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Elevate your skills, increase your marketability and gain the credentials you need to stand out to your current or future employers with our self-paced courses from the UWF Center for Entrepreneurship. These online, open-enrollment courses are open to anyone looking to expand their knowledge of business and entrepreneurship.

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UWF Center for Entrepreneurship's non-credit certificate courses are designed based on the most in-demand skills businesses are actively searching for. The courses address specific needs from project management, continuous process improvement, to how to start your own business. 

With an average completion time of 8-10 weeks, each course is supported by instructor interaction, videos and written instructions. The interactive curriculum has been designed to provide both background knowledge of the topic and relevant practice executing key concepts. 

Courses are designed to be taken individually and do not have to be taken in any specific order, although many of the concepts are related and can build on subject area knowledge. A certificate of completion is awarded after successful course completion.

Six Sigma Black Belt 

Continuous process improvement provides organizations with insight into current business processes, improves those processes, creates financial rewards for the organization, and increases the organization’s competitive advantage. This certificate program provides you with both the skills and practical knowledge to execute Six Sigma projects. You begin this certificate program by identifying a potential improvement project and then receive feedback from a Six Sigma Master Black Belt to refine the project. You will then execute every step of the Six Sigma process (with the support of a Master Black Belt) to help you improve your organization and gain the experience necessary to conduct your own Six Sigma projects in the future.

The Six Sigma Black Belt requires the participant to lead a Six Sigma project. Successful participants must therefore demonstrate they are able to both understand and perform:

  • Advanced Analytical Skills
  • Project Management Skills
  • Personnel Management Skills

The course instructor will work directly with the Six Sigma Blackbelt candidate to develop a project and provide coaching and mentoring in each of the three skill sets. The anticipated time to complete the Six Sigma Blackbelt is six months to one year, since the candidate must manage a project from start to finish.

Location: Online
Tuition: $1,499 Register Now for Six Sigma

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About the Instructor

Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Burch has bridged the gap between academics and application. Jerry completed his PhD in Organizational Behavior and has started three different companies. He brings both the theory and knowledge of creating new ventures with the practical experience of starting and running businesses.This unique blend of entrepreneurship and theoretical knowledge is the key to the helping others start, and run, their own businesses.Over the past six months, Jerry has used this knowledge to help over 70 companies prepare for life during, and after the Pandemic.