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.
Lara Sharp, Program Director, (727) 398-8256
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.
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MAJOR CORE COURSES
Build 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.
These courses are part of and apply towards the Quality specialization of the A.S. degree in Engineering Technology.
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:
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
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