Six Sigma Black Belt

College of Staten Island - CUNY

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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES215
Hours: 200
Fees: $2695.00 USD


This program is only compatible with a PC. It is not Mac compatible. This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.

To access this program and Study Guide, you need only a Web-enabled computer. To run the Green Belt XL software, you’ll need to have Excel 2003, 2007, or 2010. Black Belts should also have a general statistical software package, such as Minitab. Optionally, they may purchase an upgrade to the Black Belt XL software which includes a utility to construct designed experiments. (The utility alone does not run in 64 bit environments.)

Note: The Green Belt XL, IQF Study Guide software and the certification exam are not compatible with Mac computers.

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This program includes the following materials for a complete learning experience:

  • Six Sigma Demystified by Paul Keller
  • Six Sigma Handbook by Thomas Pyzdek and Paul Keller
  • Green Belt XL software including MindGenius (for an additional price, upgrade to the Black Belt XL software)
  • IQF Study Guide
  • IQF Certification Exam


Black Belt candidates generally have college degrees in industry-related fields, including business, engineering, or sciences. They are comfortable using mathematics, are experienced problem solvers, have college-level reading comprehension skills, and are proficient in using Windows-based computer software, including Microsoft Office and general statistical software packages. You should also have Excel 2000 or any more recent version of Excel in order to complete the program.

This program is for you if you have the appropriate prerequisites and the desire to lead teams using the DMAIC methodology and advanced statistical tools.

After completing this program, you will be eligible to work toward the International Quality Federation (IQF) certification, which is a Six Sigma industry standard certification. The IQF certification does not come through your accredited college or university; it is something you will need to work toward on your own. You will have the option to sit for the IQF certification exam at the end of your program without additional charge.

A study guide for the IQF exam is included in your program registration materials, and the program itself prepares you for much of the knowledge you need for the IQF certification exam.

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