Quality Assurance Professional - QA21

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Online

Program Overview

This program will acquaint the learner with the philosophy of Six Sigma and methodologies that will enable the student to utilize the skills to eliminate waste and improve efficiencies in the workplace. This certificate would equip individuals to function as the leader of a Six Sigma team in addition to their regular assigned duties. It will also prepare them to be able to sit for the Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam.

** Some assignments may require students to attend face-to-face sessions.

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable ACCUPLACER, COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Occupational Courses (9 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course will present the historical basis for Six Sigma in America business and industry. The course will blend theoretical and practical ideas from proven applications of the Six Sigma methodology, enabling the student to demonstrate the use of the basic tools and techniques of Six Sigma improvement. The relationship between Lean and Six Sigma will be evaluated as a means for the overall reduction of waste and the improvement of quality through elimination of defects in products and services.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course will introduce the data collection, analysis and statistical tools that are necessary for use in Six Sigma projects. The student will be provided with opportunities to apply these tools as well as interpreting the results. Hypothesis testing will be emphasized in its relation to overall improvement of processes. A methodical approach to problem resolution and prevention will be provided.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course will emphasize the tools and techniques necessary to implement change in processes to maximize ROI and to improve overall effectiveness and efficiency. Emphasis will be made on the role of control charting in maintaining changes in processes. The role of communicating the rationale and methodology of changes will be included.


Six Sigma

Related Program Options:

Business Management Degree
Business Management Diploma



Jacquelyn Veuleman
Director of Economic Development
Office: Brooks Hall, Office 510
Phone: (229) 333-2100 ext. 1379
Campus: Valdosta Campus