Gain the critical skills needed to drive process improvements in your organization. Use data-driven methodologies to eliminate product defects and operational inefficiencies that hinder organizational growth.
Cal State East Bay’s Six Sigma Certificate Programs provide you with the knowledge and practical training needed to drive change in your organization. Through Six Sigma programs, your organization can improve business processes in all operational areas. As a result, the company can experience reduced product and service failure rates, have more satisfied customers, and increase profits.
Comprehensive training based on a data-driven quality process model that you can immediately implement into your workplace.
Taught by faculty with extensive Six Sigma experience
Whether it’s by improving manufacturing processes, reducing product defects, or ensuring consistently high service levels, your Six Sigma Certificate allows you to be a vital contributor to your organization’s growth. Choose from three nationally recognized Six Sigma training programs and earn your Yellow Belt, Green Belt, or Black Belt certificate.
Cal State East Bay’s Six Sigma Yellow Belt Program qualifies you to work in a supporting role on improvement teams. You’ll develop a thorough understanding of Six Sigma concepts, strategies, tools, and techniques used in process improvement projects.
CSUEB’s Six Sigma Green Belt Program provides the foundation you need to contribute to a Six Sigma green belt business and successfully lead improvement projects. Learn about fundamental methodology, tools, and techniques of DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process improvement.
Cal State East Bay's Six Sigma Black Belt Program equips you to drive improvements in your organization using data analysis and DMAIC problem-solving methodology (Define the problem, Measure key aspects, Analyze data, Improve the process, Control the future process). You'll also gain insight into deployment and project development approaches. With your Black Belt Certificate, you’ll function as the Six Sigma implementation expert on your team and may mentor Green Belt and Yellow Belt employees within your organization.
The program was extremely flexible, and I feel fortunate to have this certification under my belt. It has helped me succeed not only in my professional life but it has also helped me do well in my personal life.
On the surface, leading projects and implementing improvements in your organization seems like an easy enough task – only it’s not. That’s why organizations from General Electric to Ford to 3M have implemented Six Sigma processes to ensure continuous product and service improvements and to reduce operational inefficiencies. As a Six Sigma professional, you’ll make an impact to your organization’s bottom line and build your career.
In 2015, full-time employees in the U.S. who completed Green Belt training made nearly $16,500 more than those without training.
— Quality Progress Salary Survey, ASQ
Six Sigma programs led to an average savings of 1.7 percent of revenues over the period of implementation and an average return of more than $2 in direct savings for every dollar invested.
— Costs and Savings of Six Sigma Programs: An Empirical Study, ASQ
In 2015, full-time managers in the U.S. who completed Black Belt training made approximately $14,300 more than those with no training.
— Quality Progress Salary Survey, ASQ
With your Six Sigma Certificate, you can drive change in a number of business environments including manufacturing, engineering, research and development, healthcare, and financial services.
Equipped with a Six Sigma Yellow Belt, you can feel confident when working in supporting roles on quality improvement teams. You’ll be able to competently develop process maps to support Six Sigma projects and even run smaller process improvement projects.
As a Six Sigma Green Belt, your employer will look to you to apply your knowledge to lead in small to medium sized projects. You’ll assess processes, timelines, costs, quality, and safety measures to identify areas of improvement. Six Sigma Black Belts will also rely on your expertise, calling on you to participate in large-scale improvement projects they’re leading.
Armed with your Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate, you’ll demonstrate to employers that you have the training needed to effectively lead teams focused on process improvement. You’ll use your advanced problem solving skills to recognize organizational roadblocks and implement change management techniques to address them. You’ll also establish benchmarking guidelines as well as performance measurement tools.
Whether you choose to earn your Yellow Belt, Green Belt, or Black Belt Certificate, your professional possibilities are endless.
As a student in the Six Sigma Certificate Program, you will gain insight into practices that can make a winning difference in your organization. You will leave the program having earned expertise in a range of topics, including:
Understanding the foundations of Six Sigma methodology
Explaining the concepts, tools, techniques, and strategies used in Six Sigma projects
Providing support for process improvement projects
Gaining required experience for Green Belt certification
Understanding the role of a Green Belt in the Six Sigma organization.
Using basic Six Sigma tools for Six Sigma project definition and process baseline.
Understanding improvement methodologies used by project teams.
Working knowledge of the fundamentals of the DMAIC problem solving methodology.
Leading a Six Sigma project team using the DMAIC problem solving methodology and team building skills.
Contributing to the definition of project selection criteria and developing project proposals to meet those criteria.
Applying and interpreting basic and advanced Six Sigma tools for project definition, process baseline analysis, process improvement, and process control.
The Six Sigma Green Belt Training Program is conveniently offered online, giving you the flexibility to work at your own pace.
To earn a Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate, you must complete one required course containing units on:
Throughout the course, you will be tested on your understanding and comprehension of course topics through challenging exercises and interactive games. Each module also includes comprehensive quizzes and tests that you can use to gauge your progress and prepare for practice exams. Video segments from subject matter experts also supplement the course material to provide real-world examples and enhanced understanding of important concepts and best practices.
|EXSP 8780: Six Sigma Yellow Belt|
To earn a Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate, you must complete one required course containing the following learning units:
The 10 modules of this course include end-of-module assessments, review checkpoints, case studies, interactive games, and practice exams.
|EXSP 8781: Six Sigma Green Belt|
To earn a Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate, you must complete one required course containing the following learning units:
Please note: Successful completion of certification involves scoring a minimum of 70% on the online assessment exam and submitting details for a successful Six Sigma improvement project.
|EXSP 8782: Six Sigma Black Belt|
Offered in partnership with World Education.net, you’ll have access to a team of educational mentors with exceptional skills in advanced curriculum, technology knowledge, and Six Sigma experience. Educational mentors will review your work and progress throughout the course and directly answer any questions you may have along the way.
Admission to the Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate Program is open to any interested student who has a general understanding of basic mathematical functions, the reading comprehension level of a high school graduate, and general proficiency in using Windows-based software.
Admission to the Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program is open to any interested student who has a general understanding of basic mathematical functions, the reading comprehension level of a high school graduate, and general proficiency in using Windows-based software. Students should have a couple years of business experience as well.
Admission to the Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate Program is open to any interested student who is comfortable using mathematics, is an experienced problem solver, has college-level reading comprehension skills, and is proficient using Windows-based software, including Microsoft Office and general statistical software packages. A college degree in industry-related fields, including business, engineering, or sciences is recommended but not required. Lastly, having a Green Belt Certificate first is highly recommended unless you have extensive business experience already.
CSUEB’s Six Sigma Program is an open enrollment, self-paced program. You can register and start the program at any time.
Area of study: Certificate in Six Sigma
Yellow Belt – Individuals who seek a thorough understanding of Six Sigma concepts and strategies and want to work in a supporting role on improvement teams
Green Belt - Individuals wanting to learn the fundamental skills necessary to contribute to a Six Sigma team as a Green Belt and those who serve as Six Sigma Champions
Black Belt - Individuals who seek to lead Six Sigma teams using the DMAIC methodology and advanced statistical tools
Program format: Online
Yellow Belt – 20 hours, self-paced
Green Belt – 34 hours, self-paced
Black Belt – 184 hours, self-paced
Number of courses: 1 course for each program
Tuition cost: $995 - $2,195 (Tuition fees are subject to change at any time.)
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