School of Technology Graduate Programs
This online certificate program is designed for industrial professionals seeking insight to
techniques of Lean Six Sigma systems while preparing for the Lean Certification by the Society
of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and/or the Manager of
Quality/Organizational Excellence Certification from the American Society for Quality (ASQ).
The five required courses will integrate with the Industrial Management and Technology Masters
Degree programs as an area of specialization. The program will be delivered via the Internet
using web-based tools for effective learning.
In order to be awarded the certificate, student will complete all five required courses with a “B”
or better. These courses must be completed within six calendar years, beginning with the date the
student first registers as a graduate level certificate student.
Admissions to the Program
To be admitted applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited
college or university with a GPA of 2.5 overall. Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in
English communication and an ability to work in a technology management-driven environment.
1. Contact the Graduate School at 877-729-8266 ext. 3 for an application as a non-degree
seeking student. The application form is available at http://www.ucmo.edu/graduate/future/apply.cfm
2. Provide undergraduate transcripts and pay application fee.
3. GRE scores not required for certificate study.
This program is a non-degree graduate program. However, courses completed as part of the
certificate curriculum can be included in a program of study leading to a Master of Science
degree. The School of Technology graduate coordinator and advisor will advise students and
confirm completion of certificate requirements.
Requirements for the Graduate Certificate
1. Be accepted for admission to the certificate program by the Graduate College.
2. Complete the 15 credit hours, maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
3. Complete the program within six years, and meet any additional standards and
requirements of the Graduate School.
Program consists of fifteen semester hours intended for industrial and service managers,
supervisors and others who desire to bridge their companies’ productivity to “Lean-Six Sigma”
methods. Students will gain the most recent skills and knowledge in Lean systems, Six Sigma,
quality tools, and quality management principles while preparing for certification examinations.
- Apply lean concepts in various industrial situations to eliminate waste and maximize quality.
- Use seven statistical tools and quality techniques to problem solve a given industrial scenario.
- Develop a continuous improvement plan using quality standards criteria established by the International Standards Organization series and Malcolm Baldridge Awards program.
- Prepare for Lean certification by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and/or the Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence Certification from the American Society for Quality (ASQ).
This online graduate certificate program utilizes the same format to present all five courses
included in the program of study. Course deliverables and materials will have a complete set of
course components, including learning outcomes, instructional modules, handouts, assignments,
and assessment. Interactive discussions with peers and course facilitators in a virtual class
meeting, video conference, discussion board, and telephone conferences are encouraged.
Contact your advisor and Instructor for consent to enroll in this sequence of courses. Students
must maintain a grade point average of 3.0. The certificate can be completed in one calendar year.
|INDM 5212||Production and Operation Management||
|INDM 5222||Principles and Practices of Lean Systems||
|INDM 5232||Seminar in Lean Implementation||
Quality Systems Engineering
Lean and Quality Management
Advanced Strategic Quality and
*IndM 4230 OR Engt 4580 must be enrolled in your first semester.
IndM 4230 Lean and Quality Management. Relationship between quality and competitiveness,
design strategy for performance excellence, and discussion of cases in Lean systems and Six
IndM 5212 Production and Operation Management. Production/operations concepts with
emphasis upon systems, systems design and analysis, strategies, productivity, planning,
forecasting, deterministic and stochastic inventory control, MRP scheduling, and project
IndM 5222 Principles and Practices of Lean Systems. A survey of theory, goals, and applications
of Lean principles and strategies in industrial organizations. Applying Lean and Six Sigma
(DMAIC) concepts to business strategy, product design, tools for finding and eliminating waste
and for continuous improvement. Mapping the value stream, error proofing, failure analysis, and
the lean metrics are covered.
IndM 5232 Seminar in Lean Implementation. Individual research directly related to Lean
implementation applied to business and service processes. Alignment and systematic business
and service process design focusing on implement and validate solutions and control plan.
Measuring business results with business profit and customer satisfaction.
IndM 6580 Advanced Strategic Quality and Standards. An investigation of advanced quality
techniques for production/quality managers, global standards criteria (ISO series and Malcolm
Baldridge Award), leadership, empowerment and human development, and standard certification
training for quality managers and professionals.
EngT 4580 Quality Systems Engineering. The principles and practices of Total Quality and Six
Sigma, and the decision making tools and techniques utilized by professional in today’s
successful industries. Emphasis on Statistical Process Control (SPC) to reduce variation.
Program Brochure (PDF)
FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM CONTACT:
Dr. Ronald Woolsey
Graduate Program Coordinator
Grinstead 009, School of Technology
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
660-543-4340 or Main Office 600-543-4439
FOR ENROLLMENT CONTACT:
School of Graduate & Extended Studies
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
877-729-8266, ext. 21