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Continuing Education Programs

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program

Earn your Green Belt in just one week at USC Columbia or in just one month online!

Program Structure

Our Green Belt certificate program is based on a case study approach so participants apply training directly to real-world examples.

5-Day Intensive Boot Camp

The 5-day intensive classroom format includes a total of 40 hours of training taught by an expert instructor with over 20 years of extensive leadership experience in employee and organizational development, business strategy development, product and process development, engineering management, strategic supply chain management, and product line management. 

For more detail on the course schedule, download the full Six Sigma Green Belt classroom course outline [pdf].

Online Format

The Six Sigma Green Belt program includes a total of 40 hours of online education with approximately 20 hours of self-paced learning and 20 hours of live instructor-led online sessions. Instructor-led sessions are conveniently scheduled during evening hours to better fit into your busy professional schedule.

Week 1: 10-26 hours of self-paced online modules
Week 2: 10 hours of instructor-led online class sessions
Week 3: 10-21 hours of self-paced online modules
Week 4: 10 hours of instructor led online class sessions

For more detail on the course topics and schedule, download the full Six Sigma Green Belt online course outline [pdf].


What You'll Be Equipped to Accomplish

As a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, you will support organizational change through project management, communication, and technical process improvement. You will be able to quantify deliverables to an organization in terms of cost, quality, cycle time or safety improvements with a USC Six Sigma Certificate. Green Belts have a basic understanding of all aspects of the DMAIC model in accordance with Six Sigma principles.

I learned so many new ways to view procedures at my work place. The information learned in this class will help me during the team building process at my mill especially when working on projects in production and quality.

Expectations of a Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

As a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, you will learn to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Six Sigma tools and processes
  • Analyze and solve quality problems
  • Operate in support of or under the supervision of a Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Have active involvement in, but not lead, quality improvement projects
  • Have the necessary skills and experience to move on to the Black Belt

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