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Lean Six Sigma tools and business-improvement methodologies are optimizing the way companies do business in healthcare, finance, IT and many other industries. Green Belt certification at Mohawk College is the introductory level for Lean Six Sigma. Originally implemented in the manufacturing sector, these highly respected and proven business improvement methodologies are used by firms world-wide to improve processes and quality by reducing "non-value added" activities, process variations and waste in order to maximize efficiencies and customer satisfaction. Green Belt program participants will focus on a step-by-step process of improvement using statistical tools and Lean and Six Sigma project management strategies such as DMAIC and PDCA.
Mohawk College, partnered with Continuous Improvement Consulting 360 (CI360) (opens in new window), has developed an innovative way for professionals to achieve Yellow, Green and even Black Belt Certification in as little as 8 months.
Focused courses are offered every 7 weeks for Yellow, Green and Black Belt. Once theory is learned by the student, they can complete their certification by undertaking a real life Lean Six Sigma project. With sufficient experience, recipients of the certification can prepare to write the ASQ Green Belt certification exams.
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Admission and Registration
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Simply ensure you meet the requirements listed on the Admission Requirements webpage prior to registering.
Students without experience in this field should consider completing the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt prior to registering.
Interested in taking a single course? Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, the courses in this program can be taken individually.
Students who complete the Green Belt may be interested in furthering their education with the Black Belt.
Labour Market Demand
- Expertise in Six Sigma methodology has become a sought-after skill for professionals in development, manufacturing and service sectors. It serves as a valuable, complementary skill that enhances engineering, business management and other occupational roles.
- "On any given day, there are hundreds of postings on Canadian online job sites for people with formal certification in techniques known as Lean and Six Sigma, as well as the strong managerial skills needed to lead organizational change." - Virginia Galt, "Heavy Demand for Lean Specialists", GlobeAdvisor.com, August 16, 2013
- Experience and training in Lean Six Sigma methodology is a definite asset for individuals in management, quality assurance and engineering positions that include Business Consultant. A search of Workopolis on January 15, 2015 revealed 157 job postings in Ontario alone in which Lean Six Sigma training and/or certification was identified as a definite asset or a requirement. Employers include Rogers, Bell, Canada Bread, St Thomas Elign General Hospital, Honeywell, Apotex, Hays, Samsung, to name just a few. Occupational roles include Supply Chain Manager, Analyst, Quality and Continuous Improvement Engineer, Technical Systems Analyst, and many others. "Salary depends on experience. One ad gave a starting range of $75,000 to $97,000 and others in their field say senior positions pay much more." Galt.
For details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).
Continuous Improvement Consulting 360 (CI360) is a fusion of nearly 30 years of direct hands-on experience in Lean Six Sigma training, coaching and consulting; spanning 8 countries and multiple industries including: Health Care, Municipal Government, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Engineering, Laboratories, Hospitality and Finance.
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