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MCC Lean Six Sigma Academy

About the MCC Lean Six Sigma Academy:

This is a part-time professional learning program in which participants will work through online modules and in-person classroom sessions to learn core methodologies of Lean Six Sigma processes. The courses emphasize interactive simulations, small group interaction and comprehensive real-world projects. Upon completion of the capstone and project for each belt level, participants can earn a MCC Lean Six Sigma Certificate and an American Society of Quality (ASQ®) that are recognized and desired in business and industry.

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma is a process improvement methodology designed to improve efficiency, eliminate waste, mitigate quality issues, and improve working conditions to provide a better response to customers’ needs. The combination of Lean and Six Sigma tools, methods and principles creates a powerful and transformative methodology for improving your organization’s operations, mindset, and culture.

Six Sigma Cycle

What are some advantages of the MCC Lean Six Sigma Academy?

  • High-level subject matter experts
  • 24/7 Online Learning Access
  • Consistent Training Delivery
  • Effective Use of Classroom Time
  • Flexibility in scheduling
  • Accessible Coaching and Mentoring services

What industries embrace Lean and Six Sigma methodologies?

Any industry that has efficiency problems to solve can benefit, however below is a short list of industries who commonly embrace Lean Six Sigma:

  • Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology and Chemical
  • Oil, gas and energy
  • Financial Services
  • Government/Education/Nonprofit
  • Healthcare
  • Architecture, construction and engineering
  • Technology and Electronics
  • Hospitality
  • Supply chain and logistics
  • Defense
  • Mining
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation and Travel

What job functions commonly earn Lean Six Sigma credentials?

Any job function can benefit from Lean Six Sigma, however below is a short list of job functions who commonly

  • Customer Service
  • Manufacturing
  • Accounting
  • Operations
  • Business Analyst
  • Process improvement
  • Project Management
  • Sales
  • Human resource
  • IT professionals

How is the MCC Lean Six Sigma Academy delivered?

Our Six Sigma courses blend e-learning with personal live instruction to give you the benefit of both approaches, enhancing quality. The online modules allow participants to work through material on their own schedule and pace. Students also receive the advantage of in-person instruction throughout the courses which helps to provide the individual training needed for success

Participants begin by working through modules online. Skills are then demonstrated by passing module quizzes with a score of 80% or higher. Then, participants enhance and apply their knowledge during intensive, in-person classroom sessions.

How do I achieve a certification?

Our program is aligned with two nationally recognized Lean Six Sigma platform. MCC has partnered with national and local lean six sigma experts to deploy their own MCC Lean Six Sigma recognized certificate. The MCC Lean Six Sigma curriculum is aligned with international Lean Six Sigma certifications through American Society of Quality (ASQ®), which is globally recognized industry standard. Upon successful completion of the program, students can receive not only a certification through MCC in Lean Six Sigma, but can also prepared to test for ASQ® Lean Six Sigma certifications.

To achieve their MCC credentials, candidates for the Yellow Belt and Green Belt must complete an approved project, provide an executive report and complete all required coursework at an 80% or higher. Candidates for Black Belt must complete two approved projects in addition to the coursework. Students pursuing the ASQ® credentials must submit their projects to ASQ® in addition to completing a proctored exam at an approved testing center.

Academy model:

The Progressive model:

The MCC Lean Six Sigma Academy is a progressive model program, which participants start at White, Yellow or Green Belt and work their way up to Yellow, Green or Black Belt as desired. In a progressive model, rather than repeating content as standalone courses, participants spend less time in class and save money through bypassing repeating course content for a seamless transition between certification levels.

Our progressive model allows candidates to enter the program at either White Belt or Green Belt. To enter program at Green Belt, candidates must have achieved a LSS Yellow Belt from a reputable organization and may be asked to provide documentation.

4-tier Academy Progressive Model
 

Which Lean Six Sigma program is right for me?

  Yellow Belt Green Belt Black Belt
Audience Anyone in the organization, including executive champions to entry-level team members. Someone whose current position is routinely associated with problem solving. This includes individuals with diverse technical, operational and/or transactional backgrounds. Someone who leads project teams and facilitates process improvement through their organization.
What role will I have once I have my certification? Usually work under the supervision and mentorship of a Green Belt, and may be associate team leaders in a closely scoped project or sub-project. Greater alertness and input to process improvement and identifying quality issues. Leads and executes basic Lean Six Sigma projects. Assists with execution of advanced Lean Six Sigma projects. Uses basic statistical application to analyze and solve quality problems. Leads, strategizes and executes all levels of Six Sigma projects.  Uses advanced statistical tools to analyze and solve quality problems. Trains, coaches and mentors other Six Sigma professionals.
Course pre-requisites  MCC and ASQ® certifications do not have experience requirements. ASQ® certification is optional. MCC certification does not have experience requirements, however a minimum of 2 years working on quality improvement projects is suggested.
 
3 years of work experience in one or more areas of the Six Sigma Body of Knowledge required for ASQ® certification. ASQ® certification is optional.
 
Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Excel. 
MCC certification does not have experience requirements, however a minimum of 2 years leading or directing quality improvement projects is suggested.
 
3 years of work experience in one or more areas of the Six Sigma Body of Knowledge required for ASQ® certification. ASQ® certification is optional.
 
Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Excel. 
Certification requirements 1 capstone 2 capstones, 1 project 2 capstones, 2 projects

Pricing for 2020/21 Academic Year (Tuition and fees per student):

Academy Courses
Certification Tuition Software fee Certification fee Total Cost
LSS White Belt $299     $299
LSS Yellow Belt Plus $699   $25 $724
LSS Green Belt Plus $1,299 $450 $75 $1,824
LSS Black Belt Plus $2,999 * $500 $3,499
Other Courses
LSS Yellow Belt $999 $0 $25 $1,024
LSS Green Belt $1,899 $250 $75 $2,224
Excel for Lean Six Sigma $349     $349

 *LSS Black Belt requires software, but assumes participant already purchased in LSS Green Belt
 Note: Tuition includes blended learning portal, text and print materials

Lean Six Sigma Academy Courses and Pricing

LSS White Belt

Contact Hours: 10 Hours Total (8 hours online, 2 hours classroom)

This course is basic awareness training that has been designed to provide the core concepts of Lean and Six Sigma with a focus on basic Lean practices and quality improvement tools. Participants will be introduced to the DMAIC methodology - Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control - as well as tools to help enhance the fundamental quality skills and applications of common sense. This program will allow you to introduce the Lean Six Sigma program into more areas within the organization and reach line level employees without completing the projects required in the Green Belt course. All in all, this will create real financial gains that create value for both the company and its customers.

Each trained White Belt will have knowledge of:

  • Introduction to Six Sigma
  • Introduction to Lean principles
  • Voice of the Customer
  • Mapping the Process
  • Eight Wastes
LSS Yellow Belt Plus

Contact Hours: 30 Hours Total (22 hours online, 8 hours classroom)

This course introduces the core methodologies of Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement Model (D.M.A.I.C.) which combines the disciplines of Lean and Six Sigma. This course covers the following topic areas: Overview of Lean Six Sigma and Introduction to the core concepts of the LSS process improvement methodology; Cost of Poor Quality; Voice of the Customer; Core LSS project Tools; Process mapping; Core Lean Tools; data Collection; and error proofing. This course emphasizes interactive simulations, small group interaction, and a comprehensive real-world project in order to gain the distinction of Certified Yellow Belt.

Each trained Yellow Belt will learn the following objectives:

  • Managing the project
  • SIPOC
  • Kaizen Event
  • Current State VSM
  • Future State VSM
  • Cause and Effect Diagrams
  • Flow and Pull Systems
  • SS Methodology
  • Visual Management
  • Standard Work
  • Workplace Design and Layout
  • Controlling the Process
LSS Green Belt Plus

Contact Hours: 40 Hours Total (24 hours online, 16 hours classroom)

Students entering this training will work detailed Value Stream Maps and will identify areas of waste with an in-depth look at the sources of defects and the associated quality issues. They will apply Lean Six Sigma tools - including statistical analysis - to reduce sources of waste and then to verify the effectiveness of their solutions. This course emphasizes interactive simulations, small group interaction, and a comprehensive real-world project in order to gain the distinction of Certified Green Belt.

Green belts must have completed the Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification requirements.

Upon successful completion of the project, the participant will become a Certified Green Belt.

Each trained Green Belt will learn the following objectives:

  • Lean Six Sigma Fusion
  • What is Statistics
  • Organizing and Presenting Data
  • Pareto Analysis
  • Process Based Costs
  • Measurement Systems Analysis
  • Process Capability
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
  • Selecting the Solution
  • Introduction to Design and Experiments
  • Error Proofing, Control Charts
  • Total Productive Maintenance
LSS Black Belt Plus

Contact Hours: 80 Hours Total (64 hours online, 16 hours classroom)

Students entering this training will gain a detailed understanding of six sigma principals and project-applicable best practices. The program includes intensive training and hands-on exercises that will train each participant how to deploy and lead process improvement strategies effectively within the enterprise. The training will conclude with two coached projects wherein each trained Black belt must demonstrate the ability to lead and implement process improvement using six sigma tools and integrated strategies.

Black belts must have completed the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification requirements.

Upon successful completion of the projects, the participant will become a Certified Black Belt.

Each trained Black Belt will expand their knowledge with the following objectives:

  • Comparing ANOVA, Means
  • Confidence Interval for the Means
  • Continuous Probability Curves (Normal)
  • Design of Experiments (Basic/Full Factorial)
  • Hypothesis Testing for Non-Parametric Data
  • Hypothesis Tests for the Means
  • Inferential Statistics Self-Assessment
  • Introduction to Probability
  • Making Inferences About Proportions
  • Making Inferences About Variances
  • Managing Change
  • Project Management Introduction
  • Probability Distribution Discrete Random
  • Variables


Group or Custom Training:

Does your organization have multiple employees who could benefit from Lean Six Sigma Training? If so, Lean Six Sigma group or customized training may be a cost-effective and efficient way to train the team in Yellow, Green or Black Belt skills at a location and time convenient for you.

For more information, contact:

Business & Industry Partners Students & Professionals
 Robert Caldwell
Workforce Training Manager

Phone: 531-622-4771

 
 Kimberley Bridges
Workforce Training Coordinator

Phone: 531-622-2658