Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Program
Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate
Developed by Motorola in the early 1980s, Six Sigma is a disciplined approach to improve process quality and bottom line results using common statistical tools. Six Sigma is a target measurement for near perfect execution of a process, using reduction of variations and robust design as methods for improvements. The goals of defect reduction, yield improvement, improved customer satisfaction, lower costs, and thus higher net income, are attained by the effective use of these statistical and problem solving tools.
The Six Sigma Green Belt certificate complements the Industrial and Systems Engineering undergraduate degree by providing evidence of competence in this highly employable discipline, analyzing and solving quality problems and executing quality improvement projects.
The Six Sigma Green Belt certificate will be issued to students who:
- Complete ISyE 315, ISyE 512 (or ISyE 612), ISyE 450 (or ISyE 515) and ISyE 575 with at least a grade of “B”
- Conduct their ISyE 450 (or ISyE 515) industry project following the Six Sigma define/measure/analyze/improve/control problem-solving methodology with instructional approval
- Students graduating in the Spring semesters must submit the declaration form by March 31st.
- Students graduating in the Summer sessions must submit the declaration form by August 31st.
- Students graduating in the Fall semesters must submit the declaration form by October 31st.
- The required courses for certificate completion are NOT offered every semester.
- The ISyE Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate is an optional certificate that does not require students to take extra classes outside of the IE undergraduate program. Due to the popularity and high-demand of students seeking to complete the Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate, the department may not be able to accommodate all students that are interested in the required coursework.
- Stats 424 is not a substitution for ISyE 575 for the Six Sigma certificate.
- Students in the Fall20 curriculum are not eligible for the Green Belt Certificate.
- The Green Belt Certificate will only be offered to students who graduate on or before the Spring 2023 semester.
*Please note, when filling out the application please use your wisc email and not your personal email.
Contact Professor and Department Chair Jeff Linderoth, (608) 890-1931