June 11, 2018 @ 8:30 am – June 15, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Goodwin Hall 320, Benedictine University
5700 College Rd
Lisle, IL 60532
Ron Finnigan

Six Sigma Green Belt

(Bill Hooper, Six Sigma Green Belt Instructor)

Program Overview

Six Sigma is a quality approach meant to improve services and products through eliminating the variation that causes errors and defects and generates outputs that are statistically free from defects. Benedictine University Six Sigma Green Belt is designed for individuals to learn the full process as well as prepare students for the SQA certification exam. Students will learn the methodology for defining, measuring, analyzing, improving and controlling to better increase the quality process.

Six Sigma Green Belt: March 12-16, 2018 at Benedictine University Goodwin Hall, Room 320.


Upon successful completion, students will receive a Benedictine University Professional Certificate Six Sigma Green Belt.


The Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate program is a 5 day program and includes all topics covered by ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt Certification:

  • Introduction to Six Sigma
  • The Define Stage
  • The Measure Stage
  • The Analyze Stage
  • The Improve Stage
  • The Control Stage
  • Six Sigma in Action
  • Six Sigma Tools and Concepts
  • Preparing for the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam
  • Practice Exams

This 5 day workshop qualifies students for the ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam by explaining the concepts, strategies, tools, and techniques they will need to complete process improvement projects and activities. The course is divided into modules that explain key foundation Six Sigma information, guide students through the steps of methodology, and demonstrate how a Six Sigma benefits organizations.

After completing this program, students should be able to:

  • Explain the concepts, tools, techniques, and strategies used in Six Sigma projects
  • Choose and apply specific tools and techniques in support of process improvement activities
  • Analyze the specific roles and responsibilities of team members and formulate plans to ensure appropriate participation in project assignments
  • Examine the interrelationships of tasks, activities, and practices in Six Sigma projects

Green Belt Certification

Students will learn math and analysis skills to use in diagnosis of problems within the workplace as well as on the Six Sigma Green Belt certification examination.

Students will be tested on their understanding and comprehension of course topics through challenging exercises, interactive games, and case study assignments. Video segments from subject matter experts also supplement the course material. Students will receive feedback throughout each module.

A professional certificate from Benedictine University Professional Development and Learning will be awarded upon successful program completion.



All registrants must meet the following requirements:

  • • At least 18 years of age
  • Fluent in the English language (including reading and writing)
  • Computer literate, have reliable internet access and a valid email account
  • Tuition paid in full prior to start of program

Admission is discretionary. Students are not matriculated Benedictine University students and university student privileges do not apply to Professional Development and Learning students. Benedictine University Professional Development and Learning reserves the exclusive right, at its own discretion, to withhold registration or require withdrawal from the program of any student or applicant.

Certificate Requirements

In order to earn a certificate of completion from Benedictine University Professional Development and Learning and to qualify for the ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam (not included in fee), students must complete the full program. Upon successful completion, a printable certificate of completion from Benedictine University Professional Development and Learning will be available for download.
The certificate is noncredit and does not apply toward a degree.


  • Each student will be provided a complete course manual on the first day of class. If you are planning on taking the ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam then you need to order from the Quality Council of Indiana. Certified Six Sigma green Belt exam CD. Cost: $70. Order online at www.qualitycouncil.com.
  • Statistics for Experimenters – Box, Hunter and Hunter. (suggested and available used on Amazon)
  • Probability, Continuous Improvement, Probability and Statistics: using creative hands-on techniques. – William Hooper 
  • Design for Six Sigma – Kai Yang. (This is for those who are in product design (buy used on Amazon.com))

Registration & Fees

Registration Methods

  • Online: Using a credit card with our secure, real-time registration system, select Six Sigma: Green Belt from the menu of classes and follow the instructions for checking out.
  • Register by Phone at 630-829-1384 during our business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm CST) to register.
  • Corporate Payment: Contact us at PDL@ben.edu or call 630-829-1384 to arrange for corporate payment via purchase order or invoice.


