NGS Green Belt Certificate*
The Green Belt Six Sigma program is designed for adult working professionals who aim to participate as team members on work-related projects, to achieve a practice-oriented introductory skill set relevant to what is generally understood as “six sigma applications” and to follow the guidance of team leaders in order to apply the “best practices” of six sigma in actual projects.
The Green Belt body of knowledge is generally understood to be the introductory level in a three-part hierarchy of knowledge (in ascending order): green belt, black belt, master black belt.
The Green Belt in Six Sigma Program is an integrated curriculum of 2 distinct modules which together provide a cohesive body of knowledge about six sigma principles and best practices. There is emphasis on data collection and analysis, as well as understanding and application of statistics. Topics also include contemporary management techniques such as change management and project management. Attendees are required to complete a work-related project of pre-defined scope which is monitored and closely supervised by academic advisors.
The Green Belt Lean Six Sigma certificate program consists of two, three-credit courses taught over a two month period. Attendees are required to complete a work-related project. Classes are offered both online* and onsite.
The program focuses on data collection and analysis, as well as the understanding and application of statistics. Topics include contemporary management techniques such as change management and project management.
- 2 years minimum of work or military service
- Familiarity with the principles of quality systems
- Project Management experience as team member
- Familiarity with data gathering concepts and techniques
- Familiarity with statistical concepts
- Access to the internet and a computer for personal use that is adequate to process required software and assignments.
Note: Applicants for NGS “dual credential” programs, which award both a degree and a certificate, must fulfill pre-requisite requirements for admission for both programs.
Term of Validity
The NGS Green Belt Certificate is “Valid for Life”. NGS understands the body of knowledge in the field is continuously evolving. The School recommends, but does not require, the return to the institution for current programs after three to five years, to assure the students have the most contemporary and newest knowledge available. Refresher course(s) are offered to previous attendees at a “special” rate.
*Not available in Massachusetts.