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Lean Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma combines the best of two proven-successful process improvement methods—Lean and Six Sigma—to help organizations achieve their missions as fast and efficiently as possible. Lean focuses on the elimination of waste, while Six Sigma focuses on minimizing variation and detecting and removing causes of error. Both methods were born in manufacturing settings, but the combined framework of Lean Six Sigma can be used in any industry, including information technology, healthcare, finance, human resources, accounting, hospitality, transportation.

Ultimately, Lean Six Sigma improves your organization’s bottom line, provides value to your customers, engages your team members and employees and transforms your organizational culture.

Our courses will give you a solid foundation in Lean Six Sigma methodologies and specific exercises to hone the analytical, problem-solving and leadership skills you need to support successful improvement projects. On an individual level, Lean Six Sigma certification can help you advance your career, demonstrating to your employer (or future employers) that you have a highly-prized and internationally-recognized skill set and that you are serious about continuous improvement.

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A Six Sigma Black Belt is a professional capable of leading Six Sigma improvement projects, streamlining processes and creating savings. The American Society for Quality (ASQ) is a highly-respected certifying body, and this custom-designed course prepares you for success in their Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam. Review the body of knowledge for ASQ Black Belts and practice with exam questions in an automated environment to achieve high exam-taking performance.

Black Belts are employed in sectors such as manufacturing, supply chain, insurance and health care, among many others. The Black Belt certification can help you boost your income: Glassdoor reports an average salary of $95,376 in 2021. As well, our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Prep Course boasts an 85% exam pass rate—a much higher percentage than national pass rates. The ASQ exam fee and required textbook are not included.

Experience Required

Six Sigma Black Belt certification requires two completed projects with signed affidavits, or one completed project with a signed affidavit and three years of work experience in one or more areas of the Six Sigma Black Belt Body of Knowledge.

Tuition and Financial Options

Payment is due at registration. A payment plan is available. Explore financial options for Continuing Education programs.

Fall 2022

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With a 97% certification success rate, this unique and intensive learning experience in problem solving is designed for any professional, at any level, in any industry. Learn how to solve problems as a team and individually, and how to improve processes and operations at your workplace. This course is offered in partnership with fkiQuality and Six Sigma Masters.

The program includes:

  • The integrated DMAIC-Lean method for process improvement: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control
  • Six Sigma, Lean and Deming principles for excellence
  • A company case study with individualized problem-solving tasks
  • Numerical and statistical analysis of performance
  • A Microsoft Excel-based analysis of business results

According to Glassdoor, the average Lean Six Sigma Green Belt salary in in 2021 is $85,055.

How Certification Works

Certification is awarded through Six Sigma Masters Program. Participants complete a written project report to be reviewed by the certifying Master Black Belt as a prerequisite to earning the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt designation.

Prerequisites

Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel is recommended.

Tuition and Financial Options

Payment is due at registration. A payment plan is available. Explore financial options for Continuing Education programs.

Summer 2022
Monday and Wednesday, June 13 to July 18 
6 to 9:30 p.m. (no class July 4)
BSLEN-0200-001, $1575
Main Campus, Glen Ellyn

Fall 2022
Monday and Wednesday, Nov. 2 to Dec. 7 
6 to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)
BSLEN-0200-001, $1575
Main Campus, Glen Ellyn

The course fee includes all course materials, the Six Sigma project, project review and the online certification exam.

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Learn to accelerate your Lean projects applying Agile methods. Lean is a production method that seeks to optimize the use of any resources such as time, materials and human potential to deliver products and services that make your customers happy. How can your teams focus their effort and get faster to results? The agile mindset answers this call by introducing new ways to innovate with multi-skilled teams working in design-test cycles that integrate customer feedback. Learn to apply the new methods used by Tesla, Microsoft and Amazon. Required textbook not included.

Summer 2022
Monday and Wednesday, July 25 to August 3
6 to 9 p.m.
BSLEN-0400-001, $449
Main Campus, Glen Ellyn

Lean is a production method that seeks to optimize the use of any resources such as time, materials, and human potential to deliver products and services that delight your customers. How can your Lean teams manage themselves most easily? Analytics and visualization provide the critical information needed to sustain any long-term efforts. Team huddles gain deeper insight into what is happening with the operation and are better equipped to take corrective actions while at the same time knowing when to ignore random variations in metrics and avoid overreacting. Learn how to communicate and manage with visuals and dashboards using modern tools such as Power BI. 

Students must have access to Microsoft Power BI software.

Summer 2022
Tuesday and Thursday, July 26 to Aug. 4
6 to 9 p.m.
BSLEN-0400-002, $449
Main Campus, Glen Ellyn
 

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Contact

Amanda Skarosi
Program Manager - Business Solutions/Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Suite 1111
(630) 942-2524 or skarosia@cod.edu

 

Contact Information

Business Solutions
College of DuPage Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110
(630) 942-2770
Email: bsolutions@cod.edu
Fax: (630) 942-3785