Six Sigma Green Belt

Our Six Sigma Green Belt Online Training Program has been used by thousands of students to learn the essential elements of a Six Sigma program. This interactive online program provides the training you need to master these highly valuable skills and participate effectively in credible Six Sigma programs.

This online certification program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers. Successful completion of the Green Belt course and the final exam provides a Green Belt Certification without Projects. Green Belt students participating in Six Sigma projects sponsored by their management may submit Green Belt Assessment Forms, completed by your project sponsors and team members, to their instructor for consideration towards the full Green Belt Certification (with projects).

Objective

  • By completing this program, you'll be able to:
  • Recognize key attributes of a successful Six Sigma program
  • Appreciate project selection criteria
  • Realize the role of a Green Belt in the Six Sigma organization
  • Understand fundamentals of the DMAIC problem-solving methodology
  • Apply basic Six Sigma tools for Six Sigma project definition and process baseline, including statistical process control (SPC)
  • Understand and apply Lean concepts to identify and remove waste, and improve value to the customer
  • Understand the need for advanced problem-solving and improvement methodologies used by project teams
  • Actively participate in a Six Sigma team

Details

Six Sigma is a quality improvement methodology structured to reduce product or service failure rates to a negligible level (roughly 3.4 failures per million opportunities). Six Sigma companies typically spend less than five percent of their revenues addressing and repairing quality problems, so that resources are better allocated to meeting customer needs.

To achieve these levels, the Six Sigma process encompasses all aspects of a business, including management, service delivery, design, production, and customer satisfaction. As a philosophy, Six Sigma drives business culture, primarily through the use of Six Sigma projects designed to achieve the organization’s strategic objectives. These cross-functional projects, sponsored by management, are chartered to achieve specific objectives related to quality, schedule and/or cost in a relatively short time period (usually 4 to 6 months). The projects are implemented by cross-functional teams, to improve sharing of information and increase organizational buy-in. Green Belts provide the process expertise needed for the team, which are usually led by more highly-trained Black Belts. (See also our highly-acclaimed Black Belt course).

The Six Sigma Green Belt Online Training Program provides you with an overview of the Six Sigma concepts and tools, including Six Sigma deployment practices, project development, and the DMAIC problem-solving approach. Once you’ve completed this program, you’ll be ready to successfully participate in a Six Sigma team.

This program/course is a good choice for those looking for project management experience and those aspiring to obtain a credential from PMI. It's also an excellent choice for existing PMI credential holders looking for an approved activity for continuing certification PDUs. At the end of this course, you'll be eligible to receive 100 PDUs, which is the equivalent to 100 program hours. You will need to create an account on pmi.org and add this course to your account in order to qualify for 100 PDUs. ed2go is an approved provider, R.E.P. #3213. Please visit pmi.org to learn more about PMI credentials and how they may fit into your continuing education plans. (This course aligns to the PMI Talent Triangle™.)

For the Talent Triangle breakdown of PDUs for this course, please Click Here.

This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program.

  • Registration + Fees

    Begins: Open enrollment | REGISTER

    Course: OSSX800.01

    Tuition: $2,195

  • Outline

    I. Six Sigma Introduction

    A. Definition of Six Sigma & Its Relation to Costs and Efficiencies
    B. Popularity and Application of Six Sigma
    C. Comparisons Between Typical TQM and Six Sigma Programs

    II. How to Deploy Six Sigma

    A. Leadership Responsibilities
    B. Resource Allocation
    C. Data-driven Decision Making
    D. Organizational Metrics and Dashboards

    III. Six Sigma Projects

    A. Project Focus
    B. Project Selection
    C. Estimating Project Benefits
    D. Overview of DMAIC/DMADV Methodologies
    E. Project Reporting

    IV. DEFINE: Stage Tools & Objectives

    A. Define Stage Objectives
    B. Project Charter: Use and Development

    V. DEFINE: Metrics & Deliverables

    A. Critical to Quality (CTQ) Metrics
    B. Critical to Schedule (CTS) Metrics
    C. Relation of CTQ and CTS Metrics to Critical to Cost (CTC) Metrics

    VI. DEFINE: Project Scheduling

    A. Scheduling Project Activities & Events

    VII. DEFINE: Change Management/Teams

    A. Problems With Change
    B. Achieving Buy-in
    C. Team Formation, Rules, and Responsibilities
    D. Consensus Building

