Lean Six Sigma Green Belt


Lean Six Sigma is a combination of two popular continuous improvement methods—Lean and Six Sigma—that empower organizations to achieve operational excellence through proven problem-solving and continuous-improvement techniques.

In this online course designed for individuals responsible for managing or participating significantly in any business process activities, you will gain the skills needed to encourage a culture of service excellence, continuous improvement and empirically-based decision making. Through pre-recorded lectures and live class discussions, you’ll learn a systematic method to improve performance and reduce variation in business operations to achieve productivity and profitability gains. You will also work on and complete a real process improvement project that directly impacts your organization’s bottom line. By the end of this course, you will possess the knowledge and tools needed to lead process improvement projects that increase quality, consistency, speed and financial savings for your organization.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Green Belt Badge, recognized globally as an indicator of master of LSS expertise.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply Lean Six Sigma principles to your daily work
  • Develop a project charter
  • Apply Lean tools to improve a process
  • Execute a project using the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) methodology
  • Quantify project benefits
  • Address quality and waste issues such as defects, cycle time, over-processing, excess motions/transportation, wait time, variability, etc.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Lean Six Sigma implementation
  • Process improvement
  • System optimization
  • Improving customer satisfaction
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Instruction Method
Online class

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Section Notes

This course will be held via LIVE online class sessions on Friday's from 9:00am-12:00 pm on the following dates: 3/22/24, 4/5/24, 4/19/24, 5/3/24, 5/17/24, 5/31/24, 6/14/24

The course is structured to move from one week to the next with assignments due regularly throughout the course. This course relies heavily on the use of live projects as learning tools, and students are expected to reference actual process improvement projects from their professional or personal lives. These projects should focus on a process that the student is directly involved in and has some level of control over.

In order to be eligible for the Green Belt Badge participants must attend the live class sessions and complete all knowledge assessments with a passing score of 75% or higher.

UC Davis Staff Discount: $200 off, claim at time enrollment, enroll by phone (530-757-8777)

Enrollment Deadline: March 15, 2024

Refund Deadline: April 5, 2024. Refunds and/or enrollment transfers will not be approved after this date.

Enrollment Policies

View complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers. Refund Deadline: April 5, 2024. Refunds and/or enrollment transfers will not be approved after this date.

Technical Requirements

Students must have the following to take this class: - Email account - Computer with strong Internet connection - Head phones with microphone - Web camera - Zoom application (free online) You will receive an email on the course start date with information on how to log into the online class portal. If you have not received your login information in the time frame indicated, please visit cpe.ucdavis.edu/areas-study/online-programs/receiving-login-information Remote classes will be facilitated through Zoom. Please check your computer readiness for Zoom by conducting a test meeting at https://zoom.us/test, and ensure that you have the most recent version of Zoom. To ensure your success in this online course, please review the information at cpe.ucdavis.edu/online-learning/tech-requirements


Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.