Six Sigma Green Belt Training and Exam Prep

Looking to prepare for the Six Sigma certification exam or interested in learning more about Six Sigma concepts and processes to improve your organization's performance?

This course provides an in-depth review of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge (BOK).

Topics covered include the five areas of the BOK:

  • Six Sigma and the Organization
  • Define
  • Measure
  • Analyze
  • Improve and Control.

This course also includes Lean principles, Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Process and Project Management, and much more.


Onsite Workshop Schedule

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Online Schedule

Want to take Six Sigma courses online? Click below for our six month courses, fully online:

Six Sigma Black Belt $2745 - 200 HRS

Six Sigma Green Belt $1945 -  100 HRS

Course Location and Dates:

Florida Institute of Technology offers both an online and onsite Six Sigma Exam Prep course.  Please call for more information 321-674-8382.

The next course will be:

Date:

  February 27, 2014 thru March 2, 2014
Time:   8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location:

  3011 S. Babcock St.
Third Floor, Room 358
Melbourne, FL

The following items are included in registration:

  • ASQ Green Belt Handbook
  • CAS Adaptive Student Binder
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Exam Success Sheet
  • Notepad and Calculator
  • Florida Tech/CAS Adaptive Solutions
  • 32 Professional Development Unit Certificate

Don Johnston

Onsite Florida Instructor

Don Johnston

Don Johnston has over 20 years experience in the aerospace industry in both engineering and Organizational Excellence capacities within the Space Shuttle Program. Don also has extensive small business experience, having been a product manager in a high-tech start-up and a plant manager for a printing company. He is currently CEO of CAS Adaptive Solutions, a management consulting firm. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma (L6S) Master Black Belt and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Don received his Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Masters in Engineering Management from the Florida Institute of Technology. He has authored several papers and has been an engaging speaker and moderator at technical conferences. Don lives on the Space Coast of Florida with his wife and son.

Bonnie Hauge

Onsite Florida Instructor

Bonnie Hauge

Bonnie Hauge has over 23 years experience in the aerospace industry in both Quality and Organizational Excellence capacities. She is currently the President of CAS Adaptive Solutions, a management consulting firm. She is a Lean Six Sigma (L6S) Master Black Belt and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Bonnie received her Bachelors Degree in Biology from the Memphis State University, a Master in Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Masters in Industrial Optimization from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Bonnie lives on the Space Coast of Florida with her husband and two children.

Frank Norris

Onsite Florida Instructor

Frank Norris

With 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry in Engineering, Management, Project Management, and Organizational Excellence / Process Improvement capacities, Frank has led numerous projects and teams. He has extensive experience in Project Management and was the Senior Vehicle Engineer for NASA’s Ares I-X test flight in 2009. He also was a Six Sigma Green Belt lead instructor at United Space Alliance. Frank received his BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida. He is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Project Management Professional (PMP). Frank is a Senior Project Manager for CAS Adaptive Solutions and lives in Titusville, Fl with his wife and 3 children.

Paul Keller

Online Green or Black Belt Instructor

Paul Keller

Paul Keller, Vice President, is a Senior Consultant with Quality America, Inc. Paul has developed and implemented successful Six Sigma and Quality Improvement programs in service and manufacturing environments. Paul has been with Quality America since 1992, where he has:

Developed and managed systems for overall operations, including quality improvement, product development, partner relations, marketing, sales, order fulfillment and technical support.

Provided primary statistical expertise to our customer base, as well as internal Software Development, Sales and Technical Support teams.

Developed and implemented Six Sigma related courses, including Quality Management, Statistical Process Control (SPC), and Designed Experiments, to hundreds of our companies in a wide variety of industries including Roche Pharmaceuticals, Core3 Inc. Business Process Outsourcing, US Army, MacDermid Printing Solutions, Boeing Satellite, Dow Corning, Antec, Pfizer, Warner Lambert, and many others.

Paul is currently active in Six Sigma training and consulting through Quality America and Gatlin Education.

