Lean Six Sigma

Certificate | Code: 1294

About the program

A key success factor for organizations considering a continuous improvement or sustainability program is to start by having their employees trained and equipped in the disciplines of lean and six sigma. The basis of all continuous improvement is the elimination of wasteful practices; those practices that not only reduce a firm's competitiveness but also contribute directly to green house gases and carbon footprint.

Students will develop knowledge and skill through both in-class and applied projects in their own organizations. This program will provide a roadmap for graduates to continuously improve and enhance their organizations' competitiveness in today's global economy through the identification and elimination of wasteful practices, resulting in greater financial and environmental sustainability. Further, graduates will be able to clearly map out their organization's value stream in order to improve those processes which provide value to customers. Effective leadership and team building, essential to any successful lean six sigma implementation, will also be explored.

The Lean Six Sigma Certificate program is facilitated by faculty with many years of direct experience in business and industry.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of admission requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Graduate opportunities

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Program outcomes

  • Apply proven lean methodologies to increase the effectiveness of a system
  • Apply innovative thinking and statistical methods to develop cost reduction strategies to add value to the organization while maintaining quality
  • Apply leadership and team building techniques in a variety of situations
  • Select appropriate statistical techniques based upon the assessment of a situation

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Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming Registrations

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Spring Registration: February 4, 2019
Fall Registration: July 8, 2019