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Professional & Certificate Programs

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The Technology Division at the Cullen College of Engineering 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:

Network Training Courses

The University of Houston premier mobile networking technology training program is designed to equip participants with the skills, confidence, and credibility needed to plan, design, operate, and manage today’s advanced telecommunications networking and service environments.

Become an Expert

With comprehensive AWS Cloud Computing Architecture training offered by UH, you will build unmatched technical expertise and advanced skills that improve your knowledge, arm you with the latest best practices; and, prepare you for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect (CSA) exam.

In this course, participants will learn about the design and operation of stirred-tank bioreactors similar to those used in the production of therapeutic proteins, vaccines, and many industrial enzymes. Recent trends in bioreactor technology, upstream bioprocess, process controls, chromatographic purification, and quality testing will be presented.

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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.

Executive Leadership, Budgeting and Finance Programs

The University of Houston's Executive Leadership, Budgeting and Finance Programs are designed to train aspiring leaders in the fields of technology, while enabling them to make budgeting, financial, and executive decisions.

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 icon

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.

  • Use the Fundamental Principle to improve the quality of a product by minimizing the elect of the causes of variation without eliminating the causes.
  • Create designs that have a minimal sensitivity to input variation
  • Robustness assessment in early engineering design, manufacturing and supplier quality qualification
  • Reduce design, manufacturing and supply chain costs and wastes
  • Determine which design parameters have the largest impact on variation
  • Implement robust design strategy in engineering design, manufacturing and reliability engineering
  • Project coaching / group project presentations

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4D Supply Chain Consulting

4D Supply Chain Consulting is an independent logistics and supply chain consultancy providing unique expertise to solve clients’ end-to-end logistics and supply chain challenges. As a deugro group enterprise, 4D has partnered with the Chartered Institute Logistics and Transport, along with the Supply Chain & Logistics Technology Program to provide short certificate courses/micro-credential. Fall 2020 they launched Incoterms™ 2020 Made Easy.

National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of Americas Certifications

Headquartered in Washington, DC, the NCBFAA represents more than 1,000 member companies with 110,000 employees in international trade - the nation's leading freight forwarders, customs brokers, ocean transportation intermediaries (OTIs), NVOCCs and air cargo agents, serving more than 250,000 importers and exporters. Established in 1897 in New York, NCBFAA is the effective national voice of the industry. Through its various committees, counsel and representatives, the Association maintains a close watch over legislative and regulatory issues that affect its members.