Customized Training for Business and Industry

Make sure you stay ahead of the competition and on-pace to be an industry leader.

Do you manage or own an area business? MMCC has a long tradition of partnering with local businesses to improve access to qualified students, to customize training programs that fit the business' employment and expansion needs, and to offer quality services for improved marketing campaigns and materials.

We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all service, so we pride ourselves on customizing our services and opportunities for each business partner with whom we work.

If you're interested in providing employees training that moves your business forward, keeps you in compliance, or develops your talent in specific skills or topics, MMCC can help.

1,986 area business employees have participated in customized and short term trainings through Mid Michigan Community college since 2012. 614 were served by Mid Michigan Community College in 2016 alone

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Customized Training Topics

MMCC offers training opportunities in several areas , including the examples listed below:

Advanced EXCEL

Discover techniques to solve real-world problems, automate repetitive tasks, and create engaging presentation elements within Excel. Explore high-impact tools like pivot tables, charts, array functions, what-if analysis, and the variety of ways your data can take shape. Learn effective import and export functions to increase efficiency, and how to collaborate with other users on the same workbook. Participants should have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Excel before attending this class.

Advanced OUTLOOK

Get your messages opened and find emails in a flash! Give your email skills a boost and learn how to organize items in Outlook.Manage junk mail, use advanced message properties, and customize message appearance for more inbox impact. Basic knowledge of Outlook is all that’s required for this class - everyone benefits from skills that improve workflow!

Advanced POWERPOINT with Presentation Skills

Create presentations that WOW when you learn advanced formatting features, animation and transition techniques, and embed various types of media. Learn how to track corrections, work with multiple presentations, and manage security and sharing options. Enhance your presentation skills with techniques on outline preparation, controlling nervousness, and enriching your presentation with humor. This program can benefit anyone whose job requires presenting information to others—trainers, meeting facilitators, managers, speakers, etc.

Advanced WORD

Are you a Microsoft Word Power User? Freshen up your skills or expand them with this interactive class. Master advanced formatting features, document management practices, and create professional forms. Expand your expertise to envelope and label printing and mail merge functions to deliver mailings that get where they need to go. A basic understanding of Word functions should be mastered before attending this class.

Arc Flash

This course presents electrical safety and compliance in the workplace. It is designed for those who may be exposed - or are responsible for personnel who may be exposed - to Arc flash. The Arc Flash NFPA 70e course is developed to meet some of these needs, and is a short course in Arc Flash Safety. The University of West Virginia developed the PowerPoint used in this class under a Federal Grant from OSHA. Temperatures from an Arc Flash can reach as high as 35,000 degrees Fahrenheit. This is hotter than the surface of the sun.

Basic Shop Math

Proficient math skills are imperative to nearly all occupations. This course conveys purposeful understanding of basic math concepts used in the workplace. Participants will learn about common errors associated with mathematical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), parts-of-a-whole (decimals, percents, and fractions), and conversions. Participants who gain improved math skills will make fewer errors and increase overall workplace efficiencies.

Basic Blueprint Reading

This introductory course includes information covering a variety of projection and edge types, title blocks, basic part characteristics, features and dimensions, dimensions of size and location, defining and interpreting tolerances, diameters and angles, and scale and section drawings. Practical application to the local manufacturer’s drawings will be stressed.

Builders License Course (60-hour)

This 60-hour builders license course is designed to provide you with the information you will need to know in order to pass the Michigan Builders License Examination OR Maintenance and Alteration Exam. This builders license course satisfies the 60-hour pre-license course requirement.

Business Correspondence

This course provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively communicate in writing with coworkers, managers and clients. A written document can be used as a tool for achieving your goals. The four step process includes planning, drafting, revising and polishing.

CNC Training

Learn to program mill and lathe machines in G an M code, calculate program edits and make recommendations to engineering. An operator will set fixtures and tools. The operator is responsible for production runs of manufactured components and the measurement of he product must conform to customer specifications.

Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD)

System interface, creating, modifying/editing and displaying geometry, dimension styles, block insertion, scale drawings, paper space/model space usage, creating templates and file management will be introduced as they create basic mechanical detail and basic architectural drawings. 3-D solid modeling will also be explored.

Computer Training

A wide variety of computer training including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook and FrontPage are available. These classes are offered both as beginning classes, and also as advanced classes.

GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing)

Based on ANSI Y14-5M, learn to read geometric dimensioning symbols and understand their applications. Emphasis is placed on actual industrial conditions and applications. Designed for an individual with no GD & T background. Learn applicability of MMC, RFS shape of tolerance, geometric characteristics, datum frame, conversion, tolerances of form and run out, orientation controls, and concentricity.

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

This course will enable students to understand the fundamentals and the application of hydraulics and pneumatics. Machines of all types need power. Power allows the machines to do specific kinds of work. Two of the most efficient and compact forms of power for machines are hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Hydraulics and pneumatics can be configured into different types of power sources to lift, lower, pull, push, turn, rotate and move machines carrying tremendous loads. Tools can also be powered to break stone, join steel and cut wood. Hydraulics and pneumatics provide the energy to make work happen.

