The American Council on Education Has Recommended Graduate Level College Credit for SBTI’s Master Black Belt Program


For more information, contact:

Bob Croniser
[email protected]

San Marcos, Texas (October 24, 2007) – Sigma Breakthrough Technologies, Inc., an international business process solutions firm announced today the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service has recommended SBTI’s Master Black Belt program for graduate level college credit.

Sigma Breakthrough Technologies Inc.’s (SBTI) Master Black Belt (MBB) program has long been recognized as the best in the industry. SBTI has now taken its program to the next level.

The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended graduate level college credit for two of SBTI’s MBB courses. The courses are: The Five Week MBB Core Program (6 graduate semester hours) and the Five Week Core Program with Certification (12 graduate semester hours).

The American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.

For more than 30 years, colleges and universities have trusted ACE CREDIT to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate their decisions to award academic credit. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website at

In short, achieving a strong credit recommendation from ACE CREDIT requires that an organization follow a disciplined training structure and maintain high standards of excellence in delivering its programs.

For the benefit of our MBB graduates, SBTI participates in the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Transcript Service. The ACE Transcript Service offers a lifelong record for students who have successfully completed the courses that have been reviewed by ACE CREDIT. This service enables adult learners to present a nationally recognized transcript to the college or university of their choice for the potential award of academic credit.

SBTI’s MBB core training program provides a powerful and unique combination of advanced hard and soft skills training.

Fifty percent of SBTI’s MBB program focuses on advanced statistical skills. These advanced skills enable the MBB and the belts they coach to deal with the complex data structures that often underlie tough business problems. But hard skills are only half the formula which leads to success.

The remaining 50% of the SBTI MBB program focuses on soft skills like managing a Lean Sigma program, leadership, leading change, communicating with passion and connection, and teaching Six Sigma skills. These soft skills arm an MBB with the skills necessary to lead the multi-functional and/or global teams that are required to solve the tough problems. Furthermore, Master Black Belts trained and certified by SBTI are the key to rapidly internalizing your Six Sigma or Lean Sigma deployment. They provide the leadership training and coaching needed to reduce or remove dependence on outside consultants. They also accelerate the necessary culture change in their organizations. They are able to share their expertise effectively with others and generate infectious excitement for their Six Sigma and Lean Sigma programs.

The combination of advanced hard and soft skills is the formula for success that will enable your MBBs to yield large financial returns. After your MBB students undergo such extensive training, they will become an effective leader within your company and get higher education credit to apply to their future graduate work.

About Sigma Breakthrough Technologies, Inc.

Sigma Breakthrough Technologies, Inc. is an internationally recognized consulting firm for enterprise wide business process solutions, offers an expansive portfolio of products and services to improve businesses in all disciplines at all levels. SBTI has assisted companies in a variety of industries in-cluding chemical manufacturing, assembly, transportation and power generation and distribution. Some of SBTI’s customers include TYCO International, 3M, American Standard, Celanese and In-vensys. SBTI is headquartered in San Marcos, TX and currently has four international offices serving a host of multinational clients.

For more information on the credit you can or have already earned through SBTI’s MBB program, contact Bob Croniser ([email protected]) at SBTI.

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