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Lean Six Sigma

Course Number: 10182114
Credits: 1.00

Course Description

10-182-114 LEAN SIX SIGMA ...develop a general awareness of Lean Six Sigma: what it is, why it matters, what makes it successful. This course provides an overview of Six Sigma concepts and language and an introduction to the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) process improvement cycle. This course will prepare you to take the green belt six sigma certification. (Corequisite: 10-182-112, Lean Manufacturing)

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall
  • Spring

Most NWTC classes are offered in 8-week sessions. Learn more about how our class schedule can help you succeed.

Course Competencies

  1. Discuss the lean six-sigma process improvement method.
  2. Examine the Define phase as the first step in problem investigation.
  3. Examine the Measure phase to establish a project baseline (process performance, development, and meaningful measurement systems).
  4. Examine the Analyze phase to identify critical factors of a good product or service, and the root causes of defects or a problem.
  5. Examine the Improve phase to develop, select, and implement best solutions and KPI's.
  6. Examine the Control phase to ensure sustainment of the proposed solutions.