Six Sigma & Lean

The principles behind Six Sigma quality control and Lean Manufacturing have revolutionized business and services in the last two decades. Forsyth Tech has classes on a wide variety of topics, listed below, that can help you learn and apply these ideas to your business.

Six Sigma Green Belt

This course is designed to certify participants in the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program.  This certification program will equip Green Belt candidates with tools required to support Lean Six Sigma process improvement projects in their organizations and ensure technical competence in the key Six Sigma disciplines.  Upon completion, students will be knowledgeable in the five stages of the DMAIC model, and be able to use fundamental process improvement tools in each stage of the Lean Six Sigma process.  As a component of the course, statistical software will be used to analyze data.  Certification is awarded upon successful completion of a comprehensive final exam and completion of a Green Belt project.  Cost of class includes student materials. Several simulations are used in the class to allow hands-on experience in using the DMAIC model and how to problem solve to determine root causes of problems.

Course Code: 101333
Cost:  $1500  Plus Parking Permit
Dates:  January 12th – March, T/Th,  6-9:30pm
Location:  Grady Swisher Center, Room 203

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

We are looking at scheduling a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Class during the day in Spring 2016. If you are interested in a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt class, please email me at  This is a 8 hour class and will allow participants to learn about the history of lean six sigma, what are the eight types of waste, problem solving using the DMAIC process and the tools used in lean six sigma projects.

Other Services Available:

The Kaizen Blitz

Let our experienced Six Sigma Black Belts lead or assist with your next Kaizen event.  You can gain foundational information needed to understand, plan and implement kaizen blitzes. Such events are opportunities to make focused improvement changes in the workplace. This multi-day, onsite training event takes participants through the critical steps in conducting a very effective kaizen event – one that is well planned, well implemented and well documented.

Lean Production Simulation (LPS)

The Lean Production Simulation (LPS) is an 8 hour, hands-on workshop that teaches continuous improvement methods in a simulated vehicle assembly process.  Based on the concepts of the Toyota Production System, teams build or take apart truck cabs in a miniature factory setting.  Working as teams, problems are solved, and root cause issues are eliminated, while working safely and making it right the first time.  As quality and safety issues are eliminated, velocity goes up and costs go down during the three production runs.  The LPS is also a powerful teambuilding tool that unites a group, develops team problem solving skills and improves overall creativity skills. To schedule a LPS for your employees, please contact Dianne Mounce at 336.734.7732 or

Other Courses Available Include:

  • JIT (Just-In-Time)
  • Pull Production
  • Standard Work
  • Mistake Proofing/Poka-Yoke
  • Quick Changeovers (SMED)
  • Work Cells
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Kanban
  • Identifying Waste
  • 5S
  • Process Mapping
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • A3 Problem Solving

For more information on Process Improvement Courses, please contact Barry Self at or 336.734.7766