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Lean/Six Sigma

20-623-12 Certificate (C) 15 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Chilton, Online, Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Six Sigma is a quality improvement process that seeks to eliminate defects and minimize variability in manufacturing and business processes. This certificate will help you gain an understanding of the impact of quality on cost and project selection, and you will learn the project management skills to implement Lean in your organization. Your study of advanced statistics will prepare you to measure and analyze processes to drive improvements.


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Introduction to Six Sigma
Explores the basic concepts needed to implement a Six Sigma approach in an organization. Major course topics include Six Sigma definition; impact of quality on cost, project selection, and definition; and process performance measures and Six Sigma roles.
Lean Tools
Introduces useful tools to use when implementing Lean in your organization. Major course topics include team building, lean tools and project management.
Statistics for Six Sigma
Covers tools needed in the measure, analyze and control phases of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control. Confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, statistical inferences and measurement system analysis are examples.
Advanced Statistical Tools for Six Sigma
Covers a variety of tools needed to analyze and improve phases of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control. Design of experiments, regression analysis and design for Six Sigma are examples.
Prerequisite: Statistics for Six Sigma
Lean Six Sigma Project Application
Covers the final phase of Six Sigma green belt certification. The project must demonstrate the mastery of all phases of the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control process and completion of a project in the workplace.

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