Course includes choice of software: EngineRoom, which is included for free, or Minitab which must be purchased separately.
This Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course is comprised of multiple separate sessions which follow the D-M-A-I-C project phase structure. Each session is a collection of related lessons, and includes an interactive quiz at the end of the session. Individual lessons also include simulations and interactive practice exercises. All course material is available online and will be supplemented by study halls conducted by your instructor. The course is instructor supported if you need help.
By completing this course of study, you will gain a solid general knowledge of the theory, composition and implementation of a Six Sigma initiative. You will also become proficient in all of the basic analytical tools necessary to D-M-A-I-C Lean Six Sigma improvement projects, with the exception of design and analysis of experiments. You will learn team leadership and project management skills. In short, as a Green Belt you will master the skills necessary to lead a complex process improvement project that produces bottom-line results.
All course sessions use a mix of multimedia to present material, including text, synchronized
audio slide shows, diagrams, charts, audio lectures, and simulations. Links to outside
research resources are provided to explore chosen subjects in greater detail. Course
access is provided for 365 days beginning at the time of enrollment.
As you work through the course you will be asked to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in four ways:
The learning experience will be enhanced significantly if concepts and tools are practiced on a real-world project as the course is completed. Successful project work is also required for any certification process. Your instructor will be working with you on getting your project started and on progressing in the DMAIC process. After you complete the coursework, you may purchase additional hours of coaching for your project.
The course is presented in a logical sequence to follow the Six Sigma D-M-A-I-C improvement
process. We believe that you will learn most efficiently by following the sequence
presented. In particular, the first session presents an overview of Six Sigma, which
will be helpful to put the remaining sessions in proper context.
However, the sessions are modular, and we encourage you to explore the material. You are free to move forward and backward throughout the course. You can skip ahead or go back and review material that you already covered. The course map feature allows you to move point to point, from anywhere to anywhere. The course map status column will tell you which pages you have visited.
Upon completion of this course (review of all lessons and completion of quiz modules), The University of Alabama will provide you with a certificate of training completion. By completing this course, you will earn 8 CEUs or 80 PDUs of credit.
After you have successfully completed your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course, you may complete your Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. To become a certified Six Sigma Green Belt, you must:
Signing up for this option will provide you the opportunity to successfully present and defend your completed project and ensure the documentation of successful completion of the requirements for certification.