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. 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. In some cases, remedial undergraduate courses or additional graduate courses may be required to complement the certificate requirements.
Courses may have prerequisites that may be waived by the program coordinator based on student’s background. Students may be asked to take extra classes before entering the program to make up for deficiencies. External transfer hours are not accepted in the certificate program. For students who choose to pursue the LSSBB certificate jointly with the Technology Management, MS degree, courses taken for satisfying the degree requirements may be considered for satisfying the certificate requirements. The certificate program requires the undertaking of an industrial or business process project (ITEC 6501) where certified savings or revenue increase should be shown. Students are responsible for finding and structuring the project.
Minimum certificate requirement is 15 s.h. of credit as follows: