How do you prove to a potential employer that you can still "engineer" after years in a purely management position?
Review core engineering and mathematics topics, programs, softwares, trends, and best practices.
Let's say the company you've worked for as an Engineering Manager for 10+ years has now decided to downsize or move your position overseas, and you're losing your job. Now, you're faced with looking for a new position - which includes positions at small to medium size businesses. The problem is, you've worked for a big company as a manager or similar position, and haven’t done any core engineering work for years. Today’s small to medium size companies need, and are actively looking for, Engineering Managers that can also get in the trenches, crank through the mathematics, and actually engineer new or improve existing products. How do you convince them you are still capable of doing this, after all those years, without going back to school full time to retake those courses? Better yet, are you confident you could jump back into the trenches and deliver the value companies are looking for?
If you can't answer yes to either of these questions, this program is for you.
This program focuses on reviewing the core engineering & mathematics courses in a timeframe that lets you get back into full employment in a shorter time period. Our core Engineering specific courses have been developed by over 150 internationally known, accredited colleges & universities, including, but not limited, to MIT, Boston University (BU), Harvard University, UC Berkley and more. The lecturers are the same ones who developed and/or deliver the courses at the same Universities. Students will receive a certificate of completion by the associated College or University and Visible Edge Institute, a Post-Secondary Educational Institution licensed by the Department of Education, will certify that you did in fact complete the course and apply an actual letter grade to your transcript.
In the core part of this program, you will begin your studies with refreshers in Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus I. We offer CLEP tests for mathematics up to Calculus I. If successfully completed, you may move on to the next required math course while getting college credit that will be recognized by most colleges and universities.
Next you dive back into Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics, Strength of Materials &, Thermodynamics. For those electing to progress beyond the base Certificate Program, there are many electives available, including, but not limited to, Materials Science, Fluid Mechanics, System Dynamics, Machine Design Fundamentals, System Dynamics & Control, plus many more. You can also elect to learn a state-of-the-art CAD system, SolidWorks, to create 3D parametric geometry and drawings.
For those without a strong manufacturing background, you can elect to take any of 4 courses that provide an overview of Manufacturing Processes and Sciences (for details on this 4-part series please see our “Production Technologies” program).
Our partnership with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) allows our students to also attain the industry-recognized Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) & Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) credentials. All this before program completion.
Additionally, there is an optional Engineering Drawing & Graphics course for those without a drafting background. If you are really rusty, we also offer per-requisite courses including Fundamentals of Physics, Algebra, Geometry and even desktop applications related course such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project and many more!
We also offer a wide range of other in-demand and unique electives that will increase your employment marketability over other traditionally trained candidates. As an added benefit, if you are currently unemployed, you may qualify to have the entire program paid for, 100%, without any out-of-pocket costs to you. We are WIOA, Trade Act, Section 30 and GI Bill Approved. We also offer various other financing options.
Our counselors are available to help put together a customized program to meet your needs.