Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training 

Registration  for the current offering will close on June 10 at noon (exam due on June 30th)
New coures offering: July 1 - Dec 31, 2021 (Registration link below)

You can start the courses anytime after the course start dates and submit the exam before the course end dates.
Delivery format: Online self-paced. About 12 hours of video lectures with self-assessment quizzes (not graded) and a multiple choice exam (graded).
Credentials: At successful completion you will earn the Yellow Belt Certification and th Lean Six sigma Yellow Belt badge will be issued. A Binghamton University issued course completion certificate is also available for successful participants. A grade of 70% or higher is required to pass the course an earn the certification and badge.
Who can take this course: This course is intended for all engineers as well as non-engineers, professionals, faculty and students and is appropriate for both technical and non-technical audiences. The Yellow Belt course is not a pre-requisite for the Green Belt course but is a good first step for those who would like to pursue their Green Belt certification.




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

The Yellow Belt training serves to emphasize why the implementation of Lean Six Sigma is vital to the continuous improvement of a wide variety of industries. The course is designed for people who are new to Lean and Six Sigma and it teaches the foundational Lean Six Sigma concepts.

Several applications of Lean Six Sigma concepts will be presented throughout the course to illustrate the value of incorporating these practices into any business. 


  • Continuous process improvement (CPI) with emphasis on both Lean Six Sigma concepts and methodologies.
  • Lean concepts, tools and their applications, such as 5s, waste reduction, value stream mapping and error proofing.
  • A high-level introduction of the DMAIC framework (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) to solve issues and transition CPI projects from one phase to another.
  • Integration of both Lean and Six Sigma for achieving data-driven process improvement results.
  • Team dynamics and leadership to deliver successful CPI projects with superior results.


Dr. Mohammad T. Khasawneh

  • Professor and Chair in Systems Science & Industrial Engineering Department
  • Associate Director, Watson Institute for Systems Excellence
  • Director, Healthcare Systems Engineering Center
  • Director, Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory
  • Graduate Program Director, Executive Master of Science in Health Systems
  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • PhD, Industrial Engineering, Clemson University


$300 Standard rate/Industry
$225 BU and SUNY faculty/staff, BU Alumni graduated May 2020 or before)
$175 Non-SUNY students (must be matriculated)
$150 BU and SUNY students/High School students/Recent Alumni (graduated Dec. 2020 or later)


For questions, contact the Office of Industrial Outreach at:
Phone: (607) 777-6241
Email: wtsnindy@binghamton.edu


1. All cancellations must be received before the start of the course to receive a refund.
2. Cancellations of confirmed registrations are subject to a $20 administrative fee. No refunds for cancellations or non-attendance will be given after you have started the course.
4. If the course is canceled, enrollees will be advised and receive a full refund