Overview

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This program is designed for individual learners – it can also be customized for group delivery in 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, making it suitable for front-line workers, supervisors, managers, and executives. 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.

Take your process improvement experience and expertise and management career to the next level with Black Belt Training and Certification.

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 Black Belt.

What you’ll do

  • Participate interactively in real-time, virtual class sessions with your Rutgers Instructor and classmates
  • Practice the tools and strategies you’re learning in breakout sessions with your team, and individually with meaningful homework assignments, using real-world process challenges
  • 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 9 months after commencement.

  • 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 Black Belt is $105K. The job outlook for a typical title for a Certified Black Belt is estimated 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.

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 classroom based learning and guidance of your Rutgers Personal Learning Coach for project support, 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 Black Belt
  • How to apply these concepts, tools, techniques, and strategies in your organization

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 card [individual contact embed].

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.