Customized Training

Customized Training


The Business and Community Education Department’s approach is to provide training that is practical, convenient, and affordable. Education is the key to a quality workforce and customized training can be the solution to meet your needs. Customized training means the Business and Community Education Department delivers training where, when and how you want it. Your training can be arranged on-site at your workplace, or at any of our campus locations.


The topics and curriculum are customized for your business or industry to meet the specific needs of your employees. With today’s business climate demanding proficiency with a multitude of technical and non-technical skills, the possibilities for affordable training programs are numerous. Below you will find topics of the most common professional development and technical programs. Looking for a topic and can’t find it? Just ask. We are open to other needs and will do our best to fulfill your request. Contact the Business & Community Education Department at (309) 341-5469

to find out more about how a customized training can be arranged to meet your needs.


Six Sigma & Lean Customized Training Solutions
 Lean Mastery (1 hour)
Lean enterprise is a process designed to bring about rapid improvements to an organization's performance through an overhaul of the value stream. It is composed of a comprehensive set of elements, rules, and tools that focus on value, waste elimination, and continuous incremental improvement. This training contains clear, concise information on transforming an enterprise to lean.


Six Sigma Continuous Improvement (1 hour)
Six Sigma is a systematic, fact-based problem solving methodology that provides businesses with the tools and skills to reduce variation within processes and create a corporate culture committed to eliminating waste and product variations. It is a rigorous, disciplined metric, methodology and management system that focuses on understanding and meeting customer requirements; aligning key business processes to achieve these requirements; utilizing rigorous data analysis to minimize variations in those processes; and driving rapid and sustainable improvement to business processes.

Six Sigma Green Belt (3 days)
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is an introduction to a combination of two popular methodologies used in business and industry today.  Six  Sigma focuses on a lowering of occurrences of defects in the products or services of an organization in order to improve overall quality. There is emphasis on the voice of the customer and tools needed to measure those needs. Students will learn the phases of the problem-solving framework for improving processes, DMAIC or Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control. With Lean, students will learn the principles of the Lean management philosophy and several of the tools for streamlining production and services from end to end with a focus on the elimination of waste.

Running a Lean Event (1 day)
A Lean Event is a method to advance the lean implementation process by using a focused group of people on a team to improve cost, time and space for a product or process. Learn how to effectively plan and facilitate  Kaizen events at your company.

Safety & Health Training


Basic Industrial/Electrical Maintenance Safety

10-Hour General Industry

10-Hour Construction Industry

10-Hour Highway Builder

Hazardous Waste Site Worker

Industrial Chemical Spill Response (Technician)

Industrial Chemical Spill Response (Operations Level)

HAZMAT Annual Refresher

Safety & Health for Managers & Supervisors

Developing & Maintaining an Effective Safety Committee

An Introduction to OSHA

Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Safety

Powered Industrial Truck Trainer/Supervisor/Evaluator

Safety & Health in the Recreation Industry

Safe Work Practices for Machine Operators

Safety & Health for Office & Sales Personnel

Confined Space Awareness

Safety for Grain Handling Facilities

DOT Required HAMAT

(Other safety training topics include: OSHA Illness & Injury Recordkeeping, Safety for:  (Route Sales Drivers, Retail Business, Distribution Centers, Nursing Homes, Child Care Providers, Custodial/Maintenance, Lawn & Pool), HAZMAT for Emergency Medical Services, Employing the Teenager and OSHA Plus (more than 10 hour OSHA class).


Welding, Brazing & Cutting Safety Training


Blue Print Reading

MIG/MAG Pulse & Spray



Oxy-Fuel Cutting & Welding

Welding Safety

Professional Development 1-Hour Workshops


Human Resource Management

Conflict Resolution/Problem Solving


Supervisory/Manager Training


Labor Relations

Strategic Planning


Professional Development Seminars


We offer over 50 topics for seminars under categories such as Personal Improvement, Managing, Human Resources, Communications, Customer Contact and Organizational Development.