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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (Online/Self-paced)

Special Note

Online courses are offered through Georgia Tech Professional Education using the Canvas Learning Management System platform. The interface is primarily point-and-click, and can be learned by anyone capable of using a web browser. There is no software to distribute, and no experience with HTML or other technical knowledge required.

Please note that this course qualifies for our Georgia AI Manufacturing (GA-AIM) program discount for Georgia residents. Please see below Course Fees section for details.

Course Description

This course serves as a solid first step in providing you with insight into the Lean Six Sigma competency area. With this foundation and appreciation of the competency, you may choose to pursue further training on specific statistical techniques and other aspects of Lean Six Sigma while beginning to apply Lean thinking in your daily operations. You’ll develop an understanding of what is involved in becoming a Lean Thinker, understand the purpose of Lean and Six Sigma, learn to see waste and problems, and connect to customer value.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for individuals who want to improve their company’s processes and bottom line using the Lean Six Sigma approach or are interested in understanding the role of Lean Six Sigma as a competency for further educational pursuits.

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn to see waste and problems, and connect to customer value.
  • Understand the purpose of Lean and Six Sigma.
  • Identify the elements of a Lean process within the workplace.
  • Apply DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control) in the workplace.

What Is Covered

  • How to see waste and problems, and connect to customer value
  • The purpose of Lean and Six Sigma
  • What is meant by a Lean Enterprise System
  • Process Entropy and PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act)
  • Customer value, the three types of processes, and the eight wastes
  • How to define a problem with emphasis on eliminating waste
  • Root cause identification
  • The components of Lean thinking
  • The role and components of Six Sigma

Course Materials

Required (student must provide)

  • A computer with speakers and high-speed internet connectivity to access online content. Please visit to ensure the computer you will be using meets the minimum technical requirements.

Provided (student will receive)

  • Access to online course content and optional reading materials until the course end date.

Course Prerequisite and Related Certificate Information

No prerequisites. This course is part of the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certificate.

Course CEUs

This course provides for 0.20 continuing education units (CEUs).

Course Instructors

Course Times

  • This course is comprised of 4 lessons with each lesson taking approximately 30 minutes to complete.
  • Please note the course end date when registering for the course via the Georgia Tech Professional Education website.
  • After you complete all quizzes within the course satisfactorily, you can apply for a course certificate.
  • You have the flexibility of taking the course on your own time and pace. Start and stop as often as you like, allowing you to set the schedule.

Course Fees

Standard: $120.00, Certificate: $100.00 (cost of each course when signing up for and paying for a multi-course certificate program).

Register and pay for all required courses in a Supply Chain & Logistics certificate and receive a discount of 17% off per course. Enter coupon code SCL-Cert at checkout.

All residents of the State of Georgia are eligible for a 50% discount while funds last thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration. Use of this discount is subject to verification of GA residency. Enter coupon code SCL-GAAIM at checkout.

If you have 3 or more participants from your organization, please contact us for volume discounts. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Discounts cannot be combined. For questions, call 404-894-2343 or send us an email prior to registration.


Special Note: Although the current online course session(s) indicate a start date that may have passed, students can enroll at any time. The online course(s) are self-paced offering flexibility, so you can fit the course work into your schedule. However, it is recommended that you register by the registration close date indicated in the section details, to allow for enough time to complete the course.

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Georgia Tech Supply Chain and
Logistics Institute
H. Milton Stewart School of
Industrial & Systems Engineering
765 Ferst Drive, NW, Suite 228
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.894.2343