Cost for the full program is $1,500, which includes a classroom resource manual, lunch and refreshments. Payment may be made by credit card, check or company purchase order. Payment arrangement must be made before enrollment is accepted.

Payment Options

This program is noncredit (not degree applicable); therefore, it is not eligible for federal education loans. To ensure ease of payment for different circumstances, we strive to be flexible when working with individuals. The most common methods of payment are:

  • Employer Reimbursement – Many companies offer employee reimbursement for continuing education because it directly affects job performance, keeps the company up-to-date, and boosts employee morale. If you work at a company who will pay for your continuing education, be sure to get prior approval. After registering, you may either make a payment on the company credit card, with a company check or purchase order, or with your own funds and then file for reimbursement. Although these are the most common methods of company payment, talk to your supervisor or HR department to find out the requirements for your company.
    Tax Benefit:* If you receive educational benefits from your employer, you may exclude up to $5,259 each year from your taxes. Job-related schooling does not count against the $5,250 exclusion cap. Educational assistance of less than that amount should not be included in the compensation statement received from your employer (IRS, p970/ch11). It is the students responsibility to fully understand the tax benefit; please check with your company representative.
  • Personal Investment – Professional development may be something you need to invest in to move forward in your career. It is important to realize it is an investment because it will open up new opportunities in your current position, or one you desire to move in to. Tax Benefit:* The IRS offers a lifetime learning credit which covers continuing education courses taken by employees for a 20{9f691087d77a359c42915535da1b70f5b7e9496c4d129703a69796d987a447a1} credit up to $10,000 of tuition in one year; subject to certain limits (IRS, p970/ch03). It is the students responsibility to fully understand the tax code and individual benefits.
  • Workforce Development Centers – It may be possible to take advantage of government funded programs through Workforce Development Centers and enroll in professional development programs. Some who are in a job transition use this opportunity to refine their skills in a familiar area, while others choose to learn a new skill set that can make them more marketable to potential employers. The first step is meeting with a counselor in a Workforce Development Center to determine what benefits you may be eligible for through the Center. Then, get the counselor’s approval to enroll in the program. and contact us to let us know you are working with one of these centers. Your counselor will forward to Benedictine University the necessary official authorization and payment information.

About the Instructor

William (Bill) Hooper

Specialized in launching Six Sigma systems at small and medium size firms, William Hooper Consulting is dedicated to teaching and implementing Six Sigma through Design of Experiments and other innovative improvement methods for manufacturing and transactional processes. Bill Hooper is skilled in Process Improvement having facilitated over 100 Designed Experiments in manufacturing and non manufacturing operations. In 2010, Bill Hooper became one of only eighty seven certified Six Sigma Master Black Belts (ASQ) in the United States, in addition to his certifications in Quality Management, Reliability and Quality Engineering. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Michigan and received his master of business administration from the University of Indiana. Hooper has taught various certification bodies of knowledge to more than 300 ASQ Certified Quality Engineers, Certified Six Sigma Green Belts, Certified Six Sigma Black Belts, Certified Reliability Engineers and Quality Process Analysts, with a pass rate of more than 95 percent. Bill Hooper developed a unique Six Sigma implementation process that has been successfully applied in various industries and environments. It begins by selecting a core group of leaders including supervisors and hourly operators, training them on a set of core Six Sigma-based skills and implemented on the manufacturing floor or transactional setting with an accelerated series of improvement projects. Based on the axiom that continuous improvement never ends, the process transitions into daily management, equipment reliability and statistical start-up of new equipment to insure long term competitiveness. His unique methods of teaching and developing students in the science of Six Sigma and DOE have been highlighted in the American Society for Quality (Quality Progress, January 2012), featuring the simplification of high level statistical theory and his unique technique of using illusion to teach probability theory and the Hypothesis principle critical to Six Sigma theoretical development. William Hooper is a sought after conference presenter on Design of Experiments and the art of illusion as a statistical teaching tool including as keynote at the 2015 International Lean Six Sigma Conference and the 2017 World Conference on Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education. He is also a past therapeutic bedside magician in the adolescent wards of Chicago area Hospitals for the not-for-Profit corporation, Open Heart Magic.