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What Students Are Saying...

Green Belt opens doors

David W.

I took your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program last year. When I got the offer for my current position as Kaizen Facilitator with a new company, they told me that certification alone put me over the other candidates. Some of whom had more seniority than me. Thank you.

Easy to use!

by Heidi J.

I came into this program with a very basic or minimal understanding of this information and left with a solid understanding preparing me to tackle some large problems in my company. You can tell so much thought and work has gone into this program! Well thought-out plan and easy to use program is the only thing between you and this cert! Honestly, it's doable, put the time in and learn the material, you are worth it! The instructor is easy to talk to, always willing to explain something in more detail if needed to ensure your comprehension. It has a good mix of information, provides a case study so you can easily relate these concepts to real life scenarios. Thoroughly enjoyed learning through this program!

Improving quality in the workplace

Clayton J.

I really liked this course and I learned a lot about how to improve quality in the workplace. I learned a few simple equations that are not very difficult to understand, but go a long way to improving quality and efficiency in an organization.

Best decision

Don C.

Making the decision to pursue my green belt has been the best decision of my life to date. Although the curriculum was straightforward, it was also enticing. The manner in which the break down of the origins and tools used within lean six sigma was illustrated allows an opportunity for what was learned to also be used in a professional working environment. As a result of what I learned in the lean six sigma course, I was able to obtain full time employment. I can honestly say had it not been for the lean six sigma course, along with assistance from Dr. MMV, I would not be in the position I am today.

Career booster

Sean O.

The course taught by Dr. MMV helped my career in the manufacturing sector. The tools learned helped to understand on how to improve production and control. Alongside this, it helped me map out the entire process of our plant from receiving to shipping. This newfound knowledge has helped me move from a supervisor, to a supervisor whom oversees a team of supervisors.

Worth the investment

Olivia P.

Worth the investment! I highly recommend the green belt course to anyone looking to enhance their knowledge of lean six sigma. The workload was very well balanced. I was able to complete the course while working full time with no issues. I really enjoyed the use of real-world examples to aid in the understanding of complex topics. I continue to reap the benefits of this course years later. It is definitely worth the time and investment.

Mixed approaches

Bettina T.

Dr. MMV teaches with so much passion that she is able to make you understand tough mathematical models and truly learn where they come from, how to use them and all the Pros and Cons in order to make you grasp when and how to use them. I also loved her mix of scientific approach with a practical one, in which we end up with the best of both worlds.
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Mirasol Resort Case Study

Lets you apply the tools you learn to a real-world situation

Our course engages you right from the start as you act as a Green Belt consultant to the Mirasol Hotel. You'll get to know the organization's challenges, personalities and politics. You might even discover that Mirasol is not that much different from your organization, regardless of your industry. As you move through the modules, you will apply the tools you learn to the case company.
Mirasol Resort Six Sigma Case Study

Green Belt Course Curriculum

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  • 3

    Module 2: The Mirasol case study

    • What you'll learn in this module...

    • Mirasol Hotel Case Introduction

    • Mirasol Hotel case study

    • Assignment: Case study response

    • Assignment: Force field analysis

  • 4

    Module 3: The voice of the customer

    • What you'll learn in this module...

    • Capturing the voice of the customer

    • Kano analysis

    • Assignment: Kano analysis

    • Using Kano survey results

    • Test your learning

  • 5

    Module 4: Six Sigma projects

    • What you'll learn in this module...

    • Project selection

    • The project charter

    • Assignment: Mirasol project brainstorming

    • Assignment: Project prioritization matrix

    • Test your learning

  • 6

    Module 5: Leading people

    • What you'll learn in this module...

    • Stakeholder analysis

    • Using the stakeholder template

    • Six Sigma teams

    • Assignment: Stakeholder analysis

    • Test your learning

  • 7

    Module 6: Processes and graphing tools

    • What you'll learn in this module...

    • The cost of quality

    • Process maps

    • Graphical tools

    • Pareto chart how-to

    • Run chart how-to

    • Assignment: Pareto chart

    • Assignment: Run chart

    • Test your learning

  • 8

    Module 7: More graphing tools

    • What you'll learn in this module...

    • Scatter plots and histograms

    • Scatter plot patterns

    • Scatter plot how-to

    • Assignment: Scatter plots

    • Test your learning

  • 9

    It's Ninja time!

    • Whew! You are halfway there

    • Who's a ninja?

  • 10

    Module 8: Descriptive statistics

    • What you'll learn in this module...

    • Making Sense of Data

    • Descriptive Statistics

    • Formulas how-to

    • Assignment: Descriptive statistics

    • Test your learning...

  • 11

    Module 9: The normal distribution

    • What you'll learn in this module...

    • The normal distribution

    • Confidence intervals

    • Assignment: Z scores

    • Assignment: Confidence interval

    • Test your learning

  • 12

    Module 10: The 1.5 sigma shift

    • What you'll learn in this module...

    • Sigma levels and the 1.5 sigma shift

    • Sigma level examples

    • Assignment: Sigma levels

    • Test your learning

  • 13

    Module 11: Capability analysis

    • What you'll learn in this module...

    • Process capability

    • Capability examples

    • Assignment: Calculating capability indices

    • Test your learning

  • 14

    Module 12: Control charts

    • What you'll learn in this module...

