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“The instructor is engaging, easy to listen to”

“Overall, the program was excellent! I really enjoyed it!”

 “I was impressed by the instructors and their knowledge”

“Instructor was excellent; he kept things moving and made things easy to understand”

“Taught me to think outside the box, and look for creative/alternative solutions”

“The instructor used a lot of real-life examples that ranged across all areas. I really appreciate that”

"The program really challenged me to look at our organization from a different point of view.  One would think that the tools that were developed for manufacturing would not be transferrable to healthcare or services, but I would say that is far from the truth.  It is the thinking behind the tools that has benefitted our organization the most along with the support that the instructors give to you."

Black Belt Program



The RIT CQAS Black Belt training program is a keystone element of the Lean Six Sigma training program and builds upon the lessons learned through the prerequisite Green Belt training program. Each program participant is required to complete a Black Belt project that will continue beyond the training timeframe and directly benefit their corporation. On average, these Black Belt projects return $50,000 or more in value to the program participant’s corporation and provide an immediate return-on-investment that is exponentially larger than the training program’s expense.

The program's key subjects include:

  • Statistical Inference
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Correlation and Multiple Linear Regression
  • Project Leadership, Organization Learning and Presenting Skills
  • Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)
  • Components of Variance/Multi-Vari Charts
  • Reliability Indices
  • Design of Experiments
  • Two-Level Factorial Design
  • Two-Level Fractional Factorial
  • Response Surface Methods
  • SPC/Control Charts
  • Capability Analysis

The RIT CQAS Black Belt program provides in-depth data analysis tools and processes to fully implement the Lean Six Sigma problem solving process that generates superior data driven solutions, productive yields and dramatically improved bottom-line results.

CQAS Offers Unemployed Individuals a Discount on Lean Six Sigma Training

Unemployed individuals may enroll in the comprehensive combined Green Belt and Black Belt training program at a cost of $6,500. Contact us for further information on this program.

1 person ............................... $3,500

Teams from the same organization are entitled to discounted rates as follows:
2 people from the same company ................. $3,150 per person
3 people from the same company ................. $2,975 per person
4 people from the same company.................. $2,800 per person


2015 Spring Open Black Belt Schedule

Dates are subject to change.

Spring 2015

Jan. 19

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

LSS Black Belt introduction − Projects

Jan. 26

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Hypothesis Testing, Confidence Intervals, Statistical Inference

Feb. 2

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Correlation and Multiple Linear Regression

Feb. 9

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Project Charter Presentations 

Feb. 16

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

SPC, Control Charts, Capability Analysis

Feb. 23

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Project Leadership, Organization Learning, Presenting Skills

March 2

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

AM:  Project Status Review/Consultation  PM: Transactional Minitab

March 9

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Survey Design and Analysis

March 16

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

MSA, Components of Variance, Multi-Vari Charts, Reliability

March 23

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Design of Experiments, Two-Level Factorial Design

March 30

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

AM: Two-Level Factorial Design   PM: Module Presentations

April 13

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Project Status Review/Consultation

April 20

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Two-Level Factorial Design, Two-Level Fractional Factorial

May 18

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Project Reports

Registration Information



Seminar registration will be confirmed upon receipt of a sufficient number of registrations.

Please Note: Registration must be received at least one week prior to the beginning of the training program.

Registration is also available by:

   Susan Chapman>
    FAX: (585) 475-5959


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