Program Description

The Lean Manufacturing Certificate is intended for current and aspiring manufacturing lead persons, supervisors, managers, inventory personnel, schedulers and logistics employees in manufacturing organizations of all types and sizes. Learners will acquire the skills and tools necessary to apply lean operation solutions, successfully manage projects and ensure quality. These practices will allow the organization to eliminate waste and boost performance throughout the business process.

Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $1,807
Books & Supplies: $110

Financial Aid

Not Available


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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

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at Medford
at Phillips
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* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.


Graduates will be able to…

  • Utilize effective strategies to manage projects
  • Evaluate common problem solving tools
  • Develop and implement work standards
  • Evaluate best practices to sustain improvements
  • Identify and provide examples of the eight kinds of wastes
  • Illustrate how a value stream map is used to identify value added activities versus non value added activities
  • Identify opportunities and barriers toward building a lean culture
  • Explain the benefits of Lean Principles Operations
  • Explain the benefits of Total Productive Maintenance
  • Apply strategies for identifying and meeting or exceeding customer expectations
  • Apply a systems focused approach to continuous improvement efforts
  • Utilize the seven quality management and planning tools
  • Explain the key knowledge areas applied in project management
  • Define metrics and measuring success
  • Apply continuous improvement strategies to business operations


The Lean Manufacturing Leadership Certificate is a 11 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

Lean Organizations 3.00
Project Management Leadership Principles 3.00
Lean Manufacturing Fundamentals 2.00
Quality & Performance Excellence 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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