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    12 credit hours

Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate

  • Six Sigma Black Belt
    Certificate without Financial Aid Eligibility


    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2007 (385)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2007 (385), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

    Program Leadership Information

    Lara Sharp, Program Director, (727) 398-8256

    Program Summary

    The Six Sigma black Belt certificate provides a four course sequence of classes covering the theory of Six Sigma along with a Six Sigma Project Course. This certificate, intended for the manufacturing and services industries, will build from the concepts of the Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt Expert Certificate. The major objectives of Six Sigma methodology include problem solving, strategic improvement, and business transformation. The course offerings of this certificate program will focus on the theory and methods of Six Sigma and concentrates using facts and data to improve customer satisfaction, reduce cycle time, and reduce defects. The courses in this Black Belt certificate are part of the Quality Specialty in the AS degree in Engineering Technology.

    The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
    o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    o suggested course when more than one option exists
    o which semester each course is typically offered
    o if the course has a prerequisite
    o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

    If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

    If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

    Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

    Florida CIP Code


    Federal CIP Code

    15.0702: Quality Control Technology/Technician.

    Job Related Opportunities

    • Quality Technician
    • Quality Analyst
    • Quality Control Specialist
    • Manufacturing Technician


    ETI 2619Six Sigma Project Management3
    ETI 2624Six Sigma Black Belt Concepts3
    ETI 2626Six Sigma Capstone Project3
    ETI 2670Technical Economic Analysis3
    Total Credits12
  • CT iconBuild on your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate with our Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate, the top of the Six Sigma tiers. This program provides an in-depth look at the Six Sigma Black Belt concepts used to improve quality in the manufacturing and service industries. Six Sigma uses data-driven problem-solving methodology, deployment, strategic improvement, project development and business transformation. If you have considerable experience in manufacturing or a degree in engineering or technology, you will gain the knowledge and skills to develop new processes or products at Six Sigma levels.

  • What you will learn

    • Six Sigma philosophy of process improvement
    • Customer centered business
    • Lean principles
    • Advanced statistics
    • Coaching successful project teams
    • Group/organizational assessment
  • Continuing your education

    These courses are part of and apply towards the Quality specialization of the A.S. degree in Engineering Technology.

    CT to AS to BAS icon 

  • Careers

    Professionals with Lean and Six Sigma skills will remain in demand as businesses seek to improve competitive and strategic opportunities in changing economic times. This certificate prepares you for the following careers:

  • Facilities

    A long-time leader in workforce education, St. Petersburg College developed the Tampa Bay area’s first Collaborative Center for Emerging Technologies as an open manufacturing factory work environment to simulate skills needed in emerging technologies in August, 2012.

    SPC's SolidWorks Design Center was the first of its kind in Florida developed through the collaborative efforts of local industry and makes use of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment, 3-D scanners and 3-D printers.

    In all, SPC has four state-of-the-art labs, including additive manufacturing-rapid prototyping, quality measurement and electronic instrumentation.

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  • Program Dir, Engineering Tech