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Lean Six Sigma (formerly Statistical Quality) Adv. Cert.
The advanced certificate in Lean Six Sigma is aimed primarily at quality engineers, other engineers, process-improvement facilitators, or those who aspire to such positions.
Lean Six Sigma, advanced certificate, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|CQAS-682||Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals||3|
|CQAS-621||Statistical Quality Control||3|
|CQAS-670||Designing Experiments for Process Improvement||3|
|CQAS-683||Lean Six Sigma Project*||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||12|
* This course requires an approved Lean Six-Sigma project at the student's organization or, alternatively, at an organization that will sponsor the student.
To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in Lean Six Sigma, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (3.0 GPA strongly recommended)
- Have a satisfactory background in mathematics and statistics (at least one course in probability and statistics)
- Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
- Submit two letters of recommendation,
- Submit a current resume, and
- Complete a graduate application.
- International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Six Sigma Black Belt
Students may earn a Six-Sigma Black Belt (during or after obtaining the advanced certificate) by successfully completing the approved Lean Six-Sigma project from the CQAS-683 course.
Students should have basic familiarity with MINITAB statistical software. This may be obtained by self-study or through short courses.
Maximum time limit
University policy requires that graduate programs be completed within seven years of the student's initial registration for courses in the program. Bridge courses are excluded.
Students must maintain an overall program GPA of 3.0 (B), with no more than one grade of C, to qualify for graduation.
Career OutcomesJob Titles
Quality Engineer, Reliability Analyst, Quality Manager, Statistical ConsultantRecent Employers
Bausch & Lomb, CIBA Vision, Delphi, Eastman Kodak Company, General Motors, Harris Interactive, Harris RF Communications, Johnson & Johnson (Ortho Clinical), Moog, Southco, Welch Allyn, Xerox