Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification


PACE Courses

Lean Six Sigma is a combination of two popular continuous improvement methods—Lean and Six Sigma—that pave the way for operational excellence. It relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing waste and reducing variation. Westminster’s Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification consists of a blended program that is focused on getting students to translate the knowledge gained through online learning and practice to real world skills and expertise. Students will learn the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt body of knowledge, practice techniques for both quantitative and non-quantitative analysis, and gain the team leadership skills necessary to get projects across the goal line. Students will be immersed in online training, several online simulations, including a comprehensive simulation that takes them through the DMAIC process as a project. In order to receive the LSSBB certification, students are required to take a comprehensive examination at the completion of the course.  Students are encouraged to have a personal project that they are working on throughout the course.

After completing this 800 clock hour certification program, students should be able to:

  • Communicate using Lean Six Sigma concepts.
  • Think about your organization as a collection of processes, with inputs that determine the output.
  • Relate Lean Six Sigma concepts to the overall business mission and objectives.
  • Use the concept of a Sigma Level to evaluate the capability of a process or organization.
  • Understand and apply the five step DMAIC model as a framework to organize process improvement activity.
  • Employ a wide range of process improvement techniques, including Design of Experiments, within the DMAIC model.
  • Recognize the organizational factors that are necessary groundwork for a successful Lean Six Sigma effort.
  • Employ your Six Sigma skills to lead a successful process improvement project delivering meaningful results to the organization.

Certification program modules consist of the following areas of emphasis:

  1. Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
  2. Starting a Project and Leading Teams
  3. Voice of the Customer
  4. Mapping the Process
  5. Measurements and Basic Statistics
  6. Measurement Systems Analysis
  7. Charting Process Behavior
  8. Identifying Root Causes
  9. Hypothesis Testing
  10. Design of Experiments
  11. Improve
  12. Control
  13. DMAIC Simulation, Exam Prep, and Final Exam

Courses are awarded as Continuing Education Units or CEUs. CEUs are generally not transferable to other institutions. CEUs to be awarded: 80.

Successful completion of certificate program makes participants eligible to receive their Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate (proctored, nationally normed, criterion-referenced certification exam will be given as part of the course).

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Course Title
PACE 41: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification 80