Six Sigma Green Belt Bootcamp

Course Overview:

Course Objective: You will implement Six Sigma as a Green Belt and prepare to successfully pass the American Society of Quality (ASQ) Green Belt Certification Exam.

Course Dates:  COMING!  

Course Time:  TBD

Target Student: This course is intended for any level of employee and various levels of management that intend to take an active role in the Six Sigma methodology.

Prerequisites: Basic end-user skills with the word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications from any suite of office productivity software, such as Microsoft® Office®. 

Software Requirements: Microsoft Office 2003 or later and Minitab 16 Statistical Software

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Discuss the basics of Six Sigma.
  • Identify Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Describe the fundamentals of the Define phase.
  • Describe the fundamentals of project management.
  • Apply management and planning tools used across the DMAIC methodology to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Identify key metrics of a Six Sigma project.
  • Describe team dynamics.
  • Identify the basic concepts related to the Measure phase.
  • Perform basic probability and statistical calculations.
  • Describe the data collection plan.
  • Describe descriptive measures of statistics.
  • Use graphical methods to depict process performance.
  • Analyze and interpret a measurement system's capability.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Fundamentals of Six Sigma
  • Topic 1A: Describe Six Sigma
  • Topic 1B: Identify Organizational Drivers and Metrics
  • Topic 1C: Describe Project Selection and Organizational Goals
  • Topic 1D: Describe Lean
Lesson 2: Identifying Six Sigma Methodologies
  • Topic 2A: Describe the DMAIC Methodology
  • Topic 2B: Describe the DFSS Methodology
  • Topic 2C: Describe QFD
  • Topic 2D: Describe DFMEA and PFMEA
Lesson 3: Conducting the Six Sigma Define Phase: Introduction
  • Topic 3A: Describe the Define Phase
  • Topic 3B: Describe Process Elements
  • Topic 3C: Identify Stakeholders and Process Owners
  • Topic 3D: Identify Customers
  • Topic 3E: Gather Customer Data
  • Topic 3F: Analyze Customer Data
  • Topic 3G: Translate Customer Requirements
  • Topic 3H: Identify Six Sigma Projects
Lesson 4: Conducting the Six Sigma Define Phase: Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Topic 4A: Draft a Project Charter
  • Topic 4B: Develop the Project Scope
  • Topic 4C: Identify Project Metrics
  • Topic 4D: Identify Project Planning Tools
  • Topic 4E: Describe Project Documentation
  • Topic 4F: Describe Project Risk Analysis
  • Topic 4G: Describe Project Closure
Lesson 5: Conducting the Six Sigma Define Phase: Management and Planning Tools
  • Topic 5A: Create an Interrelationship Digraph
  • Topic 5B: Create a Tree Diagram
  • Topic 5C: Create a Prioritization Matrix
  • Topic 5D: Describe a Matrix Diagram
  • Topic 5E: Draft a PDPC
  • Topic 5F: Create an Activity Network Diagram
Lesson 6: Conducting the Six Sigma Define Phase: Key Metrics of Projects
  • Topic 6A: Track Process Performance
  • Topic 6B: Perform FMEA
Lesson 7: Conducting the Six Sigma Define Phase: Team Dynamics
  • Topic 7A: Describe Six Sigma Team Stages and Dynamics
  • Topic 7B: Describe Six Sigma Teams and Roles
  • Topic 7C: Identify Team Tools
  • Topic 7D: Identify Effective Communication Techniques
Lesson 8: Conducting the Six Sigma Measure Phase: Introduction
  • Topic 8A: Describe the Measure Phase
  • Topic 8B: Draft a SIPOC
  • Topic 8C: Create a Process Map
  • Topic 8D: Describe Additional Process Documentation Tools
  • Topic 8E: Create a Fishbone Diagram
  • Topic 8F: Create a Cause-and-Effect Matrix
Lesson 9: Conducting the Six Sigma Measure Phase: Probability and Statistics
  • Topic 9A: Describe Basic Probability Concepts
  • Topic 9B: Identify Valid Statistical Conclusions
  • Topic 9C: Describe the Central Limit Theorem
Lesson 10: Conducting the Six Sigma Measure Phase: The Data Collection Plan
  • Topic 10A: Identify Data Types
  • Topic 10B: Identify Data Collection Methods
  • Topic 10C: Identify Sampling Types
Lesson 11: Conducting the Six Sigma Measure Phase: Descriptive Measures
  • Topic 11A: Introduction to Statistical Tools
  • Topic 11B: Compute Descriptive Statistical Measures
  • Topic 11C: Construct Probability Distribution Charts
  • Topic 11D: Describe Other Distributions
Lesson 12: Conducting the Six Sigma Measure Phase: Graphical Methods
  • Topic 12A: Create a Run Chart
  • Topic 12B: Create a Box-and-Whisker Plot
  • Topic 12C: Create a Stem-and-Leaf Plot
  • Topic 12D: Create a Scatter Plot
  • Topic 12E: Create Pareto Charts
Lesson 13: Conducting the Six Sigma Measure Phase: Measurement System Analysis
  • Topic 13A: Perform Measurement System Analysis
  • Topic 13B: Conduct the Gage R&R Study
  • Topic 13C: Interpret Gage R&R Data
Lesson 14: Conducting the Six Sigma Measure Phase: Process Capability and Performance
  • Topic 14A: Determine Process and Customer Specification Limits
  • Topic 14B: Conduct a Process Capability Study
  • Topic 14C: Interpret Process Capability
  • Topic 14D: Interpret Sigma Levels
Lesson 15: Conducting the Six Sigma Analyze Phase: Introduction
  • Topic 15A: Describe the Analyze Phase
  • Topic 15B: Perform Multi-Vari Studies
  • Topic 15C: Perform Simple Linear Correlation
  • Topic 15D: Perform Simple Regression
Lesson 16: Conducting the Six Sigma Analyze Phase: Hypothesis Testing
  • Topic 16A: Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
  • Topic 16B: Conduct Hypothesis Tests
  • Topic 16C: Perform t-Tests
  • Topic 16D: Perform Single-Factor ANOVA
  • Topic 16E: Perform Chi-Square Tests
Lesson 17: Conducting the Six Sigma Improve Phase
  • Topic 17A: Describe the Improve Phase
  • Topic 17B: Perform DOE
  • Topic 17C: Interpret Main Effects and Interaction Plots
  • Topic 17D: Generate Ideas for Solutions
  • Topic 17E: Pilot Solutions
Lesson 18: Conducting the Six Sigma Control Phase: Introduction
  • Topic 18A: Describe the Control Phase
  • Topic 18B: Draft a Control Plan
Lesson 19: Conducting the Six Sigma Control Phase: SPC
  • Topic 19A: Describe Control Charts
  • Topic 19B: Create Control Charts
  • Topic 19C: Interpret Control Charts
  • Topic 19D: Implement and Validate Solutions
  • Topic 19E: Six Sigma Project Closure
Lesson 20: Describing the Implementation of Six Sigma
  • Topic 20A: Identify the Essentials of Six Sigma Implementation
  • Topic 20B: Describe Six Sigma for Service Industries
  • Topic 20C: Describe DMAIC Failure Modes
Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to the Six Sigma Green Belt Objectives

