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About the Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt Program

Get Ready - Now Enrolling for Winter and Spring 2022!

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Join our next LIVE Information webinar on Tuesday, November 30, 12pm - 1pm. Click 'Learn More' to register. Click here to Schedule an Appointment with the Program Manager.

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Powerful Tools. Hands-On Experience. Expert Mentoring.

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a set of tools, techniques, and operating principles that represents the best practices in quality and process improvement, resulting in improved performance and reduced costs. LSS can be applied in any industry and can help improve any process. In this program, students receive coaching and education necessary to apply the appropriate LSS tool(s), understand process requirements, identify constraints, and create flow and stability in all processes.

The training is beneficial for participants who have process improvement responsibilities and wish to advance their career, as well as those individuals who are new to the tool set and want to:

  • Improve Quality and Delivery
  • Be Competitive and Save Money
  • Gain Better Customer & Employee Satisfaction

Two Pathways. One Program.


Students who want to earn a Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt Certificate have two pathways.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Master the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) process.
  • Learn the combined LSS methodologies at a Black Belt level.
  • Acquire the ability to effectively select , develop teams, and deliver quantifiable results
  • Apply concepts to a real-life project and learn which tools are most effective in each scenario.
  • Be prepared to mentor and train other individuals; develop abilities to teach LSS White, Yellow, and Green Belts.

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Lean Six Sigma (LSS) combines a powerful set of  tools, methods and principles into one popular framework to improve all processes and operations.

By applying LSS we can streamline process activities, increase the value of deliverables to stakeholders, and reduce waste in order to support an organizations strategic objectives.

LSS allows us to  be compentive, save money, improve quality and delivery, and increase cash flow.
Graduates of the LSS training programs have mentioned that they feel empowered to make good change, are more productive, marketable, and they appreciate the opportunity to network with fellow students and industry leaders who have helped propel their career.

One Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt graduate shared:

"Between the high caliber instructors who understand public, private and high education, and the cohorts that are equally diverse, you are exposed to a myriad of different potential solutions using the Lean Six Sigma toolbox.  For anyone considering either of these programs, I highly recommend."

  • Hampton Sublett, Western Region Manager for Customer Solutions Managers at Amazon Web Services (AWS)


Certificate Highlights


Students who complete the LSS Green and Black Belt Certificate will:
  • Receive one-on-one coaching and mentorship from Master Black Belts. 
  • Have the opportunity to apply the tools to improve a real business process and save a minumum of $100k in projected annual savings.
  • Earn a LSS Green and Black Belt Specalized Certificate and up to 100 PDU's.


Project Management Package Options


Did you konw that the LSS programs fulfill all the elective units to earn a Project Management Certificate? If you'd like to complete both programs together, in a more condensed format, check out our package. The package options provide set schedules, a definitive program start and end date, and a reduction in tuition and fees for pre-paying for all classes. We offer two package options:
Format: In-Person, Online, Hybrid, Live Online

Asynchronous Online and Live Online formats. Some in-class returning 2022.

Estimated Cost: $5,495 - $6,090

Choice of taking two courses increases tuition.

Duration: Minimum of 5 months

Business, Professional & Legal Programs


Delivery Method
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  • Live Online
  • In-Person
  • Online
  • Hybrid
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Patheway 1 - Complete the Green and Black Belt together in one course.

Lean Six Sigma Green and Black BeltBUSA-40996

Units: 9.00


Get Ready - Accepting Winter and Spring 2022 Enrollments Click HERE to watch a recording of the recent Lean Six Sigma Information Session. Click HERE to attend the next LIVE Information Ses...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring


Pathway 2 - Complete the Green Belt and Black Belt separately in two courses.

Lean Six Sigma Black BeltBUSA-40995

Units: 6.00


Go Beyond Your Green Belt.Blaze a path towards $100k in savings with the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program. For individuals who have successfully completed a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt training, ...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring

Lean Six Sigma Green BeltMAE-40013

Units: 4.00


FREE INFORMATION SESSION:Click HERE to watch a recording of the recent Lean Six Sigma Information Session. Join our next LIVE Information Session on Tuesday, November 30, 12:00 - 1:00pm PT. View det...

Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Courses of Interest

Does not count towards the certificate

Lean Six Sigma Information Session (Black/Green Belt)INFO-70032

Units: 0.00


Join us to learn about Process Improvement Attend our free information session to learn how Lean Six Sigma can help you to improve all business processes in any industry. Explore the various training ...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Summer

Lean Six Sigma LeadershipBUSA-40967

Units: 3.00


Lead the Way with Lean Six Sigma Winter 2022 session begins January 25 - Join from any location!Click here to watch the recent Information Session and meet MBB Instructor Tracy O Rourke. A Lean Si...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Winter, Summer

Introduction to Six Sigma (Yellow Belt)BUSA-40805

Units: 2.00


Six Sigma principles can be effectively applied to virtually any business. Even Major League Baseball has embraced Six Sigma, calling it “Winning”. Step up to bat and take a swing at understanding t...

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Project Management Boot CampBUSA-40950

Units: 3.50


Get the Project Management Skills You Need in Four Days This intensive course will examine the basics of putting together a well-defined, planned, and executed project. Students will learn how to defi...

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Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Careers in Project ManagementINFO-70061

Units: 0.00


Join Us Friday, April 9th For a Free Information Session During this session, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about updates to the Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam and news rega...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Spring, Summer

EDC Preferred Provider - Internship Opportunities

Students who complete the program are eligible for fully-funded internships at small local companies. The San Diego Regional EDC's Advancing San Diego program is designed to address talent shortages in business positions. Learn more by visiting

Advisory Board

Mojgan Amini, MS, LSSBB

Director, Process Management & Continuous Improvement

UC San Diego

Abdul Chohan, MBA, LSSBB

Senior Vice President Operations

GenMark Diagnostics

Ashley Ghambir , MBA, LSSBB, PMP

Sr. Director, Transformational Healthcare and Ambulatory Inn

UC San Diego Health

Maya Gowri, Ph.D, MBA, LSSMBB

Sr. Director, Manufacturing Technical Operations

GenMark Diagnostics

Enas Ibrahim, LSSBB, PMP, RPA

Senior RPA Program Manager


Michael McLucas, LSSBB

Associate Director, Business Operations

BioMarin Pharmaceuticals


Executive Director

Armed Services YMCA San Diego

Anthony Stephenson, MBA, LSSBB

Mission Assurance Program Manager

Northrop Grumman

Rick Thompson, LSSMBB

Manager Operations Insights

US Postal Service

Carlos Vallejo, LSSBB

Continuous Improvement Manager

Costco Wholesale Industries

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This certificate requires an application before taking any courses. There will be a $0 fee to apply to this program. Students will also be required to pay a $95 certificate fee upon enrollment into the program after acceptance. View the complete Certificate Registration and Candidacy Guidelines.