Six Sigma - Black Belt

Location: Online (four optional days on-site at Syracuse University)

Course Start Dates: September 10, January 15, and May 21

Cost: $4,000

Course Description
The Six Sigma-Black Belt program combines e-learning and practical application to ensure knowledge transfer of the Six Sigma methodology to potential Black Belt candidates. The program is structured in a series of online lectures and demonstrations, and training workshops in the classroom, which consist of one classroom day of training per DMAIC phase (with the exception of Define and Measure combined) and are designed to put the tools learned into practical application through the use of demonstrations, exercises, and project work. Each potential Black Belt candidate will come to the training with a project, and then apply to that project the tools learned throughout the training.

The online training portion is self-paced which allows the students to absorb and understand the material at their own rate. The program also includes four optional classroom days (at Syracuse University), coinciding with the Define/Measure phase, the Analyze phase, the Improve phase, and the Control phase.

In addition, student support will be provided through a series of conference calls, e-mails, and available telephone support to ensure that the Black Belt candidates are progressing in their projects.

This e-learning and classroom Black Belt curriculum, including the online lectures, slides, and demonstrations, has been used throughout the United States in academic institutions and private and public companies alike. The material is proven to ensure that the Black Belt candidates learn and are able to put the Six Sigma tools into practical application.

The purpose of the Black Belt training is to:

  • Gain a thorough knowledge of the Six Sigma measurement, methodology, and the five- phase DMAIC approach.
  • Gain a practical understanding of the strategy behind a Six Sigma deployment.
  • Gain a practical understanding of the principles of statistical methods and related tools of each of the five phases of the Six Sigma methodology.
  • Understand the application of the tools and techniques in project completion.
  • Gain an understanding of how to propel their organizations toward "best-in-class" status by reducing costs, improving quality, reducing cycle times, eliminating defects, reducing variation, eliminating waste, and significantly increasing customer satisfaction
  • Completion of a Six Sigma project

Classroom Black Belt Curriculum

Phase Topic Online
Hybrid Black Belt Model
Define/Measure Phase
Define Introduction/ALP Yes
Define Six Sigma Overview (USS) Yes
Define Roles & Phases Yes
Define DMAIC Overview Yes
Define PC Tour Yes
Define Project Scoping Yes
Define Six Sigma Metrics Yes
Define Project Definition Yes
Define Minitab Part 1 Yes
Define Intro to Basic Stats Yes
End Define Phase
Measure Define Phase Review Yes
Measure Process Mapping Yes
Measure Rolled Throughput Yield Yes
Measure Cause & Effect Tools Yes
Measure Minitab Part 2 Yes
Measure Introduction to Lean Yes
Measure Advanced Basic Stats Yes
Measure Measurement Systems Yes
Measure Capability Analysis Yes
Define/Measure Practical Classroom Application And Project Reviews No
Define and Measure Phase Skills Assessment Exam Yes
End Measure Phase
Analyze Phase
Analyze Measure Phase Review Yes
Analyze Graphical Techniques Yes
Analyze Correlation / SLR Yes
Analyze FMEA Yes
Analyze CLT Yes
Analyze Confidence Intervals Yes
Analyze Hypothesis Tests Intro Yes
Analyze Mean Testing Yes
Analyze Variance Testing Yes
Analyze Proportions Testing Yes
Analyze Contingency Tables Yes
Analyze Sample Size Selection Yes
Analyze Anova Techniques Yes
Analyze Practical Classroom Application And Project Reviews No
Analyze Phase Skills Assessment Exam Yes
End Analyze Phase
Improve Phase
Improve Analyze Phase Review Yes
Improve One-way ANOVA Yes
Improve Introduction to DOE Yes
Improve Full Factorials Yes
Improve 2K Factorials Yes
Improve Fractional Factorials Yes
Improve Randomized Block Yes
Improve Catapult Laboratory Yes
Improve Attribute DOE Yes
Improve Simple Logistic Regression Yes
Improve Practical Classroom Application And Project Reviews No
Improve Phase Skills Assessment Exam Yes
End Improve Phase
Control Phase
Control Improve Phase Review Yes
Control Advanced Regression Yes
Control Control Plans Yes
Control Control Methods Yes
Control Introduction to SPC Yes
Control Variable SPC Yes
Control Attribute SPC Yes
Control Black Belts as Pioneers Yes
Control Project Closure Yes
Control Introduction to Surveys Yes
Control Mistake Proofing Yes
Control Practical Classroom Application And Project Reviews No
Control Phase Skills Assessment Exam