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Lean Six Sigma

Become well-versed in the Lean Six Sigma methodology and gain the skills to lead or support improvement projects in your organization.

The Six Sigma Certification on your resume proves your commitment to improving your business acumen and analytical skills and demonstrates your dedication to improving the business within which you work. The reflection of these skills through your Six Sigma certification can lead to better job opportunities and improved salary.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
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 improve processes and operations at your workplace. This workshop is 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 
  • 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

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Fall 2020

 

Lean Data Practitioner Series

Lean Data works in any sector: business, civil society, government and can be spearheaded by any department: marketing, advocacy, engineering, product, design, compliance, privacy, legal, customer support. You don't need a technical degree or a dedicated budget. All you need is a commitment to make data decisions thoughtfully. Earn a Lean Data Practitioner diploma after completing the below two courses and passing exam.

Monday and Wednesday, Dec. 7 to 16
6 to 9 p.m.
BSLEN-0100-025, $649
Virtual Classroom

Getting Smart with Numbers
An operation cannot be controlled or improved when you lack the right indicators and an intuitive way to display them clearly. How do you know what to measure? By what method? How frequently, precisely? Learn how to use data to measure the performance of your operations. Duration: Six hours

Monday and Wednesday, Dec. 7 and 9
6 to 9 p.m.
Virtual Classroom

Managing Variation
Process performance changes all the time, which can create confusion and worse, inaction in the face of a negative event or trend. So, what does it mean when a metric is higher or lower than last week? Can you tell whether a change is significant? Learn how to distinguish between random changes and a signal to action. Take after attending Getting smart with numbers. Duration: Six hours

Monday and Wednesday, Dec. 14 and 16
6 to 9 p.m.
Virtual Classroom

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Spring 2021

The American Society for Quality (ASQ) offers a direct way to earn the valuable Six Sigma Black Belt certification, and this custom-designed course prepares you for success in the 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.

A Six Sigma Black Belt is a professional capable of leading six sigma improvement projects, streamlining processes, and creating savings.

Study with us: 85% of our students have passed the certification exam; a much higher percentage than national passing rates.
ASQ exam fee and required textbook not included.

Experience Required
Six Sigma Black Belt 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.

Careers
Black Belts are employed in sectors such as manufacturing, supply chain, insurance, and health care, among others. The Black Belt certification can boost your income: glassdoor.com reports an average salary of $108,488 in 2018.

Saturday, Jan. 16 to Feb. 20
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
BSLEN-0300-001, $2,299
Virtual, classroom meetings (VCM)

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Become well-versed in the Lean Six Sigma methodology and gain the skills to lead or support improvement projects in your organization.

The Six Sigma Certification on your resume proves your commitment to improving your business acumen and analytical skills and demonstrates your dedication to improving the business within which you work. The reflection of these skills through your Six Sigma certification can lead to better job opportunities and improved salary.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
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 improve processes and operations at your workplace. This workshop is 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 as well as 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

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 MS Excel is recommended
Participants are asked to bring their own laptop.

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

Careers
Six Sigma Green Belt is one of the top-paying certifications for 2018, with an average income of $104,099, based on the 2018 Highest -Paying IT Certifications from PC Mag.

Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 2 to March 4
6 to 9:30 p.m.
BSLEN-0200-001, $1575
Virtual, classroom meetings (VCM)

Fee includes all course materials, Six Sigma project, project review and online certification exam.

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Lean Management Practitioner Series- 4 Courses

A lean practitioner is a front line leader or individual contributor who uses lean tools, methods, and principles to solve problems, make improvements, and develop the continuous improvement skills of others. The lean practitioner is often considered the go-to person for continuous improvement thinking and assistance. Earn a Lean Practitioner diploma after completing the below four courses and passing exam.

Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 19 to Feb. 10
6 to 9 p.m.
BSLEN-0100-026, $1,249
Virtual Classroom

Accelerating the Flow of Work
The creation of valuable products and services must not be slowed down by wasteful practices, interrupted by bottlenecks or fragmented by department silos. What gets in the way of smooth fast defect-free work? How many of our efforts are wasteful? Realize the impact of non-valuable work and learn to challenge the current state of operations. Duration: Six hours

Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 19 and 21
6 to 9 p.m.
Virtual Classroom

Improving the Work Everyday
When dealing with production problems, the last thing you want is the same issue to show up repeatedly. Where should you making improvements when everything seems urgent? How to improve operations and personnel performance? Will small changes make a difference? Learn to solve problems for good and sustain high levels of performance. Duration: Six hours

Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 25 and 27
6 to 9 p.m.
Virtual Classroom

Measuring Work Results
To run an efficient operation you must know how well you are fulfilling customer needs, how inputs are transformed into outputs, and which are the biggest defects and cost drivers. Who do we work for and which results are important? What is the relationship between results, processes and inputs? Learn to identify your most important process variables and zero in on your most urgent problems. Duration: Six hours

Monday and Wednesday, Feb. 1 and 3
6 to 9 p.m.
Virtual Classroom

Solving Problems in Operations
The ability to make decision rapidly and across the production line is necessary to quickly respond to any changing conditions in production What should we do when we spot a problem? Escalate or take action? How do we learn more about our operations every day? Learn the methods used by Toyota to nip problems in the bud. Duration: Six hours

Monday and Wednesday, Feb. 8 and 10
6 to 9 p.m.
Virtual Classroom

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Lean Management Data Series- 2 Courses

Lean Data works in any sector: business, civil society, government and can be spearheaded by any department: marketing, advocacy, engineering, product, design, compliance, privacy, legal, customer support. You don't need a technical degree or a dedicated budget. All you need is a commitment to make data decisions thoughtfully. Earn a Lean Data Practitioner diploma after completing the below two courses and passing exam.

Monday and Wednesday, Feb. 15 to 24
6 to 9 p.m. BSLEN-0100-025, $649
Virtual Classroom

Getting Smart with Numbers
An operation cannot be controlled or improved when you lack the right indicators and an intuitive way to display them clearly. How do you know what to measure? By what method? How frequently, precisely? Learn how to use data to measure the performance of your operations. Duration: Six hours

Monday and Wednesday, Feb. 15 and 17
6 to 9 p.m.
Virtual Classroom

Managing Variation
Process performance changes all the time, which can create confusion and worse, inaction in the face of a negative event or trend. So, what does it mean when a metric is higher or lower than last week? Can you tell whether a change is significant? Learn how to distinguish between random changes and a signal to action. Take after attending Getting smart with numbers. Duration: Six hours

Monday and Wednesday, Feb. 22 and 24
6 to 9 p.m.
Virtual Classroom

Register now!

 

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

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Business Solutions
College of DuPage Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2770
Fax: (630) 942-3785