Course Detail: MFG324 - Six Sigma Black Belt Certification - With Minitab

Purdue University Fort Wayne leverages the resources of Purdue University by teaming up with their MEP program to offer this training.

The Mission:
To advance economic prosperity, health, and quality of life in Indiana and beyond. Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) provides high value, affordable solutions to help businesses increase profitability. As advocates for Indiana's thousands of manufacturers, our staff leverages resources in both the public and private sectors to help identify areas of improvement, streamline processes, and ultimately increase competitiveness.

Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
Prerequisites: Access to a computer. Resources will be made available during class time for attendees to use Minitab Statistical Software package. Additional personal use licenses, good for 30 days, will be made available to all attendees.

The Program

Learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process aided by the advanced statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects. Includes Green Belt. Purdue University's Six Sigma Black Belt training and certification program offers a cost-effective method to train and certify in Six Sigma techniques. Six Sigma combines a detailed roadmap (DMAIC: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) with powerful statistical tools to attack and resolve your most critical business issues. Successful Six Sigma projects produce measurable results and help increase a company's skill in process optimization and continuous improvement. You will be provided with a 6 month (non-renewable) license to Minitab Software. All registrants receive course materials electronically.


A Black Belt Training Certificate is granted to those participants that attend all 12 days of training, and pass both the Green Belt exam and the Black Belt exam.

(The Green Belt exam is administered during session 6 and participants must pass the exam to continue on to the Black Belt training. Participants who do not pass the Green Belt exam may repeat the training and exam at no cost at a later date).

Black Belt Certification is granted to attendees who have received the Black Belt Training Certificate and successfully completed a Black Belt project through this course.

Purdue University Fort Wayne, in conjunction with Purdue MEP, has worked with government agencies, healthcare organizations, manufacturing corporations, along with numerous other business sectors, which have implemented Six Sigma methodologies to improve business functions.

Benefits of Six Sigma Certification:

  • Most companies have problem zones or areas that need improvement. Green Belts and Black Belts can be used to improve broken processes. Purdue University Fort Wayne's Six Sigma training offers real world solutions to fix these problems by using statistical analysis through the DMAIC training procedure.
  • A student project during the training provides both hands-on experience while allowing your organization to combat problem processes from poor customer service to product improvement.

Intended Audience

Recommended for owners or management teams for small to medium-sized manufacturers, engineers or technical staff.

Important Class Information
  • Registration price includes all materials and a 6 month, non-renewable license to the latest version of Minitab software.
  • All registrants will receive their class materials electronically. If you prefer to receive your class materials in a printed format, there will be an additional $25 fee. You can select that option below during registration.
  • This course will be delivered online. Classes will be facilitated by a live instructor during the scheduled course times. Participants should have a computer with a strong internet connection, a working microphone,and speakers. Students are required to utilize the camera and microphone to participate in this interactive class. Class participation enhances the online learning experience.
  • Several days prior to the start of your course, you will receive an email with information on connecting to the sessions.

About the Instructor: 
Mike provides Lean, Quality, and Six Sigma training in public workshops as well as onsite at manufacturing locations across Indiana. He has more than 25 years of experience in advanced manufacturing environments including international experience in Mexico and Canada. His background includes Quality System Development, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Continuous Improvement training and implementation. He has also trained lean manufacturing team members, practitioners, and champions for companies with Purdue University throughout the state of Indiana.

Some of Mike's past roles include: Plant Manager at OJI Intertech Inc., Continuous Improvement Manager at Paragon Medical Inc., Divisional Manager/Six Sigma MBB/Champion/BB at LEAR Corp., and International Technical Adviser at Breed Technologies Inc.

Mike has earned degrees of: M.B.A. Finance M&A from St. Francis, B.S. M.E.T. from Purdue University and an A.S. E.E.T./Robotics from Vincennes University. Michael is a trained and certified Master Black Belt and Lean implementer. He earned his Master Black Belt from Purdue MEP. 

 Session Information: 24FMFG324

Schedule: Mondays, September 9 - November 25 (12 sessions)
Green Belt Certification (first 6 sessions)
Black Belt Certification (second 6 sessions).
Times: 08:00am-04:00pm EDT

Please select if you want PRINTED MATERIALS
08:00am-04:00pm EDT


Name Additional Resources
Mike Hensley

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