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Six Sigma Black Belt

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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

Topic: Hybrid Black Belt Model

Phase: Define

All courses offered online

  • Introduction/ALP
  • Six Sigma Overview (USS)
  • Roles & Phases
  • DMAIC Overview
  • PC Tour
  • Project Scoping
  • Six Sigma Metrics
  • Project Definition
  • Minitab Part 1
  • Intro to Basic Stats

Topic: Hybrid Black Belt Model

Phase: Measure

All courses offered online except Practical Classroom Application and Project Reviews

  • Define Phase Review
  • Process Mapping
  • Rolled Throughput Yield
  • Cause & Effect Tools
  • Minitab Part 2
  • Introduction to Lean
  • Advanced Basic Stats
  • Measurement Systems
  • Capability Analysis
  • Practical Classroom Application and Project Reviews(define/measure – offline course)
  • Define and Measure Phase Skills Assessment Exam

Topic: Hybrid Black Belt Model

Phase: Analyze

All courses offered online except Practical Classroom Application And Project Reviews

  • Measure Phase Review
  • Graphical Techniques
  • Correlation / SLR
  • FMEA
  • CLT
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Hypothesis Tests Intro
  • Mean Testing
  • Variance Testing
  • Proportions Testing
  • Contingency Tables
  • Sample Size Selection
  • Anova Techniques
  • Practical Classroom Application And Project Reviews (analyze – offline course)
  • Analyze Phase Skills Assessment Exam

Topic: Hybrid Black Belt Model

Phase: Improve

All courses offered online except Practical Classroom Application And Project Reviews

  • Analyze Phase Review
  • One-way ANOVA
  • Introduction to DOE
  • Full Factorials
  • 2K Factorials
  • Fractional Factorials
  • Randomized Block
  • Catapult Laboratory
  • Attribute DOE
  • Simple Logistic Regression
  • Practical Classroom Application And Project Reviews (improve – offline course)
  • Improve Phase Skills Assessment Exam

Topic: Hybrid Black Belt Model

Phase: Control

All courses offered online except Practical Classroom Application And Project Reviews

  • Improve Phase Review
  • Advanced Regression
  • Control Plans
  • Control Methods
  • Introduction to SPC
  • Variable SPC
  • Attribute SPC
  • Black Belts as Pioneers
  • Project Closure
  • Introduction to Surveys
  • Mistake Proofing
  • Practical Classroom Application And Project Reviews (control– offline course)
  • Control Phase Skills Assessment Exam