Certificate in Six Sigma – Black Belt

Program Contact: Emre Tokgoz, 203-582-7909

The Six Sigma – Black Belt certificate requires extensive knowledge of Six Sigma philosophies and principles, including supporting systems and tools.  A Black Belt holder should:

  • demonstrate team leadership
  • assign team member roles and responsibilities
  • demonstrate knowledge of how to measure a process
  • analyze results using statistics
  • demonstrate an ability to process improvements
  • quantify the resulting savings
  • apply advanced analysis techniques such as simulation, data analytics and operations research for process improvement.

Many employers seek out personnel who have Six Sigma Black Belt training and certification. This certificate program, offered through the School of Engineering, is designed to acknowledge the effort students have made to learn and apply the DMAIC (i.e., Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) phases of Six Sigma through a real-life project that lasts two semesters. Students in any undergraduate program who are interested and who can successfully complete the coursework and the project are eligible to receive the certificate. This certificate reflects the commitment participants have made to process improvement by working with an organization and applying the DMAIC phases of Six Sigma in a project that lasts two semesters.