Professional Essential Training at STLCC Continuing Education

By on August 22, 2013
Professional Essential Training Six Sigma

Earn a credential that will increase your value in the job market or develop competencies by learning new skills.

Professional Essentials will help you develop and maintain your competitive edge!

All classes are held at the St. Louis Community College Corporate College, 3221 McKelvey Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044.

Register today for the following by calling St. Louis Community College Continuing Education at 314-984-7777 or online at

LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Whether you are a member of a quality team, a quality manager, or desire to obtain a LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt Certification for your own professional development, this course is appropriate for you. We blend classroom instruction and online instructor-led labs. Certification program highlights include: how to implement the DMAIC process (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control), how to develop reliable and valid measurements for a system, how to define the cost of poor quality, how to use the correct formula to calculate ROI and more. Supplies included in cost of course. Students successfully completing this training will receive their LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and 45 hours of instruction. This training includes an 18 hour capstone simulation project on the last Tuesday session and 2 consecutive Saturdays. Attendance on these days is mandatory. If one of these days is missed, arrangements may be made with the instructor to complete the project and receive certification. However, should this be necessary, additional instructional costs will be charged to the student above and beyond the cost of the program. Lunch provided on Saturdays. This program is approved by DESE for WIA funding through the Missouri Career Center. Class meets Tuesdays and Saturdays.

BUSN:765 Section C50
Tuesdays, 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10
Saturdays, 12/7, 12/14
STLCC-Corporate College, 208 and 211
Instructor: Patricia Dalton
Fee: $1899

Overview of LEAN Manufacturing

Guided discussion will give participants an understanding of the origins of LEAN and the basic beliefs that make it the most powerful productivity improvement process available today. Following this opening discussion, participants will examine the following:

  • Optimizing the static work environment through the use of the 5S System
  • Making work flow smoothly through the work environment through the use of Value-Stream Mapping
  • Using the A3 process to drive process improvements

Each participant will receive print materials that they can use to put the tools of LEAN reviewed to work in their organization.

BUSN:765 Section C51
Wednesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 9
STLCC-Corporate College, 209
Instructor: George Friesen
Fee: $149

Project Management Orientation

This free session is designed to provide information to individuals interested in obtaining PMP certification. You’ll learn about the concepts, test preparation and requirements needed for certification. Presentation includes an overview of the program, a look at class materials, trends in the industry and potential job opportunities for PMPs. The orientation is free but registration is required.

BUSN:765 Section C80
Saturday, Sept. 14
STLCC-Corporate College, 209
Instructor: Dirk Lupien
Free, but pre-registration is required

Project Management

Project managers are sought after professionals when the need is for skills that include time, resource and financial management with a finite effort. Working knowledge of these skills is recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI) through various levels of certification. This course helps you to prepare for the PMP certification exam by presenting the critical concepts together with the core knowledge areas covered in the exam. Topics covered include the process groups and relationships, terminology and decision making practice. Session attendance in this course counts toward the project management training criteria, 35 hours, required to register for the PMP exam. This practical based learning prepares the student for the PMP certification exam by lecture, online exercises, working sessions and practice exams. This program is approved by DESE for WIA funding through the Missouri Career Center and presented by a Registered Educational Provider (REP). Class meets Wednesdays: and Saturdays. Lunch provided on Saturdays.

BUSN:765 Section C52
Wednesdays, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30
Saturdays, 10/12, 10/19, 11/2
STLCC-Corporate College, 207
Instructor: Dirk Lupien
Fee: $1699

Project Earned Value Management (EVM)

While managing all aspects of a project itself is challenging, getting the best out of project management is much more challenging. This course is designed for project team members to learn the basic understanding of earned value management (EVM) and get prepared to plan, analyze and control cost, schedule, and technical performance of an activity, project, or contract. This course teaches how to measure and manage a project’s progress and improve its productivity and efficiency. You will gain a good understanding of EVM concepts, learn essential techniques for analyzing EVM data and provide recommendations to PMO. Completion of program qualifies for 10 PMP CCR PDUs.

BUSN:765 Section C54
Tuesday, Nov. 19 and Thursday, Nov. 21
STLCC-Corporate College, 210
Instructor: Ramesh Kumar
Fee: $299

Project Recovery

Due to problems caused by various factors, often projects go over budget and behind schedule. As a result, many projects get cancelled or terminate prematurely without undergoing a clear analysis. This course teaches the techniques to identify, assess and analyze the root cause, depth and effect of any project problems. This course also teaches step-by-step approach to determine the solutions to project problems and recommend decisions in a cost-and-time effective manner. Participants will learn the techniques and approaches to identify, analyze and resolve project problems in a structured fashion. Completion of program qualifies for 10 PMP CCR PDUs.

BUSN:765 Section C53
Tuesday, Nov. 12 and Thursday, Nov. 14
STLCC-Corporate College, 210
Instructor: Ramesh Kumar
Fee: $299

About Timothy Gallo

Timothy is the Marketing Manager for the Continuing Education program at St. Louis Community College. Tim has over 15 years of experience working with Continuing Education program design and development, instructional design, training and development, project management, program/course development, and marketing.