Why Choose University Training Partners?

Our self-paced Green Belt course comes with instructor support! You'll get personalized feedback on assignments. And, if you get stuck or discouraged, help is only a discussion post away.

  • Learn Six Sigma through video presentations, case assignments and knowledge checks.

  • Dr. MMV, your instructor, is there to give feedback on your assignments and help you when you are stuck.

  • Our course material has helped more than a thousand students earn a Green Belt certificate improve processes.

Mirasol Resort Case Study

Lets you apply the tools you learn to a real-world situation

Instead of using generic textbook examples and assignments, our course engages you right from the start as you act as a Green Belt consultant to the Mirasol Hotel. You'll get to know the organization's challenges, personalities and politics. You might even discover that Mirasol is not that much different from your organization, regardless of your industry. As you move through the modules, you will apply the tools you learn to the case company.
Mirasol Resort Case Study

Green Belt Course Curriculum

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  • 1
    Welcome to the course!
  • 2
    Module 1: What is Lean Six Sigma?
    • What you'll learn in this module...
    • Lean Six Sigma introduction
    • Lean Six Sigma introduction - part 2
    • The DMAIC roadmap
    • Test your learning
  • 3
    Module 2: The Mirasol case study
    • What you'll learn in this module...
    • Mirasol Hotel case study
    • Assignment: Case study response
    • Assignment: Force field analysis
  • 4
    Module 3: The voice of the customer
    • What you'll learn in this module...
    • Capturing the voice of the customer
    • Kano analysis
    • Assignment: Kano analysis
    • Using Kano survey results
    • Test your learning
  • 5
    Module 4: Six Sigma projects
    • What you'll learn in this module...
    • Project selection
    • The project charter
    • Assignment: Mirasol project brainstorming
    • Assignment: Project prioritization matrix
    • Test your learning
  • 6
    Module 5: Leading people
    • What you'll learn in this module...
    • Stakeholder analysis
    • Using the stakeholder template
    • Six Sigma teams
    • Assignment: Stakeholder analysis
    • Test your learning
  • 7
    Module 6: Processes and graphing tools
    • What you'll learn in this module...
    • The cost of quality
    • Process maps
    • Graphical tools
    • Pareto chart how-to
    • Run chart how-to
    • Assignment: Pareto chart
    • Assignment: Run chart
    • Test your learning
  • 8
    Module 7: More graphing tools
    • What you'll learn in this module...
    • Scatter plots and histograms
    • Scatter plot patterns
    • Scatter plot how-to
    • Assignment: Scatter plots
    • Test your learning
  • 9
    It's Ninja time!
    • Whew! You are halfway there
    • Who's a ninja?
  • 10
    Module 8: Descriptive statistics
    • What you'll learn in this module...
    • Descriptive statistics
    • Formulas how-to
    • Assignment: Descriptive statistics
    • Test your learning...
  • 11
    Module 9: The normal distribution
    • What you'll learn in this module...
    • The normal distribution
    • Confidence intervals
    • Assignment: Z scores
    • Assignment: Confidence interval
    • Test your learning
  • 12
    Module 10: The 1.5 sigma shift
    • What you'll learn in this module...
    • Sigma levels and the 1.5 sigma shift
    • Sigma level examples
    • Assignment: Sigma levels
    • Test your learning
  • 13
    Module 11: Capability analysis
    • What you'll learn in this module...
    • Process capability
    • Capability examples
    • Assignment: Calculating capability indices
    • Test your learning
  • 14
    Module 12: Control charts
    • What you'll learn in this module...
    • Control Charts
    • Which chart?
    • Chart patterns and out-of-control conditions
    • Control plans
    • Test your learning
  • 15
    Module 13: Lean tools
    • What you'll learn in this module...
    • Visual management, 5S and mistake proofing
    • Eight wastes and SMED
    • Quick changeover: Formula One Pit Crew
    • Meals per hour
    • 5S in the Office
    • 5S in a hospital supply room
    • Lean in the airline industry
    • Assignment: Eight Wastes
    • Test your learning
  • 16
    Module 14: Case wrap up
    • What you'll learn in this module...
    • Mirasol project reports - Jim
    • Mirasol project reports - Eli
  • 17
    Next steps
    • Congrats! Here's what's next...
    • Before you go...

Bonus Material

Great takeaways to use for your first Six Sigma improvement project

  • Six Sigma Planning Templates

    This course includes 8 separate templates that you can leverage for your first Six Sigma project. Templates include force field analysis, Kano analysis, prioritization matrix, SIPOC, stakeholder analysis, project charter, team charter, and tollgate checklist.

  • Calculator Templates

    We did the math so you won't have to! The course includes 5 calculator templates for Z scores, confidence intervals, capability indices, sigma level calculations and capability to sigma level equivalency.

  • Infographics

    Leave the course armed with 8 handy infographics to guide you in performing Six Sigma activities during your first project.

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Your Instructor

Dr. MMV knows her stuff

  • Dr. Mary McShane Vaughn

    Principal Partner

    Dr. Mary McShane Vaughn

    Over the last 10 years, "Dr. MMV" has enthusiastically trained more than 1000 Six Sigma Yellow, Green and Black Belts. She earned her PhD in Industrial Engineering and MS in Statistics from Georgia Tech. As a tenured professor, she taught graduate courses in statistics, regression analysis, design of experiments and SPC. Mary is an ASQ certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Engineer and Reliability Engineer. She is a past ASQ Black Belt exam chair, and currently serves on the CQE exam committee. She is also the author of three textbooks: Lean Six Sigma Leadership, The Probability Handbook and The Probability Workbook, and co-author of The Certified Quality Inspector Handbook. LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/drmmv/

FAQ

  • Will I get a Green Belt certification from this course?

    You will receive a certificate at the end of the course with a unique cert number. As you research other programs, remember that there is no one set standard or governing body for Six Sigma certifications. (It's not a license like a PE, nor does it have a uniform curriculum like PMI).

  • How does this course curriculum compare to an ASQ course?

    The ASQ Green Belt body of knowledge includes a lot of manufacturing-specific topics and more statistics than our course. We have applied the Pareto Principle to our curriculum and present the tools that are the most often used across all industries for process improvement projects.

  • Do I need to complete a project to earn my certificate?

    No. A project is not required for the course certificate. However, we encourage you to complete a process improvement project as soon as you finish the course to solidify your skills. Some students even start on a project before the course is complete!

  • Do I need to purchase statistical software for the course?

    No. All of the calculations and graphs presented in the course are performed using Microsoft Excel. If you are a little rusty using spreadsheets, there are quick tutorials included in the course.

  • How long do I have to finish the course?

    Once you enroll, you will have six months (180 days) to complete the course material. Students who work continuously through the material can earn their certificates within three to four months.

  • Will I have access to the course materials after I earn a certificate?

    You will have access to the Green Belt course materials for 180 days after you sign up. There is a course slide book available on Amazon that you can purchase for reference going forward.

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