    • Control Charts

    • Which chart?

    • Chart patterns and out-of-control conditions

    • Control plans

    • Test your learning

  • 15

    Module 13: Lean tools

    • What you'll learn in this module...

    • Visual management, 5S and mistake proofing

    • Eight wastes and SMED

    • Quick changeover: Formula One Pit Crew

    • Meals per hour

    • 5S in the Office

    • 5S in a hospital supply room

    • Lean in the airline industry

    • Assignment: Eight Wastes

    • Test your learning

  • 16

    Module 14: Case wrap up

    • What you'll learn in this module...

    • Mirasol project reports - Jim

    • Mirasol project reports - Eli

  • 17

    Next steps

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...

    • Before you go...

Bonus Material

Great takeaways to use for your first Six Sigma improvement project

  • Six Sigma Planning Templates

    This course includes 8 separate templates that you can leverage for your first Six Sigma project. Templates include force field analysis, Kano analysis, prioritization matrix, SIPOC, stakeholder analysis, project charter, team charter, and tollgate checklist.

  • Calculator Templates

    We did the math so you won't have to! The course includes 5 calculator templates for Z scores, confidence intervals, capability indices, sigma level calculations and capability to sigma level equivalency.

  • Infographics

    Leave the course armed with 8 handy infographics to guide you in performing Six Sigma activities during your first project.

Your Instructor

Dr. Mary McShane Vaughn

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Your Questions Answered

  • Will I get a Green Belt certification from this course?

    You will receive a certificate at the end of the course with a unique cert number. As you research other programs, remember that there is no one set standard or governing body for Six Sigma certifications. (It's not a license like a PE, nor does it have a uniform curriculum like PMI).

  • Do I need a Yellow Belt before I can take the Green Belt course?

    No, you can start directly with the Green Belt course. The Green Belt lessons incorporate Yellow Belt level topics and then go beyond to introduce more tools and calculations needed to perform at a Green Belt level.

  • I'm a beginner. Can I still take Green Belt?

    Yes! The Green Belt course does not assume any prior knowledge of Six Sigma or Lean. The modules will take you through the material you need to know step by step.

  • How does this course curriculum compare to an ASQ course?

    The ASQ Green Belt body of knowledge includes a lot of manufacturing-specific topics and more statistics than our course. We have applied the Pareto Principle to our curriculum and present the tools that are the most often used across all industries for process improvement projects.

  • Do I need to complete a project to earn my certificate?

    No. A project is not required for the course certificate. However, we encourage you to complete a process improvement project as soon as you finish the course to solidify your skills. Some students even start on a project before the course is complete!

  • Do I need to purchase statistical software for the course?

    No. All of the calculations and graphs presented in the course are performed using Microsoft Excel. If you are a little rusty using spreadsheets, there are quick tutorials included in the course.

  • How long do I have to finish the course?

    Once you enroll, you will have six months (180 days) to complete the course material. Students who work continuously through the material can earn their certificates within three to four months.

  • Will I have access to the course materials after I earn a certificate?

    You will have access to the Green Belt course materials for 180 days after you sign up. Students are encouraged to purchase the course companion slide book on Amazon for $34.99. This full-color book includes a study planner, the course case study, and all the slides from the course videos. A great reference during and after the course!

  • Do I need a Green Belt before I can take Black Belt?

    No! You can jump in directly to the Black Belt course. But, if you aren't comfortable solving algebraic equations, using software or performing statistical analysis, then Green Belt would be right for you.

The reviews are in!

5 star rating

Excellent presentation of LSSGB material

Heidi Jones

I came into this program with a very basic or minimal understanding of this information and left with a solid understanding preparing me to tackle some large...

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I came into this program with a very basic or minimal understanding of this information and left with a solid understanding preparing me to tackle some large problems in my company. You can tell so much thought and work has gone into this program! Well thought-out plan and easy to use program is the only thing between you and this cert! Honestly, it's doable, put the time in and learn the material, you are worth it! The instructor is easy to talk to, always willing to explain something in more detail if needed to ensure your comprehension. It has a good mix of information, provides a case study so you can easily relate these concepts to real life scenarios. Thoroughly enjoyed learning through this program!

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Excellent Course

Marya Caples

I enjoyed taking this self-paced course. All of the modules and assignments were easy to understand and feedback on submissions was very helpful. I feel much...

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I enjoyed taking this self-paced course. All of the modules and assignments were easy to understand and feedback on submissions was very helpful. I feel much more confident in implementing improvement projects in my workplace. I'd recommend this to anyone wishing to pursue Green Belt Certification.

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Excellent, Self-Paced Course!

Mick Vaughn

Where do I begin to describe this wonderful course? First of all, the format of the course was simple and easy to navigate. The course's ability to track you...

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Where do I begin to describe this wonderful course? First of all, the format of the course was simple and easy to navigate. The course's ability to track your progress and repeat any portion of the course if you get stuck, made it such a pleasure to learn. Additionally, the course can be taken at your own pace, so you will never worry about completing an assignment on time (just make sure you don't procrastinate). My overall experience and pleasure with the course system was excellent. I was able to learn valuable Six Sigma skills that will definitely stick with me in the future. I would recommend this course to everyone who is looking forward in gaining knowledge to support the Lean Six Sigma methodology where it might be needed in your current or future organization.

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