The Quality Assurance Specialist program will acquaint the learner with the philosophy of Six Sigma. The Six Sigma methodology provides a framework and a strongly branded corporate initiative for an organization to train its people to focus on key performance areas, understand where the organization wants to go such as its strategy related to its marketplace, understand the services that the organization’s customers need most, understand and better organize main business processes that deliver these customer requirements, and measure and improve the effectiveness of these processes. Six Sigma is known to the management system as a top-down method initiated at the CEO-level for executing business strategy by using and optimizing processes of aligning critical improvement efforts to business strategy, mobilizing teams to attack high-impact projects, accelerating the improvement of business results, and governing efforts of teams and people to achieve and sustain improvements. The Six Sigma methodologies increase the clarity of business strategy and the metrics that most reflect success within it. Other more recognizable terms for these might be KRAs (Key Results Areas) and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). This certificate will equip individuals to serve as the leader of the Six Sigma team in addition to their regularly assigned duties and it will also prepare them to sit for the Six Sigma Green Belt certification exam.
Minimum Program Length: 1 Semester
Estimated Program Cost: $1,845
- Must be 16 years of age
- Completion of high school or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply
- Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math
- Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the registrar
Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.
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