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Hybrid Option

In-person dates:
Monday – Friday
January 9 – 13
February 17 & 18
March 13 – 17

8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Lunch Included

Prerequisite: Complete online portion of class



Christa Sterling

Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

WIOA Eligible

Six Sigma Black Belt Certification is a cross functional experience to assist individuals in being able to utilize statistical tools and measures to reduce variation.



Six Sigma Black Belt Certification is a cross functional experience to assist individuals in being able to utilize statistical tools and measures to reduce variation.  This class meets 12 days, including individual meetings with the instructor and an open book test on the last day.  The content is designed to cover the majority of the ASQ Body of Knowledge. Students are required to have a project which the format allows participants to work on between classes, either individually or in teams, utilizing the tools learned.  This program is more extensive in nature to that of the Green Belt and much more detail is explored with each topic. The course follows the D-M-A-I-C model in the learning process. A list of topics is as follows:

Introduction to Statistical Thinking Define
Six Sigma Concepts Project Selection
DMAIC Process Pareto Analysis
Concepts of Variability Initial Capability Analysis
Basic Statistics & Graphical Tools Project Charter
Central Limit Theorem Project Schedules
Project Management Team and Meeting Management

Measure Analyze
Voice of the Customer Histogram and Box Plots
Voice of the Process Run Charts
VOC/VOP Matrix Hypothesis Testing & Confidence Intervals
Quality Function Deployment Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Process Mapping Determining Key Drivers
Data Collection Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
Measurement Systems Analysis R&R

Improve Control
Process Flow Improvements Fundamentals of Process Control
Design of Experiments Variables Control Charts
Variance Components Analysis Mistake Proofing
ANOVA Attribute Control Charts
Process Capability Analysis Procedure and Control Plan Development Training

Who Should Enroll

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


Dr. Ravindra Thamma

Dr. Thamma is currently Professor of Robotics and Mechatronics of CCSU’s School of Engineering, Science, and Technology. Dr. Thamma received his PhD from Iowa State University. His teaching and research interests are robotics, automation, manufacturing system, linear control systems and intelligent systems.

Department Chair and Program Coordinator
Manufacturing & Construction Management
Robotics & Mechatronics
School of Engineering, Science and Technology
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street, New Britain CT 06050

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Iowa State University, Dec. 2004
Master of Science in Industrial Technology, University of North Dakota, Dec. 2001
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, University of North Dakota, Aug. 2000
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology, May 1997

Executive Leadership Fellow, Center for Studies in Higher Education, (CSHE)
The Goldman School of Public Policy at University of California, Berkeley, 2020

Black Belt Six Sigma, 2009
Cisco Certified Network Associate Level I, 2005
Certified Senior Technology Manager, 2004
License – Airframe and Powerplant, 1998
License – Flight Dispatcher, 1998
Certified – Domestic Appliance, 1989


Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06051
Room: TBD