MiraCosta College Community Education and Workforce Development

lean manufacturing

at MiraCosta College

about the lean manufacturing courses

LEAN Six Sigma improves business performance by removing waste through Lean manufacturing methods and reducing variation in processes that cause defects by applying Six Sigma Statistical Process Control tools.

In this LEAN Six Sigma Yellow Belt course you will learn how to minimize waste with A3 Problem Solving, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, and 5S Organization. You will also learn practical Six Sigma tools including DMAIC (Design, Measure, Analyze, Implement, and Control), Project Charters, Statistical Process Control with Performance Boards and Pareto Charts, and Failure Modes Effects Analysis.

This LEAN Six Sigma Yellow Belt course will provide you with an understanding of LEAN Six Sigma methodology so that you can perform LEAN process improvement to minimize waste and participate in Six Sigma projects to reduce variation in processes.

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


why attend miracosta?

  • Industry relevant curriculum

  • Accelerated training to help you move up in your job

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

Tuition $150

Course Length
14 hours

Hours of Instruction
2 days per week, 9:00am-4:00pm
Please see the events calendar for dates

Completion of enrollment documents. Students must be at least 15 years of age.

what you will learn

  • A3 Problem Solving
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Kaizen
  • 5S Organization
  • DMAIC (Design, Measure, Analyze, Implement, and Control)
  • Project Charters
  • Statistical Process Control with Performance Boards and Pareto Charts
  • Failure Modes Effects Analysis

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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