Official Certificate Program in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Quality

Manufacturing & Construction Management


Contact Information

Applied Innovation Hub 214

E. Daniel Kirby
Department Chair 

Donna Pettinelli
Department Secretary 


Official Certificate Program in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Quality

Program Description:

Central Connecticut State University is offering a timely program designed for today's professionals involved in any aspect of lean manufacturing and six sigma quality issues;including engineering, packaging, purchasing, operations, finance, and customer service. This program offers insights and philosophies of the lean/six sigma approach. It offers tools and techniques to help modern companies improve their processes. Both experienced and inexperienced executives, managers, and supervisors will gain insight into every aspect of this current and highly important issue.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To ensure a thorough and complete understanding of the requirements, benefits, strengths and opportunities offered using Six Sigma and Lean principles.
  • To introduce students to the tools and techniques used in Six Sigma and Lean concepts and to offer practical application exercises in everyday workplace environments.

Participants must successfully complete the following courses (12 credits): TM 464, 490, 510, 561; twelve credits of which may be applied as electives to the M.S. in Technology Management (provided six-year time limit for the master's is met).

A Brief Overview of Each Course:


TM 464 Six Sigma Quality
Prereq.: STAT 104 or permission of department chair. Application of statistical techniques to meet the needs of continuous quality improvement in the industrial environment. Topics include variation, control and capacity, SPC for short run, and advanced process control. Emphasis on developing a continuous quality improvement strategy through supplier certification standards.

TM 490 Advanced Six Sigma Quality
Prereq.: TM 464. Planning techniques of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Quality Function Deployment (QFD), and Design of Experiments (DOE) will be presented.

TM 510 Industrial Operations Management
Prereq.: Admission to a CCSU graduate program or permission of the department chair. Principles underlying industrial management. Topics include organization for production, industrial risk, product research and development, and the management of capital goods.

TM 561 Application of Lean Principles
Tools and techniques of lean manufacturing as they are applied to an entire organization. Core methodologies in lean production include value stream mapping, teaming, productivity improvement, inventory reduction, pull systems, kanban, standard work, and cost reduction.

Plan of Study