    VIII. MEASURE: Stage Tools and Objectives

    A. Measure Stage Objectives
    B. Process Definition
    C. Metric Definition
    D. Establishing Process Baseline

    IX. MEASURE: X-Bar Charts

    A. Uses
    B. Construction and Calculations
    C. Assumptions
    D. Rational Subgroups
    E. Sampling Considerations
    F. Interpretation (including Run Test Rules)

    X. MEASURE: Individuals Data

    A. Uses, Comparison with X-Bar Chart
    B. Construction, Calculations, Assumptions, Sampling Considerations and Interpretation

    XI. MEASURE: Process Capability

    A. Histograms Use and Misuse
    B. Probability Plots
    C. Goodness of Fit Tests
    D. Capability and Performance Indices

    XII. MEASURE: Attribute Charts

    A. Uses
    B. Selection (P, U, Np, C Charts)
    C. Construction and Calculations
    D. Sampling Considerations
    E. Interpretation

    XIII. ANALYZE: Stage Tools & Objectives

    A. Analyze Stage Objectives
    B. Lean Definition of Waste
    C. Analyzing Process for NVA
    D. Methods to Increase Velocity

    XIV. ANALYZE: Introduction to Regression Analysis

    A. Cause & Effect Diagrams
    B. Scatter Diagrams
    C. Linear Regression Model
    D. Interpreting the ANOVA Table
    E. Confidence and Prediction Limits
    F. Residuals Analysis
    G. Overview of Multiple Regression Tools, including Designed Experiments

    XV. Improve Stage Tools and Objectives

    A. Improve Stage Objectives
    B. Tools to Prioritize Improvement Opportunities
    C. Tools to Define New Process Flow
    D. Tools to Define and Mitigate Failure Modes
    E. Reference to Tools for Defining New Process Levels

    XVI. CONTROL: Tools and Objectives
    A. Control Stage Objectives
    B. Methods of Control
    C. Control Plans
    D. Training
    E. Measuring Improvement
    F. Applying Lessons Learned

  • Requirements

    This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible IE 7 and later browsers.

    To access this program and Study Guide, you need only a Web-enabled computer.

    This program includes the following materials for a complete learning experience:

    • Six Sigma Demystified by Paul Keller
    • Six Sigma Handbook by Thomas Pyzdek and Paul Keller
    • Green Belt XL software (Student License)

    Note: The use of the Green Belt XL software provided with the course is optional, and not strictly required for successful completion. The Green Belt XL software is installed as an add-on to MS Excel (versions 2010 and later) running in MS Windows and is not compatible with Mac computers. Students may procure other software to analyze data provided within the Excel files to achieve similar results; Or, students may simply view the solutions provided in the MS Excel files opened in either a Windows or Mac-based version of MS Excel.

    Prerequisites

    To take this program, you should have a general understanding of basic mathematical functions, the reading comprehension level of a high-school graduate, and general proficiency in using Windows-based computer software.

    This training is for you if you want to learn the fundamental skills necessary to contribute to a Six Sigma team as a Green Belt. In addition, Six Sigma Champions, who sponsor projects, will also benefit from this understanding of the Six Sigma project methodology.

    Green Belts are chosen for Six Sigma project teams based on their process knowledge. They work as part of a team assigned to a given project, maintaining their operational roles in the organization.

  • Instructor

    Paul Keller, 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 has authored a number of well-received publications, including: 

    • 2013: Co-authored Six Sigma Handbook: Fourth Edition (New York: McGraw Hill). Authored series of instructional videos for McGraw-Hill's Access Engineering online program.
    • 2012: Co-authored Handbook for Quality Management, Second Edition: A Complete Guide to Organizational Excellence (New York: McGraw Hill).
    • 2011: Authored SPC Demystified (New York: McGraw Hill).
    • 2010: Authored Six Sigma Demystified: Second Edition (New York: McGraw Hill).
    • 2009: Co-authored Six Sigma Handbook: Third Edition (New York: McGraw Hill).
    • 2005: Author Six Sigma Demystified (New York: McGraw Hill). Over 40,000 copies sold of first edition.2003: Technical Editor Quality Engineering Handbook, Tucson: QA Publishing, LLC.
    • 2002: Contributing Author Manufacturing Handbook of Best Practices, Boca Raton: St. Lucie Press.
    • 2001: Author Six Sigma Deployment, Tucson: QA Publishing, LLC.
    • 2001: Co-author Six Sigma Study Guide, Tucson: QA Publishing, LLC.
    • 2000: Contributing Author Handbook for Quality Technicians and Mechanical Inspectors, Tucson: QA Publishing, LLC.
    • 2000: Contributing Author Handbook for Quality Management, Tucson: QA Publishing, LLC.
    • 1992-present: Numerous articles in professional trade magazines, conference proceedings, and Quality America's Knowledge Center. 

