Lean Six Sigma Certificates
A certificate in Lean Six Sigma prepares you to eliminate waste or inefficiency in your workplace. Specifically, the certificates address how managerial employees can rid their systems of Defects, Overproduction, Transportation, Waiting, Inventory, Motion and overProcessing as it applies to engineering concepts.
If you are a professional working in a hospital, a manufacturing facility, or any service industry, a certificate in Lean Six Sigma helps you learn the tools necessary to undertake continuous improvement projects aimed at reducing and eliminating waste, reducing project variations, improving customer satisfaction, and increasing your organization's bottom line.
The College of Engineering & Engineering offers 3 certificates in Lean Six Sigma
- Yellow Belt: 2 day course
Lean: VSM, 5S, Mistake-proofing, Pull Systems, Little's Law, SMED, Takt time, PDCA, Fishbone, Scatter plots, Process Maps, Kaizen events, measurements, Continuous Improvement
Quality Systems: QMS requirements, ISO, Steps to ISO Certification
- Green Belt: 4 day course, after completeing Yellow Belt
Learn Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) methodology and the tools that can be applied in each phase. Participants receive a certificate after successfully completing a project reviewed by a panel of judges.
Define: Origins of Six Sigma, SMART problem/goal statement, CTQ tree, SIPOC, Pareto Analysis, Stakeholder Analysis, COPQ, Project Charter.
Measure: Process Maps, Cause and Effect diagrams, Measures and Metics (DPU, FPY, DPMO, KPI Trees, Location and Spread, Sampling, MSA, MSA Drilldown, Gage R&R, Cp, Cpk, IMR and Run Charts
Analyze: Source of Variation, ANOVA, Simple Linear Regression, DoE
Improve: Affinity Diagrams, FMEA, Cost benefit Analysis, Solution Selection
Control: Project Management, Change Management, Control Plans, Poka - Yoke, Control Charts, Dashboard tracking, Documentation
Participants are required to complete a small project and present the project findings to a panel of judges in order to obtain a green belt. Depending upon your availability and the nature of the support that one receives from the organization in which the project is conducted, it could take any where from 3-4 months to complete the project.
- Black Belt: 3 day course, after completing Green Belt
DMAIC overview, DMADV, VOC, QFD, Kano Analysis, Advanced DOE, Multiple Regression, Soft Skills
Yellow and Green Belt package: $1500 per person (includes meals and snacks)
Dates for all classes
Times for each class meeting
|NIU Naperville||1120 East Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563||TBD|
1120 East Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563
January 19, 26 and February 2, 9, 16, 23
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Why Six Sigma at NIU
- Modules are taught by knowledgeable faculty members and Master Black Belts who are currently working in large corporations
- Flexible and convenient course options, such as weekends and evenings
- Face to face course delivery
- On site training available to groups of 15 or more
Many Locations across the Region*
- NIU Chicago
- NIU DeKalb
- NIU Hoffman Estates
- NIU Naperville
*Training at your facility available for groups of 15 or more.
Learn from the Best
Our professors have doctoral degrees, Master Black Belts and continue to work in the industry.
The Six Sigma Advantage
Professionals find themselves in line for promotions or career growth because organizations need employees who can produce higher quality products and/or services while decreasing waste, increasing financial savings, and securing customer satisfaction.
Dr. Purushothaman Damodaran
Associate Professor and Chair
Industrial & Systems Engineering