Life Cycle Engineering and Clemson University’s Center for Corporate Learning have announced the new Reliability Engineering and Reliability Excellence Certificate programs. These respond to a rising demand for professionals in the manufacturing sector to be formally trained and certified in reliability-based manufacturing competencies through an accredited academic institution. According to Bill Wilder, director of the Life Cycle Institute. “The certificate programs will enable manufacturers to remain competitive in a global market by increasing employee competency in reliability best practices and standards. Clemson is an ideal partner with its strong engineering program and dedication to serving the manufacturing sector.” 

The Reliability Excellence Certificate program provides an understanding of reliability principles and the essential tools and processes required to develop, implement, and sustain a reliability program for a manufacturing operation. The program is designed for executive-level participants such as chief operating officers, vice presidents of operations, general managers, as well as reliability managers, plant managers, and others engaged in continuous improvement initiatives such as Lean, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Six Sigma. 

The program is designed to educate participants on the development and implementation of a strategic, holistic reliability engineering program that will reduce organizational risk and improve operational performance. It teaches effective asset management best practices, preventive and predictive maintenance, and root cause analysis techniques. And the program has an additional component that offers candidates the opportunity to gain a Reliability Engineer Certification (REC) upon completion and approval of a work product.

Scheduled courses in each certification program began in May 2013 and will be delivered at Clemson’s Greenville, South Carolina training facility. Candidates for either certificate program will register through Clemson University’s Center for Corporate Learning.

Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) provides consulting, engineering, applied technology, and education solutions for private industry, the Department of Defense, and other government organizations. Founded in 1976, LCE is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina with offices across North America and experience around the globe.

Clemson University’s Center for Corporate Learning designs and develops continuing, professional, and executive education programs. Through partnerships with faculty, community leaders, industry consultants, and entrepreneurs, they offer custom and open enrollment programs.