Industrial Electricity

This series addresses safety, basic equipment, wiring and NEC regulations. Additional responsibilities of an electrician may include installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical wiring, equipment, machines and fixtures. An electrician's role is to insure that electrical work is in accordance with relevant codes. The electrician may install or service high and low voltage systems, or electrical control systems.

Leadership Skills

As a leader, you need to be able to clearly and succinctly explain to your employees everything from organizational goals to specific tasks. This course provides you with important knowledge and understanding of communication, team building, situational leadership, and conflict management skills. A large part of communication involves listening. Leaders need to inspire their workers to go the extra mile for their organization; just paying a fair salary to employees is typically not enough inspiration.

Lean Manufacturing

A competitive advantage strategy of just-in-time production and the elimination of non-value added wastes from the production process through the involvement of employees at all levels in the organization. The outcomes when lean manufacturing are successfully implemented include lower cost per unit, higher quality, shorter delivery time to customer, improved customer service, high productivity and higher profits.

Precision Instruments

In this short course, participants will gain a working knowledge of reading and using the basic tape measure, calipers (dial and digital), micrometers (manual and digital), as well as how to care for measuring tools. Participants will apply learned knowledge to relevant, industrial scenarios.

Programmable Logic Control (PLC)

This forty (40) hour course is designed to provide the skills in PLC fundamentals. The course provides an understanding of PLC circuits, hardware and applications. Course topics include PLC instructions, hardware, communication devices, and troubleshooting navigation of PLC controller’s software and components.

PLC Maintenance and Troubleshooting RSLogix 5000

This forty (40) hour course is designed to provide the skills in PLC fundamentals. The course provides an understanding of PLC circuits, hardware and applications. Course topics include PLC instructions, hardware, communication devices, and troubleshooting navigation of PLC controller’s software and components.

Project Management

This forty (40) hour course is designed to provide the skills in RSLogix 5000.The course provides an understanding of PLC contrologix hardware, system architecture and RSLogix 5000 programming software. Course topics include RSLogix 5000 setup, tags, instruction sets, hardware, RSLogix 5000 software and troubleshooting PLC controllers and components.

Quality Control and Problem Solving

This course will help participants understand the nature of a problem and give them skills to assist in solving workplace problems. Included in the skills presented are defining a problem and generating solutions, brainstorming, considering the 5 “whys,” pareto analysis, statistical process control, root cause analysis, and more. Participants who learn and employ these skills can help their companies run more efficiently, resulting in less downtime, less scrap, and fewer instances of poor quality. Throughout the course, quality will be stressed.

Six Sigma

The Six Sigma initiatives have fueled significant improvements in major organizations such as GE, Allied Signal and Motorola, as well as the smaller organizations that make up the supply base. Explore the benefits enjoyed by deployment of Six Sigma within an organization. A one-day course to introduce each of the five phases in the Six Sigma DM- A-I-C process and common deployment strategies.

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Learn this system of monitoring output of any repeatable process (product or service-producing) that makes prevention of defects possible. Introduces the basic concepts of SPC, the use of the tools of quality and specific applications of SPC. For individuals with no SPC background. Learn the overview of SPC - Deming’s 14 points of quality, introduction to basic statistics, managing quality, developing and interpreting X-R charts, developing and interpreting moving range charts, attribute charts, effective use and interpretation of charts, and Red Bead experiment.

Supervisory Skills

This course introduces important topics for new and experienced supervisors. It teaches how to effectively communicate, successfully discipline employees, resolve conflicts, make decisions, manage time, delegate properly, conduct meetings, motivate employees, implement teams, orient new employees, and prevent accidents.

Team Building

In this module, the student is presented with realistic scenarios involving a team of people. Choices must be made, affecting the cohesiveness of the team. The results of decisions and problem-solving are clearly depicted.

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Upon completion of this course, the participants will know. The how and why of TPM. How reliability Theory helps with metrics and maintenance strategy. How numbers measure equipment performance. How TPM reinforces other elements of Lean and vice versa. Why the common Pillar model is insufficient. How the dynamic effects of TPM bring acceleration performance. People Issues In TPM and How to Resolve Them. How to plan and execute a successful Implementation.

Trouble Shooting/Maintenance

In this course students will acquire the knowledge to understand the fundamentals of troubleshooting, how to implement sequence of operations to eliminate possibilities and the importance of routine maintenance. Troubleshooting isn’t a one size fits all skill set and will require the student or employee to self-educate them self throughout their career.

Welding (Rapid-Training Program)

Fundamentals of oxyacetylene brazing, oxyacetylene cutting, welding , arc welding, MIG welding and TIG welding are included. Emphasis is placed on penetration weld in the flat position and out-of-position welds.

Writing an Effective Safety Plan

In this course students will obtain the knowledge and understanding of how to put together and implement an effective safety plan throughout a diverse industry. Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Working safely has become a condition of employment. Students will learn about policies, procedures, and training that protects workers from work-related injury and illness while on the job. The purpose of a safety plan is to reduce work-related injury and illness.

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Take it from Alro Steel, our training is on point and easy to set up.

"I cannot express enough how much of a pleasure it's been to work with Mid Michigan Community College. The MMCC Team has gone above and beyond the call of duty getting our training set up. Thank you again for your extra efforts."
-Jason Stoken, Quality Control, Alro Steel
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