Behrend LSSGB course introduces participants to the process improvement tools, techniques, and methodologies that will empower them to lead and implement successful Lean Six Sigma projects. Participants will learn Lean and Six Sigma problem solving methodologies (i.e. 8D and DMAIC) and the important tools for improving quality and reducing wastes in manufacturing, service, and/or healthcare industries.
Dates: January 6, 7, 13, and 14, 2021
*Penn State Behrend will refund your registration fee if you don't have an ROI greater than the cost of the course upon project completion.
Course Instructor: Dr. Faisal Aqlan, Ph.D., LB/LS, LSSGB/LSSBB, SSBB
Dr. Faisal Aqlan is an associate professor of industrial engineering and director of the NSF RET Site in Manufacturing Simulation and Automation. Dr. Aqlan is an educator, inventor, and process improvement expert. Aqlan holds Lean and Six Sigma certifications from IBM and ASQ. He has both industry and academic experience and has worked on several process improvement projects with local and national companies.
Students and professionals who are interested to work in process improvement teams and solve problems related to quality and productivity in manufacturing, service, or healthcare industry.
- Work experience in any industry
- Basic knowledge of statistics
- Attend the training course (4 days)
- Pass the exam with 80% or higher
- Complete a project on Lean Six Sigma
Review of basic statistics, introduction to manufacturing and service industries, Lean Six Sigma fundamentals, tools, implementation, and case studies.
- 150 Multiple Choice Questions with a 3-hour allotted time
- Two trials within one week after completing the course
- Those who fail the exam after the two trials and/or who do not complete the project on-time will receive Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification
Lean Six Sigma Project
A project that will involve implementation of Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques. The project should be completed in four months after passing the exam.
What Our Participants Say about the Course
“The recent Lean Six Sigma training I attended was excellent. The lessons and skills learned are already benefiting my work group.”
—Eric Gustafson, Regional Air Quality Manager, PA Dept. of Environmental Protection
“The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course taught by Professor Faisal Aqlan was outstanding. The curriculum and materials were comprehensive and well organized. It was the right blend of instruction, peer interaction and activities and set me up to successfully complete the exam and project. Professor Aqlan’s support, insights and recommendations during the project phase was extremely helpful and promoted additional learning. I have since recommended this program to several of my team and other colleagues.”
—Lisa Holman, Director of Contact Center Operations/Customer Service, Erie Insurance
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