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Hybrid Option

Day 1 Program Kickoff: TBD
Approximately 144 hours of training.

In-person Days:


8:30 – 4:30
Lunch Included

Online Live sessions will be scheduled during the month to check in with students and answer questions.



Christa Sterling

Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

WIOA Eligible

This program is hybrid delivery with some online learning, some virtual instructor led sessions and some face-to-face instructor led sessions.



2024 Hybrid Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt Schedule

Hybrid Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt

This program is a hybrid delivery with some online learning, some virtual instructor led sessions and some face-to-face instructor led sessions. The program spans 5 months.
The students are to be leading an actual project during this time so they can practice the tools and participate in the tollgates. The program includes an optional final review session prior to the student sitting for the IASSC Blackbelt exam.

Each online module requires 20-30 minutes to complete. These are self-paced, online learning sessions with a 5 minute video, a short quiz, and an exercise that will test the knowledge. The face-to-face “Phase” sessions will review the topics for that phase and conduct Phase tollgates on the student projects. Students will participate in the tollgate review to gain experience in conducting gate reviews.

The program includes approximately 18 days of training (13 online/virtual and 5 face-to-face).

Who Should Enroll

Students interested in earning their black belt certification. Prior experience and green belt is helpful.


Raymond Sheen, PMP®, LSS BB

Raymond Sheen, is president and founder of Product & Process Innovation, Inc. He is a veteran business leader with over 35 years of executive, functional, and project management experience working in government, industry and as an independent consultant. Ray is author of the book, Guide to Building Your Business Case, published by Harvard Business Review Press and is a co-author of the books Digital Transformation Demystified and Guide to Project Management. Ray was a member of a select committee that drafted the Digital Transformation Manifesto. Ray is currently an adjunct professor with Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he teaches systems thinking and project leadership in the MBA program. In addition, he teaches and consults in process improvement, digital transformation, project management, product development, strategy development, and risk management.

Ray received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and his M.S. in Astronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He has recently completed a graduate certificate in Digital Leadership and Strategy from Boston University and graduate certificate in Business Leadership and Strategy from Liberty University. Ray is a Fellow at the Institute for Digital Transformation, a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) with the Project Management Institute and a certified Scrum Master with Scrum Alliance. Ray has also earned the Black Belt certification with the International Association for Six Sigma Certification.


Hybrid: Classroom and Online classes
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06051
Elihu Burritt Library
Room: TBD