Grading System:

Student must pass all quizzes, exams, and national exam (if applicable) at a passing rate to be eligible for a Certificate of  Training Completion. If an internship is included in your course you will be required to complete the internship prior to receiving a Certificate of Training Completion.


Students are expected to arrive on time and participate in course discussions. Successful completion of the course of study recommends 100% attendance. If during the course period the student’s attendance level drops below 80%, they will be encouraged and given the opportunity to attend the next scheduled class for the course they enrolled in. Should materials change, student is responsible for all additional cost.

Payment Plan Policy:

Students may withdraw from the program for any reason up to 1 week prior to the start of program. In this case, the student’s payment plan agreement shall be rescinded. If the payment plan has begun a non-refundable administrative fee of $25.00 will be assessed and remaining funds will be returned to payer in check form by mail. 

No Refund Policy:

No refund for course, once the first class has been concluded. If extenuating circumstances exist, case by case situations will be reviewed by ProTrain. If refund is issued, refunded amount will be dependent upon books being returned in excellent condition (i.e. no writing, missing pages; ripped or damage to pages and/or binding).

Re-Admission Policy:

Any student who has dropped out of the program, or has been suspended from the program for nonattendance may be readmitted within one year by completing a personal interview with the director of education and paying any applicable fees at the time of readmission. Students who were terminated due to conduct issues are not eligible to be readmitted.

Policy on Student Conduct:

Appropriate Conduct: All students are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly and professional manner. Any student not conducting themselves in an orderly and professional manner, which includes use of drugs and alcohol during school hours, dishonesty, disrupting classes, use of profanity, excessive tardiness, insubordination, violation of safety rules, improper usage of lab or classroom computers, or not abiding by the school rules will lead to either probation or dismissal from classes.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**