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Lean Six Sigma has become an effective continuous improvement methodology for quality improvements. Acquiring the knowledge of Lean Six Sigma methodology has become a prominent skill for professionals in the business areas of development, manufacturing, information technology, project management and operational services.
This Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals certificate is designed for busy professionals at various stages of their careers and skill levels. This program will be of value to professionals seeking validation for being skilled in identifying risks, errors, or defects in a business process.
The course content in this certificate aligns with both these governing professional associations: the American Society for Quality Control (ASQ) and the International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC). This certificate prepares students to write the certification exams to attain a Lean Six Sigma Certification as a Yellow Belt, and Green Belt practitioner from either of these governing professional associations.
This certificate is perfect if you:
- Would like to acquire a set of tools to improve production processes, eliminate defects and guarantee quality
- Want to enhance your skills in the application of Lean Six Sigma methodologies to a real-world project in their organization
- Would like to develop business understanding and analytical abilities that are sought by employers
Courses are delivered online, allowing you to complete your program at a pace that fits your needs and schedule. You should plan on studying and working approximately six hours per week per course.
Online learning is a learning option that caters to busy schedules by taking the learning experience out of the traditional classroom. It is learning that relies on the Internet for access to learning materials as well as interaction with instructors and fellow learners.
In most online courses, you will work within scheduled start- and end-dates, and assignment timelines. Readings, assignments, and contributions will be required on a weekly basis. Graded assignments, participation marks, and sometimes exams contribute to your final letter-grade mark.
It is strongly recommended that you log into the University's online learning software three to four times per week to keep pace with the class. In most cases, the times you choose to work will be entirely up to you. Some online courses may require you to meet online with your class at specific times.
Before taking your first online course, it is recommended to take the free course, Digital Skills for Learning Online.
All Continuing Education Certificates have been developed with part-time learners in mind. The Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals Certificate is a 107-hour certificate program delivered entirely online.
The length of time it takes to complete this program varies by student. If you have other significant time commitments and take only one course per term, you will likely complete the program in one year. If you are planning on taking multiple courses per term, you will complete the program faster.
A degree or diploma is not required to enrol in this program.
You must be a minimum of 18 years of age to be admitted. Successful completion of a Grade 12 diploma and relevant work experience are recommended. If English is not your first language, please review the English language proficiency requirements.
You can take courses first and enrol in the certificate later, however, as programs are subject to change, we recommend you apply for admission to the certificate program as early as possible. The certificate admission fee is $105. Once admitted, you can be confident that completed and eligible courses will apply to your certificate.
The approximate cost to complete this certificate is $4,187.Apply for Admission
On completion of one program or certificate, you may wish to pursue studies in another.
If you wish to pursue another certificate program please complete the Application for Admission for your next certificate, and contact us requesting transfer of the equivalent course credits, or contact a student advisor for assistance You must request the transfer of the equivalent courses credits to apply to your next certificate – this will not happen without your request.
It is the student's responsibility to ensure all requirements for graduation are fulfilled, and to apply to graduate.
View our Graduation page for details.
This certificate program is not eligible for application for a study permit. International students who wish to live and work in Canada should see our International Professional Programs.