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Why should you take an online class?

Online educational course delivery is the most efficient technological development in long distance learning education. Flexible and easy access means that you can enroll anytime and complete your studies in your own home and at your own pace. It also offers you the option of continuing in a full time job and attending to other life needs, while controlling the time and schedule of learning and completing assignments, pacing yourself on your own time. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for all courses upon completion. There is no time limit to complete the online courses and you can start at any time.

Registration & Purchasing

Click here to register for an online course. Once logged in, go to Online Store then on the right select Online Courses or Webinars depending on which course you want to purchase. You can also search the store for the word course to expedite your shopping experience. You are able to purchase on behalf of someone else, request to be billed so you can remit a check or pay immediately with a credit card. If you have any trouble or questions, please email nneila@rubber.org.

After your purchase, you will receive a confirmation email of your purchase and another email from The University of Akron with your login information. If you do not receive these confirmation emails within a week, please email nneila@rubber.org. All courses are purchased online and may be paid with credit card or personal/ company check. Please register and follow the instructions carefully if you will be buying more than one course or will be paying by alternative means. We ask that you read the information about online education and print copies of the refund and participation policies, as well as your registration page. You can register multiple people by contacting nneila@rubber.org. After payment is received, a book will be sent to each student for the Basic course, and an email with download information for the Intermediate and Advanced courses.

For more information on any of our training opportunities, check out our additional training pages, training directory or contact Christie Robinson, M.Ed., Training & Development Director, at crobinson@rubber.org.

Disclaimer

Rubber Division, American Chemical Society does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Rubber Division, ACS.


ONLINE COURSES:

Basic Rubber Technology

What Is This Course Like?

  • Once you register and purchase the course, we will mail your copy of the textbook to you.
  • After you receive your textbook, you should then read each chapter before taking the test.
  • ALL tests are taken online and graded instantly, so you know what you understood or need to study more.

Recommended For:

People with little or no prior technical rubber industry background whose daily work now is connected with the rubber industry.

Associated Text:

Basic Elastomer Technology, edited by Drs. K. C. Baranwal and H. L. Stephens

Course Topics:

  • Introduction to Polymer Science
  • The Compounding and Vulcanization of Rubber
  • Fillers: Carbon Black and Nonblack
  • Processing and Vulcanized Tests
  • Physical Testing of Vulcanizates
  • Natural Rubber
  • Styrene-Butadiene Rubbers and much more!

Cost: $385 Members; $485 Non-members

*Companies will receive a 10% discount on 10 or more online courses purchased at the same time. You may purchase all three online courses at the same time for one employee as well.

CEUs Available Upon Completion: 5

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Intermediate Rubber Technology

What Is This Course Like?

  • Once you register and purchase the course, we will mail your copy of the textbook to you.
  • After you receive your textbook, you should then read each chapter before taking the test.
  • ALL tests are taken online and graded instantly, so you know what you understood or need to study more.

Recommended For:

People whose daily work involves the use of rubber and rubber-like materials. For the experienced individual, this course will serve as both a review and an update. Newer people to the field will be able to use this course as a continuation of education after completing the Basic Rubber Technology course.

Associated Text:

Elastomer Technology: Special Topics edited by Drs. H. L. Stephens and K. C. Baranwal (online text)

Course Topics:

  • Elastomers and Their Usage
  • Physical Properties and Their Usage
  • Compound Analysis
  • Engineering Design
  • Processing Aids
  • Plasticizers
  • Vulcanization and much more!

Cost:

$385 Members; $485 Non-members
* Companies will receive a 10% discount on 10 or more online courses purchased at the same time. You may purchase all three online courses at the same time for one employee as well.

CEUs Available Upon Completion: 9

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Advanced Rubber Technology

What Is This Course Like?

  • Once you register and purchase the course, we will mail your copy of the textbook to you.
  • After you receive your textbook, you should then read each chapter before taking the test.
  • ALL tests are taken online and graded instantly, so you know what you understood or need to study more.

Recommended For:

This course is designed for highly motivated professionals. Special emphasis is placed on the theoretical as well as the practical aspects of polymerization, polymer structure, rheology and rubber elasticity concepts and behavior.

Associated Text:

Science and Technology of Rubber, edited by Drs. J. E. Mark, B. Erman and E. R. Eirich (online text)

Course Topics:

  • Rubber Elasticity: Basic Concepts and Behavior
  • Polymerization
  • Structure Characterization in the Science and Technology of Elastomers
  • The Molecular Basis of Rubber-Like Elasticity
  • Dynamic Mechanical Properties
  • Rheological Behavior and Processing of Unvulcanized Rubber and much more!

Cost:

$385 Members; $485 Non-members

* Companies will receive a 10% discount on 10 or more online courses purchased at the same time. You may purchase all three online courses at the same time for one employee as well.

