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Six Sigma

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Introduced in 1986, 6σ (Six Sigma) is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement in which 99.99966% of all opportunities to produce some feature of a part are statistically expected to be free of defects.

The Six Sigma Green Belt is for those who would like to specialize in executing Six Sigma projects.  It’s recognition that a student has learned to identify, analyze and solve quality problems within improvement projects.

Upon successful completion with satisfactory scores of IE 3600, IE 3610, & IE 4620, the Industrial Engineering Department of Clemson University will issue a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.  In addition, by submitting a Certificate Plan of Study form before you graduate, the Six Sigma Certification will be permanently noted on your university transcripts.

Benefits of Certification

Personal Marketability

Those who know Six Sigma are knowledgeable in dozens of different methods to reduce costs, increase revenue, streamline business processes and improve employee buy-in, all of which lead to a better bottom line.
Six Sigma Certification also prepares one to become an agent of change within their organization; with the ability to create data-driven process improvement strategies that also positively impact the quality of what is delivered to customers, Six Sigma Certification is highly sought after by today’s biggest companies.

Increased Earning Potential

Whether it is an increased starting salary, or a requirement to move up the professional ladder, Six Sigma Certification increases your value as an employee and expected compensation.