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Are you ready to take your expertise to the next level and lead impactful transformations? Enroll in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering’s Six Sigma Black Belt Certification and propel your career forward. Develop advanced skills to optimize processes, elevate customer experience, and become a highly sought-after professional across various industry sectors.
What you'll receive
Originally developed during the post-WWII industrial boom, Six Sigma has evolved into a dynamic approach that drives efficiency, productivity, and excellence. The Six Sigma Black Belt Certification equips you with the expertise needed to drive excellence, efficiency, and productivity in any field. This program empowers you to implement sophisticated process improvements, enhance customer satisfaction, and emerge as a leader armed with the specialized mastery of Six Sigma.
Who should enroll
This program is tailored for professionals who aspire to lead and drive advanced improvements across diverse industries. Ideal participants include:
The Six Sigma Black Belt for Professionals certification program is meticulously crafted by a collaborative team of faculty members, seasoned industry professionals, instructional designers, and Six Sigma experts. The program's course framework and assessments are rigorously validated and tailored to the specific needs and standards of any service/transactional industry.
Our comprehensive curriculum, including instructional videos, exams, and engaging activities, is thoughtfully guided by the expertise of the following instructor:
Operational Excellence and Lean Six-Sigma Master Black Belt with more than 20 years of extensive experience in all forms of engineering, management, quality leadership and reshaping culture. Jim is known for recognizing and acting on opportunities to improve processes and workflows, and for solving complex problems with both processes and personnel. He has expert skills of engaging and empowering teams to develop solutions leading to successful outcomes, while simultaneously building highly effective and productive relationships of trust with internal and external customers.
Jim learned the Toyota Production System and Lean Six-Sigma (LSS), while working at Rubbermaid Incorporated in the early 1990’s, has used these methodologies and earned his Master Black Belt certification from Arizona State University. For the last 20+ years, he has been instrumental in rolling out Lean & Six-Sigma (Operational Excellence), in a variety of companies in China, UK, Ireland, France, Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and throughout the United States.
Jim has hands-on experience implementing LSS principles in other industries, including medical, drug delivery device, surgical equipment, healthcare, construction, retail, telecommunications, consumer products, technology, government and software. He has trained and lectured with organizations worldwide, in all, he has trained and certified over 300 people in LSS
Lean methods focus on streamlining processes, removing wasteful practices, and increasing process efficiency. Lean creates systems that produce results very quickly and at a low cost per unit.
Six Sigma methods focus on reducing the variation in process results, and centering the process on a specific performance level. Six Sigma creates high quality, defect-free products and services.
Combined, Lean and Six Sigma represent a powerful and comprehensive set of organizational and process improvement tools
Yellow Belt is an introduction to the foundational concepts of Lean Six Sigma and provides a series of tools used to make process improvements. The online course features videos, activities and discussion posts followed by a final exam. The hybrid course also includes a 3-hour, virtual, live training to practice using the tools.
Green Belt is an extensive training in Lean and Six Sigma methodology. The online course consists of 10 weeks of instructions with videos, quizzes, online discussions and a final exam. The Green Belt also requires a 60-day applied project where participants will utilize the tools and methodology to implement changes in their organization.
Black Belt furthers the training from the Green Belt program. Participants learn how to effectively lead teams in Six Sigma methodologies and work with stakeholders on projects. The Black Belt program trains on advanced statistical methods and analysis, and includes an applied project where participants will lead a team in utilizing the tools and methodology to implement changes in their organization.
Master Black Belt is the final level of certification and is for participants looking to deploy Six Sigma at the top levels of an organization. Participants learn how to manage large scale organizational improvement units, practicing advanced statistical analysis, and leading six sigma strategy.
The Black Belt program is offered quarterly.
The Black Belt program takes 8 months to complete. The program consists of 25 weeks of instruction followed by 8 weeks to complete the applied project.
Green Belt certification is required before you can enroll in the Black Belt program. This course requires more advanced statistical analysis so college level statistics experience is recommended.
The Six Sigma Black Belt programs require an applied project to be completed during the program. This program is typically done in the context of the participant’s workplace or a volunteer position they hold. As a participant you are responsible for finding a project that you will be able to complete during the timeframe of the program. The instructor for the course can assist you in choosing your project but will not assign projects to participants. If you are concerned about finding an appropriate project please reach out to us at email@example.com.
Registration is open for one week after a program starts. The first week consists of introductions and learning the platform so participants can easily catch up.
If you change your mind about a course we can offer refunds up until the start of the program. You can also transfer to a later program before the start date. Once the program starts we cannot offer refunds. If you would like to transfer to a later program after the program has already started there is a $500 transfer fee. We can also offer extensions for deadlines if necessary. Please reach out to your instructor and firstname.lastname@example.org if you need an extension.
The black belt is $3,250.
We offer discounts for ASU employees, alumni and students. We also offer discounts for military veterans and groups of 5 or more people. Please email us at email@example.com for more information on our discounts.
We offer custom programs for organizations that are looking to get several members of their team certified. Our team can work with you to come up with a program that fits your needs. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We are able to offer group discounts to our online programs for large groups.
You will receive an email inviting you to join the course on Canvas a few days before your program starts. The welcome email will contain any additional information you need. If you don’t hear anything by the start date of your program please email us at email@example.com.
The online programs are all asynchronous and do not have scheduled meetings. If you would like to meet with the instructor for your course they can schedule an appointment with you.
Make sure you have completed all the requirements of the course you are taking. Once the course end date has passed, ASU will verify completion of all requirements. Once your certification is verified you will receive an email with a digital copy of your certification and instructions on accessing a digital badge. Physical certificates will also be sent when applicable.
Please be aware that for courses with applied projects the verification process may take longer as instructors will need to review the final project reports. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
We do offer extensions for deadlines in our programs. We can offer extensions for up to 2 months after the end of the program. If you need an extension please contact your instructor and email@example.com.