Welcome, Guest Sign In

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program

This 5-day Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program provides the key skills needed to apply Lean Six Sigma methods and tools. The Caltech program focuses on challenges in infrastructure development and service delivery. Participants develop skills for consistently improving project performance, speed and quality.


Module 1: LSS Overview

This module describes the key activities and benefits of Lean Six Sigma (LSS).

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize challenges in applying LSS to infrastructure development and service delivery
  • Define improvement projects which can be addressed by LSS

Module 2: DMAIC

DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) refers to the data-driven improvement cycle used for improving, optimizing and stabilizing business processes and designs.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Clearly articulate the business problem, desired end-state, project scope, and project resources/ timeline
  • Collect data and objectively establish current baselines as the basis for improvement
  • Identify, validate and select root causes for elimination
  • Identify creative solutions to eliminate the key root causes and fix and prevent problems
  • Monitor the improvements to ensure continued and sustainable success

Module 3: Lean Principles and Practices

Lean focuses on identifying waste in the processes and eliminating or reducing it as much as possible -- providing greater customer value at lower costs. This module addresses identifying and designing the processes and products to increase efficiency and reduce customer-perceived waste.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify waste in products and processes through value stream mapping
  • Create products and processes that minimize or eliminate customer-perceived waste

Module 4: LSS Project Management

This module provides a brief overview of LSS project management principles and practices, so that improvement projects are conducted efficiently and effectively.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the competencies and skills required to be an effective LSS project leader
  • Identify LSS project tasks and estimate both duration and costs associated with each task
  • Report and communicate progress on LSS projects

Who should attend

Any department or organization looking to eliminate waste, reduce costs, and increase product successes—including finance and accounting executives, directors, and business analysts; operations, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, and general management.


New program dates will be posted soon.

Classes are held Saturdays, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, on the Caltech campus in Pasadena, California.

Fee: $2850 for the 5 day program. Payment is due 2 weeks prior to the first day of the program. You may pay the entire program fee of $2850 in one payment, or you may pay the program fee in five increments of $570 corresponding to each of the 5 class days.

Hours and Credits: Participants will earn 40 Professional Development Units (PDUs) or 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

The PDUs may be applied by PMI® Project Management Professionals (PMP®) towards their maintenance of certification under the PMI® Continuing Certification Requirements Program.


Chris Christensen; Rick Hefner, PhD; Carol Jacoby, PhD; Michael Sturgeon

PMP, PMI and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.