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Gain the critical skills needed to drive process improvements in your organization. Use data-driven methodologies to eliminate product defects and operational inefficiencies that hinder organizational growth.

 
 

Take the Lead with a Fully Online Program

Cal State East Bay’s Six Sigma Certificate Programs provide you with the knowledge and practical training needed to drive change in your organization. Through Six Sigma programs, your organization can improve business processes in all operational areas. As a result, the company can experience reduced product and service failure rates, have more satisfied customers, and increase profits.

Workplace Ready

Comprehensive training based on a data-driven quality process model that you can immediately implement into your workplace.

Faculty Excellence

Taught by faculty with extensive Six Sigma experience

Whether it’s by improving manufacturing processes, reducing product defects, or ensuring consistently high service levels, your Six Sigma Certificate allows you to be a vital contributor to your organization’s growth. Choose from three nationally recognized Six Sigma training programs and earn your Yellow Belt, Green Belt, or Black Belt certificate.

Are You a Yellow Belt, Green Belt, or a Black Belt?

Cal State East Bay’s Six Sigma Yellow Belt Program qualifies you to work in a supporting role on improvement teams. You’ll develop a thorough understanding of Six Sigma concepts, strategies, tools, and techniques used in process improvement projects.

CSUEB’s Six Sigma Green Belt Program provides the foundation you need to contribute to a Six Sigma green belt business and successfully lead improvement projects. Learn about fundamental methodology, tools, and techniques of DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process improvement.

Cal State East Bay's Six Sigma Black Belt Program equips you to drive improvements in your organization using data analysis and DMAIC problem-solving methodology (Define the problem, Measure key aspects, Analyze data, Improve the process, Control the future process). You'll also gain insight into deployment and project development approaches. With your Black Belt Certificate, you’ll function as the Six Sigma implementation expert on your team and may mentor Green Belt and Yellow Belt employees within your organization.

Zabihullah Khogyani

The program was extremely flexible, and I feel fortunate to have this certification under my belt. It has helped me succeed not only in my professional life but it has also helped me do well in my personal life.

Zabihullah Khogyani
Class of 2009

Drive Organizational Change

On the surface, leading projects and implementing improvements in your organization seems like an easy enough task – only it’s not. That’s why organizations from General Electric to Ford to 3M have implemented Six Sigma processes to ensure continuous product and service improvements and to reduce operational inefficiencies. As a Six Sigma professional, you’ll make an impact to your organization’s bottom line and build your career.


Whether you choose to earn your Yellow Belt, Green Belt, or Black Belt Certificate, your professional possibilities are endless.

Organizational Trends

$16K More

In 2015, full-time employees in the U.S. who completed Green Belt training made nearly $16,500 more than those without training.
— Quality Progress Salary Survey, ASQ

Increase Your Margins

Six Sigma programs led to an average savings of 1.7 percent of revenues over the period of implementation and an average return of more than $2 in direct savings for every dollar invested.
— Costs and Savings of Six Sigma Programs: An Empirical Study, ASQ

$14K More

In 2015, full-time managers in the U.S. who completed Black Belt training made approximately $14,300 more than those with no training.
— Quality Progress Salary Survey, ASQ

Drive Your Career Forward

With your Six Sigma Certificate, you can drive change in a number of business environments including manufacturing, engineering, research and development, healthcare, and financial services.


As a Six Sigma professional, you’ll make an impact to your organization’s bottom line and build your career.

Equipped with a Six Sigma Yellow Belt, you can feel confident when working in supporting roles on quality improvement teams. You’ll be able to competently develop process maps to support Six Sigma projects and even run smaller process improvement projects.

As a Six Sigma Green Belt, your employer will look to you to apply your knowledge to lead in small to medium sized projects. You’ll assess processes, timelines, costs, quality, and safety measures to identify areas of improvement. Six Sigma Black Belts will also rely on your expertise, calling on you to participate in large-scale improvement projects they’re leading.

Armed with your Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate, you’ll demonstrate to employers that you have the training needed to effectively lead teams focused on process improvement. You’ll use your advanced problem solving skills to recognize organizational roadblocks and implement change management techniques to address them. You’ll also establish benchmarking guidelines as well as performance measurement tools.

Whether you choose to earn your Yellow Belt, Green Belt, or Black Belt Certificate, your professional possibilities are endless.

Program Objectives

As a student in the Six Sigma Certificate Program, you will gain insight into practices that can make a winning difference in your organization. You will leave the program having earned expertise in a range of topics, including:

Yellow Belt

Understanding the foundations of Six Sigma methodology

Explaining the concepts, tools, techniques, and strategies used in Six Sigma projects

Providing support for process improvement projects

Gaining required experience for Green Belt certification

Green Belt

Understanding the role of a Green Belt in the Six Sigma organization.

Using basic Six Sigma tools for Six Sigma project definition and process baseline.

Understanding improvement methodologies used by project teams.

Working knowledge of the fundamentals of the DMAIC problem solving methodology.

Black Belt

Leading a Six Sigma project team using the DMAIC problem solving methodology and team building skills.

Contributing to the definition of project selection criteria and developing project proposals to meet those criteria.

Applying and interpreting basic and advanced Six Sigma tools for project definition, process baseline analysis, process improvement, and process control.

Program Format

The Six Sigma Green Belt Training Program is conveniently offered online, giving you the flexibility to work at your own pace.


Yellow Belt Certificate Requirements

To earn a Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate, you must complete one required course containing units on:

  • The concepts, tools, techniques, and strategies used in Six Sigma projects
  • The five steps of the DMAIC methodology and how a Six Sigma approach can benefit organizations in several, diverse industries or business sectors
  • How to assist in the application of specific tools and techniques in support of process improvement activities

Throughout the course, you will be tested on your understanding and comprehension of course topics through challenging exercises and interactive games. Each module also includes comprehensive quizzes and tests that you can use to gauge your progress and prepare for practice exams. Video segments from subject matter experts also supplement the course material to provide real-world examples and enhanced understanding of important concepts and best practices.

Required Courses

CourseUnitsFallWinterSpringSummer
EXSP 8780: Six Sigma Yellow Belt
2 CEUs
X
X
X
X

Green Belt Certificate Requirements

To earn a Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate, you must complete one required course containing the following learning units:

  • Introduction to Six Sigma
  • The Define Stage
  • The Measure Stage
  • The Analyze Stage
  • The Improve Stage
  • The Control Stage
  • Six Sigma in Action
  • Six Sigma Tools and Concepts
  • Preparing for the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam
  • The Practice Exams

The 10 modules of this course include end-of-module assessments, review checkpoints, case studies, interactive games, and practice exams.

Required Courses

CourseUnitsFallWinterSpringSummer
EXSP 8781: Six Sigma Green Belt
3.4 CEUs
X
X
X
X

Black Belt Certificate Requirements

To earn a Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate, you must complete one required course containing the following learning units:

  • The Responsive Six Sigma Organization
  • Data-Driven Management and Maximizing Resources
  • Project Management and Define Phase
  • Measure Phase and Process Behavior Charts
  • Measurement Systems Evaluation and Analyze Phase
  • Improve/Design and Control/Verify Phases

View a topical breakdown of each learning unit.

Please note: Successful completion of certification involves scoring a minimum of 70% on the online assessment exam and submitting details for a successful Six Sigma improvement project.

Required Courses

CourseUnitsFallWinterSpringSummer
EXSP 8782: Six Sigma Black Belt
18.4 CEUs
X
X
X
X

Faculty

Offered in partnership with World Education.net, you’ll have access to a team of educational mentors with exceptional skills in advanced curriculum, technology knowledge, and Six Sigma experience. Educational mentors will review your work and progress throughout the course and directly answer any questions you may have along the way.


Learn how you can join the program. »

You’re Invited to Enroll

Admission to the Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate Program is open to any interested student who has a general understanding of basic mathematical functions, the reading comprehension level of a high school graduate, and general proficiency in using Windows-based software.

