One of the world’s foremost Six Sigma accreditation bodies, the Council for Six Sigma Certification, has named the Office of Continuing Education an accredited training provider. The council offers accrediting services to more than 165 countries around the world, including university programs, government agencies, and corporate training programs.
Starting in April, Continuing Education will launch its accredited Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification program, which meets the council’s rigorous requirements and standards in terms of classroom hours, breadth of coverage, and testing criteria. Learners will be certified to identify opportunities for improvement, understand the DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) cycle, and apply critical tools on real-world case studies.
Six Sigma is a methodology that provides organizations the tools needed to improve performance, employee morale, and quality of products and services by reducing defects and process variation. Developed by Motorola executives in the early 1990s and adopted by more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies today, the Six Sigma method aims to reduce costs and improve quality in the manufacturing sector as well as other fields, including finance, education, software development, and human resources.
According to instructor Nadir Jabur, is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt holder and Continuous Improvement coach, the Green Belt certification is one of the most widely recognized certifications out on the market, and for good reason.
“Every organization faces obstacles to meet cost, delivery, and quality targets consistently. That’s why Green Belt champions become invaluable members of any team,” he says. “They uncover inefficiencies, lead continuous improvement initiatives, standardize processes, and tackle waste through proven Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.”
Jabur will be providing an overview of the program, its benefits, and the importance of this certification in an upcoming info session, March 2 at noon.
The 35-hour program is open to the community and current students. Classes are online and take place Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings, starting April 24. For full program details, and to register for the free info session, visit the Continuing Education website.