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Professional & Certificate Programs

The College of Technology offers several programs for upgrading your skills and qualifications in professional fields. These programs draw from faculty within the College and University as well as experts from outside who have both the experience and the certifications to help you advance in your field.

Please click one of the headers below to see a complete listing of professional programs and certificate courses offered in that area:

3-Day Accelerated Control Systems/SCADA Security Class

An accelerated 3 day course designed for information security professionals who wish to gain hands-on experience with SCADA equipment. Class is all-inclusive, book, lunch and parking. This class is the core elements of a semester long graduate class in control systems security, with an emphasis on hands-on exercises to explore how these systems function and learn the effects of "typical" security operations on their operation.

Crisis Management and Human Behavior - USCG Approved

This course supports transportation and supply chain professionals who respond during an emergency incident. Through numerous drills, practical exercises and theories, participants will learn how to prioritize emergency response, build muscle memory, retain control during critical situations, and establish effective communication during a crisis.

Crowd Management and Passenger Safety

Crowd Management and Passenger Safety Training - STCW Approved: This course offers the situational awareness, familiarization, and safety knowledge needed by crowd professionals, both ashore and at sea. It is ideal for crowd managers, safety/security professionals, emergency responders, oil and gas and maritime professionals, and crew of passenger and ro-ro vessels, in addition to companies that handle large volumes of passengers.

International Logistics Certificate (ILC)

This module satisfies the requirement for a professional designation in lean logistics and supply chain management. The purpose is to recognize individuals that have completed a course of study examining the strategies for improving lean logistics and supply chain operations and are seeking to apply this knowledge within their profession.

  • ILC: Foundation Logistics Certificate
  • ILC: Advanced Logistics Certificate

Marine Environmental Assessment - USCG Approved

Participants in this 3-day training course will learn about the environment framework in line with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), MARPOL and SOLAS conventions, and the Manila Amendments to the STCW Code (2012). It covers elements of the ISM Code, including pollution prevention. Participants become familiar with the environmental challenges and required environmental practices by management, officers, and crew, including the operational and technical duties. Students will understand the necessity of implementation and compliance to codes and regulations and how these relate to the new pollution prevention measure and environmental protection.

Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR)

This 8-hour training course covers the safety regulations, preparedness and practices that align with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), MARPOL and SOLAS Conventions and the Manila Amendments to the STCW Code (2012).

Total Quality Management Systems (TQM)

This training course provides participants with an in-depth understanding of the ISO 9001:2008 Standards for Total Quality Management, and demonstrates ways to improve corporate performance through standardized procedures, optimum utilization of resources and improved throughput.

Certificate in Construction Management

This certificate is designed to meet the needs of industry professionals interested in gaining skills to enhance their career and is suitable for architects, engineers, law graduates, business majors, and other disciplines related to the construction industry.

Graduate Certificate in Foresight

Courses in the certificate are the same as those offered within the Master’s degree in Foresight. Courses are offered online and face-to-face and the student simply takes four core courses. Upon completion, students are issued a certificate.

Professional Certificate in Foresight

A 5-day, project-based, face-to-face workshop. Participants learn to anticipate disruptive change and work towards the creation of transformational change, in order to influence the future of their organizations, companies and communities. Participants will receive a professional certificate and four (4) CEUs (Continuing Education Units) from the University of Houston for attending the seminar.

Lean Six Sigma Overviews

These courses cover basic introductions to Lean Six Sigma tools and terminology within the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) methodology, and it is geared toward orienting those at all levels of the organization to this approach so they can effectively support Lean Six Sigma efforts within the organization.

Yellow Belt Training

This training covers an introduction to the terminology, tools, and methods of the Lean Six Sigma methodology for front-line staff/supervisors that will support improvement projects in your organization (not necessarily a pre-requisite for Green Belt level training).

Green Belt Training

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training is an introduction to the Lean Six Sigma philosophy and terminology and provides the necessary tools for completion of your Green Belt certification project. This course uses a combination of hands on activities, lab exercises, presentations and lectures to provide a strong foundation.

Black Belt Training

As a Black Belt candidate, you will be trained to identify opportunities for improvement within your organization, use Lean Six Sigma methodology, and apply the correct tools and techniques to a Lean Six Sigma project.

Healthcare Focused Lean Six Sigma Training

This training is geared toward healthcare professionals through our partnership with the UT Health-School of Public Health. In this course, our online, Green Belt level training, which is provided to participants through a learning management system, is paired with face-to-face sessions lead by healthcare practitioners that are highly trained and experienced in using Lean Six Sigma in healthcare settings.

Lean Six Sigma Project Support

Projects are a valuable component of any organization's Lean Six Sigma journey. Maybe your organization has invested in training or you simply have several opportunities for improvement that need to be addressed. Either way, our Lean Six Sigma program's project support initiatives can help you obtain a significant return on investment for your time spent on problem solving efforts.

Certificate Project Management

An intensive, week-long course designed to help project managers and team leaders successfully plan and control a project, while coordinating their efforts to ensure workflow stability. Upon completion, students receive a Project Management Certificate.

PMP Certification Exam Preparation

An intensive course, offered in either a three- or four-day format, that provides a mental model for organizing and recalling information from the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide®. This comprehensive course will give you the educational knowledge needed to pass the PMP Exam.

Traditional Graduate-Level Course Program

Two standard, 15-week college semester format courses, taught one night a week, that are designed to provide the participant with a professional overview of contemporary, high-level technology project management.

These five undergraduate certificate programs offer professional advancement and/or academic foundation for transition to the bachelor's degree. Each certificate includes 5 semester-long courses.