Professional Development & Executive Education

Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Prepare for Perfect Execution

Program Description

Six Sigma Yellow Belt builds upon the concepts learned in the Lean Six Sigma White Belt course and teaches the basics of how to use industry-recognized measuring tools to gather accurate data and navigate through the problem-solving process. Learn how to identify, control, and monitor problem areas to achieve stable and predictable process results that are vital to an organization's success.

Program Benefits

  • Provides individuals with job security and growth as companies are in constant demand for process improvement and customer service specialists
  • Practice Exam Included
  • Materials Included
  • 24 Professional Development Hours/ 2.4 Continuing Education Units from NJIT

Topics Covered

Six Sigma Fundamentals

  • Foundations and Principles

  • Lean Foundations and Principles

  • Six Sigma Roles and Responsibilities

  • Team Basics

  • Quality Tools and Six Sigma Metrics

    Define Phase

  • Project Identification

  • Project Management

    Measure Phase

  • Basic Statistics

  • Data Collection

  • Measurement System Analysis

    Analyze Phase

  • Process Analysis Tools

  • Root Cause Analysis

  • Data Analysis

  • Correlation and Regression

  • Hypothesis Testing

    Improve and Control

  • Improvement Techniques

  • Control Tools and Documentation

Who Should Enroll

This course is best suited for individuals who want to continue to learn the fundamentals of Six Sigma and how they can be applied to achieve stable and predictable process results. No previous experience is required to take this course, however the ASQ has certain requirements that must be met before receiving the Yellow Belt certification.


Ed May is an American Society for Quality Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (ASQ CSSBB), Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) and Certified Supplier Quality Professional (CSQP). He spent two decades in industry, where he held positions in Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality Management, before establishing himself as a quality consultant, adjunct professor, and on-site instructor.

Ed earned his Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Ed specializes in Six Sigma Quality, Lean Thinking, and ISO 9001:2008 Quality Systems. Ed has implemented Six Sigma, Lean Thinking, ISO 9000, and other quality systems at numerous organizations in the New York Metropolitan area.

For the last dozen years, Ed has taught courses in Statistics and Quality Systems for the Engineering Technology Department at NJIT. He has taught courses in Business for the School of Management. He also teaches a series of Lean Six Sigma Courses for the Professional Development & Executive Education Department.

Ed brings a unique combination of academic rigor and real world experience to this SSGB course. His passion for Six Sigma is well known among his students, many of whom have taken his courses and gone on to great success in their chosen fields

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