Six Sigma Black Belt
Course No: ECD 8860
Length: 98 hours
The Six Sigma Black Belt course prepares participants for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) CSSBB certification exam. Participants will learn the DMAIC model for process analysis and improvement, project management techniques, team facilitation skills, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Designed Experiments (DOE), and Statistics.
(NOTE: This program was designed based on the Body of Knowledge for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) “Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)” exam.) Participants seeking qualification as Six Sigma Black Belts must successfully complete and present the project details from a strategically-linked process improvement project.
(Completion of a Black Belt project will satisfy one of the two projects required to take the ASQ “Certified Six Sigma Black Belt” exam.)
Through case studies learned in class, and the facilitation of their Six Sigma project, participants will learn the critical skills to implement a process of continuous improvement on a strategic level within their organization.
When properly implemented, this process leads organizations to use data metrics to reduce waste, motivate employees, produce beneficial outcomes, and implement a culture of continuous improvement within their workplace.
Students will, by the completion of the course:
- Identify the core concepts of Six Sigma methodology.
- Identify the “5 Wastes”, and focus on ways to reduce or eliminate them, and develop metrics in order to track improvement toward strategic goals within their organization.
- Gain an understanding of the DMAIC process, and how to use this understanding to facilitate performance projects within their organization.
- Understand the prerequisites for obtaining the Six Sigma certifications and the role of each level (Yellow, Green and Black Belt) within the organization, and how they can lead teams in process improvement projects.
- Plan out a project to reach a solution to reduce waste within their organization, and gain the skills to implement their solution on a strategic, continuous basis.
- Gain an understanding of how to transform their organization into a “Lean-Thinking,” Six Sigma culture, while focusing in long-term goals within their organization.
- In addition to the above listed objectives, Black Belts must successfully complete and present the project details from a strategically-linked process improvement project. This project must be presented for evaluation in order to pass.
Who Should Attend:
- Six Sigma Black Belt training is designed for people who will perform or facilitate process analysis and improvement activities, and who will be conducting or supporting business
process data collection and analysis.
- Technical backgrounds and/or familiarity with basic
algebra are helpful.