Overview

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Online, Open Enrollment with a Personal Learning Coach$3,555.00

This program is designed for individual learners but may be customized to be delivered onsite at your organization. Contact a learning consultant for more information.

Industries from Healthcare to Logistics to Pharma to Manufacturing to Government are using Lean Six Sigma (LSS) to meet the ever-increasing demand to improve operational performance – across all functions in their organizations. Employers are looking for people who can help them meet this demand – who are trained and knowledgeable in practicing continuous process improvement through the LSS methodology.

Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belts are professionals who knows the Lean Six Sigma Methodology and leads complex improvement projects, typically full-time. A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt demonstrates a thorough understanding of all aspects of the Lean Six Sigma Method.

Team up with Rutgers Professional and Executive Education – Training Green Belts and Black Belts since 2003 –  and acquire the skills you need to be a successful and effective Green Belt.

What you’ll do

  • Start within 2 business days of registering.
  • Study at your own pace (with up to 13 weeks to finish your learning) Learn from a mix of on-demand self-paced e-learning, readings, exercises as well as one-on-one interactive meetings with your Rutgers Learning Facilitator.
  • Once training is underway, select a process problem at work and turn it into a LSS project that you’ll execute along with a small team of co-workers.
  • A Rutgers Black Belt/Master Black Belt will work with you one-on-one as your coach and mentor throughout your project.
  • Project commences with the submission and approval of a project charter and should be started in tandem with your coursework (it can can be started upon completion of training with prior approval). Work must commence within 3 months, and be completed within 6 months after commencement.

Prefer to work in a group cohort? Consider our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training & Certification – Scheduled (Option A).

  • Senior Process Engineer
  • Black Belt
  • Business Analyst
  • Continuous Improvement Specialist
  • Lean Transformation Practitioner

The Opportunity

According to payscale.com, the average US base salary for a certified Green Belt is $87K. The job outlook for a typical title for a Certified Green Belt is Process Engineer – this title alone is forecast to increase by 8% through 2026 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This program is designed to provide hands-on, practical learning that you will then apply, with expert assistance from Rutgers, on a real-life project at your place of work – the objective is to provide you and your employer with a quick return on investment of money and time.

This Option (Option B) permits you to work independently at your own pace, with periodic one-on-one virtual meetings with your Rutgers Personal Learning Coach. You will have up to 3 months to complete the Training portion of this program, and it is recommended you scope your project for completion within a 4- to 6-month time frame.

Program Benefits

The main goal of this certificate is to enable you to develop skills and competencies that employers are looking for in the following areas:

  • Learn concepts, strategies and tools used in Lean and in Six Sigma, and how to best use these together, to solve process- and quality problems
  • It introduces and provides practice in the D-M-A-I-C process and how to effectively lead your project team through these key steps
  • Master the soft skills also required in order to be an effective Black Belt
  • Explore how to apply these concepts, tools, techniques, and strategies in your organization
  • This program will give you the professional development, experience, and confidence to repeat your initial success in future projects
  • Valuable credential – once you’ve completed each component of this program, you’ll earn these designations: Trained Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Certified Lean Sigma Black Belt

With the guidance of your Rutgers Personal Learning Coach, you will have the confidence and knowledge to make significant contributions to this critical, strategic function at your current employer or prospective employer.

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What You Will Learn

The main goal of this certificate is to enable you to develop skills and competencies that employers are looking for in the following areas:

  • Concepts, strategies and tools used in Lean and in Six Sigma, and how to best use these together, to solve process- and quality problems
  • The D-M-A-I-C process and how to effectively lead your project team through these key steps
  • Soft skills also required in order to be an effective Green Belt
  • How to apply these concepts, tools, techniques, and strategies in your organization

Given the busy schedules of professionals and rising executives, Rutgers has developed a powerful hybrid learning model that combines the flexible delivery of self-paced, online learning with that of a seasoned professional – a Personal Learning Coach – who serves as a learning and career guidant to mentor you through successful completion of your program and set you up for success to achieve your career aspirations.

Individualized support by industry experts: To assure your learning supports where you are and where you want to go in your career, our personalized delivery model teams you up with a learning coach who will meet with you virtually during the course of your study.  In your initial meeting, you will discuss your career objectives with your personal learning coach.  Over additional scheduled one-on-one virtual meetings they will discuss your questions, homework assignments, and connect your learning to your job and career to make sure you get the most from the material presented and maintain your focus on the learning goals you have set for yourself.   

Project Based: You will apply the concepts you learn in a project that you can draw upon as you interview for your new role.  Because the project simulates actual work duties of professionals in this field, the project offers you an opportunity to showcase the skills and competencies that employers are looking for in hiring and promoting professionals in their organizations.  

Flexibility: Learn on the days of the week and times of day that fit your schedule: E-Learning is available virtually 24/7/365. 

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for working professionals who wish to acquire formal knowledge and skills in the LSS methodology, plan to incorporate LSS into their work, and wish to learn how to lead LSS projects or participate as effective LSS team members. This program is also suitable and a gateway for those considering being full-time process-improvement practitioners or who will manage others practicing LSS in their organization.

This program has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Labor for workforce training grants. Funding may be available for those receiving unemployment benefits. Contact us for more information at or by completing the Request for Information.

Why Rutgers

Earn a credential to put on your resume that showcases your skills to support career success from a trusted public institution serving the people, businesses, and government agencies in the state of New Jersey for over 250 years.