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Lean Six Sigma

Earn your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt certificates from the state's premier university, from the comfort of your home or office. Become an instant asset to your organization with a USC Lean Six Sigma Certificate!

Six Sigma Certificates

USC’s Lean Six Sigma Green is offered on campus in a traditional classroom setting and as a 100% online option with instructor-led training sessions conveniently scheduled during evening hours. 

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate is offered 100% online with instructor-led training sessions, also conveniently scheduled during evening hours.

Our online format allows you to maintain your professional work schedule while enjoying the quality curriculum you expect from USC. Our program utilizes a combination of techniques including online resources, applied exercises, and real-world case studies to enhance your learning experience. 

Our dynamic e-learning platform allows you to:

  • View lectures, simulations and assessments that gauge your progress through the program
  • Participate in virtual discussions with your instructor and fellow classmates
  • Learn from an experienced Six Sigma Black Belt with over 20 years of experience in the field
  • Access your classroom anywhere!

Benefit from both certificates

Take advantage of both Green and Black Belt certification. In the business world, Green Belts are valuable to any organization; however, as a Black Belt, you will belong to an elite group of respected business professionals. Certified Black Belts take on increased job responsibilities and earn higher pay.


Online Self-study and Instructor-led Training

For those attending our online certificate program, the learning approach combines the best of self-paced and instructor-led online training to help you learn more effectively! Since our program features a flexible online format, even participants living outside South Carolina can easily complete their Six Sigma training conveniently, from home or office. 


Certification Requirements

You must pass an examination to demonstrate your comprehension of Six Sigma principles to earn your USC Six Sigma Green and Black Belt certificates.  In addition to the certification exam, Black Belt participants spend a portion of class completing a full scale independent project based on an organization’s specific challenges.


The Cost of Getting There

Tuition for the Green Belt Certification is $3,400 and includes all course materials, 20 hours of self-paced education and 20 hours of live online instructor-led training.

Tuition for the Black Belt Certification is $5,400 and includes all course materials, 40 hours of self-paced education and 40 hours of live online instructor-led training.

NEW! Register for our Six Sigma Fast Track Program and gain access to both Green and Black Belt certifications for only $7,700. 


Student Support

It is important to us that you succeed in your learning experience.  That is why we provide continued support throughout your six sigma training.  Students have access to technical and instructional assistance throughout the program, as well as phone and email support from our dedicated program staff and instructors.  They are available to answer technical questions regarding website access and provide instructional support for assignments or materials. A thorough orientation will be provided on the first day of class. 

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