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Master Course Outline
EST 201
Plant Operations: Process Improvement


Credits: 4
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:30    Lab Hours:20


Description
The first portion of the course will focus on setting up projects. The first portion of the course will focus on setting up projects. The section portion focuses on process improvement to help understand that every employee at a plant (i.e., processing or manufacturing facility) has the ability and duty to help improve day-to-day operations. The third portion will focus on specific tools to improve the total quality of a process, including safety, monitoring, emergency response, and procedure writing. Recommended: EST 191 and EST 299,Leadership Seminar for Co-op or equivalent.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Coordinate a project with a team of peers.
  • Examine basic process improvement strategies.
  • Analyze the concept of total quality and apply it to improving the operations of a project.
  • Write and revise standard operating procedures.
  • Assess learning gains in critical thinking and problem solving.

  • Course Topics
  • Reflection: teach others about your experiences; self-assessment of learning gains
  • Project-based learning: composting, recycling, and boilers
  • Leadership
  • Conflict resolution
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Process improvement
  • Total quality
  • Control charts, fishbone diagrams, Pareto principle
  • Standard operating procedures

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 201
    Fall 2016
    0963
    Jason Selwitz
    EST 201
    Fall 2015
    0963
    Jason Selwitz
    EST 201
    Fall 2014
    0963
    Jason Selwitz


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.