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BE802B Six Sigma Black Belt (Green Prereq)

Certificate Track: Six Sigma

This course is set up for those students who have earned (and can show proof of) Green Belt Certification. You should have in-depth knowledge of all the tools in Six Sigma methodology. Upon completion, you will be fully prepared to take on the role of Six Sigma Black Belt. You will have mastery of all phases, a complete set of training materials to use, and successful completion of a comprehensive exam.

What you cover:

  • Intro to Six Sigma
  • Process Mapping
  • FMEA Analysis
  • Paretos
  • Statistics
  • Intro to Root Cause Analysis
  • Individuals (Xi/MR) and means (Xbar/ R) control charts
  • Process and quality-control plans, problem solving, and continuous process improvement
  • Control charting attributes, Process Capability and Performance Measurement
  • Measurement reliability — Gauge R&R, and measurement process optimization and control
  • Team dynamics
  • Introduction to project management for Six Sigma Projects
  • DOE 2 – 2-level factorial designs, full and fractional designs, response surface designs
  • EWMA control charts
  • Hypothesis testing 
  • Regression analysis

Instructor: Steve Zagarola
steve zagarola Center for Executive and Professional Education Portland State Unviersity Six SigmaSteve Zagarola is director of quality for Cascade Microtech, Inc., and a founding member of the Northwest Center for Performance Excellence (NWCPE). He is also founder of The ZDM Group, an organization dedicated to the advancement of statistically based approaches for competitive advantage. He graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech. Mr. Zagarola is Six Sigma Master Black Belt with more than 30 years experience in the application of statistical and modern structured approaches to the optimization of manufacturing and transactional processes, quality systems, and R&D for industries ranging from food and beverage, plastics molding, wind energy, and advanced semiconductors. 

Instructor: Aubrey Kendall

Aubrey Kendall Center for Executive and Professional Education Portland State Unviersity Six SigmaAubrey Kendall is a supplier quality engineer at Vestas Wind Systems. He graduated with a BS in manufacturing engineering from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Clemson University. Mr. Kendall is a Six Sigma Black Belt with over 15 years of experience in manufacturing, quality, and engineering management in aerospace, energy, and other industries. His strong combination of technical skills and ease in communicating make him an effective trainer and facilitator

Laptops required for every session

Interested in bringing this course onsite? Please contact Carmen Schwisow.

Applies towards the following certificate(s):
Six Sigma Black Belt