Earn a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

Learn to minimize waste and improve quality in businesses through Six Sigma and Lean principles. This 12-credit-hour Green Belt certificate focuses on the concepts, theories and tools of the Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma concepts used in the manufacturing and service industries. Professionals with Lean and Six Sigma skills will remain in demand as businesses seek to improve competitive and strategic opportunities.

If you are interested in pursuing the ASQ.org Green Belt certification after completing the certificate program, please click on the link www.spcollege.edu/future-students/workforce-institute for more information about exam prep courses."

You will learn the best of quality control techniques at our Collaborative Center for Emerging Technologies.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians

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skills you learn in the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

  • Continuous flow
  • Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
  • Kaizen
  • Process mapping
  • The 5S's: Sort, Simplify, Sweep, Standardize and Sustain
  • Total productive maintenance (TPM)
  • Cellular manufacturing
  • Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC)
  • Self-directed work teams
  • Kanban system
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Value steam mapping

Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt Certificate without Financial Aid Eligibility

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2022 (610)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

This Green Belt certificate provides a series of courses that focuses on the concepts, theories, and tools of the Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma as used in the manufacturing and services industries. The program covers the methods used in Lean and Six Sigma such as continuous flow, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), Kaizen, process mapping, the 5S’s, total productive maintenance (TPM), cellular manufacturing, the DMAIC, self-directed work teams, the kanban system, design for manufacturing, and value steam mapping. Throughout industry today there is a significant need of individuals educated in the methods of the concepts and tools of the Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma. The courses in this Green Belt certificate program are part of the Quality Specialty Subplan in the AS degree in Engineering Technology.

Academic Pathways

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Program Leadership Information

Dr. Natavia Middleton
Dr. Sidney Martin
Program Director

Florida CIP Code

0615070203 - Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate CCC

Federal CIP Code

15.0702 - Quality Control Technology/Technician.


The Green Belt certificate courses are part of the Lean Six Sigma Quality specialization of SPC's Engineering Technology A.S. degree.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate