In order to compete for customers and market share, many organizations are practicing Lean Six Sigma principles to improve operational effectiveness like reducing waste and using more effective problem solving. This program is designed to give you the skills to successfully practice these principles to better your organization and grow your career. In courses developed by working professionals in the field, you’ll gain the practical skills to use lean manufacturing and Six Sigma methods to streamline your business operations to improve productivity and service while reducing waste, time, and cost. You’ll also train to identify the causes of defects and waste within a business, all to help improve your job performance and management skills.
With the growth of careers and interest in Six Sigma principles, this program helps prepare you for a rewarding career in almost any business and organizational structure across industries. And to further help strengthen your job prospects, upon completing this program, you’ll be able to write the exams to earn certifications from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Six Sigma Green Belt and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).
Fall 2021 delivery mode: in person and online options
- Part-time students have the option to take courses in person and/or online.
- We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the procedures that have been implemented.
Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.
About the program
- Learn to more effectively manage a business with Lean Six Sigma principles
- Earn a Statement of Competition in Lean Business Improvement and/or Six Sigma Business Improvement as a step towards the Associate Certificate
- Prepare to write the exams for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Six Sigma Green Belt and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Lean certifications
Learn more in the Program Details.
Who should complete the Lean Six Sigma Principles Associate Certificate?
This program might be right for you if:
- You’re looking to reduce inefficiencies in your business
- You want to implement effective processes to better manage operations
- You have some prior working experience
- You might be working in business operations, leadership, logistics, supply chain, or a general position
Interested? Apply today at the Entrance Requirements to get started!
What grads can do
By training with current management and logistics professionals, you’ll be gaining the knowledge and confidence to effectively problem-solve and improve operational effectiveness in nearly any type of business. Whether you use your training to improve your small business, advance your current career, or grow into new roles in management and operations, you’ll be prepared with most current, effective techniques for a successful career.
Learn more about the specific opportunities awaiting you at the Graduating and Jobs page.
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).
To apply to a Part-time Studies program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.
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:
Important updates to Part-time Studies
This program give you the hands-on, practical knowledge for your career that BCIT is known for. You’ll learn from working industry professionals and learn the core competencies in areas like lean leadership, performance management, and other key Six Sigma topics to help prepare you for a successful career in business and management.
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.
Lean Six Sigma is a managerial concept combining the problem-solving techniques of Lean and Six Sigma. Both Lean and Six Sigma focus on reducing unproductive processes in organizations with the goal to improve operational effectiveness.
In this program, you’ll learn how Six Sigma strives to improve the quality of service and manufacturing business process outputs by identifying and eliminating the causes of defects and minimizing variability and how to apply it in your current or future position.
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 areas.
By training closely with working professionals and managers, you’ll gain the key concepts and abilities of Lean and Six Sigma so you can effectively manage the operations of many types of organizations.
With the practical skills you earn through this program, you’ll be better prepared for a successful advanced career in business, logistics, and management. Your courses help prepare you for additional certification as you’ll be able to write the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Six Sigma Green Belt and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Lean certification exams once you graduate to give you even more and better career options.
Some job opportunities include:
- Logistics Coordinator/Manager
- Process Improvement Specialist
- Inventory Manager
- Supply Chain Coordinator/Manager
Part-time Studies Program Assistant – Operations Management
604-412-7417 | Ruth_MacKay@bcit.ca
Part-time Studies Coordinator – Operations Management
604-432-8991 | Ron_Wlock@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
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