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Clemson University and Life Cycle Engineering Partner to Deliver Reliability Certificate Programs

“We are honored to partner with Clemson University in producing these unique, innovative certificate programs,” said Bill Wilder, director of the Life Cycle Institute. “The certificate programs will enable manufacturers to remain competitive in a global market by increasing employee competency in reliability best practices and standards. Clemson is an ideal partner with its strong engineering program and dedication to serving the manufacturing sector.”

The Reliability Excellence Certificate program provides an understanding of reliability principles and the essential tools and processes required to develop, implement and sustain a reliability program for a world-class manufacturing operation. The program is designed for executive-level participants such as chief operating officers, vice presidents of operations, general managers, as well as reliability managers, plant managers and others engaged in continuous improvement initiatives such as Lean, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Six Sigma.

The Reliability Engineering Certificate program is designed to educate participants on the development and implementation of a strategic, holistic reliability engineering program that will reduce organizational risk and improve operational performance. The program teaches effective asset management best practices, preventive and predictive maintenance and root cause analysis techniques. The Reliability Engineering Certificate program has an additional component which offers candidates the opportunity to gain a Reliability Engineer Certification (REC) upon completion and approval of a work product.

“Clemson University’s Center for Corporate Learning is pleased to partner with Life Cycle Engineering to deliver a program that responds to the growing need for professional certifications in manufacturing environments,” said the center’s director, Tanya Thompson. “Life Cycle Engineering’s expertise, combined with Clemson University’s resources, creates the perfect team to deliver what manufacturing and engineering professionals need.”

“Our programs are developed and delivered by industry practitioners and subject matter experts who work in the field and on the manufacturing floor,” stated Wilder. “Participants will learn through high-impact learning methodologies that optimize adult learning retention through an interactive, inclusive style of delivery.”

Scheduled courses in each certification program begin in May 2013 and will be delivered at Clemson’s Greenville, South Carolina training facility. Candidates for either certificate program will register through Clemson University’s Center for Corporate Learning.

About Life Cycle Engineering

Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) ( provides consulting, engineering, applied technology and education solutions that deliver lasting results for private industry, the Department of Defense and other government organizations. The quality, expertise and dedication of our employees enable Life Cycle Engineering to serve as a trusted resource that helps people and organizations to achieve their full potential. Founded in 1976, LCE is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina with offices across North America and experience around the globe.

About Clemson University

Clemson University’s Center for Corporate Learning ( designs and develops continuing, professional and executive education programs. Through partnerships with faculty, community leaders, industry consultants and entrepreneurs, we offer custom and open enrollment programs designed to improve our clients’ performance and competitiveness. Please let us know how we can partner in the development of your employees and the success of your organization.

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