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Jefferson College works with individuals interested in the field of manufacturing and manufacturing companies focused on developing a stronger and more productive workforce with a variety of customized training solutions.

For more information on customized training solutions for your business you can go to the Workforce Solutions - Customized Training page.


Manufacturing Technician Certificate Program (NEW)
(Scheduled Launch April 2015)

Lean Sigma Overview

Lean Six Sigma business strategies combine the use of Lean Enterprise tools and the DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) problem solving process to eliminate waste and resolve problems that were previously considered unsolvable. The primary benefit of this overview is to provide a clear understanding of both Lean and Six Sigma disciplines in order to provide clarity in their similarities and differences.

This is a four hour instructor led interactive workshop designed for business owners, managers, and decision makers.

Day/Date/Time: Thursday
January 29, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Sessions: 1
Instructor: The QL Group
Location: JCA 325
Fee: $295
CRN# 36228

Day/Date/Time: Tuesday
April 14, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Sessions: 1
Instructor: The QL Group
Location: JCA 325
Fee: $295
CRN# 36229


Six Sigma Green Belt

The Six Sigma Green Belt training program blends classroom instruction and exercises with real life project mentoring and problem solving. During the training, each participant will be assigned to a Six Sigma project team to solve a problem within their organization. Problem solving exercises, project mentoring, and presentation of project finding follow each day's instruction.

Training attendees typically come from operations, quality and engineering staff functions. Whatever the student's background, the Green Belt training is based on the building blocks to bring the novice and journeyman to a similar level of effectiveness as a Six Sigma practitioner. The training is also designed to prepare the participants to pass the ASQ CSSGB exam.

Day/Date/Time: Thursdays
March 5 - May 21, 2015 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sessions: 10
Instructor: The QL Group
Location: JCA 325
Fee: $2995
CRN# 36227

Instructor Information

Steve Andriano

Steve has twenty years experience in the deployment of Lean and Six Sigma improvement efforts in a wide variety of industries and locations. He has amassed the following credentials that serve as the basis for his problem solving methods and group's basic philosophy in attaining Business Excellence. He has served as a 3rd party project manager for LeanSigma services since 1998. Previous projects have attained significant improvements in key processes in manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, and service industries.

Prior to 1998, Steve held several roles as an engineer and manager for the Frigidaire Company, Donaldson, Inc, and Nordyne, Inc.

SME Certified Lean Practitioner - Silver Level
SME Certified Lean Practitioner - Bronze Level
ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)
ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)
ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE)
APICS Certified Production and Inventory Manager (CPIM)
BS Industrial Engineering, University of Missouri

Phil Schiefer

Phil has sixteen years’ experience in Design, Manufacturing, Lean, and Quality Engineering. During his career he has led many teams and implemented a wide variety of lean and quality driven projects. Along the way he also delivered in-depth training for hundreds of employees regarding safety, leadership, communications, and problem solving.

Prior to his career in manufacturing, Phil served honorably as an Air Force Transportation and Logistics Officer. After his military service, he served in multiple engineering roles with US companies INDEECO and ABB.


We offer numerous online certification courses that may just give you that needed edge to secure that better job or position. We have several Online Partners who offer excellent programs, sure to catch your interest. Here are some of our online offerings:
Ed2GO Online Career Cert Prep


ProTrain Online Certification Prep


AMA Flexstudy -Online


ToolingU Online Courses:


Note: Many additional courses are available through this online provider! 

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