About the Program

What do many of the world’s top companies — like Amazon, Toyota, General Electric, Bank of America, and Nike, — all have in common?

They’ve used Lean Six Sigma to cut production costs, improve quality, stay competitive, and save money. For decades, businesses and organizations from all over the world have realized the benefits of building a culture based on Lean and Six Sigma. Through a unique partnership with GoLeanSixSigma.com, an online leader in problem solving training, SDSU Global Campus offers registration in Lean Six Sigma training courses that can help you improve your own organization.

Our Lean Six Sigma online in-depth training courses teach students to analyze their current processes, understand which steps are wasteful, improve those processes to reduce cycle time and costs, and build a lean culture within their organization to sustain these improved processes. Lean Six Sigma is a combination of two powerful process improvement methods: Lean and Six Sigma. Together, they provide a simple yet comprehensive framework and toolkit for solving problems. Register today to advance your skills, build your resume, and achieve competitive advantages for yourself and your organization.
Estimated Cost
Yellow Belt: $329
Green Belt: $1,099
Black Belt: $2,199
Lean Certification: $499
Completion Time
Yellow Belt: 8 Hours
Green Belt: 32 Hours
Black Belt: 48 Hours
Lean Certification: 16 Hours
Course Format
Online

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Lean Six Sigma courses are ideal for:

  • Students and career professionals looking to strengthen their problem-solving skills and improve their ability to perform root cause analysis
  • All organizational levels planning or implementing a Lean Six Sigma initiative, including directors, managers, supervisors, leads and front-line staff
  • Career professionals including but not limited to health care, finance, insurance, food and beverage, electronics, construction, product manufacturing, call centers, gas/utility, service and administrative functions
  • Personnel from operations, human resources, information technology, production, quality, supply chain management, inventory control, customer service and accounting
  • Government and military employees and contractors

GoLeanSixSigma.com program overview:

  • 100% online
  • Self-paced (asynchronous)
  • Globally recognized
  • Accessible on desktops, tablets, and mobile devices (iOS, Android, and Windows)
  • One-year access from the time of registration to complete the program
  • Unlimited re-takes on exams
  • Start today, begin at any time
  • Earn an SDSU Certificate of Completion and GoLeanSixSigma.com Certification

 

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Job Postings
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Projected Growth
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$65,000-$97,000

 

For more information, email lss.ces@sdsu.edu or call (619) 594-1556.

    Courses

    2021 Summer2021 Fall2022 Winter2022 Spring
    2021 Fall
    LS 0007 Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

    Get your Yellow Belt if Lean Six Sigma is new to you and you'd like an introduction.

    The Yellow Belt Training & Certificate is an online, high-level, awareness course that introduces you to the fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma process improvement. Upon completing the course, you'll see the world with new eyes and understand how Lean Six Sigma can transform your workplace or home.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing Yellow Belt Training you will be able to:

    • Define what Lean Six Sigma is, where it came from and why organizations benefit from it
    • List and describe the Lean Six Sigma Roles
    • List and define each of the 8 Wastes
    • Summarize the Lean Six Sigma improvement method known as DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control)
    • Describe the main tools and techniques used in each of the five phases of DMAIC

    Learn more about Yellow Belt Training or view the Yellow Belt Course Outline.

    Course Date(s)
    August 1 - December 16
    2021 Fall
    LS 0008 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

    Get your Green Belt if you are going to be involved with any kind of process improvement projects.

    Green Belt Training & Certificate is an online, in-depth course that enables you to complete Lean Six Sigma process improvement projects from start to finish. Green Belts carry more recognition and can deliver measurable, sustainable improvement by finding the root causes of problems and streamlining processes.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing Green Belt Training you will be able to:

    • Define what Lean Six Sigma is, where it came from and why organizations benefit from it
    • List and describe the Lean Six Sigma Roles
    • List and define each of the 8 Wastes
    • Describe how to find and select a worthwhile Lean Six Sigma Project
    • Summarize the Lean Six Sigma Improvement method known as DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control)
    • Describe how to create a project charter, gather the voice of the customer and build a high-level map of the process
    • Describe how to select measures, plan for data collection and collect baseline data about a process
    • Describe how to conduct process analysis, conduct data analysis and then brainstorm and validate root causes of process problems
    • Describe how to craft, filter and determine solutions to process problems and then mitigate the risks of process change
    • Describe how to create monitoring plans, develop response plans and document the project

    Learn more about Green Belt Training or view the Green Belt Course Outline.

    Course Date(s)
    August 1 - December 16
    $1,099
    2021 Fall
    LS 0009 Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

    Get your Black Belt if you will be leading multiple process improvement projects and coaching others to apply their problem-solving skills.

    Black Belt Training is an online, advanced course that empowers you to lead and mentor Green Belts and plan/execute strategic Lean Six Sigma programs. This course requires that a Black Belt project be submitted to complete the certificate. Achieving the Black Belt certificate will enable you to transform your organization by reducing costs, increasing revenue and improving collaboration.

