Course Overview

The Lean Sigma Black Belt Certification course is a dynamic and engaging program that breaks down the Lean Six Sigma (LSS) into tools you can truly understand, use in your position and for your future career goals.

It will take the you through the integration of the Lean Enterprise tools and the Six Sigma tools into the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) problem solving framework. You will identify a project area to be worked on with the assistance of the “Project Selection Workbook”. The class activities center on both case study and your specific project.   

This is a self-paced online course for 11 weeks for a total of 66 hrs with access for 5 months.

  • The course includes: video lectures, digital materials, and weekly online class discussions and quizzes to reinforce learning. 
  • Student should stay on-pace by logging in each week to read material, participate in class discussions and complete weekly quizzes. 
  • Course also comes with 3 one-on-one coaching sessions (30 min each) with the instructor.

See the Lean Sigma Black Belt Information Session Slides

What You'll Learn

  • Master the DMAIC process: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control 
  • Learn the combined LSS methodologies at a Black Belt level.
  • Apply concepts to a real-life project and learn which tools are most effective in each scenario.
  • Students will use a qualified project in their own work environment, supported by the instructor 
  • Weekly assignments to reinforce learning and to apply the tools to one's specific project
  • Learn how to decrease waste and increase efficiency, reduce errors, improve workflow, and improve the bottom line for your organization
  • Earn Black Belt certification and a digital credential
  • Become a process improvement leader and help transform your organization
  • Project Managers can earn PDU's through the Project Management Institute (PMI), in order to maintain your PMP certification

Who Should Attend

  • The process improvement skillset helps all business professionals to be more effective and efficient
  • Lean Six Sigma (LSS) can be applied in any industry and can help to improve any business process
  • Industries that LSS can be applied to include healthcare, government, non-profit, technology, manufacturing, legal, compliance, engineering, University departments, marketing, administration, hospitality, construction, finance and banking

Additional Information

At the end of one’s course, participant will present their final project to the instructor. Upon completion of the course with a grade of 70% or above, and successful project presentation, the candidate will receive their Black Belt Certification through The Athon Group, Inc. and UNM Continuing Education.

Tuition fee includes all course materials:

•    Digital access to learning materials and lectures
•    Custom, easy to understand, electronic files to conduct statistical portions
•    One-on-one project coaching from Master Black Belt Instructor
•    Application and Certificate Processing Fee.
•    Project Sign-Off


Prior Lean Six Sigma training is not required, as this program includes Lean Six Sigma Green Belt curriculum and training. Note that candidates must apply the tools to a real project as part of this training. Candidates will ideally bring in a project from their work location. 


"This is exactly what I was looking to learn. This helped me lead a successful project, which led to a promotion."
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Partner Affiliate Live Online
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Sep 09, 2024
Partner Affiliate Online, Self Paced
Sep 09, 2024 to Jan 27, 2025
Contact Hours
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $2,750.00
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 06, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 06, 2024
Section Notes

You will receive your log-in information for your online course from the Athon Group on 9/9/2024. Please be sure to check your junk/spam email. 

Student is required to complete all assignments/quizzes in the online platform by 1/27/2024. Final presentations will be held on 1/27/2024.

UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty, and Retirees: This course is Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development. For more information, visit the UNM Tuition Remission information page.

JTA Funding Opportunity

Full funding for this program is available through Job Training Albuquerque. To see if you qualify or to apply for JTA funding, click here or contact Allison Pendell Jones at CNMI, apendelljones@cnm.edu.

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