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2017-2018 Catalog 
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Lean Manufacturing Certificate

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(6 semester hours)

The U.S. Department of Labor along with local industry has demonstrated a demand and need for courses in the areas of lean and supply chain management. The College of Technology (COT) has designed this certificate as a response to the expressed future and current needs of the manufacturing community. This certificate will provide students with the skills to increase their employability as well as set them on a path that will enable them to further their education.

The courses in Lean Manufacturing are intended to ensure students have knowledge of current continuous process improvement methodologies in use today within competitive manufacturing environments.

Learners who complete the Lean Manufacturing certificate will:

  • Identify and utilize DMAIC problem solving methodology components
  • Effectively participate in kaizen events within manufacturing environments
  • Appreciate value in a process and identify and eliminate wasteful activities within a process
  • Calculate and analyze process related data to help drive improvement
  • Maintain and sustain improvements within the manufacturing process area
  • Understand the principles of continuous improvement and the culture associated with it
  • Act as a project team leader for a kaizen event
  • Analyze process / project using lean tools
  • Document team project improvements for sustainability

For more information, contact Associate Professor Jakob Spjut.

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