Learn the advanced problem-solving skills you need to implement the principles, practices and techniques of Six Sigma to maximize performance and cost reductions in your healthcare organization. During this three-week practitioner course, you will learn how to measure a process, analyze the results, develop process improvements and quantify the resulting savings. You will be required to complete a project demonstrating mastery of appropriate analytical methods and pass an examination to earn IIE’s Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate. This practitioner course for Six Sigma implementation provides extensive coverage of the Six Sigma process as well as intensive exposure to the key analytical tools associated with Six Sigma, including project management, team skills, cost analysis, FMEA, basic statistics, inferential statistics, sampling, goodness of fit testing, regression and correlation analysis, reliability, design of experiments, statistical process control, measurement systems analysis and simulation. Computer applications are emphasized.
IIE’s Six Sigma Black Belt course has been evaluated and recommended for graduate semester credits by the American Council on Education (ACE). Students can earn up to six semester hours in graduate credit at the discretion of each student’s college or university. ACE recommends that the IIE course is equivalent to three semester hours in statistics for quality assurance and three hours in statistical process or design of experiments.
I was extremely satisfied and impressed in the experiences I had through your expertise and knowledge. ... It was a very rewarding and enriching experience that I will use the rest of my life.
- Mitch Cornell, U.S. Coast Guard
What You Will Learn:
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Analyze healthcare process data using comprehensive statistical methods
- Control the process to assure that improvements are used and the benefits verified
- Define an opportunity for improving customer satisfaction
- Implement the recommended improvements
- Improve existing processes by reducing variation
- Measure process characteristics that are critical to healthcare quality
- Introduction to Statistics
- Probability and Probability Distributions
- Chi Square
- Student t
- Confidence and Confidence Intervals
- Standard Deviations
- Tests of Hypothesis
- Standard Deviations
- Design of Experiments
- Statistical Process Control and Process Capability
- Process Capability
- Short Run SPC
- Acceptance Sampling
- Measurement Systems Analysis
- Goodness of Fit Testing
- Regression and Correlation
- Six Sigma Philosophy and Structure
- Project Management
- Cost of Quality
- Lean Concepts
I want to express my deepest appreciation to you for your guidance in assisting me going through the class materials, preparing for the exam, completing the project, and being certified by a renowned institute like IIE as a Six Sigma Black Belt. I also want to thank all of the other students in the class for your patience and encouragement. The Six Sigma strategy and methodology not only provides me a set of sharp tools at work, which enables me to add more value to my company, it also broadens my career horizon. Because of the certificate, I have already earned more respect from my colleagues! I knew I had made a right choice to pursue this. Again, thank you!
- Roxanne Tu, project manager, Southern California Edison Co.
Larry Aft was the best part of the "Six Sigma Black Belt" seminar. His vast knowledge of multiple industries and his experience in training helped me understand how these concepts could be useful in my line of work.
- Cantrece Green-Ndongala
Here is the final leg of my project. We made some good improvements and the process is in control. Already some good cost savings and reimbursement we are seeing from this. … Thank you for a great program! I will definitely recommend to my peers.
– John A. Tucker, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Columbia, Missouri
IIE reserves the right to cancel a class up to 15 business days prior to the scheduled start date