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Continuous Improvement Solutions

As a business owner or industry leader, you are always looking for ways of improving your efficiency and productivity. CVCC offers a complete suite of classes and programs designed to help you do just that, continuously improve.


Continuous Improvement Training

Our mission is to provide your employees with the knowledge and skills to address operational problems, identify solutions, and improve your bottom-line. If you have other process improvement related needs, please contact our office at (828) 327-7000, ext. 4294. Below are some of the programs and classes we offer.

Lean Manufacturing

CVCC offers classes in Lean Manufacturing on campus at our Corporate Development Center or can bring Lean professionals directly to your facility. 

Establishing a Lean Culture

  • Overview of Lean Manufacturing - 3 hour seminar introducing Lean Manufacturing and the value of Lean operations.
  • Introduction to Lean Manufacturing - Full day introducing Lean principles using a factory simulation.
  • 5S (6S) Evaluation – overview of 5S (6S) and assisting with an evaluation.
  • Kaizen Event – overview of a Kaizen event and assisting with a process improvement event.
  • Value Stream Mapping – 3 day class introducing VSM and conducting a value stream map of a specific process or operation.
  • Root Cause Analysis – overview of RCA and it’s application.

Six Sigma – Green Belt and Black Belt Certifications

CVCC offers Six Sigma certification classes on campus at our Corporate Development Center or can bring a Six Sigma professional directly to your facility to certify your continuous improvement professionals.

Six Sigma Green Belt

CVCC's Six Sigma Green Belt provides students with comprehensive instruction in Lean and Six Sigma DMAIC Process Improvement principles and tools. This blended learning course includes 24 hours of classroom instruction and 22 hours of interactive, on-line instruction. Upon successful completion, students sit for their Green Belt certification.

Six Sigma Black Belt

A Six Sigma Black Belt professional is considered an expert in Six Sigma philosophies and principles, including supporting systems and tools. A Black Belt leads process improvement teams, demonstrating leadership, managing team dynamics and assigning project team roles and responsibilities.  This blended learning course includes 40 hours of classroom instruction as well as additional hours of interactive, on-line instruction.
Please contact our office at (828) 327-7000, ext. 4294 for the next scheduled class.

Quality Management Systems

  • ISO 9001 2015 Quality Management System Implementation
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
  • ISO 45001 2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
  • ISO/TS 16949 & Automotive Quality Management Systems
  • Internal Auditor Training (ISO/TL 9001, ISO/TS 16949)
  • APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) Core Tools


  • OSHA 10-hour (General Industry and Construction)
  • OSHA 30-hour (General Industry and Construction)


Keith Sipe, Director
Business and Industry Services
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4613