Become a Leader of Change for Your Organization's Performance Improvements

USD Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, ranked 14th among non-doctoral engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report, and Professional and Continuing Education offers unique, world-class, project-based programs taught by USD professors in intensive four-month schedules.

Get the leading-edge knowledge and skills you need to become a sought-after project improvement resource for your organization. Choose from a number of Lean and Six Sigma certificate and professional programs including Black Belt, Green Belt and Lean. Or Specialize in a Professional Six Sigma Program in Health Care.

  • Curriculum based on the American Society for Quality (ASQ) “Body of Knowledge”
  • Faculty with extensive industry experience in biotech, health care, defense, finance and traditional manufacturing organizations
  • Real-life project applications as an integral part of the curriculum
  • Complete a program in five months
  • Project-based classroom instructional method
  • Schedules designed to accommodate busy working professionals
  • A certificate from the University of San Diego validating expertise
  • No application requirements




Great Instructors! Great course! I highly recommend all users interested in Lean Six Sigma to take this course. This will change how you do business forever. Boyle and Perry have enabled us to radically push forward our process improvement implementation with dramatic results. — James Hawkins, Director of Organization Development, Eagle Roofing/Burlingame Industries
Lenny does a really great job of explaining the concepts well. I am highly complimented for my knowledge of subject matter – which is really a credit to his method of teaching. I think I enjoy my job more because I feel more confident I understand what I’m least most days. — Maribel Topf, Mitchell 1, Rapid Continuous Improvement