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Lean Six Sigma (Part-time)

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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

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Admission Procedures

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

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Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

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Program Courses

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Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
MGMT3075 Leadership and Team Building
Description: Organizations and the supply chains are complex and leaders need to be able to lead and motivate individuals and teams in the organization and compete in the global economy. This course will cover fundamental concepts of effective leadership and team building in the global economy.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
OLRN1790 Statistics
Description: The following topics will be discussed: Introduction to Statistics; Introduction to Minitab; Visual Description of Univariate Data: Statistical Description of Univariate Data; Visual Description of Bivariate Data; Statistical Description of Bivariate Data: Regression and Correlation; Probability Basic Concepts; Discrete Probability Distributions; Continuous Probability Distributions; Sampling Distributions; Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Testing for one mean and one proportion, Chi-Square Analysis, Regression Analysis, and Statistical process Control.

Minitab software and a DVD drive is required. MAC users are not supported in this course.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
OPER3215 Lean Concepts and Continuous Improvement
Description: During this course, students will learn to apply the concepts, philosophies, and techniques associated with the development of a less resource-intensive, high-quality service and manufacturing operations through the application of lean and six sigma techniques.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MATH2250 or MATH2255
OPER3235 Value Stream Mapping
Description: In this capstone course students learn to identify cost areas in products and services. They will also practice innovative thinking to develop cost reduction ideas which will add value to the product while maintaining or improving quality and reliability. This capstone course requires the student to apply most of the subjects taught in all three years, particularly Purchasing, Accounting, Costing, Project Management, Manufacturing Processes, and Print Interpretation.
Students who successfully complete this course and OPER3210 Lean Concepts and Continuous Improvement may qualify for Six Sigma Yellow belt certification.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: OPER3210 or OPER3215

Annual Delivery Schedule

Course Code Course Title Fall Winter Spring
(formerly MGMT3070)
Leadership & Teambuilding X    
equivalent to MATH2250
Statistics X X X
(formerly OPER3210)
Lean Concepts and Continuous Improvement
pre-requisite: OLRN1790
(formerly OPER3230)
Value Stream Mapping
pre-requisite: OPER3215

Important Notes: Unless a pre-requisite is stated, courses can be taken in any order, regardless of level. This schedule is for planning purposes only and is subject to change. It is based on the Fall 2017 academic year. If you applied to the program prior to September 2016 you should refer to your student portal to ensure the above courses are required to complete your program design.

This schedule is valid until Spring 2018. Offerings are subject to change without notice.


The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.


Program Contact

Sofija Jelacic,, 519-748-5220 ext 2240

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