Engineering Technology

Six Sigma Training

Let Six Sigma impact your business. Become a Six Sigma company and be more attractive as a customer, partner, and supplier.

For more information contact Dr. Elke Howe
or phone 417-625-9849

What is Six Sigma all about?

Six Sigma is about achieving a “near-perfect” process to gain quantifiable financial benefits.

Improvements are achieved through:

  • understanding customer requirements,
  • tying improvements to strategic goals of the company,
  • quantifying the financial benefits of improvement projects, and
  • following a disciplined process in applying statistical tools.

Is Six Sigma new?

Many of the tools and techniques that are part of the Six Sigma methodology are neither new nor unique to Six Sigma. However, the disciplined approach in using these tools combined with "best management" practices have led many manufacturing and service companies to embrace Six Sigma to increase their profit margins and delight their customers.

What are Six Sigma Green Belts and Black Belts?

One of the principle drivers of Six Sigma success has been its organizational structure consisting of Executive Leaders, Champions, and Six Sigma Belts. The Six Sigma Belts include Green Belts and Black Belts to indicate levels of proficiency.

Missouri Southern State University offers Six Sigma training courses at the Green Belt and Black Belt skill levels. Each belt certification can be achieved either through academic credit (option A) or as professional industry training (option B). Students opting for the professional industry training course may also earn academic credit.

A Missouri Southern Green Belt will have completed a minimum of 56 training hours (industrial training, option B) or 96 training hours (academic course work, option A), depending on the chosen training path. He or she will have applied the theory on many simulations, case studies and exercises. The Green Belt will also have used his/her knowledge gained on at least one small project in his/her company (multiple projects for academic course work) to show proficiency in using the tools and principles learned. Minitab Statistical Software is used to teach Six Sigma.

A Missouri Southern Black Belt will have completed a minimum of 119 training hours (industrial training, option B) or 144 training hours (academic course work, option A), depending on the chosen training path. He or she will have applied the theory on many simulations, case studies and exercises. The Black Belt will also have successfully completed one Six Sigma project at his or her company, showing real improvements. Minitab Statistical software is used to teach Six Sigma.

The table below summarizes the MSSU Six Sigma certification program options available.

 

Course Requirements

Project Requirements

Course Score Requirements

Fee

Green Belt
(Option A)

Six Sigma Methodology 3 cr. hrs. (Spring)

 

Statistical Process Control 3 cr. hrs. (Fall)

 

 

Small Projects

Scores >80%

$500
in addition to tuition for full time MSSU students

 

$1,000 in addition to tuition for all others

Green Belt Professional Training (Option B)

 

Two 4-day training seminars

Small Project Scores >80% $2,200

Black Belt (option A)

Six Sigma Methodology 3 cr. hrs. (Spring)

 

Statistical Process Control 3 cr. hrs. (Fall)

 

Design of Experiments 3 cr. hrs. (Spring)

Industry Sponsored Six Sigma Project

Scores >80%

$2,500
in addition to tuition

Black Belt Professional Training (Option B)

 

One 5-day training seminar plus one 4-day seminar

*Prerequisite: MSSU Six Sigma Green Belt

 

 

Industry Sponsored Six Sigma Project

Scores >80%

*$3,000

 
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