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Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program

Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driven approach to eliminating defects in any process—from manufacturing to transactional—and in products and services. The measurement-based Six Sigma methodology focuses on process improvement and variation reduction by applying a set of statistical, analytical and problem solving tools and techniques.

The Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program focuses on creating a high performance organization through a mindset and culture shift that eliminates marginal methods used in the past and replaces them with a set of tools that continually produce exceptional results. The measurement-based Six Sigma methodology focuses on process improvement and variation reduction by applying a set of simple, yet sophisticated, statistical, analytical and problem solving techniques.

This 16-week program includes lab time, instruction and application of the Six Sigma way of process improvement. You are required to successfully complete a continuous improvement project in order to receive a certificate.

Who Should Attend

The Six Sigma program is designed for professionals who want to develop the ability to lead process-improvement initiatives. Participants in our Green Belt program have held these titles:

  • Financial/business analyst
  • Commodity manager
  • Project manager
  • Quality manager
  • Business development manager
  • Manufacturing process engineer
  • Continuous improvement director
  • Director or VP of operations

Benefits

You will acquire the abilities and skills to implement Six Sigma effectively and economically, learn how to play a key role in a Six Sigma transformation initiative, and become highly visible to top management as a leader in this area.

Topics/Syllabus

  • Introduction to Six Sigma
  • The Define Stage
  • The Measure Stage
  • The Analyze Stage
  • The Improve Stage
  • The Control Stage
  • Six Sigma in action
  • Six Sigma tools and concepts for problem solving, decision making & process improvement
  • Demonstrating the application of the Six Sigma methodology in a “real-world” project

FAQ

What is a Six Sigma Green Belt?
A Six Sigma Green Belt is an individual who is trained in basic problem solving skills and the statistical tools needed to work effectively as a member or a leader of a Six Sigma process improvement team.

Why become a Six Sigma Green Belt?
A Six Sigma Green Belt can affect an organization's bottom line through the employment of statistically based tools that are taught in Six Sigma Green Belt training. Earning a Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate from DePaul demonstrates to an employer or potential employer that you have been trained in basic problem solving skills and the statistical tools needed to work effectively on process improvement.

Is there a required text?
Yes. There is one required text for this course:

  • The Six Sigma Way Team Fieldbook by Pande, Neuman & Cavanagh, ISBN 0-07-137314
Are any additional materials needed for the course?
Though not required, the following text is suggested reading material:
  • The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality & Speed, by George, Michael L. & Rowlands, David & Maxey, John & Price, Mark, ISBN 0-07-144119-0
Are books included in the tuition fee?
The textbooks are not included in the tuition fee. All other class materials are covered and will be distributed in class.

What are the requirements for Six Sigma Green Belt certification?
In order to receive a certificate you must successfully complete the continuous improvement project assigned by your instructor.

Does this program qualify for financial assistance through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)?
In order to find out if you qualify for financial assistance, you must first contact Workforce Development. As a certified program under the ILLINOIS workNet initiative, this program has been approved for workforce training grants for those who are eligible. Funding may be available for those receiving unemployment benefits. Please contact Workforce Development for more information.

My company would like to offer this program to our employees. Can this program be customized in order to train our staff?
Yes. This program can be customized and conducted either on-site or on our campus to meet the needs of your organization. For more information, visit our Corporate Training page.

For More Information, Contact:

Janie Rollinson

Email: jrollin1@depaul.edu
Phone: +1 312-362-5792


Upcoming Class Offerings

Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program

Dates: 11/8/2021 - 3/28/2022
Location: Loop Campus, 14 E. Jackson #1326
Cost: $2,995.00
Registration Deadline: 11/1/2021 - a $75 late fee will be assessed after this date for late registrations
Final Deadline: 11/8/2021
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