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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (Online)

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.

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



  • You will be provided with a URL, username and password to access the material for 16 weeks or 4 months. You must complete all the course modules to be awarded a course completion certificate.

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 Fees

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

First time attendees pay the listed Course Fee. If you are a returning student of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) courses (or are active/retired military), you will receive a 10% discount when you enter the coupon code SCL-Alum on the "Check Out" page. If you register and pay for all required courses in a Supply Chain & Logistics certificate in one single transaction, you can receive a discount of 17% off each course by entering the coupon code SCL-Cert on the "Check Out" page. There are also discounts available for multiple-team member registrations or to members of certain organizations.

Discounts cannot be combined. For questions, call 404-385-8663 or send us an email prior to registration

The program fee for LIVE courses (non-online) includes continental breakfasts, lunches, breaks, parking, internet access, and all classroom materials.

If the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute must cancel a program, registrants will receive a full refund. Georgia Tech, however, cannot assume the responsibility for other costs incurred. Due to program enrollment limits, early registration is encouraged. Registrations will be acknowledged by a letter of confirmation from Professional Education.

Course Times

  • You have the flexibility of taking the course on your own time and pace. Once you register, you receive a link, username, and password to access the online course.
  • This course is comprised of 4 lessons. Each lesson will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. You will have 16 weeks from your enrollment date to complete all course requirements.
  • After you complete all quizzes within a course satisfactorily, you can apply for a course certificate.
  • You can start and stop as often as you like, allowing you to set the schedule.


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