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Utah Lean Six Sigma Training Center currently offers the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course. The Black Belt course is under development and will be available very soon. Both courses are instructor led, either at one of our training facilities or at a host facility. The course length is five days, Monday through Friday.

Utah Lean Six Sigma Training Center offers courses based on a “Lean Biased” curriculum. This means we teach approximately 80% Lean concepts and 20% Six Sigma concepts. We do this because Lean is generally accepted as the basis for continuous improvement and those skills are widely applicable to anyone in almost any industry. Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belts and Black belts will be able to identify and remove waste in processes as well as identify and improve key performance metrics.

Professional credentials in the form of a “Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate” or “Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate” may be obtained following the course. Students who pass the certification exam will be awarded the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification from the American Association for Lean Six Sigma Certification (AALSSC). The certification exam, which is included with tuition, is offered in the afternoon of the last day of training. For more information about AALSSC, please visit aalssc.org.

Green Belt

Green BeltCourse Objective: For students to learn the foundations of Lean Six Sigma and develop problem solving, process improvement, and facilitator skills. A graduate from this course is able to effectively implement solutions that result in lower costs, faster delivery, higher quality, and increased safety of operations.

Course Description: Project based curriculum that leverages the use of simulations, case studies, and team dynamics for the most effective learning experience. Students learn and practice the skills necessary to map, analyze, and improve work processes, implement change management strategies, apply structured problem solving methods, apply root cause analysis tools, and implement proven Lean Six Sigma countermeasures.

There is a total of 30 classroom hours with an additional 4-5 hours of study to be completed after class hours. The previous day’s content will be reviewed at the beginning of days 2-5. A final team presentation and submission of project documentation is required for course completion.

Prerequisite: None

Black Belt

Black BeltCourse Objective: For students to advance their knowledge, skills, and abilities to lead change initiatives and strategic planning sessions at the executive or strategic level of their organization.

Course Description: Project based curriculum that leverages the use of simulations, case studies, and student interactions for the most effective learning experience. Students learn and practice the skills necessary to implement statistical process control (SPC), facilitate and use various strategic planning tools and methods, optimize machine up-time rates, alleviate organizational bottlenecks, calculate various financial metrics, and to lead change initiatives in any organization.

There is a total of 30 classroom hours with additional 10-20 hours of reading, studying and homework to be completed prior to course and during instructional week (see homework schedule). Students will be required to lead graded discussions and presentations (see syllabus).

Prerequisite: Lean, Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (or equivalent) training or certification. Including, but not limited to: training or certification from employer, job training programs, private training centers, universities, or online courses. Documentation can be mailed, emailed or faxed to Utah Lean Six Sigma prior to class start or hand carried to the first day of class.

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