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UW Tacoma Black Belt

About Lean Six Sigma 

Lean Six Sigma is a business and data-driven, disciplined approach to reducing waste and minimizing defects in any type of process (be it manufacturing or services).  Lean Six Sigma focuses on reduction of waste, increased profitability, and customer satisfaction. It is a method of integrated management used by organizations to more effectively and efficiently meet the needs of their customers and other interested parties.


The Role of Black Belts

Black Belts are experienced and well trained Lean Six Sigma professionals who provide project management, statistical analysis, financial analysis, meeting facilitation and project prioritization for the organization. The typical Black Belt leads several projects, coaches and mentors Green Belts and understands how to define a problem in order to quickly drive towards a solution. Black Belts often manage Lean Six Sigma projects full time and are the liaison between the staff and project sponsors and managers. (90 hours classroom, 30 hours practicum)

Course Overview

The Black Belt Certificate program is designed for experienced practitioners with a Green Belt Certificate (or equivalent process improvement experience) who wish to achieve the pinnacle of Lean Six Sigma training by developing critical skills for leadership in enterprisewide deployment. LSS Black Belts are professional problem solvers. As such, they provide mentoring to Green Belts and others who need to improve or optimize performance. With this in mind, instructors take great care to transfer all the necessary skills that future Black Belts will need to become leaders and mentors and, in some cases, fill management positions.

In this instructor-led course, participants spend 90 hours in the classroom and 30 hours in the field applying the Lean Six Sigma methodologies. Students become grounded in the established Lean Six Sigma body of knowledge, gain experience to implement it in the workplace through a group project in the field, and the credentials to be a Lean Six Sigma leader within their organization. This course is limited to 12 participants. Participants should plan on spending 4-5 hours a week outside of scheduled class time for reading and homework assignments in addition to the 30 hour field work.

Recent Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt Graduate Starts a Second Career

Brandon J. LSS Black Belt

"I recently graduated from the KeyBank Professional Development Center Lean Six Sigma Black/Green program. I am confident when I say the certificates are extremely prestigious and serve as phenomenal foundations for a graduate to obtain a professional position in the Lean Six Sigma profession.Today, I was offered an opportunity to work as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with the City of Dallas, Texas Center for Performance Excellence. Jon Kime, UW Tacoma Black Belt instructor, has prepared me and will continue to be a mentor as I start my second profession. I have already recommended the course to a current student, Laura R., who is working on her Green Belt with Gabi McNabb, my Green Belt instructor. I am extremely pleased to be an alumni of UW Tacoma and will continue to provide recommendations for people to attend and receive the same phenomenal instruction that has allowed me; to land my new opportunity. (Note: Brandon has taken a new position as Adjunct Professor - Continuing Education at Florida State College at Jacksonville teaching Military Science, Lean Six Sigma and Public Administration.) Brandon J.


Admission Requirements

All applicants (including former UW Tacoma students) must use the online Application form. Once your application has been screened, qualified applicants will be notified by email on how to actually register for a specific date/time/location. An application does NOT hold a seat in any section. You must be accepted, registered and paid in full for an individual course section to hold a seat.

  • Minimum of 40 hour Lean Six Green Belt Certificate Training or evidence of equivalent process improvement experience.

How to Apply

Did you earn your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from UW Tacoma?  Click here submit your application form. (Once you submit your application form you will be automatically redirected to the payment page where you can add the course to your cart. For UW Tacoma Green Belts, the Application fee is $0, however, you still need "PURCHASE" the $0 course to complete the process.

Did you earn your Lean or Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from another provider? Click here submit your application form. (Once you submit your application form you will be automatically redirected to the payment page where you can add the application fee to your cart.)

Course Content

Lean Six Sigma Concepts and Practices 50 Hours
Leading in a Lean Environment 12 Hours
Communicating with Data 12 Hours
Green Belt Team Facilitation 8 Hours
Lean Transformation 8 Hours
Practicum 30 Hours
Total 120 Hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Belt Certificate

To earn a completion certificate and certification as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, participants must meet the minimum standard of 80% for attendance and completion of coursework. Students that successfully complete the program earn a Black Belt Certificate and 12.0 CEUs (120 contact hours) from the University of Washington Tacoma.


Learn more about the course and check out the instructor bios in the links below.

 

APPLY FOR APPLICATION: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt   Course Number: 19UTLN001APP

2019-2020 Certificate Application

Create a registration account, then Click Add to Cart to pay the Application Fee as indicated, for a University of Washington Tacoma Certification Program for the 2019-2020 academic year.  This includes program start dates between July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Once you have paid the application fee, submit your documenation/certificates/proof of completion at:  http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/node/44455.  Your documents will be reviewed within 7 working days and you will be notified of your status and be sent further instructions by email.

  Application Fee: $25.00

Use this application if you have NOT earned a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from UW Tacoma.

 

APPLY FOR APPLICATION: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
BOEING Renton Group (Invitation Only)

  Course Number: 19UTLN001REN

Fall 2019 Lean Six Sigma Black Certificate Application

Create an account and pay the $45 non-refundable application/registration fee (debit or credit card only) for the course scheduled for Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., September 7, 2019 - November 23, 2019.  This is for UW Tacoma LSS Green Belts and those who received training from other organizations.  When accepted, this fee will be credited towards the course registration fee and hold your seat in the course. Once you have paid the fee, return to this page to submit documentation at the link below.  You will be notified of your status within 7 days.

