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  • Electrical Apprenticeship Online Program


    The Online Electrical Apprenticeship program is a four year program registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship and Training. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded a certificate of completion by Michigan State University.

    This program provides the Related Technical Instruction (RTI) required by the State of Michigan through the revisions of implementation Public Act 217 of 1954, Rule 338.88e. It gives the apprentice the necessary theoretical and technical knowledge needed to become a successful journey person. It also gives additional practice of job-related skills and knowledge. The USDOL standards require that a minimum of 144 hours per year of apprenticeship training is to be provided to each trainee.

  • Electrical Technology Certificate Program


    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.


    The Electrical Technology Certificate Program is an electrical apprenticeship training program with an emphasis on residential, agricultural, commercial, and industrial wiring. Students study the latest electrical codes, electrical fundamentals, various electrical installations, motor controls, and solid state electronic applications. Throughout the program, students are also provided training in energy efficiency and alternate power systems.  This program provides the advanced technical training that is important for a successful career in the electrical field.  The diverse and intensive educational experience allows graduates to manage new technologies and electrical codes, to solve problems, and make safe and efficient electrical installations in an ever changing field.

  • Foundations in Chemical Engineering (Online Courses and Bridging Program)


    The Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science offers Foundations in Chemical Engineering online courses and a bridging program.  Two courses are offered:

    • CHE 804, Foundations in Chemical Engineering I
    • CHE 805, Foundations in Chemical Engineering II

    The courses cover the key concepts from the chemical engineering undergraduate curriculum, including fundamentals of material and energy balances, thermodynamics, chemical reaction engineering, fluid flow and heat transfer, and mass transfer and separations. The courses can be used in either of two ways:

    • Taken individually, these courses are designed for scientists and engineers from disciplines other than chemical engineering who want to pursue graduate degrees in the latter field or who need to incorporate techniques and information from that field into their career. Because of its cross-disciplinary characteristics, chemical engineering offers exciting job opportunities for those who combine preparation in that field with a background in other fields of science and engineering. Environmental engineers, chemists, biochemists, mechanical engineers, agricultural engineers, and food scientists are some of the professionals who have taken these courses to enhance their own technical backgrounds. Satisfactory performance in ChE804/ChE805 is recognized with a Certificate of Completion in Foundations of Chemical Engineering for each course.
    • The courses also provide a Bridging Program into a chemical engineering M.S. or PhD. degree program for students who have a non-chemical engineering B.S. degree. The courses provide sufficient background to prepare students to enter a graduate chemical engineering degree program. Participants are expected to have completed coursework in calculus, physics, physical chemistry, and organic chemistry.

    These courses are used by MSU, and other chemical engineering departments as the core of a bridging program. Contact the graduate student recruiter at the school of your choice to discuss plans to use the MSU bridging program.

  • Master of Science in Packaging (Online)




    The Master of Science in Packaging is a 30-credit, online program, designed to give a broad education in packaging and to strengthen skills in analyzing social, scientific, environmental, and business problems associated with packaging. The program includes classes in medical packaging, advanced packaging dynamics, permeability and shelf life, polymeric packaging materials, stability and recyclability of packaging materials, and value relationships in packaging. This Plan B (non-thesis) program requires completion of 30 credits and can be completed in about three years by averaging one course per semester including summer semesters. The time commitment for an online course averages 10 to 15 hours per week.


  • Railway Management Certificate Program (August - November 2017)


    • Module 1: Railway Business Administration & Leadership (RMCP 201)
      August 7–11, 2017 – East Lansing, Michigan (MSU Campus)
    • Module 2: Railway Operations (RMCP 202)
      September 25-29, 2017 – Chicago, Illinois (railway “heart” of the USA)
    • Module 3: Railway Engineering and Technology (RMCP 203)
      October 16-20, 2017 – Pueblo, Colorado (Home of TTCI)
    • Module 4: Railway Regulation, Safety & The Industry (RMCP 204)
      November 13-17, 2017 – Washington, DC Area


    Various locations


    This comprehensive course for the railway industry (operating companies, suppliers and shippers) is designed for employees that show potential for professional growth and increased management capabilities to middle and upper management levels.  Content is predominantly focused on the needs of managers rather than operators or engineers.  The course was developed and evaluated by MSU Railway Management Program staff, working closely with Class I and Class II railroad education and training directors, as well as the AAR, ASL&RRA, and FRA decision makers, and other transportation industry leaders.  Content is regularly updated to include topical items impacting the railway industry.  The program consists of four weeks’ content that covers the breadth of today’s railway industry.  Lecture-style presentations, from distinguished MSU professors and recognized industry subject matter experts, are balanced with field visits to rail and associated sites to help put the conceptual and classroom sessions into practice.

  • Railway Operations (RMCP 202) (September 2017)


    September 25 - 29, 2017.  8:00 am - 6:00 pm


    Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60604


    This module is offered as part of the Michigan State University Railway Management Certificate Program.  Examples of topics covered in this course include:

    • Rail Networks and Operations
    • Rolling Stock & Motive Power Maintenance
    • Locomotive & Car Leasing
    • Car Pooling & Fleet Management
    • Operational Models
    • Operation of an Urban Railway System
    • Creating a Resilient Railway
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