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Improvement and Innovation Education

Our program providing education and certification in Six Sigma was established in 2001 by then Dean, Dr. A. Blanton Godfrey. Before joining NC State, Dr. Godfrey served as Chairman and CEO of Juran Institute and Head of Quality Theory and Technology Development at AT&T Bell Labs. Since its inception, the program has provided Lean, Six Sigma, and Lean Six Sigma training for over 5,000 professionals in manufacturing, healthcare, government, education, food processing, finance, insurance, and others. The success of their projects has resulted in more than $600 million in financial impact on their organizations, as reported in their certification projects. Each of these programs exceeds the American Society of Quality’s (ASQ) Body for Knowledge standards by ensuring that students are exposed to ever-evolving advancements.