CEUs Available Upon Completion: 12

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Webinars

Mixing & Testing for Compound Consistency

During this webinar you will be shown the economic importance to delivering consistent rubber compounds. Consistency begins with the raw material specifications and continues through the storage of the raw materials, extends through the weigh-up and mixing operations and includes the post-mixing operations of milling and preforming. Emphasis on establishing raw material specifications based upon your compounds and not only the supplier's specification. You'll be introduced the Compound Consistency Guideline as the basis for the mixer's quality system and shown the importance of having a modern, fully integrated mixing control system. Using a fully integrated mixing system will enable you to have complete traceability and allow you to demonstrate to your customer that you are delivering consistent product using consistent raw materials and manufacturing methods. You will see the interdependency of batch properties with the mixing profile used to produce the batch. You will also see the interrelated dependency of fabrication characteristics to the mixing profile. You'll be introduced to the need to establish consistency in the test protocols used to evaluate the mixed compound as well as the need test what is delivered to the customer - and the customer concept must extend to the internal customer as well as the external customer. You will see how by establishing testing of the compound based on what's important during service vs. testing what is easy and conventional; you'll better meet the customers' expectations. It will be shown that using the most simple method of listening to the voice of the process- run charts - that you can be provided with valuable predictive tools. Further, you will see that by the using these run charts you will be able to monitor the process and to make continuous strides in elimination of variation.

Instructor: Joe Walker

Cost:

$139 Members; $159 Non-members

*Companies will receive a 10% discount on 10-40 webinars and 25% discount on 40 or more webinars purchased at the same time! Contact Christie Robinson at crobinson@rubber.org to take advantage of this.

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Introduction to Design of Experiments

If you are a compounder, chemist, process engineer, factory troubleshooter, manufacturing supervisor, research or technical manager, you should consider this webinar. This 60-minute webinar focuses on the introduction to: Review of basic statistics & What are Designed Experiments.

Instructor: RJ DelVecchio

Cost:

$139 Members; $159 Non-members

*Companies will receive a 10% discount on 10-40 webinars and 25% discount on 40 or more webinars purchased at the same time! Contact Christie Robinson at crobinson@rubber.org to take advantage of this.

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Introduction to Rubber Technology for Non-Technologists

If you are new to the industry, working in Engineering, Sales, Administration, Human Resources or any other non-technical area, and you'd like a very basic, easy to understand introduction to the jargon of the trade and what goes on in the factory and lab, then this 60-minute webinar is perfect for you. You won't come out a rubber expert, but you will understand all the basics of the technology, and the language of the business.

Instructor: RJ DelVecchio

Cost:

$139 Members; $159 Non-members

*Companies will receive a 10% discount on 10-40 webinars and 25% discount on 40 or more webinars purchased at the same time! Contact Christie Robinson at crobinson@rubber.org to take advantage of this.

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Managing an Effective Job Search: Targeting the Job Market

The "Managing an Effective Job Search" webinar consists of the following 60-minute core module: Targeting the Job Market- making an assessment of one's strengths, accomplishments, goals and values. It also covers the ways for discovering job opportunities, with an emphasis on networking. If you're looking for a new career, start here. This webinar will focus on you and your value so it's easier to find the right fit.

Cost:

Free for Members; $25 Non-members

*Companies will receive a 10% discount on 10-40 webinars and 25% discount on 40 or more webinars purchased at the same time! Contact Christie Robinson at crobinson@rubber.org to take advantage of this.

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Managing an Effective Job Search: Resume Preparation

The "Managing an Effective Job Search" webinar consists of the following 60-minute core module:

Resume Preparation - the logic and format of creating an effective resume, and tailoring it for specific job openings. The resume you send in is the most important part of the job search. It's the one thing that gets your foot in the door and it has to sell you. This webinar will give you examples of a good resume and one that is too wordy or needs to highlight your skills more.

Cost:

Free for Members; $25 Non-members

*Companies will receive a 10% discount on 10- 40 webinars and 25% discount on 40 or more webinars purchased at the same time! Contact Christie Robinson at crobinson@rubber.org to take advantage of this.

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Managing an Effective Job Search: Interviewing Skills

The "Managing an Effective Job Search" webinar consists of the following 60-minute core module: Interviewing Skills - the structure and logic of screening interviews and site interviews, and how to prepare effectively for them. It concludes with a brief discussion of assessing job offers. Nervous? Been out of the job search game awhile? Take this webinar and learn what your body language is telling someone else. It's also important to think about key interviewing questions ahead of time so you can answer them better while more effectively giving a better picture of who you are.

Cost:

Free for Members; $25 Non-members

*Companies will receive a 10% discount on 10-40 webinars and 25% discount on 40 or more webinars purchased at the same time! Contact Christie Robinson at crobinson@rubber.org to take advantage of this.

Learn More and Register