Six Sigma Training this Summer

May 18, 2012

Dr. Elke Howe

JOPLIN, MO (SNS) - Missouri Southern State University will host Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt training this summer. Six Sigma is a data-driven methodology used to improve a product or process.

The eight-day Six Sigma Green Belt training will be taught from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on June 19 -22 and July 10-12. The training fee is $2,200.

Six Sigma Green Belt course topics include Six Sigma fundamentals, DMAIC model, project management, team effectiveness, project selection, project charter, process maps, measuring defects, customer analysis, data collection plans, descriptive statistics, check sheets, cause & effect diagrams, histograms, SPC, capability analysis, graphical improvement tools, Pareto charts, root cause analysis, correlation analysis, scatter plots and measurement systems analysis.

The Six Sigma Black Belt course topics include Failure Mode Effects Analysis, Industrial Experimentation, Hypothesis Testing, General Factorial Designs, 2^k Designs, Fractional Factorial Designs, Decision Analysis and Response Plans.

The nine-day Six Sigma Black Belt training will be taught Aug. 6-10, 2012 plus Sept. 14, Sept. 28, Oct. 19 and Nov. 2 from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. The training fee is $3,000. MSSU Green Belt must be completed prior to participating in the Black Belt course.

The courses are highly interactive. Many hands-on simulations, exercises, and case studies are used to apply theory. Minitab Statistical Software is used to teach Six Sigma.

To request registration forms or inquire further about the program, contact Elke Howe at (417) 625-9849 or send an email to