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Six Sigma

Learn the Tools, Methods, and Applications to Build a Successful Workforce.

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Lean Six Sigma combines the two most powerful business improvement methods. It blends the philosophy and tools of Lean Thinking to dramatically improve customer service, speed and reduce invested capital with the ability of Six Sigma to improve quality by reducing variation. All of the classes listed in this section will allow you to learn the tools, methods, and applications to build a successful workforce. Since the members of your workforce are at different levels in the success journey, we offer courses for everyone! Courses may be adapted for your specific needs. Six Sigma is a proven contributor to an organization's bottom line.

Training Available

Chattanooga State offers a full line of Six Sigma training including the following;

Lean Six Sigma Executive Overview

Cosponsored by Chattanooga Manufacturers Association. Understand how Six Sigma and Lean Thinking work effectively together to improve your organization.

Champion Training

The focus of this training is to familiarize managers and key support personnel with the core concepts and critical success factors for achieving breakthrough results via Six Sigma methods, and to develop understanding of their roles and responsibilities in supporting Black Belts and Six Sigma project teams.

1-Day Overview

This is an introductory course for participants to learn core concepts and critical success factors for achieving results using Six Sigma methods and they will develop an implementation strategy tailored to their work culture and business situation.

Yellow Belt Training

This course is targeted to team members who need to understand the overall process and tools. Participants will be provided with a broad understanding of the Lean Six Sigma improvement methodology, concepts, and language. Learn how to apply seven basic tools and how to apply them to improve performance.

Green Belt Training

Gain the knowledge to participate on and lead Six Sigma Project Teams through this intensive 10 day, noncontiguous class. After successful completion of an improvement project presentation which demonstrates application of concepts and tools, participants will be awarded a certificate. Sigma Flow will be supplied for class participants.

Green to Black Belt Training

Participants will learn how to lead Six Sigma Project Teams, how to apply group process and project management skills, and how to deliver bottom line impact on projects, providing an immediate return on investment.

Prerequisite:
Six Sigma Green Belt from Chattanooga State or recognized program. Must have Minitab software--course includes Sigma Flow Workbench and Coach.

Black Belt Training

Participants will learn how to lead Six Sigma Project Teams, how to apply group process and project management skills, and how to deliver bottom line impact on projects, providing an immediate return on investment.

Participation Requirments:
Participation will require four weeks (one week of training separated by three weeks application time) and you must complete a project during the course to demonstrate application of concepts and tools to real problems including a 15-minute update during each training week. There will be a certification review one month after training..

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