About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 11 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Lean Six SigmaProcess ImprovementSix Sigma Green BeltSix Sigma
Learners taking this Specialization are
  • Process Analysts
  • Operations Analysts
  • Operations Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Scientists

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 11 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Six Sigma and the Organization (Advanced)

4.7
622 ratings
131 reviews
Course2

Six Sigma Advanced Define and Measure Phases

4.7
286 ratings
41 reviews
Course3

Six Sigma Advanced Analyze Phase

4.7
223 ratings
24 reviews
Course4

Six Sigma Advanced Improve and Control Phases

4.7
133 ratings
21 reviews

Instructors

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David Cook, PhD

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology
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Bill Bailey, PhD

Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering
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Christina Scherrer, PhD

Professor of Industrial Engineering
Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering
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Gregory Wiles, PhD

Interim Chair and Assistant Professor
Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering

About University System of Georgia

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in about 4 months.

  • A "Yellow Belt" level of knowledge about Six Sigma is highly recommended. This can be acquired by successful completion of the Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate offered on Coursera by the USG.

    Those having a strong business background and a firm understanding of basic business operations and principles will do better in this specialization.

  • It is highly recommended that you take the courses and modules in their designed order as much of the knowledge builds upon previous courses and modules.

    The proper sequence of this specialization is:

    Course #1 - Six Sigma and the Organization (Advanced)

    Course #2 - Six Sigma Advanced Define and Measure Phase

    Course #3 - Six Sigma Advanced Analyze Phase

    Course #4 - Six Sigma Advanced Improve and Control Phase

  • You will not earn university credit for the completion of this specialization.

  • Upon completion of this specialization, learners should be able to further their career by helping their organization’s quality assurance using proven six sigma principles and tools.

    The principles taught in this specialization are aligned with the "Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook" that is used for ASQ certification training. Successful completion of this specialization (along with the purchase and study of the highly-recommended handbook) should better prepare the learner to sit for a professional certification in Six Sigma. However, successful professional certification is not guaranteed, as every learner is unique.

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