Overview

In February 1946, the American Society for Quality Control was formed. Headquartered in Milwaukee, ASQ traces its beginnings to the end of World War II, as quality experts and manufacturers sought ways to sustain the many quality-improvement techniques used during wartime. ASQ has played a crucial role in upholding these standards from the past while, at the same time, championing continued innovation in the field of quality. Today, ASQ has become a global organization, with members in more than 140 countries. ASQ now has service centers in Mexico, China, and India, and has established strategic alliances with numerous organizations to promote ASQ products and training.

There are multi-levels of credentials:

  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt 

Additional information about Six Sigma certification may be found on the ASQ Web site.


Six Sigma Green Belt Required Experience

Six Sigma Green Belts are employees who spend some of their time on process improvement teams. They analyze and solve quality problems, and are involved with Six Sigma, lean or other quality improvement projects. The Six Sigma Green Belt certification requires three years of work experience in one or more areas of the Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge. Work experience must be in a full time, paid role. Paid intern, co-op or any other course work cannot be applied towards the work experience requirement. Educational waivers are not granted.

Minimum Expectations for a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt

  • Operates in support of or under the supervision of a Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Analyzes and solves quality problems
  • Involved in quality improvement projects
  • Participated in a project, but has not led a project
  • Has at least three years of work experience
  • Has ability to demonstrate their knowledge of Six Sigma tools and processes

Examination

Each certification candidate is required to pass a written examination that consists of multiple choice questions that measure comprehension of the Body of Knowledge. The Six Sigma Green Belt Certification is a four-hour, 100 multiple-choice question examination. It is offered in the English language only.

  • Examinations are conducted twice a year, in June and December, by local ASQ sections and international organizations.
  • Examinations are open-book.
  • Each participant must bring his or her own reference materials.
  • Use of reference materials and calculators is explained in the seating letter provided to applicants.

Six Sigma Black Belt Required Experience

Six Sigma Black Belt requires two completed projects with signed affidavits or one completed project with signed affidavit and three years of work experience in one or more areas of the Six Sigma Body of Knowledge. For more information, please see the list of Six Sigma Project Affidavit FAQs. You do NOT need to be a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

Minimum Expectations of a Six Sigma Black Belt

  • Will be able to explain six sigma philosophies and principles, including related systems and tools (lean, quality, process/continuous improvement, etc.), and will be able to describe their impact on various business processes throughout the organization.
  • Will understand the various leadership and six sigma roles and responsibilities. Will recognize organization roadblocks and be able to use change management techniques to manage organizational change.
  • Will be able to define benchmarking and will understand various financial and other business performance measures. Will be able to identify customer requirements and describe the impact that six sigma projects can have on various types of customers.
  • Will have a fundamental understanding of the components and techniques used in managing teams, including time management, planning and decision-making tools, team formation, and performance evaluation and reward. Will know how to use appropriate techniques to overcome various group dynamics challenges.
  • Will understand the elements of a project charter (problem statement, scope, goals, etc.) and be able to use various tools to track the project progress.
  • Will be able to use customer feedback to determine customer requirements.
  • Will have a basic understanding of data collection techniques, process elements, and process analysis tools.
  • Will have a basic understanding of measurement systems.
  • Will have a basic understanding of probability concepts and distributions.
  • Will be able to perform statistical and process capability calculations.
  • Will be able to analyze the results of correlation and regression. analyses. Will be able to interpret multi-vari study results and interpret attributes data to find sources of variation.
  • Will be able to define multivariate tools.
  • Will be able to perform hypothesis testing and analyze their results.
  • Will understand the elements and purpose of FMEA and be able to use root cause analysis tools.
  • Will be able to identify and interpret the 7 classic wastes.
  • Will be able to use gap analysis tools.
  • Will be able to plan design of experiments (DOE) and be able to analyze their results.
  • Will be able to use various tools to eliminate waste and reduce cycle-time.
  • Will be able to define kaizen, kaizen blitz, and theory of constraints.
  • Will have a fundamental understanding of how to implement an improved process and how to analyze and interpret risk studies.
  • Will be able to implement statistical process control (SPC).
  • Will understand total productive maintenance (TPM) and visual factory concepts.
  • Will be able to develop control plans and use various tools to maintain and sustain improvements.
  • Will understand common DFSS and DFX methodologies, robust design and processes, and techniques for strategic and tactical design.

