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Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt

20-623-12 Certificate (C) 19 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Chilton, Online, Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Lean Six Sigma drives operational excellence by reducing waste, eliminating defects and reducing variation in processes in any industry such as manufacturing, health care, business and service. This certificate covers the lean and statistical tools used to identify opportunities and make improvements, and introduces the elements of a successful culture of continuous improvement.


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Lean Implementation
Focuses on the implementation of Lean philosophy and the facilitation of Lean events including Value Stream Mapping, A3 management, Gemba walks, 5S, Kaizen, and other rapid improvement events.
Prerequisite: Lean Tools (10-623-195)
Introduction to Six Sigma
Explores the basic concepts needed to implement a Six Sigma approach in an organization. Major course topics include Six Sigma definition; impact of quality on cost, project selection, and definition; and process performance measures and Six Sigma roles.
Lean Tools
Introduces useful tools to use when implementing Lean in your organization. Major course topics include team building, lean tools and project management.
Statistics for Six Sigma
Covers tools needed in the measure, analyze and control phases of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control. Confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, statistical inferences and measurement system analysis are examples.
Advanced Statistical Tools for Six Sigma
Covers a variety of tools needed to analyze and improve phases of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control. Design of experiments, regression analysis and design for Six Sigma are examples.
Prerequisite: Statistics for Six Sigma
Lean Six Sigma Project Application
Covers the final phase of Six Sigma green belt certification. The project must demonstrate the mastery of all phases of the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control process and completion of a project in the workplace.

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