Dates: Mar. 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, Apr. 15, 16, 17, 18, May 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Times: 8:30 am — 4:30 pm

Location: 185 Main Street, New Britain, CT 06051

Cost: $3200

If you are a CT manufacturing company with less than 2000 employees, not receiving other funding, you may qualify for 50% funding by the CT Dept. of Labor. Complete the DOL Form and email to for approval.

Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

If you are a CT manufacturing company with less than 2000 employees, not receiving other funding, you may qualify for 50% funding by CT DOL.  Class size is limited.

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. It is a 15-session program, with an open book test on the last day.  The content is designed to cover the majority of the ASQ Body of Knowledge. The format allows participants to work on projects 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 national 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                                   ANOVA

Mistake Proofing                                                          Attribute Control Charts

Process Capability Analysis                                         Procedure and Control Plan Development Training


This program qualifies as the equivalent of TM490 (Advanced Six Sigma Quality). Students may receive 3 credits toward their program through the

School of Graduate Studies at CCSU.


About the Instructor- Lance Boynton: 

Lance is Central Connecticut State University adjunct professor and ITBD Instructor supporting Continuous Improvement and Six Sigma Training, (Lean, Green Belt and Black Belt) for organizations throughout Connecticut.  

During his work in industry, Lance has served on a variety of manufacturing panels including the Corporate Leadership Advisory Council for the US Chamber of Commerce, the EPA Laboratory Accreditation System Committee and has served as an American Chemical Society expert panel member. He is currently the chair of the Northwest Connecticut Manufactures Coalition is a panel member of the ISO/REMCO review process as well as being an active member of the Torrington Economic Development Committee. Mr. Boynton has been an invited speaker for a number of manufacturing, quality, continuous improvement and leadership initiatives. Having a passion for teaching, he is currently becoming a certified Dale Carnegie instructor. 

Lance has held a number of senior executive leadership positions including COO of a global adhesives manufacturing company.  He was instrumental in the implementation of several programs including:

  • Lean/Six Sigma,
  • Quality programs including, (ISO9001, ISO14001, Sony Green Partner accreditations),
  • Global Harmonized System (GHS).

These initiatives saved the organization millions while transforming the culture to one of empowerment and accountability, resulting in receiving the prestigious “Inc. Magazine’s Fastest 5000” award, an unprecedented 7 years in a row.

For the last several years, Lance has been working as a consultant helping clients become successful by creating a culture to rapidly restructure processes to make them simple and repeatable. Mr. Boynton has extensive experience in delivering custom solutions and creative, interactive training sessions including: Lean Implementation, Six Sigma Training, SPC, TWI, Environmental Compliance, Safety Compliance, Root Cause Analysis, Goal Orientation, Business Strategy Development as well as implementation solutions for ISO Guides 9001, 14001, 18001, and 17025.