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The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing & Lean Systems (CAMLS) is proud to offer a Six Sigma - Yellow Belt two-day course to the public. Please plan to join us June 25-26 at UTSA's Main Campus

Six Sigma is a customer-oriented, data-driven methodology for continuous improvement. It employs a full range of well-engineered tools to identify root causes, develop solutions, and sustain the results.

Learning Outcomes

  • Core concepts and tools of six sigma process
  • Improvement methodology
  • Statistical quality control
  • Process capability index
  • Measurement
  • System analysis
  • Statistical and management tools
  • Design of experiments
  • DMAIC project implementation

Course Outline

  • Session 1: Six Sigma Overview
  • Session 2: DMAIC – Define
  • Session 3: Six Sigma Statistics Boot Camp
  • Session 4: Six Sigma Quality and Process Capability
  • Session 5: Useful Tools for Six Sigma Projects
  • Session 6: DMAIC – Measure
  • Session 7: DMAIC – Analyze
  • Session 8: DMAIC – Improve
  • Session 9: DMAIC – Control
  • Session 10: Project Implementation and Sustainability

Included in the Course

  • Classroom learning and discussion
  • Multimedia demonstrations
  • Hands-On Simulations
  • Review and Discussion of Case studies


Upon successful completion of the course, participant will receive UTSA Continuing Education Units (1.4 CEU for 2-day course) and a CAMLS Six Sigma - Yellow Belt Certificate.

Who Should Attend

  • Company executives
  • Business managers and directors
  • Engineers and R&D Staff
  • Enterprise process engineers
  • All levels of engineering functions

* Understanding of basic statistics is recommended.

Schedule & Fees

  • This two-day course will be June 25-26, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Course participants will meet at the BSE Building at the Main Campus; official classroom will be sent to participants
    • Early Bird Registration Fees are $500 until end of business on June 5, 2015
    • Regular Registration Fees are $550 from the end of business day on June 5 until June 25 (the day before the course)
    • Parking passes available for purchase in registration form ($14 for the entire course)

10% Group Discounts Available

  • Individual Discounts are available to current Current UTSA students and staff
  • Group Discounts are available when sending a group of 3 or more from the same organization
  • To register as a group, please follow these instructions in the following registration form:
    • Select the course and create account in the online registration system
    • Specify your organization under the “Firm” field
    • In “Payment Method,” select “Allow Billing”
    • The office will process payment with 10% discount when 3 or more from your organization have registered.


About the Instructors

Dr. F. Frank Chen

  • 20+ years in Lean manufacturing, Lean product development, Lean services, Lean higher education, and Lean and Green/Sustainability integration. 
  • Luther Brown Distinguished Chair Professor and Director of CAMLS, UTSA  
  • John Lawrence Endowed Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • Program/Project Manager, Senior Engineer and Senior Consultant, Caterpillar Inc.
  • NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow; Society of Manufacturing Engineers Fellow Award; Institute of Industrial Engineers Lean Division Teaching Award, and Best Paper Award
  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia

Dr. Hung-Da Wan

  • Primary instructor of CAMLS short courses in Lean and Six Sigma; core faculty of Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering master’s program (MS-AMEE) at UTSA
  • Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of Mechanical Engineering Department at UTSA; Director of Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Laboratory; former Director of Engineering Machine Shop at UTSA
  • Board member of Lean Division of Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE); Chair of Lean Systems track of 2014 and 2015 of Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference
  • Recipient of Best Paper Award of Lean Systems track of 2013 IIE Annual Conference and 2015 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) – Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference
  • Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering,  Virginia Tech


Brought to you by a partnership between Extended Education and the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Systems



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