  Application Fee: $45.00

This application is open to a select Boeing Renton group by invitation only.

1. Create an account and pay the $45 fee to hold your seat in the class.

2. Submit your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt documentation.

 

APPLY FOR APPLICATION: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (for UW Tacoma LSS Green Belts)   Course Number: 19UTLN001A

2019-2020 Certificate Application

Create a registration account, then Click Add to Cart to pay the Application Fee as indicated, for a University of Washington Tacoma Certification Program for the 2019-2020 academic year.  This includes program start dates between July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Once you have paid the application fee, submit your documenation/certificates/proof of completion at:  http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/node/44455.  Your documents will be reviewed within 7 working days and you will be notified of your status and be sent further instructions by email.

  Application Fee: $0.00

Use this application ONLY if you HAVE earned your UW LEAN SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT THROUGH UW TACOMA. The application fee will be waived however, you still have to apply to be granted access to a session you want to attend.

 

Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt
Off Campus
Course #: 19FTLN140C-R
Instructor: Nathan Navarro Fee: $4,999.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
120 Hours / 12 CEU's   Sa   9/7/2019-11/23/2019 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Bring your lunch for a 30 minute lunch break.
Building/Room: Off Campus TBA Off Campus, TBA

Boeing Renton Employees Only

APPLICATION REQUIRED - Documents showing successful completion of UW Tacoma Lean Six Sigma Green belt or proof of 40 hours of equivalent training are required. Once accepted, you will be provided access to the cart to register for this course.

Advanced Facilitation Strategies: Tools and Techniques to Master Difficult Situations
Bens, Ingrid (2005), Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, California, ISBN: 978-0-7879-7730-6

Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook, George, M.; Rowlands, D.; Price, M. and Maxey, J. (2005)
McGraw-Hill, New York, ISBN: 0-07-144119-0

The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More With Less, George, Mark O. (2010) Wiley, New Jersey, ISBN: 978-0-470-53957-6

 

Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt
Tukwila
Course #: 19FTLN140A-TUK
Instructor: Nathan Navarro Fee: $4,999.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
120 Hours / 12 CEU's   Tu Th   9/10/2019-12/12/2019 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
No classes 11/26 & 11/28.
Building/Room: Tukwila The Tukwila Community Center Bldg, Conference Room

NEW IN TUKWILA FALL 2019

APPLICATION REQUIRED - Documents showing successful completion of UW Tacoma Lean Six Sigma Green belt or proof of 40 hours of equivalent training are required.

Advanced Facilitation Strategies: Tools and Techniques to Master Difficult Situations
Bens, Ingrid (2005), Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, California, ISBN: 978-0-7879-7730-6

Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook, George, M.; Rowlands, D.; Price, M. and Maxey, J. (2005)
McGraw-Hill, New York, ISBN: 0-07-144119-0

The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More With Less, George, Mark O. (2010) Wiley, New Jersey, ISBN: 978-0-470-53957-6

 

Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt
Lacey
Course #: 19FTLN140B-LAC
Instructor: Wendy Fraser Fee: $4,999.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
120 Hours / 12 CEU's   F   9/13/2019-12/6/2019 8:30 AM-5:00 AM
No classes 10/25/2019 and 11/29/2019. Brian Willett, Guest Speaker 10/11/2019.
Building/Room: Lacey SPSCC Heritage Bank Center, 183 Bldg 1

APPLICATION REQUIRED - Documents showing successful completion of UW Tacoma Lean Six Sigma Green belt or proof of 40 hours of equivalent training are required.

Required Texts:

Advanced Facilitation Strategies: Tools and Techniques to Master Difficult Situations
Bens, Ingrid (2005), Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, California, ISBN: 978-0-7879-7730-6

Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook, George, M.; Rowlands, D.; Price, M. and Maxey, J. (2005)
McGraw-Hill, New York, ISBN: 0-07-144119-0

Leading Change, Kotter, John P. (2012)
Harvard Business Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, ISBN: 978-1422186435

 

Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt
Lacey
Course #: 20WTLN140A-L
Instructor: Fee: $4,999.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
120 Hours / 12 CEU's   F   1/17/2020-4/3/2020 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Guest Speaker, Brian Willett 02/14/2020.
Building/Room: Lacey SPSCC Heritage Bank Center, TBA

APPLICATION REQUIRED - Documents showing successful completion of UW Tacoma Lean Six Sigma Green belt or proof of 40 hours of equivalent training are required.

Required Texts:

Advanced Facilitation Strategies: Tools and Techniques to Master Difficult Situations
Bens, Ingrid (2005), Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, California, ISBN: 978-0-7879-7730-6

Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook, George, M.; Rowlands, D.; Price, M. and Maxey, J. (2005)
McGraw-Hill, New York, ISBN: 0-07-144119-0

Leading Change, Kotter, John P. (2012)
Harvard Business Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, ISBN: 978-1422186435

 

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