Program Overview

The Industrial Engineering Technology program at Lenoir Community College offers students the opportunity to earn a concentrated certificate in Process Improvement in order to better understand the most current methods for production and distribution of a manufactured product. Students may use the certificate program to build on previous educations and experiences, while also gaining the formal academic credentials needed to move within a current position or enter into the industry.

The Industrial Engineering Technology curriculum prepares graduates for leadership roles and responsibilities in many types of manufacturing industries. The curriculum incorporates the study and application of methods and techniques for developing, implementing, and improving integrated systems involving people, material, equipment and information. The coursework is pulled from the associate degree program in Industrial Engineering Technology, and emphasizes analytical and problem-solving techniques for process development and improvement.

Students will blend concepts of quality management, manufacturing quality control, productivity analysis, and motion and time study to fully understand the dynamic systems involved in quality and productivity assurance. The courses expand on other concepts by introducing processes and methods for systems analysis, quality and productivity improvement techniques, cost analysis, facilities planning, organizational management, effective communications, and problem solving using computers.

Graduates of the certificate program should be able to use the learned foundations to pursue a wide variety of careers and positions working with manufacturing and service organizations. Completion of the program may also qualify students for nationally recognized certification by organizations such as ASQC, SME, and APICS to advance in current and future career aspirations.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Lenoir Community College is a two-year public school located in Kinston, North Carolina. LCC was established in 1958 by the State Board of Legislation. Lenoir Community College is part of the North Carolina Community College System. The school serves nearly 850,000 citizens annually through its primary service area, which includes Lenoir, Greene, and Jones counties.

    Lenoir Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees. The College offers many certificates and diploma options requiring less than two years for completion. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, weekend, and in online format. Distance Education courses carry the same academic credit and rigor as traditional on-campus classes and follow the same semester start and end times. Online courses can be hybrid, web-assisted, internet-based, or video courses.


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