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AMS Certificates

The Architectural & Manufacturing Sciences department offers the opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to earn certificates in specialty areas as they are working toward their degree. Below are the different certificates we currently offer. 

 

Automation Certificate

Reference Number: 1726
Number of Hours for Certificate: 12

This certificate program provides an understanding of the skills of direction, definition, design. development/application, deployment, documentation and support of systems, software and equipment used in control systems, manufacturing information systems, systems integration and operational consulting as they apply to automation professionals.  This 12-hour program consists of three required courses - AMS 328, 343, and 370 - and one elective course chosen from AMS 301, 342, 352, 356, 394, or 396.  (Each course, except AMS 328 and AMS 301, is also offered on line as a sequence of three 1-hour modules.)

 

Food Processing and Technology Certificate

Reference Number: 1718
Minimum Hours for Certificate: 12

About the Certificate

The certificate in Food Processing and Technology is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the food industry or for professionals working in the food processing industry who have a high school diploma or a bachelor's degree in another field.  The certificate will equip its graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills in food processing, food safety, and food regulations to succeed and broaden their careers opportunities in the food industry.

The certificate in Food Processing and Technology requires completion of 12 credit hours. The required courses are as follows: AMS 301 (spring offering), AMS 303 (summer offering), AMS 352 (fall offering) and AMS 395 (summer offering).

For more information contact Dr. John Khouryieh at hanna.khouryieh@wku.edu or see the handout for the Certificate in Food Processing & Technology

 

Lean Six Sigma Graduate Certificate 

Reference Number: 0452
Number of Hours for Certificate: 12

Offered by Western Kentucky University Department of Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences in cooperation with the Engineering Technology Management program

The certificate provides the knowledge and practical skills needed for successful completion of the American Society of Quality Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certification exams and the Society of Manufacturing Engineer's Lean Certification-Bronze level exam.

Covers concepts, principles, and skills related to six sigma, lean, theory of constraints, and total quality management. It is applicable for students and employees seeking professional Black/Green Belt or Lean certification.

To begin, submit an application for graduate admission along with official transcripts indicating that you have a baccalaureate degree to the Office of Graduate Studies. Once accepted, submit the certificate program study form. Courses taken in the certificate count towards the Master of Science in Engineering Technology Management.

For more information on the Lean Six Sigma Certificate and required certificate, please see the following link: http://wku.edu/msetm/cert.php or contact Dr. Mark Doggett at mark.doggett@wku.edu

 

Manufacturing and Logistics Certificate

Reference Number: 1727
Number of Hours for Certificate: 12

This certificate program provides an understanding of the relationships between the process and product requirements of a manufacturing activity in order to analyze design and develop the concepts needed to assemble integrated systems.  The focus is on distribution, warehousing and material handling.  This 12-hour program consists of three required courses - AMS 356 394, and 396 - and one elective course chosen from AMS 163/205, 301, 310, 342, 352, 371, 390, or 430.  (Each course, except AMS 163 and AMS 301, is also offered on line as a sequence of three 1-hour modules.)

 

Manufacturing Processing and Technology Certificate

Reference Number: 1728
Number of Hours for Certificate: 12

This certificate program prepares individuals to apply manufacturing processing and technology skills in support of industrial operations.  It focuses on the requirements and selection criteria for the integration of technology into simple and complex industrial activities.  The 12-hour program consists of three required courses - AMS 342, 371, and 396 - and one elective course chosen from AMS 217, 227, 271, 301, 343, 352, 356, 370, or AGMC 371 & 372.  (Each course, except AMS 271, AMS 301 and AGMC 371 & 372 is also offered on line as a sequence of three 1-hour modules.)

 

Six Sigma and Quality Certificate

Reference Number: 1729
Number of Hours for Certificate: 12

Six sigma lean principles for quality assurance have been applied successfully in business, engineering, health services, sciences, education and media. Industry offers substantial compensation to six sigma certificate holders. This 12-hour program consists of three required courses – AMS 271, 371, and 394, and one elective course chosen from AMS 227, 310, 342, 352, 356, 390, 396, and 430. (Each course, except AMS 271 is also offered online as a sequence of 3-hour modules.)

For more information on the Six Sigma and Quality Certificate and required certificate please contact Dr. Greg Arbuckle at greg.arbuckle@wku.edu

 



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