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Maintenance certification courses start in September at the University of Toronto

Toronto, ON -- If you are responsible for the maintenance of large scale physical assets, you have an important contribution to make towards your company's uptime, production capacity, equipment reliability, economic life of assets, safety...


Toronto, ON — If you are responsible for the maintenance of large scale physical assets, you have an important contribution to make towards your company’s uptime, production capacity, equipment reliability, economic life of assets, safety record, environmental compliance and ROI. The Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) has a way to help you learn the skills you need to make these contributions — its MMP Certification program. The Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) is designed specifically for:

  • Individuals aspiring to management and supervisory positions in facilities, municipal and industrial maintenance or operations
  • Individuals employed in production or maintenance management seeking formal training, accreditation and national recognition
  • Those seeking training in focused areas.

The program consists of several modules, and the first two are being starting in September in Toronto at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.

Module 1 – Maintenance Management Skills and Techniques takes place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17, 2011, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (2 sessions), at the UofT George Street Campus. The cost is $495 + Tax. The Module 1 instructor is James Reyes-Picknell, co-author of the 2nd edition of Uptime, the foundation text for this course and the MMP certificate program.

Module 2 – Production and Operations Management for the Maintenance Manager, takes place on Mondays from Oct. 17-Dec. 19, 2011, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (10 sessions) at the UofT George Street Campus. The cost is $995 + Text. The Module 2 instructor is Cliff Williams, a regular contributor to Machinery & Equipment MRO magazine and a 30-year veteran in the field of maintenance, having held various positions in industries such as steel, pulp and paper, flexographic printing and packaging and with food giants Coca Cola, Kraft and Wrigley. He is currently corporate maintenance manager with ERCO Worldwide.

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MMP Certification Program overview

The remaining modules in the Certificate Program will be offered sequentially:

Module 3 – Human Resource Management for the Maintenance Manager (30 hours)

Module 4 – Financial Management for the Maintenance Manager (30 hours)

Module 5 – Developing and Implementing Maintenance Tactics (30 hours)

Module 6 – Maintenance Planning and Scheduling (30 hours)

Module 7 – Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (30 hours)

Module 8 – Capstone Project – in depth action learning project (30 hours)

Individuals who successfully complete all eight modules and are members of PEMAC will receive the Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) designation from PEMAC.

The courses will be offered at a pace to enable Certification to be achieved in just over two years. The courses in this Certificate Program are approved and qualify for: Achievement in Business Competencies (Blue Seal) program through the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Department and Continuing Education Unit Credits for Alberta and Ontario Water/Waste Water Operators.

Other institutions offering MMP include: Bow Valley College, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Cambrian College, College of the North Atlantic, Conestoga College, Fanshawe College, Humber College, Keyano College, Mohawk College, Northern College, Northern Lakes College, St. Claire College, University of Quebec and the University of Saskatchewan

For information on courses and to register, call 416-978-2400 or visit http://learn.utoronto.ca/scshome.htm