MiraCosta College Community Education and Workforce Development

lean manufacturing

at MiraCosta College

about the lean manufacturing courses

Lean manufacturing is the systematic method for eliminating waste within a manufacturing system.

Lean manufacturing I

Lean manufacturing I consists of 5S, 8 wastes, deep observation, value stream mapping, A3 one page corrective action reports, and Kaizen events. This course provides practical application of LEAN tools that anyone can use to identify and minimize waste in their own area of control.

Lean manufacturing II

Lean manufacturing II is a second-level course, consisting of a refresher of LEAN I and practical applications of standard work, takt time, balancing work. IN addition, there is an overview of error proofing, job instruction, improving job methods, and building a LEAN team. This course is appropriate for supervisors, team leads and managers who are interested in implementing change within their work environment.

This class can be taken individually, or as part of a larger certificate program. Find out more.


why attend miracosta?

  • Industry relevant curriculum

  • Reduced prices due to grant funding

  • Accelerated training to help you move up in your job

  • We will gladly work with companies willing to pay for employee training

Tuition $150 each
Tuition is FREE through the DOL funded America’s Promise Grant. NOTE: A $50 charge to cover administrative costs will be collected upon registration for each class

Course Length
24 hours each

Hours of Instruction
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am-4:00pm
Please see the events calendar for dates

Completion of enrollment documents. Students must be at least 15 years of age. Students who would like to enroll in Lean Manufacturing II must have taken Lean Manufacturing I.

what you will learn

  • 5S
  • 8 Wastes
  • Deep Observation
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • A3 One Page Corrective Action Reports
  • Kaizen Events
  • Standard Work
  • Takt Time
  • Balancing Work

after course completion


If you successfully complete each course, you will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment.

Career Paths

This training is designed to help you move up within your current company, or to enhance your skillset for your next job.

meet your instructor

Scott Hannum - Soldering InstructorRussell Levy
Lean Manufacturing Instructor

Russell Levy has a BA from the University of Alabama and a Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School.  Russell began his LEAN Journey in the mid-2000's when he worked as a salesperson and project coordinator at a manufacturing and installation company.  Production problems prompted Russell's interest in learning how to solve issues that were impacting the installation of projects. This led to a LEAN Manufacturing Certificate from a Toyota Motor Company "Sensei" (teacher) and a LEAN Mastery Certificate from Irvine Valley College. Since then, Russell has taught over 350 people using simple LEAN principles and practical LEAN tools from his book, "LEAN Made EZ", that anyone can master and use..

take the next step

We offer information sessions for many of our job training programs. The information session offers you the opportunity to learn all about the programs in a relaxed environment.
Our instructors will be available at this time to answer all of your questions. Call us at 760.795.6820 to register.

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