Jul 16, 2024  
2020 Graduate Catalog 
2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Lean Six-Sigma Graduate Certificate (50-993) (15 hours)

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The Lean Six-Sigma program consists of fifteen semester hours intended for industrial and service managers, supervisors and others who desire to bridge their companies’ productivity to “Lean-Six Sigma” methods.

Program Description - This online certificate program is designed for industrial professionals seeking insight to techniques of Lean Six Sigma systems while preparing for the Lean Certification by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and/or the Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence Certification from the American Society for Quality (ASQ). The five required courses will integrate with the Industrial Management and Technology Masters  Degree programs as an area of specialization. The program will be delivered via the Internet using web-based tools for effective learning.

In order to be awarded the certificate, students will complete all five required courses with a “B” or better average. These courses must be completed within four calendar years, beginning with the date the student first registers as a graduate level certificate student.

Student Learning Outcomes - Students will gain the most recent skills and knowledge in Lean systems, Six Sigma, quality tools, and quality management principles while preparing for certification examinations.

Specific Objectives:

  • Apply lean concepts in various industrial situations to eliminate waste and maximize quality.
  • Use seven statistical tools and quality techniques to problem solve a given industrial scenario.
  • Develop a continuous improvement plan using quality standards criteria established by the International Standards Organization series and Malcolm Baldridge Awards program.
  • Prepare for Lean certification by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and/or the Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence Certification from the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

This online graduate certificate program utilizes the same format to present all five courses included in the program of study. Course deliverables and materials will have a complete set of course components, including learning outcomes, instructional modules, handouts, assignments, and assessment. Interactive discussions with peers and course facilitators in a virtual class meeting, video conference, discussion board, and telephone conferences are encouraged.

To be admitted applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a GPA of 2.50 overall. Contact your adviser and Instructor for consent to enroll in this sequence of courses. Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in English communication and an ability to work in a technology management-driven environment. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.00. The certificate can be completed in one calendar year.

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