Kent State's Lean Six Sigma Green Belt curriculum is structured to allow students and employers maximum flexibility in obtaining the Green Belt certification. The curriculum follows a two-week approach with the class meeting one week each month for two months (80 contact hours). The Green Belt certification also requires the completion and approval of a independent project. Topics covered in the certification include Project Identification, Team Oriented Problem Solving (TOPS), Introduction to Lean Thinking, Six Sigma Quality and Methods, Basic Minitab, Measurement System Analysis, Process Capability, Helicopter Simulation, Lean Tools, Hypothesis Testing, Comparative Analysis, Tests for Stability/Normality of Data and Catapult Simulation. To maximize the benefit of attending Lean Six Sigma training and to realize return on investment for future Lean Six Sigma projects, Kent State requires that each participant brings a laptop that has Minitab v18 statistical software and Companion by Minitab software loaded to each day of training. You can purchase this software at a reduced price directly from Minitab.