The lean six-sigma black-belt (LSSBB) certificate program prepares graduates for employment in industry in a variety of jobs related to quality and process improvement. The skills developed in the course work can lead to successful careers as a lean six-sigma facilitator, continuous improvement manager, project leader, and similar positions. The program is structured to achieve this objective through internet-based, online advanced course work. Students are required to have high-speed internet connection.
Minimum certificate requirement is 15 s.h. of credit as follows:
Courses may have prerequisites that may be waived by the program coordinator based on student’s background. The courses are scheduled to allow completion of the certificate program in 18 months. External transfer hours are not accepted in the certificate program. For students who choose to pursue this certificate jointly with the MSTS degree with a concentration in either manufacturing systems or quality systems, a maximum credit of 6 s.h. are allowed to be used toward the certificate. The certificate program requires the undertaking of an industrial or business process project (ITEC 6501 - Enterprise Process Improvement Project) where certified savings or revenue increase should be shown. Students are responsible for finding and structuring the project.