Examination

Each certification candidate is required to pass a written examination that consists of multiple-choice questions that measure comprehension of the Body of Knowledge. The Six Sigma Black Belt Certification is a four-hour, 150 multiple-choice question examination. It is offered in English.

  • Examinations are conducted twice a year, in June and December, by local ASQ sections and international organizations.
  • Examinations are open-book.
  • Each participant must bring his or her own reference materials.
  • Use of reference materials and calculators is explained in the seating letter provided to applicants.

Six Sigma Master Black Belt Required Experience

To become certified as an ASQ MBB, a candidate must successfully meet all requirements. To be eligible to apply for the MBB examination, a candidate must hold a current ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)*. In addition, a candidate must have either of the following experience levels.

1) At least 5 years of experience in the role of a SSBB or MBB.
OR
2) Completion of 10 Six Sigma Black Belt projects.

Candidates must be able to meet these minimum eligibility requirements in order to have their portfolio reviewed.

*For those applicants whose ASQ CSSBB certificate has expired, ASQ will waive the requirement of holding a “current” ASQ CSSBB through December 31, 2011. After that date, all applicants will be required to hold a current CSSBB.

Portfolio Review

Once a candidate has met the eligibility requirements, the next step in the process is a portfolio review of the candidate’s body of SSBB or MBB work. When the review panel approves a candidate’s portfolio, the candidate will be eligible to register for and take the MBB examination. Only after successfully completing all requirements & passing the examination, will candidates receive MBB certification.

Your Portfolio must include the following topics to be reviewed by panel of expert MBBs showing evidence of: Teaching, Coaching, Mentoring, Occupational Experience & Responsibility, Technical Experience, and Innovation.

 Candidates must meet the minimum scoring requirements for each of the three key performance indicators.

  • Teaching, Coaching, Mentoring
  • Occupational Experience & Responsibility
  • Technical Experience/Innovation

The portfolio evaluation process will be conducted by a panel of subject matter experts who are Master Black Belts themselves. This panel will operate independently but under the guidance of ASQ. The panel will have ultimate responsibility for judging the quality and appropriateness of the material and evidence presented in the portfolio.

Candidates who meet the required minimums for each section of the portfolio will receive an approval letter from the review panel stating that they are eligible to take the MBB examination. Candidates who do not achieve the necessary points will receive feedback from the review panel. This feedback will include information about why the application failed, resubmission requirements, additional evidence requests, etc.

Examination

Each certification candidate is required to pass a written examination that consists of multiple-choice questions that measure comprehension of the Body of Knowledge. The Master Black Belt certification is a five-hour examination that has two assessment components, a 100 item multiple choice test and a performance-based assessment that includes situation specific materials that candidates will be directed to evaluate and respond to. It is offered in English.

  • Examinations are conducted twice a year, in August and March, by local ASQ sections and international organizations.
  • All examinations are open-book.
  • Each participant must bring his or her own reference materials.
  • Use of reference materials and calculators is explained in the seating letter provided to applicants.

Registration Information

Cost, Payment:

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Regular Registration Fee
$2,295.00


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What is the Refund Policy?

A student who has paid for a course and withdraws prior to the start date of the course will receive a refund of any course fees paid, less a $150.00 cancellation fee. There are no refunds given one week prior to the course start date.

If circumstances arise and you are unable to participate in this offering, you may defer your registration up to one week prior to the course start date to the next offering for a $150.00 processing fee. For more information please contact 321-674-8382, Option 2 or email pdpregistration@fit.edu.