Improve Business Processes and Sustain Quality Improvement

Six Sigma programs are designed to prepare you with the background you need for Quality and Process Improvement. Our programs are based on the American Society for Quality (ASQ) with hands-on, project-based learning opportunities. As an integral part of each program, you will complete a project that improves an area within your organization. The project work will require work-place activities (or work-like setting), with genuine project responsibilities.

Who Should Attend

Those responsible for managing business process improvements in manufacturing or design organizations will benefit from this program. Typical participants include managers, engineers, professional staff, and hands-on line staff in operations, systems, finance, and business administration. You will gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the quality and process improvements that will improve your organization.

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Schedule and Fees

Course Schedule and Enrollment Links 


Format *Fee
Certificate Fee ( one-time fee)     $45
  *Schedule and fees are subject to change
Program Tuition: Varies per area of study 
Estimated Duration: Up to 5 months
Application: None, open enrollment
As an R.E.P., USD has been approved by PMI®to issue professional development units (PDUs)
for all our Six Sigma courses. See individual courses for PDU breakdown.


Save $998 when registering for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate. No promo code required, to apply this discount add Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Improvement Methods to your cart. Discount will be applied at checkout or contact Enrollment and Student Services at (619) 260-4585. 

Complete the requirements below to earn a professional certificate, learn more about USD's Certificate Benefits and Policy.

  • Attend 70% of scheduled classes
  • Complete all coursework with a final GPA of 2.5 (out of 4) or higher
  • Describe the philosophies and principles needed to successfully complete projects on time
  • Demonstrate team leadership skills and recognize all aspects of the DMAIC model
  • Apply quality and improvement techniques to advance efficiencies in your organization
  • A bachelor's degree and 3 -5 years of work experience is recommended
  • As a project-based program, students pursuing a certificate in Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt will be expected to have project supported by a company or organization prior to the first class. This requirement excludes those pursuing a Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate.
This program is approved by the following third-party funding sources:
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
  • ETPL 
*Students using third-party funding please contact Enrollment and Student Services, at or 619-260-4585 to begin the registration process.

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