Business Operations and Systems:

Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement

Sheridan Certificate

Get schooled in Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement and open the door to opportunities! Become a process improvement specialist and discover how our certificate will make you stand out from the crowd. With this disciplined, customer-focused, and data-driven methodology you’ll become a professional with transferable skills in identifying opportunities, measuring and improving processes. Are you the next Lean Six Sigma guru?

More information is available under the Program Description tab.

These courses are part of the Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement Program.

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Compulsory Course(s)

Successfully Complete Six (6) Courses

Data Analysis for Lean Six Sigma
Course Code:
BUSM70041
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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Green Belt Continuous Improvement Tools
Course Code:
BUSM70045
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Lean Six Sigma Foundations
Course Code:
BUSM70040
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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Lean Six Sigma oriented to the Customer
Course Code:
BUSM70044
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Statistical Process Control
Course Code:
BUSM70043
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Value Stream Mapping and Process Management
Course Code:
BUSM70042
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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There’s no time like the present to start your Continuous Improvement training and learn the principles of Lean Six Sigma and how to apply them within organizations. Continuous improvement is essential for growth, as is improvements in productivity, performance, and quality. Lean Six Sigma is a continuous improvement management system that combines Six Sigma methods and tools, along with the lean manufacturing and enterprise philosophy. The ultimate goal of a Lean Six Sigma professional is to identify and eliminate non- value add activities of physical resources including time, effort and talent, all while assuring efficiency and effectiveness in organizational processes.

Through lectures, practical assignments, and hands-on activities, students discover how practitioners of the field of Lean Six Sigma solve complex problems and facilitate continuous business improvement.

Continuous Improvement and Lean Six Sigma scholars are trained professionals who have the unique skills to optimize business processes—hence why businesses are clamoring for continuous improvement professionals to join their team. Upon certificate completion, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the theoretical and applied fundamentals of Lean, and Six Sigma
  • Apply core Continuous Improvement tools and concepts with the purpose of improving workplace processes
  • Grasp the fundamentals of Value Stream Mapping and Process Improvement
  • Collect data, perform root cause analysis and customer-focus improvements
  • Follow the steps of the Six Sigma methodology
  • Be prepared to challenge real-world situations in the workplace

The courses in the program will help prepare students to write the ASQ Yellow Belt and Green Belt exams. Completion of the courses in the Certificate will assist in preparing students who plan to write the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Green Belt exam.

Courses include:

Lean Six Sigma Foundations– Start from scratch and get the building blocks of Lean Six Sigma from a project perspective. Learn all about selecting process improvement projects, establish how to identify project stakeholders, and determine the roles needed for a project team. Learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) methodology for process improvement, and discover organizational drivers that play a critical role in the process. Get ready for hands-on exploration of continuous improvement tools including 7 Basic Quality Tools, Lean tools including 5S, Affinity, Tree and Matrix diagrams, as well as Kaizen.

Data Analysis for Lean Six Sigma –You’ll explore fundamental mathematical and statistical concepts that are the basis for Lean Six Sigma. Course content includes probability theory, probability distribution, and the theorem of the “bell curve”. Develop and test a simple hypothesis, learn how to collect data, and implement the techniques commonly used to characterize and interpret data.

Value Stream Mapping– Get educated in Lean techniques including Value Stream Mapping and the stages of process management. Explore the Lean philosophy of creating efficiency and value through process improvement. Through in-class lessons, you’ll have the opportunity to use Lean tools such as cycle-time reduction, visual factory, Poka-Yoke and Standard Work.

Statistical Process Control– Explore advanced concepts, techniques, and tools that can be used in statistical process control. Delve into Repeatability& Reproducibility (R&R) studies, research concepts, and basic methods for hypothesis testing. You’ll learn fundamental concepts such as Control Charts and Control Plans. Students will perform hands-on activities related to statistical modelling techniques such as regression analysis using the Minitab statistical software.

Lean Six Sigma oriented to the Customer– Maintaining a customer focus in the professional practice of Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement is absolutely critical. Gain the must-have skills to identify customers and how the Quality Function Deployment (QFD) method is used to define client needs. Get hands-on exploration of the tools commonly used in Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), including Project Charter, Voice of Customer (VOC), and the Kano model as a guide for customer oriented market research.

Green Belt Continuing Improvement – Learn about the role of the Green Belt in organizational process and improvement. Get the basics in project management, communication management, and gain best practices for developing and maintaining healthy and productive teamwork. Through in-class activities, lessons and assignments, students will gain hands-on experience in continuous improvement and Six Sigma techniques including Hoshin-Kanri, Process Performance and complimentary Green Belt Tools.

Start your Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement training today and gain in-demand skills in process improvement, methodology, and quality!

For more information, please contact caps@sheridancollege.ca or call 905-845-9430 ext 2690

 

An education and certification in Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement demonstrates that you have a strong understanding of quality and process improvement methods.  Continuous improvement professionals are highly sought after in a multitude of industries since candidates who can adapt, manage, and perform with precision and efficiency in various operational roles are extremely valuable assets in business. Opportunities in industries such as financial services, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, government, and healthcare are some of the future possibilities for Lean Six Sigma professionals.

Sample job titles include:

  • Process Engineer
  • Continuous Improvement Professional
  • Production Supervisor
  • Lean Solutions Consultant
  • Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor
  • Lean Coach
  • Process Analyst
  • Operational Excellence Coach
  • Project Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Organizational Change Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control

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