    Included with this Black Belt Training is 1-on-1 Project Coaching. If you don't have access to a Master Black Belt within your organization to coach and support you to complete a successful project (or if you'd prefer to work with one of our Experts), we can pair you with one of GoLeanSixSigma.com's Master Black Belts. Their Master Black Belt will meet with you remotely to:
    • Select an appropriate Black Belt Project to ensure your project is appropriate (1 hour session)
    • Coach you through Tollgates for each Phase of DMAIC to help ensure your project is on the right track (1 hour session for each Phase)

    Learn more about Black Belt Training or view the Black Belt Course Outline.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing Black Belt Training you will be able to:

    • Describe the ways that Black Belt Training enhances the Green Belt body of knowledge
    • Define the process used to select an appropriate Black Belt Project
    • List and define the influence and facilitation skills that help Black Belts improve their leadership capabilities
    • Describe how to coach Green Belts and other Lean Six Sigma practitioners through each Phase of DMAIC
    • List the steps involved in testing the measurement system, sampling the data and assessing process capability
    • Describe the steps involved in conducting hypothesis tests to assess theories of root cause
    • Identify which type of tests are appropriate for any given data set
    • Describe the steps involved and the different uses for Design of Experiments
    • Identify which type of control charts are appropriate for any given data set
    • Describe how and why to apply visual management to an improved process
    • Describe how to construct an effective project storyboard
    Prerequisite: Students must complete GoLeanSixSigma.com Green Belt
    Course Date(s)
    August 1 - December 16
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    2021 Fall
    LS 0010 Lean Certification

    Cost: $499
    Time Involved: 16 Hours

    Our Lean/Lean Six Sigma courses provide online, in-depth training that will help you analyze your current processes, identify which steps are wasteful, and take steps to reduce cycle time and costs, as well as build a lean culture within your organization to make those improved processes sustainable.

    Lean Six Sigma is a combination of two powerful process improvement methods: Lean and Six Sigma. Together, they provide a simple yet comprehensive framework and toolkit for solving problems. Register today to advance your skills, build your résumé, and achieve competitive advantages for yourself and your organization.

    Learning Objectives

    After completing the Lean Certification course, you will be able to:
    • Define what Lean is, where it came from, and how organizations can benefit from it
    • Describe how to use the tools and techniques involved in establishing the current state of a process
    • Describe how to use the tools and techniques involved in developing the future state of a process
    • Describe how to use the tools and techniques involved in building a Lean culture
    • Describe the tools and techniques involved in becoming a Lean leader
    Course Date(s)
    August 1 - December 16

    About Our Training Developers

    GoLeanSixSigma.com is a Lean, web-based company with team members all over the U.S. Because we're web-based and truly practice what we teach, we're highly efficient and able to offer historically expensive, complex training and certification at affordable prices with excellent service.

    We're honored to be able to extend the costs we save from streamlining our own organization, to you.

    Photo of Bill Eureka, Senior Consultant at GoLeanSixSigma.comBill Eureka, Senior Consultant at GoLeanSixSigma.com

    Bill Eureka is a Senior Consultant at GoLeanSixSigma.com with over 40 years of continuous improvement experience in a wide range of businesses including manufacturing, servicing, healthcare, sales and executive leadership.

    He has helped over 400 organizations improve quality and profitability by leveraging the right  improvement methodologies to help them achieve their business goals. Bill is a Professor in the School of Business at Davenport University.

    Education & Professional Development

    • Led two 2-week study missions to Japan to familiarize American executives with Japanese business practices (collaborating with the Central Japan Quality Control Association)
    • Led over 60 Kaizen Breakthrough Events in 4 companies
    • Participated in three nationwide satellite telecasts in QFD, TQM and Quality Improvement in Administration
    • M.A. Industrial Supervision, Central Michigan University (1982 - 1985)
    • M.S. Computer Engineering, Case Western Reserve University (1974 - 1977)


    Photo of Ken Maynard, Director of Client Success at GoLeanSixSigma.comKen Maynard, Director of Client Success at GoLeanSixSigma.com

    Ken Maynard is the Director of Client Success at GoLeanSixSigma.com, Ken works to ensure our customers achieve their desired outcomes through the use of our products and services.  He is an accomplished results-driven leader of Lean Six Sigma with a 30+ year record of driving higher profitability and improved quality with clients in a variety of industries. He is a skilled trainer and coach having trained and coached over 1000 Black Belts. Ken has led numerous large enterprise wide re-engineering projects working with business leaders to identify and implement successful high-value transformations. Ken is also a culture change agent known for accelerating adoption and increasing the results from large scale changes impacting numerous stakeholders.

    Ken’s has experience in a variety of industries including aerospace, financial services, healthcare, medical devices, government, food & beverage, automotive, and consumer products. A partial list of his clients include: TPG Capital, Sun Trust Bank, Novant Health Systems, Columbia/HCA Healthcare, GE Capital, Caterpillar Finance, AIG, Conseco, Coca-Cola, Pfizer, General Motors, Caterpillar Manufacturing & Supply Chain, United Rentals, Dow Chemical, LG Chemical, York International, NCR, Mercy Health System, TRW, Johnson & Johnson, Bank of America, Nortel Networks, Astra Zeneca, and Caesars Entertainment.

    Education & Professional Development

    • Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
    • Certified Organizational Change Leader
    • Master of Business Administration at Nova Southeastern University
    • Post graduate studies in Applied Physics and Space Science at Florida Institute of Technology
    • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University