Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt

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Program Overview

The Black Belt Certificate program is designed for experienced practitioners with a Green Belt Certificate (or equivalent process improvement experience) who wish to achieve the pinnacle of Lean Six Sigma training by developing critical skills for leadership in enterprisewide deployment. LSS Black Belts are professional problem solvers. As such, they provide mentoring to Green Belts and others who need to improve or optimize performance. With this in mind, instructors take great care to transfer all the necessary skills that future Black Belts will need to become leaders and mentors and, in some cases, fill management positions.

In this instructor-led course, participants spend 90 hours in the classroom and 30 hours in the field applying the Lean Six Sigma methodologies. Students become grounded in the established Lean Six Sigma body of knowledge, gain experience to implement it in the workplace through a group project in the field, and the credentials to be a Lean Six Sigma leader within their organization. This course is limited to 12 participants. Participants should plan on spending 4-5 hours a week outside of scheduled class time for reading and homework assignments in addition to the 30 hours of field work.

Program Schedule and Locations

Term Location Dates Times Early Bird Deadline
Fall Virtual Tues/Thu 09/01/2020 - 12/15/2020 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 08/17/2020
Winter Everett

Sat 01/16/2021 - 04/03/2021

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 01/02/2021
Spring Tacoma Tues/Thu 04/06/2021 - 06/24/2021 5:30p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 03/23/2021

Recommended Qualifications

Application required. UW Tacoma Lea Six Sigma: Green Belt certificate or equivalent 40-hour process improvement training and experience required. Submit your application via the "Apply Now!" button on the right.

About Lean Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma is a business and data-driven, disciplined approach to reducing waste and minimizing defects in any type of process (be it manufacturing or services). Lean Six Sigma focuses on reduction of waste, increased profitability, and customer satisfaction. It is a method of integrated management used by organizations to more effectively and efficiently meet the needs of their customers and other interested parties.