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Lean Six Sigma-Black Belt

Live-Online Learning

The University of Texas at San Antonio is committed to providing educational continuity to all professional learners seeking the Lean Six Sigma mindset. To affirm this commitment, we are excited to announce our portfolio of courses will now be offered, for the first time, in an online modality. All courses are delivered live-online and provide the same transformative content as face-to-face instruction.

Lean Six Sigma at UTSA

Conducted by faculty from the UTSA College of Engineering, this course is offered as an open-enrollment certification program for employees of various organization with training courses, hands-on simulation games, video clips, and requirements from the participants to successfully conduct chosen company cases as projects to showcase their understanding and mastering of the Lean and Six Sigma concepts, tools, and techniques.

Customized on-site training at your organization’s facility (for the convenience of organization’s employees) is also available.

Program Description

The program consists of five days of lecture-based coverage of topics in Lean, Six-Sigma, Change Management, and Lean Daily Management tools and methodologies, and four (4) days of individual hands-on, on-site project formulation and guidance resulting in significant operational savings and/or enhancement of service quality.

Additionally, each student must serve as a mentor of at least one other project team (guided by the instructors) in his/her organization to achieve significant improvement in cost and/or quality of services/products. In order to ensure the learning effectiveness, each industry participant must be allowed (by his/her employer) to use at least 20% of his/her regular work time during the certification program period of time for completion of these required projects.

The Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt curriculum is structured as follows:

  • Five days of intensive course coverage of Lean and Six Sigma related topics

  • An aggregate of four days of individual monitoring and consultation sessions. Such short sessions can be held at participant’s organization if multiple participants are from the same organization. Each student participant must complete two improvement projects at student’s employment site. Each project is expected to produce significant impact of at least $50,000 savings and/or on service quality enhancements (small to mid-scale projects, can be completed in 4-6 weeks)

  • Total program time span: 12-20 weeks (depending on actual progress made by student participants and support/cooperation from the sponsoring organizations)

Who Should Attend

  • Executives
  • Directors
  • Business Managers
  • Process Improvement Specialists
  • Enterprise Process Engineers
  • Administrative and Supporting Staff
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers

Learning Outcomes

  • Student participants will be able to independently conduct Lean Six Sigma projects and become leaders of such projects.

  • Student participants will demonstrate the learning effectiveness via actual project definition, exploration, and implementation at their employing organizations.

  • Student participants will be able to mentor Green and Yellow Belts in pursuing Lean Enterprise Transformation of their employing organizations.

Program Outline

  • Lean Basics, Office Kaizen (Improvement) and Applications

  • Lean Tools, Methodologies and Value Stream Mapping

  • Six-Sigma Overview, Statistics Boot Camps

  • Quality & Process Capability, DMAIC Processes & Tools

  • Lean Transformation, Planning, Change Management, and Daily Practice

  • Hands-On Project Definition, Implementation, and Mentoring Experience

Course Schedule


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Services “Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt” certificate and a recognition plaque. Participants can also receive a letter grade if registered the program as a continuing education course per requirement of tuition reimbursement program of sponsoring organizations.

Registration Fee

Payment plans are available.
Registration Fee Per Person
Regular Registration
Group Registration 3+
UTSA/UT Health Employees
Prior LSS Certification*

*Already achieved a Green Belt Certification? Provide proof you received the certification from a formally recognized organization such as ASQ, an equivalent university program, or AF program. You will take all five in-class sessions, but are only required to complete one company project.

Included in the Program

  • Binders of Course Materials for all Lecture-Based Courses

  • Classroom Learning and Discussions

  • Multimedia Demonstrations

  • Hands-On Simulations

  • Review and Discussion of Case Studies

  • On-Site Definition, Implementation and Mentoring of Projects

  • Real World Project Formulation


Registration for this course has closed. Please use the sign-up form below to receive notification when new course dates are available. Thank you for your interest.

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