Is a Lean Six Sigma Certificate for Me?

The Lean Six Sigma certificate provides individuals the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful manager of operations using a philosophy of continuous improvement. The major concepts covered within this certificate include: lean principles, value stream, process management and analysis, project administration, and Six Sigma.

The Lean Six Sigma certificate is offered both online and in-the-classroom. The five challenging required courses are delivered in 6-week sessions to allow maximum flexibility for busy professionals like you.

Classes taken in the Lean Six Sigma Certificate program can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree in Operations Management.

Courses

Required Courses

OMGT311 Six Sigma Green Belt I
OMGT312 Six Sigma Green Belt II
OMGT310 Operations Management I
OMGT320 Managing Group Dynamics
OMGT415 Integrative Supply Chain Management

Course Descriptions

OMGT311 Six Sigma Green Belt I

This course is the first of a two part series to prepare professionals to participate on teams that are designed to improve, redesign, and create efficient, customer-focused business processes. It will provide an understanding of how Six Sigma integrates tools and best practices from various disciplines into a more powerful system of management. The teaming aspects of Six Sigma will be described.

OMGT312 Six Sigma Green Belt II

This course is the second in a two-part series and will emphasize the quantitative and problem solving techniques associated with Six Sigma. Statistical Process Control (SPC) and how it is used for monitoring, analyzing, and improving quality will be covered. In addition, analysis of histograms and machine/process capability will be studied. Proficiency with problem solving tools will be gained through practical application. Methods for achieving continuous improvement will be discussed. The Green Belt candidates must successfully complete a process/quality improvement project in the second of the two course series.

OMGT310 Operations Management I

This course provides an overview of the salient aspects of operations management related to process analysis, product and service delivery design, work measurement, reliability and quality. This course is the first course in a two part series. Discussion of the aspects of operations strategy, supply chain management, competitive advantage, and the management of operations in a global environment are included.

OMGT320 Managing Group Dynamics

Learners in this course will examine individual and group behavior within the context of the organizational design and culture. Learners gain theoretical and practical knowledge for understanding topics such as motivation, leadership, management decision-making, group process, and conflict resolution.

OMGT415 Integrative Supply Chain Management

The focus of this course is on intricacies of supply chain management and disruptive factors that influence the supply chain. Topics include an analysis of current practices that reflect maximum supply chain reliability and sustain delivery integrity.

Admission Requirements

Anyone interested in completing the Certificate in Lean Six Sigma may complete a Southwestern College Professional Studies Application for Admission. The five courses comprising the Lean Six Sigma Certificate can be completed in eight months or less with no prerequisites.

Individuals completing the Lean Six Sigma Certificate at Southwestern College may apply these 15 credit hours earned toward a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Operations Management. Or, they can be applied as electives in other bachelor degrees offered by Southwestern College Professional Studies.

The Lean Six Sigma Certificate is offered both online and in-the-classroom. The five required courses are delivered in 6-week sessions for maximum flexibility for busy professionals.

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