The Six Sigma Black Belt certification in the hybrid program requires completion of both in-person and online coursework, a passing score on the Black Belt exam, and successful completion of a real-world Six Sigma project. The Black Belt curriculum is accredited by the Council for Six Sigma Certification, and follows the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Body of Knowledge.
The course is fast paced and rigorous, and students should have a firm grasp of creating graphs and using formulas in Excel, as well as facility in solving algebraic formulas. A Green Belt from an approved program is also required. Students should bring a laptop computer loaded with Excel and a trial copy of Minitab statistical software to class.
The hybrid Black Belt course is well received in the marketplace since it reduces the seat-time of the course from 10 days to 5 days. The in-class portion of the hybrid course is split as an initial 2 days, and as a culminating 3 days. In between, the course material is delivered for 16 -weeks via Moodle (or a platform of the clients’ choice) using voice-over presentations, Minitab Quality Trainer software, discussion forum assignments, quizzes and biweekly live online meetings. On the final in-person class day, students sit for a 4-hour open book exam.
After passing the Black Belt exam, students complete a real-world Six Sigma project. Students will be mentored by the instructor throughout their projects, and will submit tollgate reports for each of the DMAIC phases. Students must complete their projects within 12 months to earn their Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Minitab statistical software will be provided for students to perform data analysis during the project period.