Six Sigma Certificate - Black Belt Classes at NIU Hoffman Estates

The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology offers four certificates in Lean Six Sigma.

Course Certification Details

Black Belt: 5-day course

You must complete Green Belt training before enrolling in a Black Belt course. This course includes online modules on Lean and reviewing the concepts you learned in your Green Belt training.

  • Day 1: Project Selection, Benchmarking, Change Management, FMEA - Design FMEA, Software FMEA, Reverse FMEA, FTA
  • Day 2: Probability Distributions, Confidence Intervals, Operational Definitions, Data Transformations, DMAIV vs. DMADV, Regression, Contingency Tables
  • Day 3: Multivariate Analysis, Transfer Functions, DOE - Randomization, Blocking, Replications, Factorial Design, Non-Parametric Tests
  • Day 4: DFSS, QFD, Kansei Engineering, Factor Analysis, Knao Model, TRIZ, Pugh Matrix, RSM
  • Day 5: Building Functional Teams, Facilitating Team Events, Executive Level Presentations

 In-class activities include simulations during the training days.

You will be required to complete a small project and present your findings to a panel of judges in order to obtain a black belt. Depending on your availability and the organizational support you receive, it could take four to six months to complete the project.

Course Registration

Course dates include: Sept. 22, 29 and Oct. 6, 13 (tentative), 20, 27 (tentative), 2018

Black Belt Package: $3,500 per person (includes training material, lunch and refreshments)

You must have an approved Green Belt certificate to enroll in the Black Belt training. To verify eligibility, contact Dr. Damodaran at

Register for this course package

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

NIU Hoffman Estates
5555 Trillium Blvd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

Event Type

Lectures, Presentations and Workshops


Academics, Professional Development


Six Sigma, Black Belt


College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Contact Name

Purushothaman Damodaran

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