    Before launching Quality America's training and consulting business in 1992, Paul specialized in Quality Engineering in the Masters Program at the University of Arizona. He applied these techniques as a Quality Manager for a consumer goods manufacturer (1990-1992), and an SPC Director at an industrial products manufacturer (1987-1990). In these roles, he developed company-wide Quality Systems to meet the demands of a diverse customer base, including the automotive and aerospace industries.

  • FAQs

    1. Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

    Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

    2. How long does it take to complete a program?

    All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.

    3. Do I have to buy additional materials?

    All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.

    4. Can I get financial assistance?

    ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

    5. What happens when I complete the program?

    Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

    6. Does this program include projects?

    The program itself doesn't provide a project. Since some students don't have access to suitable projects, projects aren't required for this program. However, if you're working in an organization and have access to potential projects, you’re strongly encouraged to develop a project in conjunction with the program.

    7. Does Black Belt certification include Green Belt certification?

    Yes! We also offer the Six Sigma Black Belt Online Training Program. The Green Belt training is not required as a pre-requisite to the Black Belt course.

    8. Am I guaranteed a job?

    ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

    9. Who will be my instructor?

    Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

    10. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

    In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

    11. Can I use a Mac?

    Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

    12. How can I get more information about the program?

    If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at 1-855-520-6806‪1-855-520-6806 FREE‬. We will answer your questions promptly.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

    13. When can I start the program?

    Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

    Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

    14. What does the PMI R.E.P. logo signify, and how does it help me?

    ed2go is a global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI). Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s) offer programs and courses that are preapproved for professional development units through PMI and have been reviewed by a project management professional (PMP) to ensure that they meet PMI's expectations for professional development in project management. This program/course is a good choice for those looking for project management experience and those aspiring to obtain a credential from PMI. It's also an excellent choice for existing PMI credential holders looking for an approved activity for continuing certification PDUs. At the end of this course, you'll be eligible to receive 100 PDUs, which is the equivalent to 100 program hours. You will need to create an account on pmi.org and add this course to your account in order to qualify for 100 PDUs. ed2go is an approved provider, R.E.P. #3213. Please visit pmi.org to learn more about PMI credentials and how they may fit into your continuing education plans. (This course aligns to the PMI Talent Triangle™.) For the Talent Triangle breakdown of PDUs for this course, please Click Here.

    15. What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

    The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

  • Reviews

    "I loved my experience. I love the way the tests are set-up and how they only cover the material in the unit." 
- D.S., Kennesaw State University

    "The training helped me understand that Six Sigma and Lean complement each other. The whole process was outstanding. It has brought a better understanding of statistics and how Six Sigma applies to processes." 
- S.J., Reno

    "The support was superb." 
- A.M., University of Georgia

    "The schedule and assignments were fairly straight-forward and the self-pacing of an online course was good in my instance. Instructor seemed like an authority and my process was charted smoothly." 
- J.C., Normandale Community College

    "This is an excellent informative online Six Sigma Green Belt course. In addition to the online course, ed2go also provided me with two excellent textbooks which will help me in the future when I need to reference something." 
- S.P., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

    "I enjoyed the whole course, the Education To Go services are great and my facilitator was absolutely awesome! He helped me and answered questions really quick!" 
- E.S., Central Michigan University (Military)

    "The course was very well laid out. This is the first time I took an online course and I found it very easy to navigate and follow. The information on-line was well complimented and supported by the additional resources provided (e.g. books, spreadsheets, etc.) The quick tests and unit tests were fair yet challenging. I truly feel that I've earned my green belt! Thank you!" 
- R.R., California State University, East Bay

    "I liked the freedom to move through the program at my own pace. I also found a great benefit in being able to review the quizzes throughout the program, not as much to improve the grades as to re-test myself after each section." 
- D.L., Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School