Continuous Process Improvement CTIM.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 12 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Operations Technology

What is "Continuous Process Improvement"?

This short-term certificate promotes technical communication skills and teamwork, project management skills, lean manufacturing and continuous improvement skills, application of quality principles, statistics and probability theories, and problem-solving skills as they relate to process improvement. This program reflects the underlying skills necessary for the successful application of six sigma methodologies and provides practice in measuring and improving processes that suffer from quality, throughput and waste problems. The courses in this short-term certificate apply directly to the Operations Technology degree.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply qualitative methods including prediction, experimental design, data selection, collection and statistical analysis to the improvement of a product or process.
  • Apply statistical process control techniques and capability analyses to determine the state of statistical control and conformance to product and process requirements.
  • Apply problem solving and quality improvement tools and processes.

Career Opportunities

This program reflects the underlying skills necessary for the successful application of six sigma and lean methodologies. A typical title for an employee with these skills is Process Improvement Specialist.

Credentials

This certificate will prepare students for either the American Society for Quality six-sigma or quality improvement associate exams.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
OPT 1101 Introduction to Operations 3
OPT 1130 Lean Operations 3
OPT 2201 Statistical Process Control 3
OPT 2240 Six Sigma: Green Belt 3
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