Safety Training

  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Emergency Management System
  • Homeland Security Education
  • Hazardous Materials Management
  • Corporate Security Plan
  • Small Business Security
  • Workplace Violence Prevention
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Earthquake Preparedness
  • First Aid – CPR
  • Anti-Terrorism Education
  • Crime Prevention
  • Home & Personal Security
  • Self Defense
  • Defensive Driving

Download the PDF version of our list of workshops .



Center for Applied Competitive Technologies
Building: FH 1944
Contact: Skip Barnes
Phone: 650.949.7797
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Last Updated: 4/1/10