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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate (Non-Credit)

Stop Settling for the Business Status Quo

Challenge the Way You Understand Process with Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training

Earn an online Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate that empowers you with the tools you need to identify systemic issues, implement better processes and make lasting change in an organization through efficient project management and collaboration with project teams.

This non-credit certificate from the University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management provides a grounding in LSS principles, emphasizing data-driven approaches to achieve sustained, continuous improvement while eliminating waste and increasing efficiency at your organization.

Quick facts

Format: 100% online, complete at your own pace

Registration: Open to all learners

Total certificate cost: $2,195

Time to complete: 10 weeks

Number of courses: 1 course (with 10 modules)

Next start date: July 15, 2024

Upcoming starts: July 2024, October 2024

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  • Flexible learning modules with asynchronous online coursework
  • Content grounded in real business use-cases applicable to any industry
  • Strategies that empower you to enact process improvement in weeks — not years
  • Internationally renowned practitioners with decades of Lean Six Sigma experience
  • All presented by the nationally ranked, AACSB-accredited Graduate School of Management

Program overview and topics covered

It is impossible to solve big problems without knowing the big picture. That’s why the UC Davis LSS Green Belt course emphasizes end-to-end thinking. By understanding how your decisions affect customers and coworkers, you can implement processes that are good for the organization and for the people who support it.

  • The power of combining Lean and Six Sigma
  • Data collection and management
  • Histograms
  • Problem statements
  • Project charters
  • Process maps
  • Value stream analysis and mapping
  • Root cause analysis
  • Benchmarking
  • Ladder of Inference model
  • Kano Model
  • 8 Wastes
  • 5S methodology
  • Storytelling
  • Customer segmentation
  • Change management

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma is a set of proven, time-tested tools that have helped companies navigate, survive and succeed, even through periods of market uncertainty.

Very generally, Lean focuses on ways to reduce waste in workflows, while Six Sigma refines processes to be more efficient. Together, Lean Six Sigma is used to solve complicated organizational problems as well as guide continuous improvement.

This means a business can reduce waste and in turn reduce their product’s cost to consumers. It means that a healthcare organization can spot dangerous time delays and improve care for their patients. It means a nonprofit can better direct their resources to help more of their communities.

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Top companies like Amazon, Boeing, Nike, Oracle and Starbucks; organizations such as Kitchens for Good and the San Diego Humane Society; and agencies such as NASA and the EPA, use LSS processes because they work — and they are adaptable to nearly every industry.

Lean Six Sigma
training outcomes

  • Gain practical improvement tools that allow you to improve your organization — and your career.
  • Create a better experience for your customers and clients while reducing costs and increasing revenue.
  • Understand how to identify the right opportunities for change.
  • Position yourself as a Lean Six Sigma professional, and use this competitive advantage to pursue leadership positions and better compensation, including an appealing green belt salary.
  • Complete the certificate ready to enter additional Lean Six Sigma certification a full step ahead of your classmates.
Lean Six Sigma training outcomes


The average salary for professionals with Six Sigma training is $111,412, more than $16,000 than those without any Six Sigma training, according to ASQ’s 2020 Salary Survey.


An estimated 170,000 jobs postings in the past year asked for Lean Six Sigma training, according to the job database Lightcast. That’s a 40% increase from the previous year and a 57% increase over the past five years.


Professionals who completed an upskilling program saw an average 8.6% increase in salary, earning $8,000 more on average, according to Gallup.

It’s not just
about the money

3M estimates it has blocked more than 2.6 billion pounds of pollutants by applying Lean Six Sigma strategies, while Boeing has decreased the amount of chemicals used by their planes by 12%.

Cut costs. Reduce waste. Improve the customer experience.

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Meet your instructors

Cyrus Aram - UC Davis LSS Green Belt lecturer

Cyrus Aram


Julie Petersen - UC Davis LSS Green Belt lecturer

Julie Petersen


Carrie Rasmussen - UC Davis LSS Green Belt lecturer

Carrie Rasmussen


Huy Tran - UC Davis LSS Green Belt lecturer

Huy Tran


“While everyone is chasing the latest fad, we focus on what works. Lean Six Sigma is the physics of business, it’s the atoms and molecules of how business works. It has been used to solve business problems for decades.”

Cyrus Aram, instructor, UC Davis Graduate School of Management