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Lean Six Sigma

  • Average Cost
  • Green Belt Specialized Studies Program
  • Format

    6-12 months

     Course Schedule

The Lean Six Sigma Specialized Studies Certificate will not be offered after the Summer 2022 quarter. Individuals interested in earning the certificate must successfully complete all program requirements by the end of Summer 2022 quarter. If you have any questions, please email



The Gold Standard of Product and Process Excellence
Six Sigma is a proven systematic approach to improve measurable results for any organization. Lean is a process to identify and eliminate sources of waste and activities that do not add value to create maximum productivity.

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training takes organizations to the next level by uniting product and process excellence with goals such as improving customer service and/or enhancing shareholder value creation. Leaders in today’s organizations are turning to the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training to ensure their competitive edge, improve service and build the skill base needed to sustain performance improvement.

Who Should Enroll

This program is designed for those who are responsible for, or are looking to contribute to, high impact projects by incorporating Lean Six Sigma methodology.

Career Insight

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Annual Job Openings
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Median Salary
(Highly experienced workers can earn up to $234k)

Program Benefits

At the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Execute better: Lean Six Sigma links strategic plans to operational improvements to create efficiencies for your business.
  • Build customer loyalty: Lean Six Sigma helps you target your customer needs so you can improve the things that matter most to your customers.
  • Create greater returns by lowering operating costs and delivering products and services quicker and with higher customer satisfaction through operational excellence.
Graduate Tom Cook discusses the value of the Lean Six Sigma programs and how the practical education and instructor support were critical to his success.

Course Schedule

Required Courses

MGMT X410.28
Lean Six Sigma Philosophy and Project Selection (1.50 Units)
MGMT X410.28
to be scheduled Online    
MGMT X410.27
Lean Six Sigma Descriptive Statistics (2.50 Units)
MGMT X410.27
MGMT X410.18
Six Sigma Lean Toolkit (2.50 Units)
MGMT X410.18
to be scheduled   Online  
MGMT X410.17
Lean Six Sigma Project Practicum (2.00 Units)
MGMT X410.17
to be scheduled   Online  

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full program.

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Academic Calendar

Event Spring 2022 Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Winter 2023
Registration Begins (after 2pm PT) Jan 20 Apr 21 Jul 14 Oct 20
Courses Begin* (week of) Mar 28 Jun 20 Sep 19 Jan 3
Courses End* (week of) Jun 6 Sep 6 Dec 12 Mar 13
Parking Permits Expire Jun 30 Sep 30 Dec 31 Mar 31
Administrative Holidays Mar 25, May 30 Jun 20, Jul 4, Sep 5 Nov 11, Nov 24-25, Dec 23, Dec 26, Dec 30, Jan 2 Jan 16, Feb 20

*Actual dates may vary by program.


Green Belt Specialized Studies Award Requirements

A Green Belt specialized studies digital certificate is awarded upon successful completion of four courses totaling 8.5 quarter units (85 hours of instruction), in the recommended sequence, each with a letter grade of “C” or better. Students can complete the program in six months by taking two courses in fall and winter or spring and summer quarters. Students must complete and submit the Request for Green Belt Specialized Studies Certificate Form with a non-refundable $35 application fee after completing all the Green Belt courses. Students not pursuing a specialized studies award are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

All Green Belt requirements must be completed within five (5) years of enrolling in the first course.

“The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program helped me to understand the business and people aspects of process improvement. By using the simple tools I learned…I have already been able to significantly improve the IT environment of my company. The Lean Six Sigma program has enabled me to change my role at work and helped me earn a new title!” Jennifer Hackler
Program Graduate

Advisory Committee

  • Omid Aslani, MBA, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Chief Product and Experience Officer (CPxO) at emerios
  • Joe Kausek, System Director of Performance Improvement, SSM Health
  • Bill Levinson, P.E., FASQ, Owner of Levinson Productivity Systems
  • Scott Thor, D.Mgt., M.B.A., Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt with Variance Reduction International

On-site Training Available

Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.

Why Is Lean Six Sigma So Important Today?
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