USF’s Six Sigma Green Belt program is designed to help professionals gain critical skills required for successful project management and process improvement. Companies that use quality processes are shown to increase customer satisfaction and eliminate waste.Focusing on the improvement of business processes in organizations, the eight-week USF program trains individuals and companies on the fundamentals of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. Lean topics include the concepts of elimination of waste and reduction of cycle time in organizational processes. Six Sigma principles consist of problem-solving techniques, data collection and statistical analysis, reduction of process variation, process capability, and cost analysis. The program also prepares students for the University of South Florida’s Green Belt certification.
“Lean Six Sigma-Green Belt program is used by many companies in need of a continuous process improvement – essentially to do more efficiently and improve their bottom line,” says key instructor Nancy Stark, a managing director of Integrated Quality & Project Services, LLC and a Six Sigma Black Belt. She adds that, “In the USF classroom setting, students will learn how to evaluate Lean Six Sigma tools and apply them to a real world project of their choice. Ideally, the program is targeted to project managers, business analysts, technical specialists, operations officers, and others who are involved in managing business processes for result-driven improvement and customer satisfaction.”.
The intensive 56-hour program will be offered Fridays/Saturdays, Feb. 22- May 31, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at USF Tampa. Fee is $2,400 and includes text materials. For more information or to register online, visit www.conted.usf.edu/quality or call (813) 974-2403, option 1. Registration hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The University of South Florida’s Bookkeeper Certificate Program is designed to improve your knowledge as a professional bookkeeper and to prepare you for the national Certified Bookkeeper (CB) exam, the professional certification established by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). The nine-session program is for individuals who work as bookkeepers, have previous bookkeeping experience, and/or are second-year accounting students. Familiarity with double entry bookkeeping and basic bookkeeping functions are required to enter the program. “According the U.S. Department of Labor, the demand for bookkeepers is expected to increase as they do much of the work of accountants. Job prospects will be strongest for individuals with several years of accounting or bookkeeper certification,” says Gabi Harmon, USF University College’s Learning and Development manager. “Our certificate program will help individuals bring qualified skills and knowledge to their workplace.”
The USF certification preparation course addresses the following: adjusting entries (accruals and deferrals), correcting accounting errors, reviewing basic payroll, examining basic book and tax depreciation, recording and costing out merchandise inventory, and examining internal controls and fraud prevention.
The program is offered Feb. 22- Apr. 26 at USF Tampa on Fridays, 8:30-3:30 p.m. The fee is $1,150 and includes the cost of textbook and exam. The parking fee is $22.50.
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