Program Overview

Rochester Institute of Technology offers a Lean Six Sigma Statistical Quality Advanced Certificate for professionals interested in improving profitability, production quality organizational effectiveness through improved quality, productivity, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. The certificate program will prepare students for future courses and examinations to earn a Six Sigma Black Belt.  

Through the program, students have the potential to increase their understanding of applied techniques and statistical management of quality in production. The curriculum consists of 12 credit hours of classes which include lean six sigma fundamentals, statistical quality control, designing experiments for process improvement, and a lean six sigma project.

Potential qualifications may consist of the ability to define problems in efficiency, the capability to creatively and effectively define problems in order to create solutions, the capability to measure variation and failure within the process in order to create valuable research data, analyze research data and analyze process data, and to demonstrate the capability to create improved processes and control those processes.

Students will also be expected to display an understanding of lean manufacturing systems and the methods and tools for application for systems improvement, and to understand the reliability and maintainability as part of the design and manufacturing process and the process of assessing and verifying design reliability, maintainability, and failure modes.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    School Overview

    Founded in 1829, the private not-for-profit RIT initially served as a meeting hall for lectures and a library for the local community. Today, that community has expanded from a main campus in Rochester, NY to include two additional campuses, one in Eastern Europe and the other in Dubai.

    RIT offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates from the following colleges:

    • College of Applied Science and Technology
    • Saunders College of Business
    • B. THomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
    • Kate Gleason College of Engineering
    • College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • National Technical Institute for the Deaf
    • College of Science

    Realizing that education matters to many working professionals and adult students, RIT’s online program provides a wide array of choices ranging from master’s degrees to associate’s degrees and diploma programs.


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