Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, online course

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, online course

This online course is designed for people with little to no prior experience with Lean Six Sigma (LSS). Over 10 weeks, you’ll develop critical skills required for leading successful projects. Our approach integrates the Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, tools, and techniques. Your learning activities will include reading; watching video lectures via the Internet (available via streaming video, 24 hours per day, seven days per week); participating in asynchronous online discussion boards; taking online quizzes; and completing assignments related to the course case study. You will have opportunities for live coaching through e-mail, phone, or online chat with your Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt instructor. Due dates for assignments and quizzes are paced throughout the 10 weeks of the course.

The time involved to successfully complete the Green Belt course is approximately 45 hours over 10 weeks, but varies from one learner to the next. The course syllabus provides the deadlines for reading assignments, deliverables, and quizzes, and suggests a pace that helps you stay on target for successful course completion in the 10 weeks. It is recommended that you plan on about four to five hours per week for your learning activities. This is an estimate.

Objectives rolled into successful completion of the course include an understanding of the basics of the Lean Six Sigma methodologies, tools, and techniques, along with the ability to form and lead Green Belt-Level DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) improvement projects. You will earn a certificate of completion in Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from Purdue University and will have the option of earning 4.5 CEUs (continuing education units), which translates to 45 professional development hours. The course is offered through the Purdue Partnership for Competitive Advantage in Engineering Professional Education at Purdue University.

LSS Green Belt courses start on the first Wednesday of each month. For details on how to enroll a group from an organization and pay for the group with one payment, please contact Vickie Maris at (765) 496-6845, vjmaris@purdue.edu. Individuals who want to register for an upcoming Lean Six Sigma Green Belt should complete the form at The College Network Web site: www.college-net.com/PurdueDirect or call The College Network and speak to a program advisor: 1-800-39LEARN (395-3276).

Two additional courses in the Lean Six Sigma online program that will open for registration later in 2010 include: Advanced Lean Principles and Tools, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

For course content questions, contact Vickie J. Maris, director, Professional Development Programs, vjmaris@purdue.edu or (765) 496-6845. www.proed.purdue.edu

Who should attend?
-Anyone participating in Lean Six Sigma or process improvement including: staff, line supervisors, managers, and directors.
-Anyone in the organization who is interested in understanding how Lean Six Sigma can drastically improve an organization's financial performance.
-Practitioners who are interested in learning some new concepts and tools for making improvement projects more successful.
-Process Improvement Team members who are interested in increasing their skills.
-Anyone interested in taking the first step toward Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.
-People in a wide array of industries, including, but not limited to: manufacturing, healthcare, finance, operations, engineering, customer service, electronics, communications, logistics, sales, quality, and purchasing.

    Online registration is not currently available for this course. Please see the registration information above. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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