Norcross, GA (PRWEB) April 20, 2007
The Institute of Industrial Engineers' flagship course, Six Sigma Black Belt, has been evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) which has recommended that the course is equivalent to three (3) graduate semester hour credits in statistics for quality assurance and three (3) graduate semester hours in statistical process control or design of experiments.
Larry Aft, Director of Continuing Education for The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) stated, "The fact that IIE's Six Sigma course has been evaluated by ACE as being equivalent to six hours of graduate credit speaks highly to the quality of our continuing education programs. Participants can be assured that our training programs are of the highest standards."
Corporations often require equivalent college credit in order to support employees taking continuing education courses. Often they require continuing education credits as well. IIE's courses all offer Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), so this is an excellent step forward in helping companies get employees trained in a critical element of continuous processes improvement.
According to Don Greene, Executive Director of IIE, "Our Six Sigma Black Belt program receives high marks from participants. It truly provides a valuable service to the growing community of quality professionals. I am pleased that the American Council on Education has made this recommendation."
IIE offers an array of courses in Six Sigma, lean, supply chain management, and other quality programs. To see all of IIE's course offerings, go to http://www.iieseminars.org.
Founded in 1918, the American Council on Education (ACE) is the nation's unifying voice for higher education. ACE serves as a consensus leader on key higher education issues and seeks to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. By fostering greater collaboration and new partnerships within and outside higher education, ACE helps colleges and universities anticipate and address the challenges of the 21st century and contribute to a stronger nation and a better world. Our members and associates are approximately 1,800 accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities and higher education-related associations, organizations, and corporations.
IIE is the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IIE is an international, non-profit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineering.
With approximately 15,000 members and 280 chapters worldwide, IIE's primary mission is to meet the ever-changing needs of industrial engineers, which includes undergraduate and graduate students, engineering practitioners and consultants in all industries, engineering managers, and engineers in education, research, and government.
IIE is recognized internationally as:
- The leading provider of cutting-edge continuing education in industrial engineering
- The acknowledged source of productivity improvement information via the Internet, publications, and live events, including an annual conference, topical conferences, and technical seminars
- An invaluable source of member benefits that include a magazine, professional development programs, an online career center, networking communities, chapters, and affinity programs that save members time and money
- The only association that supports the profession of industrial engineering and promotes an increased awareness of the value of industrial engineers
- The only association that supports accredited industrial engineering programs through the ABET Inc.