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 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training: January 2014

January 2014 via Distance Learning


About the Course

Some of today's most respected companies—including GE, Motorola, Allied Signal, and Sun Microsystems—have used Lean Six Sigma to improve their organizations. Join the ranks of these successful corporations and let Lean Six Sigma work for you.

Lean Six Sigma is a combined process-improvement methodology that accelerates processes, increases efficiency, and reduces or eliminates variation. Competition for the same customers is increasing throughout the corporate world, putting company profits on the line; customer expectations are changing rapidly as the rate of information increases; and costs are escalating. Now more than ever, achieving process excellence is essential.

Our Lean Six Sigma program gives you valuable business tools to achieve process excellence and help your team:

This offering is a pre-recorded rebroadcast of our Winter 2013 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB) program offered by the Systems Science and Industrial Engineering (SSIE) Department at the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University and the Binghamton University IIE Student Chapter.   This training is also highly recommended for anyone who wishes to continue on with the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training being offered in Summer 2014.

Here is what previous attendees say about this training:

"This was an excellent class. I am a 16-year IT professional in global management for a Fortune 10 company and I found this one of the best training seminars I've attended in my career. The instructor's background was not limited to the classroom as he had very tangible and realistic examples based on his experience in the field. He was clear, articulate, and very well organized. The course materials were well constructed and easy to follow. Dr. Khasawneh's lecture and instruction were excellent."

"Dr. Khasawneh was extraordinarily knowledgeable about this subject matter, and was skilled at tailoring the intensity of his answer to the question given. If asked a basic question, he replied with a simple, hands on answer. If asked a complicated, high-level question, he gave as much depth and detail as was needed to answer the query. There was a wide range of knowledge level in the class, and he did a good job balancing the needs of all."


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Who Should Attend

This course is open to all current BU students as well as alumni, non-BU students, and members of industry, non-profit and government agencies.

This short course is designed for students or industry professionals that have some coursework background in probability and statistics and/or quality control*.  The training consists of eleven 90-minute pre-recorded lectures and includes soft copies of the slides.  In order to be a certified green belt, the participant will be expected to complete a take-home examination with a 70% minimum passing grade within a month of the start of the course.  Participants will have support via access to virtual office hours and email contacts to the professor and teaching assistant during the month.  A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate will be provided to those who successfully complete the course.

*Students or individuals who do not have current knowledge/education in the probability and statistics and/or quality control may enroll in this course; however, they are also required to attend (at an additional cost) the prerequisite statistics day of instruction which is comprised of four addition 90-minute pre-recorded lectures.


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Materials Provided

Your fees cover:

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This course will only be offered through distance learning.  In order to utilize distance learning, the student must have a computer with a High Speed Internet connection.

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Links to the pre-recorded sessions and slides will be sent out by Monday, January 6, 2014.  These links will be available until the end of the month.  An open-book take-home exam will be distributed on Monday, January 6, 2014.  This comprehensive exam will be due by Friday, January 31, 2014 5:00 p.m.  Notification of course completion will be by mid-March.

Prerequisite Statistics: Four 90-minute lectures

* For those who do not have prerequisite coursework in statistics. 


Green Belt: Eleven 90-minute lectures

This program serves as a lean six sigma training course at the Green Belt level. The course aims to emphasize why the implementation of lean six sigma is vital to the continuous improvement in global industry. Several case studies and applications of lean six sigma concepts will be presented throughout the course. In addition, several educational games and group activities will be used throughout the course to illustrate many of the lean six sigma concepts. Focused topics include:

Course Outline:


An open-book take-home exam will be distributed on Monday, January 6, 2014.   The exam is long and comprehensive.  We recommend you allot 20-25 hours for completing the exam. The exam is due Friday, January 31, 2014 by 5:00pm.


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Dr. Mohammad T. KhasawnehDr. Mohammad T. Khasawneh 



Ms. Sura Khaled Al-QudahMs. Sura Khaled Al-Qudah (Teaching Assistant)



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Fees and Registration

Late fees ($50) apply for registrations received SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013 through FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014. 
Registration closes 12:00 noon on FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014. This is a FIRM Deadline.

GREEN BELT course only (Eleven 90-minute lectures)

PREREQUISITE STATISTICS course + GREEN BELT course (Fifteen 90-minute lectures)

Group pricing for industry may be available upon request.
We reserve the right to cancel our sessions.  If we cancel, fees will be refunded in full.
Go to our registration and fees page for more information.

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