Admission to the Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program is open to any interested student who has a general understanding of basic mathematical functions, the reading comprehension level of a high school graduate, and general proficiency in using Windows-based software. Students should have a couple years of business experience as well.

Admission to the Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate Program is open to any interested student who is comfortable using mathematics, is an experienced problem solver, has college-level reading comprehension skills, and is proficient using Windows-based software, including Microsoft Office and general statistical software packages. A college degree in industry-related fields, including business, engineering, or sciences is recommended but not required. Lastly, having a Green Belt Certificate first is highly recommended unless you have extensive business experience already.

Enrollment Deadlines

CSUEB’s Six Sigma Program is an open enrollment, self-paced program. You can register and start the program at any time.

Common Questions

When can I start the program?
This program has open enrollment, so you can register and start the program as soon as you are ready. After you have accessed the program curriculum or received a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

Can I register for programs if I am an international student?
Yes. You can enroll in and take the program from your home country as long as you have access to a computer with a fast internet connection, such as DSL or cable.

How long does it take to complete a program?
This program is self-paced with open enrollment, so you can start when you choose and complete the course at your own pace.

Who will be my instructor?
Six Sigma certificate courses are supported by an educational mentor. All educational mentors are successful working professionals with Six Sigma expertise. Educational mentors will review your work and progress throughout the course and respond to any questions or concens you might have, as well as encourage and motivate you to succeed.

Does this program include projects?
Because some students do not have access to suitable projects, projects are not required for this program. However, if you're working in an organization and have access to potential projects, you’re strongly encouraged to develop a project in conjunction with this program.

Do I have to buy additional materials?
No. Your tuition covers all course material. World Education.net will ship all materials to you after enrollment.

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs, and what are the system requirements?
To participate in the online program, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access program content from any Web-enabled computer. A word processing program, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and the latest version of Internet Explorer are recommended. 

Can I use a Mac?
Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

What happens when I complete the program?
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from California State University, East Bay.

Am I guaranteed a job?
CSUEB’s partner, World Education.net, prides itself on providing valuable assistance to get you employed. You will be assigned a dedicated career counselor for up to a year after graduating to help with resumes, cover letters, and finding opportunities.

How can I get more information about the program?
You can live chat, call, or email World Education.net for any information you may need.  Visit worldedacademy.com to do so.

Program Costs

How much does the program cost?
The total estimated cost of the Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate is $995. The cost of the Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program is $1,600. The cost of the Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate Program is $2,195. Please note that program tuition fees are subject to change at any time.

What is the program’s refund policy?
Students are ineligible for a refund of course registration fees once the course is accessed either by requesting materials or viewing lessons. 

What financing options are available to me?
Cal State East Bay is proud to help veterans and their families in achieving their educational and career goals. A variety of programs have been pre-approved for tuition assistance for active and retired military, and qualified dependents. Get VA Educational Benefit details online, including which programs have been pre-approved, application and reimbursement processes, and contacts who can help you along the way.

Traditional Financial Aid (such as completing the FAFSA, Pell Grants, etc.) is not applicable for certificate programs, but there may be other suitable options to help you in financing your program. Learn more about other financial aid options.

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At a Glance

Area of study: Certificate in Six Sigma

Ideal for: 

Yellow Belt – Individuals who seek a thorough understanding of Six Sigma concepts and strategies and want to work in a supportingrole on improvement teams

Green Belt - Individuals wanting to learn the fundamental skills necessary to contribute to a Six Sigma team as a Green Belt and those who serve as Six Sigma Champions

Black Belt - Individuals who seek to lead Six Sigma teams using the DMAIC methodology and advanced statistical tools

Program format: Online

Program length: 

Yellow Belt – 20  hours, self-paced

Green Belt – 34 hours, self-paced

Black Belt – 184 hours, self-paced 

Number of courses: 1 course for each program

Tuition cost: $995 - $2,195 (Tuition fees are subject to change at any time.)

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