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Lean Six Sigma (formerly Statistical Quality) Adv. Cert.

Semester Requirements

Peter Bajorski, Graduate Program Chair
(585) 475-7889, pxbeqa@rit.edu

http://www.rit.edu/kgcoe/cqas/academics/advancedcertificate.htm#quality

Program overview

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.

Curriculum

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.

Admission requirements

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).

Additional information

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.

Prerequisites

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.

Grades

Students must maintain an overall program GPA of 3.0 (B), with no more than one grade of C, to qualify for graduation.

Gainful employment

Information regarding costs and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code and occupational profiles for this program can be viewed on the ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Template.

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Program overview

The advanced certificate in statistical quality is aimed primarily at quality managers, quality engineers, or those who aspire to such positions.

Curriculum

Students have two options in which they may complete the course work for the advanced certificate.

The courses in this advanced certificate program may be applied to a graduate program at a later date. The Design of Experiments for Engineers and Scientists (0307-770) course is a 4 quarter credit hourcourse. It is not offered online and may not be applied toward the MS degree in applied statistics or the advanced certificate in statistical methods for product and process improvement.

Statistical quality (option 1), advanced certificate, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
Choose six of the following courses: 24
   0307-721    Statistical Process Control  
   0307-731    Statistical Acceptance Control  
   0307-772    Applied Survey Design and Analysis  
   0307-781    Quality Management  
   0307-782    Quality Engineering  
   0307-801    Design of Experiments I  
   0307-802    Design of Experiments II  
Total Quarter Credit Hours 24

Statistical quality (option 2), advanced certificate, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
0307-770 Design of Experiments for Engineers and Scientists 4
0307-721 Statistical Process Control 4
0307-731 Statistical Acceptance Control 4
0307-772 Applied Survey Design and Analysis 4
0307-781 Quality Management 4
0307-782 Quality Engineering 4
Total Quarter Credit Hours 24

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in statistical quality, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • 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.

Additional information

Six Sigma Black Belt

Students may earn a Six-Sigma Black Belt after obtaining either the advanced certificate in statistical quality or the MS in applied statistics. Students should ensure an appropriate course selection by reviewing the black belt requirements on the center’s website. In addition, students will complete an additional qualifying project.

Prerequisites

Students should have basic familiarity with MINITAB statistical software. This may be obtained by self-study; completion of Data Analysis Using MINITAB, a three-day, non-credit-bearing course in data analysis and statistical computing; through similar MINITAB short courses; or through Statistical Computing (0307-742), which covers both SAS and MINITAB software.