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Six Sigma Certificate Program

The University of Alabama’s Lean Six Sigma Certificate Programs allow organizations to vastly improve their financial positions by designing and monitoring everyday business activities in ways that minimize waste and resources while increasing customer satisfaction. 


Lean Six Sigma Blended Classes: The Ultimate Class for Ultimate Results!

New Blended Learning Format and Lower Fees

With our new blended format, you'll get the best of combined learning environments to enable you to master the material.  We offer a minimum amount of travel and in-person class time, combined with a high degree of personal interaction with our faculty and other students in your class!

You will benefit from intensive training in quantitative and qualitative analysis, as well as training in project management, group dynamics, team building, and change management skills.  You will study an exceptional online curriculum which will be supplemented by video conferences along the way.  Then, your learning experience will culminate with a highly interactive, dynamic face-to-face session at the Bryant Conference Center on campus at The University of Alabama.

What you will learn to do:

  • 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 D-M-A-I-C model as a framework to organize process improvement activity.
  • Employ a wide range of process improvement techniques within the D-M-A-I-C model.
  • Recognize the organizational factors that are necessary groundwork for a successful LSS effort.
  • Employ your Six Sigma skills to lead a successful process improvement project delivering meaningful results to the organization.



Our alumni talk about Six Sigma :

Prior to taking the six sigma training, I collected vast amounts of data across several product lines and shifts. This data could be difficult to navigate and I wasn't completely sure if the information gathered was the most critical to help increase efficiency. My black belt project utilized this data, and with the training and help of the instructors, I was able to clearly identify problems. Using previous data as a baseline, I was then able to experiment with multiple theories as to how and reduce waste, cost, and increase efficiency. These gains were not theoretical. The results of this one black belt project equated to over $100,000 in savings in scrap and rework cost and led us as a company to make changes in multiple policies. All of these gains were only attainable after learning how to interpret and utilize the data that was already available.

Heath Posey
Amerex Corporation