The role of the Green Belt is to form and facilitate Six Sigma teams, manage basic Six Sigma projects, assist Six Sigma Black Belts in data collection, analysis and process mapping; and to implement tools, techniques and practices to achieve cost reduction and quality improvement. This course will provide the required skills and knowledge to fulfill this role.
Overall Course Goals
The textbook for this course is entitled The Six Sigma Way Team Fieldbook: An Implementation Guide for Process Improvement Teams by Peter S. Pande, Robert P. Nueman and Roland R. Cavanagh. The book is included in the price of the course.
Statistical software (i.e. MINITAB) will not be used or taught in the Green Belt program. Examples of the use of Excel will be given in those instances where it can be used to produce charts, graphs or statistical analysis.
Our curriculum is aligned with the recommendations of both the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the International Society of Six Sigma Professionals (ISSSP), and seamlessly integrates Six Sigma, Project Management, and Lean Enterprise improvement methodologies. The course will focus on service and information systems/information technology business processes as well as manufacturing processes, and examples from both types of businesses will be included.
The Project Management portions of the course are aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – Third Edition (PMBOK) as published by the Project Management Institute. The course will stress the connection between project management and Six Sigma, and how project managers can and will be more successful when using the Six Sigma approach and Six Sigma tools and techniques.
The Green Belt program consists of 30 lessons, and each lesson has an assignment, deliverable or quiz associated with it. Successful completion of the course assignments along with a grade of 70% or better on the final examination will result in your certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt.
The lesson titles are:
The duration of the online course is seven weeks. During this time, you have full access to the course content. You can study at your own pace and on your own schedule as long as you fulfill the workload that is assigned weekly. Your instructor is available for guidance, discussions and to give you feedback on your course work throughout the duration of the course.
Many of the assignments encourage you to participate with other students in discussions on the Discussion Board. The ability to look at and discuss the work of others is one of the value-added portions of our online course.
The textbook for the course will be mailed to you on the start date of the course, or immediately upon registration in the case of late registrations.
You will need Microsoft Excel software to complete several of the exercises. You may also find it convenient to submit scanned images to complete some of the exercises. The course is delivered using The Blackboard Academic Suite. Blackboard software has become the most popular and proven online learning solution in the world.
» PDU’s: 35
» Price: $1995 per person
*This course is offered in partnership with Florida Atlantic University.
|Dates for Cohort class: May 21-July 30, 2013||Location: online||Register|