Lean, also known as Lean Manufacturing, Lean Enterprise, or Lean Production, is a process-improvement methodology that identifies and eliminates non-value-adding activities in business processes. Value-adding activities are what the customer is willing to pay for and non-value-adding activities are considered waste and unproductive. Removing and or minimizing non-value-adding activities improves business results.
Students earning Statements of Completion in both Lean Business Improvement and Six Sigma Business Improvement will earn an Associate Certificate in Lean Six Sigma Principles.
About Part-time Studies
Take a single course or work towards a credential — all at a pace that’s right for you.
Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there’s space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (April).
Applicants to the BCIT School of Business are required to have completed two years of full-time study in high school or post-secondary program in English in an English speaking country. If you do not have English 12 and have not studied in an English-speaking country, you will need to demonstrate your skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:
Formal application to the Statement of Completion is not required. Upon successful completion of the courses, email the program contact with your full name, student number, and mailing address to be issued a Statement of Completion.
Important updates to Part-time Studies
1) Need to waitlist for a School of Business + Media course? Find out more.
2) English Requirement: Find out more.
Please note: part-time programs and courses are open enrolment and although we make every effort to accommodate demand, course registration cannot be guaranteed in every semester. High demand courses fill quickly and may result in students unable to register for a course that semester. Courses may also be cancelled due to low enrolment.
Part-time Studies Program Assistant – Operations Management
604-412-7417 | Ruth_MacKay@bcit.ca
Part-time Studies Coordinator – Operations Management
604-453-4005 | Juan_Azmitia@bcit.ca
Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
- Course selection and program planning
- Declaring your program
- Making changes to your approved program plan
- Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
- Laddering options
- Job placement and graduate outcomes
- Student life
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