Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Casey Meehan
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Technical College
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.74 / 5.00 Casey Meehan
Director of Sustainability and Resilience
Sustainability
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:
162

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
4

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
2.47

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
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Institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:

Solar Concepts (Business & Industry Services)
5 Hour Virtual Training - $99
Solar concepts introduces a broad range of basic concepts in solar energy and technology, including photovoltaic and thermal solar systems. Learners explore how to translate location, sun, and technology into practical applications. Covers types of solar energy systems, AC & DC photovoltaic systems, solar industry overview, passive and active water heating, space heating and cooling, solar irradiance, peak sun, global positioning, solar time, sun path, array orientation and insolation data.

Introduction to
Six Sigma Green Belt
Six Sigma methods have been successfully
deployed in many industries and organizations.
This challenging Introduction to Six Sigma
Green Belt course teaches critical skills
required for Six Sigma practitioners. This first
course in the Certificate program explains the
basic terms and proven Six Sigma problemsolving methods, team building tools, and
descriptive statistics that are the basis for the
statistical tools that contribute to the success
of improvement projects and to the overall
success of your organization. Topics covered
include Lean Principles, Failure Mode Effects
Analysis, Team Tools, Project Charters, and
Basic Statistical Tools. The instructor uses the
“flipped” classroom technique and expects
participants to go beyond the classroom and
use the internet and other resources to learn
the material.
Online | Location: UGOTCLASS

Intermediate Six Sigma Green Belt
To be successful, organizations must manage
by fact. As such, organizations depend on the
measurement and analysis of performance
to make key decisions that affect the
organization. This Intermediate Six Sigma
Green Belt course builds on the ideas and skills
learned in the Introduction to Six Sigma Green
Belt course that organizations use, specifically
their Six Sigma teams, to improve. In this
second course in the Certificate program,
participants will learn process analysis, data
collection and analysis, probability and valid
statistical conclusions, and hypothesis testing.
Many participants find this course to be the
most challenging of the Certificate courses.
Online | Location: UGOTCLASS

Advanced Six Sigma Green Belt
The final course in the Six Sigma Green Belt
program is the Advanced Six Sigma Greenbelt
course which teaches participants to improve
and control processes. Topics included in this
course include hypothesis testing, design of
experiments, and statistical process control.
Participants will have to apply the concepts
learned in the Introduction and Intermediate
Six Sigma Green Belt courses. The instructor
will share many handouts, spreadsheets, and
web links that have tools participants will use
while completing Six Sigma projects.
Online | Location: UGOTCLASS


Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-focused certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:
Yes

A brief description of the certificate program(s):

Six Sigma Greenbelt Certificate
This is a three course certificate program. Six Sigma takes internal and external stakeholder needs into account, teaching participants how to set up projects that have clearly defined goals that can support sustainable business practices in many ways, from tracking the performance of an adjustment, to improving supply chain processes, to monitoring the quality of a product using more “green” materials. Well-planned projects create the data needed to compel leaders to extend triple bottom line considerations and to continually monitor those practices currently in place.


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