Develop your quality management and project leadership talents
A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is skilled in leading small-scale Six Sigma improvement projects. With this valuable credential, you’ll have the skills to use proven techniques for solving quality problems and improving processes.
Hours: 40 hours / 4.0 CEUs
When: Fall 2013 or Spring 2014
The University of Georgia offers the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Online Certificate Course. This eight-week, online program explains Lean Six Sigma methodologies and helps you become certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Topics covered follow the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Green Belt body of knowledge. The program includes:
- audio presentations with corresponding visuals
- asynchronous discussion boards
- weekly, instructor-led, live Web sessions to discuss Six Sigma topics
- modules on the Six Sigma philosophy, DMAIC methodology, graphical analysis tools and statistical methods
- a case study addressing regulated industries, manufacturing problems, R&D, marketing and office operations
What is Lean Six Sigma?
It combines several methodologies:
- Six Sigma is an enterprise-wide, project-driven quality improvement approach that emphasizes a systematic approach to problem solving and making decisions based on data. Six Sigma results in increased customer satisfaction, improved quality and reduced costs.
- DMAIC is a five-step methodology used for projects aimed at improving an existing business process.
- Lean is a method that concentrates on reducing waste by improving work flow and eliminating mistakes.
Together, these methodologies provide companies a powerful means to delight their customers and improve bottom-line results. Initially implemented in manufacturing firms, Lean Six Sigma techniques are now being used by hospitals, educational institutions, banks, retail operations, insurance companies and other service-related industries to reduce waste, improve customer service, and reduce costs.
Online. Eight weeks of audio presentations with corresponding visuals, supplemental materials as downloadable .pdf's, and weekly, instructor-led Web meetings. Students will also interact with each other in an asynchronous discussion board.
Once-a-week live classroom sessions with the instructor will be on Monday evenings 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. These sessions will be archived for later viewing if the student is unable to participate in these live meetings.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and will receive a University of Georgia Certificate of Completion that awards 4.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Visit the University of Georgia CEU policies for more details.