Six Sigma courses begin Jan. 15 at Northeast State

Workforce Solutions at Northeast State Community College will be offering a full range of Six Sigma training for the spring semester. Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driven approach and methodology that strives for perfection in any process. Offerings are geared towards helping individuals reach their professional goals.

All Six Sigma training will be held on the College’s main campus in Blountville, 2425 Highway 75, adjacent to Tri-Cities Regional Airport. These classes are a combination of evening classes held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and daylong sessions. Those class times are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The classes are scheduled to start the week of Jan. 15, 2013 and run for approximately 20 weeks.

Black Belt – Training provides in-depth knowledge of all the tools in Six Sigma Methodology. Upon completion, the participant will be fully prepared to take on the role of Six Sigma Black Belt. The class provides mastery of all five phases complimented by the best training materials available including, but not limited to; project selection, measurement system analysis (MSA), basic statistics, capability, inferential stats, hypothesis testing, normality, and design of experiments, control plans, and process failure mode effects analysis (PFMEA).

Class Times – Combination of Day and evening classes

Total Hours – 128

Cost – $6,200

 Green Belt – Training provides hands on training and the opportunity to assist organizations in the roll out and utilization of the Six Sigma Methodology. The class will go through the full define, measure, analyze, improve, and control (DMAIC) process with emphasis on: project identification and management, proper project documentation, introduction to statistical tools and analysis, introduction to Minitab, root cause analysis, quality management, introduction to DOE and control methods.

Class Times – Combination of Day and evening classes

Total Hours – 67

Cost – $4,795

Green Belt to Black Belt – A unique opportunity to upgrade previous Six Sigma Green Belt training by local Six Sigma professionals.  As part of the overall Spring 2013 Six Sigma curriculum, participants will need to attend as few as 61 hours of classroom instruction. Upon completion of these classes and an approved project, the Green Belt will become Black Belt certified.

Class Times – Combination of Day and evening classes

Total Hours – 61

Cost – Previous Green Belt Students = $3,395,  New Students = $3,955

Note: The above cost will include all necessary training material but does not included Minitab software.

The one requirement for these courses is that participants MUST have at least Minitab 15 with 16 being preferred.

For more information, contact Cindy Tauscher, Training Specialist with Workforce Solutions at 423.354.2570 or


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