Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

Completing a Six Sigma Black Belt program could allow you to help a company improve production and eliminate most of the defects in their products. Get information about the options available. Schools offering Accounting & Finance degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What's a Six Sigma Black Belt?

Six Sigma Black Belts are quality and methodology experts who are trained in the Six Sigma philosophy that by reducing the variations in the performance or delivery of a business' products or services, you can improve production, customer satisfaction and profits. To assure efficiency, this data-driven methodology follows a plan that improves consumer response by focusing on fewer products and on quality. If you're certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt, you'll be able to lead a Six Sigma program for a particular business as well as train others on how to execute it.

Six Sigma GoalsCustomer satisfaction, production improvement, profit increases, quality over quantity
Training LevelsWhite, yellow, green, black, Master Black
Prerequisites Advanced coursework; professional certification and experience
Program FormatIn person or online
Career OptionsQuality engineer, operations manager, production executive, Six Sigma program director

What Are the Six Sigma Levels?

You can be trained on various levels in the Six Sigma philosophy. While pursuing your Black Belt Certification, you'll need to complete the lower belt ranks of white, yellow and green. There is a Master Black Belt certification, as well as a Lean version of the Six Sigma training. According to the program, a white belt certification is someone who understands the Six Sigma philosophy but is not participating in the project. The yellow belt signifies a person who monitors plan changes, while a green belt is someone who works closely with black belts to implement the program. Black Belts create the Six Sigma plan for the business. Master Black Belts are in charge and makes sure that the other belt levels know their roles.

What Education Is Required?

You'll find certificate programs in Six Sigma available at online and on-campus programs. Most programs require you have advanced coursework in spreadsheets, possess a Green Belt certification, have experience implementing the program and have strong computer skills. Six Sigma training programs show you how to improve production, output, customer reaction and workflow. Courses may include product quality, testing, Six Sigma methodology, quantitative and qualitative methods.

What Can I Do With My Certification?

You may pursue a certificate as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt once you've earned your black belt. As a Master Black Belt, you may teach prospects or run a Six Sigma program. If you decide to remain a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, you could pursue a career in product engineering, operations manager, production executive or quality engineer.

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