Six Sigma Green Belt, Certificate

The Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program is a 7-credit hour certificate program housed in the Department of Engineering. Six Sigma is a method of continuous process improvement. First developed at Motorola in the 1980s, the systematic approach of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) and the associated tools (such as the fishbone diagram, the Pareto chart, and ANOVA) have been widely and successfully applied. Upon completion of this certificate, a student will be able to play a major role in process improvement and will be prepared to achieve the Black Belt and Master Black Belt certifications through their company.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program are expected to have the ability to:

  • Collect and analyze data, using appropriate statistical tools; and
  • Select and apply appropriate Six Sigma tools to improve a process.

Outcomes Assessment Activities

Within the department’s existing assessment structures, the performance of Certificate students in the specific courses will be evaluated separately from other students.

Specific Requirements for the Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

Students will receive a Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate after completing the following:

Undergraduate Student

Course Title Credits
EN 275Stochastic Systems 1,24
or EN 375 Stochastic Systems Engineering
EN 443Quality Control and Reliability 13
Total Credits7

Graduate Student

Course Title Credits
EN 375Stochastic Systems Engineering 1,23
EN 543Quality Control and Reliability 13
Total Credits6

Students do not need to apply to the program. The certificate will be issued upon completion of the required courses at the required level.