This Credential is CESMII Endorsed
CESMII is a USA government funded, non-profit organization created to drive Smart Manufacturing. CESMII is a primary source for Education and Workforce Development, Industry Networking, Funded Research and a Smart Manufacturing Innovation Platform to enable digital transformation.
To receive the CESMII Endorsed label, education programs are reviewed against the SM education guidelines developed by the CESMII network of SM educators for the SM skills listed on their website to ensure that the education program is teaching skills that enable Industry 4 interoperability, scalability, analytical and orchestration capabilities that build on top of Industry 3 capabilities.
Who is this program for?
With this credential, learners will establish a foundational understanding of Smart Manufacturing, from the core underlying technologies to its impact on an organization and its people. Intended for anyone in a manufacturing company seeking to understand how modern technologies are being applied to drive value for the business. This credential will help define Smart Manufacturing in terms that can be translated into operational business value. It is designed for:
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About the Industry
$80,000 to $100,000
Number of Job Openings
2.1 million with the next decade
Why Choose a Career in Smart Manufacturing?
Learn the importance of digital transformation, from underlying technologies, data, and machine use, to the impact on the business and its people in the transition from 3.0 to 4.0. This credential is for everyone in manufacturing, entering the transformation of the 3.0 to 4.0 transition.
Manufacturers worldwide are looking for ways to build a sustainable competitive advantage, and many of them are looking to modern technologies for those results. This credential series illustrates the advances of Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 changes compared to the old way of doing business in a 3.0 world, now leveraging modern technologies, methodologies, and mindset for the sake of driving value in production operations.
This introductory smart manufacturing credential covers the topics of:
- Framing smart manufacturing
- Fundamentals of smart manufacturing
- Machine connectivity
- Data analytics for smart manufacturing
- Cyber security
- Key roles in smart manufacturing
This credential includes videos, simulations, and case studies along with examples of successful and unsuccessful industry approaches. The goal of this credential is to provide students with a strong overview of the current and evolving state of smart manufacturing.
Module 1: Framing Smart Manufacturing. As the manufacturing industry continues to evolve, automation, intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT) will influence all aspects of manufacturing and the supply chain, revolutionizing processes, and delivering greater speed, agility, and innovation.
Module 2: Overview: Fundamentals of Smart Manufacturing. Understand the core technologies underpinning the modernization of manufacturing, driving value for workers throughout the business to work smarter.
Module 3: Machine Connectivity, Edge, and Cloud Computing. Learn how smart sensors, devices and systems are architected and stitched together to harness the power of data in manufacturing operations.
Module 4: Data Analytics for Smart Manufacturing. See how the data produced in manufacturing are being translated in meaningful ways to inform operators, teams and leaders to make critical business decisions faster.
Module 5: Cyber Security. Know the fundamentals of keeping smart systems safe.
Module 6: Key Personnel Roles. Identify some of the most important people in driving change and operational improvement from embarking on a Smart Manufacturing journey.
Still Have Questions?
This is a six-week program that will require about 5 to 6 hours of dedicated time per week.
No. Micro-credentials are not transferrable for credit. These are skills-based training programs that differ from a traditional college course.
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- No refunds are allowed after 24 hrs. of purchase, even if the student does not log in to the course indefinitely.
No, there are no assignment deadlines. There is, however, a prescribed pace for timely completion as learners will have a set number of weeks to complete the credential.
Micro-credentials are self-paced and do not require the learner to attend class at a certain time each week. Learners should expect to spend 5-6 hours per week engaging with the course at their own pace.
Students will receive a certificate of completion.
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