Degree Plans

Six Sigma Certificate

  • Academic Year: 2023-2024
  • Division / Department: Business Programs / Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • Degree Code: SCM.SIXSIGMA.CERT
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Under the supervision of a Six Sigma Black Belt, McLennan's Six Sigma Certificate prepares students in analyzing and solving organizational quality issues. Students will learn to use Six Sigma tools and processes by performing quality-related exercises culminating with a quality improvement project internship. All courses taught in the Six Sigma Certificate meet the Six Sigma Green Belt body of knowledge identified by the American Society for Quality.

Marketable Skills

1. Operations management skills:

Learn to apply operations planning, manufacturing resource planning, lean manufacturing, and supply chain concepts within the global business environment. 2. Six Sigma skills: Learn to use quantitative and qualitative methods to build, sustain, and improve processes to achieve organizational excellence. 3. Leadership skills: Learn to lead others through the application of positive attitudes, goal-setting, motivational strategy, and humility. 4. Teambuilding skills: Learn to create, participate in, manage, and find success using functional and cross-functional work teams. 5. Computer skills:

Learn to use word processing, spreadsheet, data analysis, presentation, and database computer software to conduct business operations. 6. Communication skills:

Learn the ability to effectively develop, interpret, and express ideas through written, oral, and visual communication approaches. 7. Critical thinking skills:

Learn to analyze operations of a business, diagnose, propose, and implement solutions to business problems through research, synthesis, and application of information. 8. Ethics skills:

Learn ways to evaluate situations and make ethical decisions that are socially responsible.

Semester I

BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3 hours
BMGT 2309 Leadership 3 hours
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods 3 hours
BMGT 1331 Production and Operations Management 3 hours
12 hours

Semester II

ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing 3 hours
QCTC 1301 Total Quality Management 3 hours
QCTC 1391 ST:Quality Control Tech: Lean Six Sigma 3 hours
QCTC 1343 Quality Assurance 3 hours
12 hours

Summer Semester

BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3 hours
BMGT 1344 Negotiations and Conflict Management 3 hours
BMGT 1307 Team Building 3 hours
9 hours
Total hours:33 hours