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ACerS online courses provide instruction in ceramic science technology—available in formats that make it easy for individuals to learn and cost-effective for companies to train their employees.
This course is designed to offer broad, in-depth coverage of all segments of ceramic manufacturing.
The next live, online course begins February 11, 2022!
A Pre-recorded option is also available.
The course is designed for those working in some way with ceramics who need a foundational understanding of ceramic materials, manufacturing, and applications.
The next live, online course begins in 2022. Please check back.
A pre-recorded option is also available.
This course provides a better understanding of how to use X-ray diffraction to characterize ceramics and how to visualize diffraction data and outcomes using advanced software packages.
Available as a pre-recorded option
This course focuses on the variables that control suspension properties, analytical tools to decipher defect causes, and troubleshooting manufacturing problems associated with raw material variations, rheology excursions, and processing problems.
(Available as a pre-recorded course only)
This six-day online course will cover the principles and practices in sintering,
The next live, online course will be held in the 3rd Quarter, 2022
This recorded course will equip students to use modern technology to understand the relationship between chemical and physical processes within the ceramic as it is being fired, so as to optimize the firing process and to attain characteristics given in published or proprietary standards. The course also provides practical information on combustion systems and kiln control.
(Available as a pre-recorded course only)
Choose your course and method of learning
Live open enrollment
Open to anyone with a computer and internet connection. All lessons are recorded in case you miss a lecture or want to review a lesson. (This option has specific start and end dates—check the schedule on the respective course page for exact dates.)
Prefer to learn at your own pace or on your own time? Select courses are available for purchase and are proctored by the instructor so you can ask questions and complete homework assignments.
Live online company-customized enrollment *
For companies that want training exclusively for employees. The instructor will customize lessons to address the unique needs of the employees. Because enrollment is private and all recorded lectures are accessible only by student participants, the instructor can customize content that addresses job skills students need to improve.
Live onsite company-customized enrollment *
The instructor will come to your site for a week to teach your employees face to face. Lectures will not be recorded unless arranged with the instructor ahead of time. A great option for companies where employees need training and the ability to discuss sensitive information.
*Contact customer service to arrange scheduling and payment options.
Contact customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss customized training options for your employees.
Employees of ACerS Corporate Partners receive the discounted Individual Member rate. Sapphire Corporate Partners receive an additional 20% discount; Diamond Corporate Partners receive an additional 30% discount. Please contact Customer Service or 614-890-4700 to register employees at the discounted Corporate Partner rates.
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What the students are saying...
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"...The questions we had to answer in the assignments were very beneficial and allowed me to learn more about my company and the processing that we do. It was very nice to see how the information from the lectures integrated with work."