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Single Courses

Rensselaer at Work offers both non-credit professional development and for-credit graduate courses. Completion of for-credit courses can be applied to a Rensselaer at Work graduate certificate or degree. 

All courses are online, project-based, and led by an instructor mentor who guides learners through the completion of projects that address real-world business challenges.

ProCourse in Smart Manufacturing – Not for Credit

Over the past decade, organizations have invested heavily in the accumulation of data. The challenge is how to employ that data for the best advantage. In competitive manufacturing environments, leaders are eager to achieve their own digital transformation toward Industry 4.0.

Accomplish that goal using CESMII’s Smart Manufacturing Acceleration Framework to assess your organization’s current state, develop an aligned future state vision, and create an actionable roadmap to advance your organization’s business objectives.

Next course begins September 16!

Click here to view responses to frequently asked questions about the ProCourse in Smart Manufacturing

Click here to register for this ProCourse

For-Credit Courses

Professionals may choose to complete a course from the Rensselaer at Work certificate and degree program portfolio. Explore targeted learning solutions to common challenges at work within the proposed courses below.

If your goal at work is not addressed by one of these options, schedule a Professional Consultation to review additional course considerations.

Engineering Project Management

For those aspiring to manage projects with greater ease and efficacy, learn to employ established Waterfall project management approaches: Develop a project charter and work breakdown structure to improve task management operations. Learn Agile methodologies to translate requirements into performance parameters and develop a project-release plan using Scrum.

Data-Driven Decision Making

Companies in every sector seek to augment data capabilities throughout their organization. Learn to master regression-based analytics, data transformation, and visualization to solve problems and make business case recommendations in areas including new product launch, development, price optimization and market potential using large volume data sets.

Evaluating Organizational Performance

Organizations large and small are burdened by underperforming systems, processes, and teams. Improve performance and manage up and down the organization structure by communicating meaningful results and progress towards goal. Learn to develop meaningful key performance indicators to deliver value and achieve your organization’s mission.

Lean Six Sigma I

Recommend change for a problem area at work. Employ Design of Experiments, the Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle and the proven DMAIC change management framework to achieve demonstrably improved results, reducing waste and improving processes. The final project of the course prepares you to present the recommended change for leadership consideration.

Explore Rensselaer at Work courses, certificates, and degrees during an upcoming 30-minute webinar. See webinar schedule at https://apply.rpi.edu/portal/ewponline and let us know when to expect you.

Some professionals wish to take a single course to improve specific areas of their work or to test-drive a Rensselaer at Work program.

We recommend that you consider topics that directly apply to your work and projects that can make a difference in your approach. To discuss which courses might serve you best, schedule a Professional Consultation.

Completing an Application for a Single Course:

  1. Upload a copy of your bachelor’s (or highest degree) transcripts to the application form or email them to gradadmissions@rpi.edu
  2. Complete the Single Course Registration form.
  3. Identify the nature of your interest – future matriculation, taking a single course, or trialing a course.
  4. Upon application approval, you will receive an email confirming your course registration.
  5. Your Faculty Advisor will then contact you with details you will need leading up to the start of class.

Benefits of Non-Matriculated Study:

  • Take just one course and experience a difference in your work in just four months.
  • Test-drive one Rensselaer at Work course to see how it fits your goals and your busy life.
  • Network with other like-minded professionals throughout the U.S. who are leading change and making a difference.
  • Completed non-matriculated coursework with a grade of B or better can be used towards an applicable graduate degree or certificate.
  • Most employer benefits cover payment of non-matriculated coursework.
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