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Lean Six Sigma


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 and Black 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 and Black Belt training to ensure their competitive edge, improve service and build the skill base needed to sustain performance improvement.

Who Should Attend

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.

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(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 X410.23
Inferential Statistics for Lean Six Sigma (2.50 Units)
MGMT X410.23
MGMT X410.25
Advanced Lean Toolkit for Lean Six Sigma (2.00 Units)
MGMT X410.25
  to be scheduled    
MGMT X410.24
Design of Experiments for Lean Six Sigma (1.50 Units)
MGMT X410.24
    to be scheduled  
MGMT X410.26
Advanced Lean Six Sigma Project Practicum (2.00 Units)
MGMT X410.26
    to be scheduled  

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

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Academic Calendar

Event Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
Registration Begins (after 2pm PT) Jul 16 Oct 22 Jan 21 Apr 22
Courses Begin* (week of) Sep 21 Jan 4 Mar 29 Jun 21
Courses End* (week of) Dec 14 Mar 15 Jun 7 Sep 7
Parking Permits Expire Dec 31 Mar 31 Jun 30 Sep 30
Administrative Holidays Nov 11, Nov 26-27, Dec 24-25, Dec 31 Jan 1, Jan 18, Feb 15 Mar 26, May 31 Jul 5, Sep 6

*Actual dates may vary by program.


Black Belt Certificate Eligibility and Requirements

A digital certificate in Black Belt is awarded upon successful completion of four Black Belt courses totaling 8.0 quarter units (80 hours of instruction), in the recommended sequence, in addition to the four Green Belt courses. All Black Belt courses must be completed with a letter grade of "C" or better. Students must complete and submit the Declaration of Candidacy in Black Belt with a non-refundable $125 application fee and the Request for Certificate in Black Belt forms after completing their final Black Belt course. Students are encouraged to declare candidacy as soon as possible, but no later than after the third course in the program.

Please note: All Green Belt course requirements must be completed, and the proof of completion must be submitted for official UCI Division of Continuing Education review and approval prior to enrolling in any Black Belt courses.

Students not pursuing a certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

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

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?
Recorded 9/9/20
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