COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & SCIENCE

Online Degrees & Certifications

The College of Engineering and Science offers both on-campus and off-campus options for distance learners. These options provide students, business, industry, and employers access to academic and professional development opportunities. Two degrees and two academic certifications can be completed entirely online. Students can earn a Master of Science in Engineering Technology Management or Engineering with a concentration in Industrial Engineering online as well as both Green Belt and Black Belt Professional Certification.

Master’s of Science Degrees

Graduate Certificates

Other Certifications

Six Sigma Green Belt

Requirements

Students are required to take the following courses and earn a grade of ‘B’ or higher in each of these courses to complete the requirements of the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Take both of the following courses:

  • INEN 514: Statistical Analysis for Six Sigma and
  • INEN 566: Six Sigma and Quality Control.

Total: 6 SCH of coursework.

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The cost to take the two required courses is $1,365 per course for a total of $2,730 to complete the Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

Acquiring a greenbelt certificate not only enhances a professional skill set but also improves an individuals’ marketability for obtaining competitive positions with successful organizations and companies. According to Villanova University, “while trained and certified in Six Sigma methodology, a Green belt does not usually practice the methodology full time.” Green Belts can spend up to half of their work time on Six Sigma projects and function as support for Black Belts. They will “use graphs to show process improvement…, create a communication plan to convey accurate information about the project to leadership and other stakeholders, and promote data-driven solutions.”

According to Go Lean Six Sigma, “the national average salary for a Certified Green Belt in 2016 is $83,000 per year in the United States.”

Indeed.com states that average Six Sigma Green Belt salaries for job postings nationwide are 42% higher than average salaries for all job postings nationwide. Some examples of jobs are Lean Continuous Improvement Leader, Lean Process Improvement Engineer, Supplier Quality Engineer Senior, Lean Manufacturing Facilitator, etc.

For more information, contact Beth Hegab.

Lean Certification

Requirements

Students are required to take the following course and earn a grade of ‘B’ or higher in it to complete the requirement of the Lean Certification.

  • INEN 511: Theory and Applications of Lean Manufacturing and Management

Total: 3 SCH of coursework.

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The cost to take the required course is $1,365 to complete the Lean certification.

Acquiring a lean certificate validates one’s knowledge and experience with lean principles, enhancing the professional skillset as it interlaces innovative ways of thinking and doing business with real-world applications and results. It also improves an individuals’ marketability for obtaining competitive positions with successful organizations and companies. The lean methodology aims to deliver maximum value while minimizing waste, improving the operations and processes within the organization. When implemented, lean has proven to drive sustainable improvements and results within an organization, accomplishing business objectives.

According to salary.com and indeed.com, “the national average salary for a Certified Lean Specialist in 2019 is $81,574 per year while that of a Certified Lean Manager is $89,032 per year in the United States.”

Indeed.com states that average Lean salaries for job postings nationwide are 42% higher than average salaries for all job postings nationwide. Some examples of jobs are Lean Continuous Improvement Leader, Lean Process Improvement Engineer, Process Improvement Quality Engineer, Lean Manufacturing Facilitator, etc.

For more information, contact Beth Hegab.