10 Credits | Less than 1 year
Ashland, Hayward, Ladysmith, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior
After completing the Lean Quality certificate, you’ll be able to work with and understand day-to-day lean enterprise initiatives and challenges in most organizations. You’ll also be prepared to assist in working with and developing successful productive teams focused on customer service excellence.
In a combination of learning the “on the floor” lean quality process tools and studying an applying leadership practices, you’ll be able to deliver quality initiatives in a workplace. You can pick from either the manufacturing process approach or services process approach. Program courses are current, relevant to today’s business challenges and students practice and apply management and leadership principles in real world situations.
Lean Quality graduates will be able to:
- Lead and apply Kaizen initiatives
- Create and use value stream mapping processes
- Implement 5 S programs
- Incorporate the key components of Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma into a working environment
Topics learned in this course include lean enterprise principles and tools, value stream mapping, 5S, Kaizen implementation and management for improvement.
WITC is large enough to serve you but small enough to know you. The experienced faculty are knowledgeable, approachable, and eager to help. The sizes of your classes will allow for the attention you deserve.
Cutting-Edge, Relevant Curriculum
Continuous networking with business professionals, employers, and recent graduates keeps your courses up to date and applicable to your future career.
The curriculum centers on what actually happens in the world of business within the WITC region, as well as nationally and internationally.
Depending on whether you take the service or manufacturing approach curriculum, you’ll complete either 4 or 5 classes to earn 10 credits. Upon completion of the certificate, you’ll be able to lead and apply Kaizen initiatives, create and use value stream mapping processes, implement 5S programs, and incorporate the key components of lean enterprise and Six Sigma into a working environment.
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck.
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs*
10 Credits | Less than 1 year
$1,460 In Tuition and Fees
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Lean Quality Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Lean Quality certificate.