Professional Certificate in Lean Six Sigma

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Cost Estimation for Professional Certificate in Lean Six Sigma

Application Fee$200
Program Fee$5,950 per quarter
Student Service Fee$150
Medical Insurance$600
Books & Supplies$150 - $350

Housing Options

Housing Application Fee$200
International Village
  • Studio: $3,864
  • Single: $3,696
  • Double: $2,100
American Family Homestay
  • Cost per week: $225
  • Cost per day: $33

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Professional Certificate in Lean Six Sigma

Professional Certificate in Lean Six Sigma

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Upcoming Dates


Winter 2019
2-Jan to 27-Mar

Spring 2019
25-Mar to 14-Jun

Summer 2019
24-Jun to 13-Sep

Fall 2019
23-Sep to 13-Dec


Winter 2020
2-Jan to 26-Mar

Spring 2020
23-Mar to 12-Jun

Summer 2020
22-Jun to 11-Sep

Fall 2020
28-Sep to 18-Dec


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12 weeks

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$5,950 per quarter

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16 Units

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Learn the core principles of Lean Six Sigma and how to incorporate them within an organization. Explore techniques to measure productivity, assess the results and strategize improvement. Find out how the practices of near-shoring and re-shoring are currently being used. By the end of this program, your advanced knowledge and University of California Professional Certificate will distinguish you as a Lean professional committed to organizational success anywhere in the world.

This program is 16 units and can be completed in 6-9 months.

What You'll Learn

  • Methods to improve speed and efficiency to complement and reinforce organizational effectiveness in meeting mission, vision and values
  • Develop and integrate Lean Six Sigma tools to more effectively meet various needs
  • Supervision and team building strategies for enhanced productivity
  • Overview of fundamental lean principles
  • Statistical analysis and strategies to administer complex projects
  • Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) methodology
  • Project management methodology, evaluation, planning, and reporting

What You Can Do

Professionals in this area can work anywhere in the world in manufacturing, construction, automobile manufacturing, industrial and other similar industries. This specialization provides a unique skill set that many management and industry professionals can use, including (but not limited to):

  • Lean manufacturing manager
  • Lean manufacturing consultant
  • Production supervisor
  • Lean engineer

Who Can Attend

Admission Requirements:

  • TOEFL score of 550 (80iBT) or IELTS score of 6.5
  • Minimum age: 18 (or high school graduate)
  • No degree required
  • This is a full-time program
  • You must obtain F-1 (student) visa

Dates and Fees


Winter 2019
2-Jan to 27-Mar

Spring 2019
25-Mar to 14-Jun

Summer 2019
24-Jun to 13-Sep

Fall 2019
23-Sep to 13-Dec


Winter 2020
2-Jan to 26-Mar

Spring 2020
23-Mar to 12-Jun

Summer 2020
22-Jun to 11-Sep

Fall 2020
28-Sep to 18-Dec

How to Enroll

Enrollments in Certificate programs MUST be done through the University Credit Program.

Quarterly tuition for the University Credit Program is for a total of 12 units*.

Students can take up to 4 additional units per quarter, at an additional cost per unit.

Students on Student Visa (F-1) are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 units to maintain F-1 status
*Amounts are in U.S. dollars and reflect tuition cost only

Where to Stay

Recommended Housing

International Village (IV)

  • Conveniently located next to the UCR Extension Center, restaurants, banks, and the main UCR campus
  • Offers three types of living arrangements: studio, single, or double
  • Open year-round
  • For adult students (age 18 or older) only


  • Stay with an American family to practice English daily and learn about American life and customs
  • Fully-furnished room; double-occupancy
  • All meals and daily transportation (to/from school or school-related activities) included
  • Minimum age 14
  • No minimum stay

Experience California

Social & Cultural Activities

Make the most of your California experience!

Riverside has a friendly community and centralized location. Travel an hour in any direction to explore Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, and other famous destinations.

Fill your weekends with:

  • Unforgettable places, events, and cultural immersion activities
  • FREE social events to make professional connections
  • Optional trips at a special student rate

Before You Apply

You will be asked create an account and you will need to provide a valid email address, mailing address and other personal information.

Collect any required documents so that you are prepared to upload them.

Supporting Documents:

  • Agency/embassy/partner university information. (Only required if you have one.)
  • Copy of your passport photo page.
  • Statement of Financial Support Form. (Only if your program requires an F-1 (student) visa)
  • Financial statement from the Bank, in English. (Only if your program requires an F-1 (student) visa)
  • If you are applying as an F-1 transfer student from another U.S. institution, you must submit copies of your current I-20 form, I-94 form, and F-1 visa. If you are accepted, your acceptance letter will provide further instructions on completing your transfer.
  • If you are under 18 years old, have your parents complete the parental release form.

Note: Some programs require additional documentation.

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Associate Dean, International Education
UCR Extension Professional Studies

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