We can help build your knowledge and skills at any point on your professional journey. We offer a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates. We also offer noncredit Lean Six Sigma training to help you optimize your company's efficiency.
NIU Continuing and Professional Education provides additional noncredit options for advancing your career, including programs in project and facility management and occupational health and safety.
Noncredit programs are held in the Chicago suburbs, Rockford and online. We can also bring the program to your facility.
Join us to eliminate inefficiency from your workplace and advance your career. If you're a professional in health care, manufacturing or a service industry, a Lean Six Sigma certification enables you to increase profitability, prevent project variation and boost customer satisfaction. You'll learn from our expert faculty members, who hold Black Belt certificates.
Cost (includes training materials, lunch and refreshments):
This one-day course focuses on: Lean VSM, 5S, Mistake-proofing, Pull Systems, Little's Law, SMED, Takt Time, PDCA, Fishbone, Scatter Plots, Process Maps, Kaizen Events, Measurements, Continuous Improvement.
You must complete your Yellow Belt certificate before taking this four-day course.
You must complete a small project and present it to a panel of judges to get your Green Belt certificate. Depending on your availability and the organizational support you receive, it could take three to four months to complete the project.
You must complete a small project and present your findings to a panel of judges to get your Black Belt certificate. Depending on your availability and the organizational support you receive, it could take four to six months to complete the project.
Yellow Belt and Green Belt courses are combined for packaged registration and payment.