8-Week Course
8 Continuing Education Units
42.25 PDUs
80 Military Clock Hours

About the Course

Everyone talks about making better business decisions. Now, you can take action with a Six Sigma Green Belt certificate, which helps you strengthen your organization by understanding, interpreting and using the core concepts of Six Sigma. Designed for professionals with little or no prior experience with Six Sigma methodologies, this course helps develop critical skills required for successful project management.

This course includes a required, simulated project that integrates critical topics into every phase of Six Sigma. To become a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB), you must successfully complete the course and sit for an exam. View certification requirements.

Online Learning Experience

Imagine an online classroom that takes you inside successful organizations, surrounds you with top Six Sigma experts and puts innovative learning tools at your fingertips. As a recognized leader in Six Sigma education online, Villanova University is dedicated to providing the most dynamic and engaging programs available, as our enhanced online experience demonstrates:

  • Online experience enhanced by weekly virtual live classes taught by Six Sigma practitioners
  • Advanced animations allow you to gain a full grasp of course topics
  • Videos of industry experts offer easy-to-understand guidance
  • Lightboards and other interactive learning tools provide compelling and unique presentation formats
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Villanova students will earn a digital badge when they successfully complete an individual course or full certificate program. These badges help to emphasize their skills and commitment to professional development and enables them to easily share and display the badge on a resume and/or social media.
8 Week Course
Week 1
Introduction to the DMAIC Process
  • Identify and define key terminology
  • Describe the DMAIC process
  • List and explain the 15 tollgates
  • Identify and explain key roles and responsibilities
  • Explain the history of Six Sigma
Week 2
Teams and Facilitation
  • Managing teams
  • Decision making
  • Key team tools
Week 3
The Define Phase
  • The project charter
  • Critical to quality
  • The voice of the customer
  • Tollgate review meetings
  • Mapping the process
Week 4
The Measure Phase - Part 1
  • Standard deviation
  • Variation
  • Populations and samples
  • Measures of central tendency and dispersion
  • Graphical data representation
Week 5
The Measure Phase - Part 2
  • The concept of correlation
  • Process measurements
  • Measurement scales
  • Measurement system variation
  • Baseline performance
Week 6
The Analyze Phase
  • Narrowing the critical root causes
  • Selecting the right tool for the job
  • Multi-vari and control charts
  • Calculating Z-scores
  • Identifying type I and II errors
Week 7
The Improve Phase
  • Conducting a FMEA
  • Applying poka-yoke techniques
  • Conducting F-tests
  • Constructing ANOVA (analysis of variance) tables
  • Piloting solutions
Week 8
The Control Phase
  • Using metrics to monitor the project
  • Implementing control and response plans
  • Planning for continual improvement
  • Closing out the project
Learning Objectives
Skills Learned
Six Sigma Team Management Metrics Process Improvement Project Management Data Analysis
What You’ll Study

Introduction and History of Six Sigma

  • What is Six Sigma
  • The History of Six Sigma and the Prominent People in Six Sigma
  • DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) Methodology Overview
  • The Project Charter
  • Six Sigma Math Primer

Project Definition Tools

  • The Project Scope and Charter
  • Determining Customer Needs and Requirements
  • Critical to Quality Tree and Kano Model
  • Process Mapping and SIPOC (Suppliers, Inputs, Process, Outputs, Customers)

Measurement Tools

  • Types of Data
  • Graphical Analysis Tools
  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • Variation and Standard Deviation
  • Calculating the Baseline Sigma

Analysis Tools

  • Cause and Effect Diagrams
  • Multi-Vari Charts
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • T-Tests

Improvement Tools

  • Mistake Proofing
  • FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis)
  • Design of Experiments
  • Pilot Testing
  • Implementation Planning

Control Tools

  • Introduction to Control Charts and Their Construction
  • Process Capability
  • Maintaining Solutions
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