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Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Refresher Course  

Montgomery College
Rockville Campus
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, Maryland  20850

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Nov 01    8:00 am - 12:00 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

Time: Saturday mornings from 8 AM to Noon.  

Dates:  The course consists of four sessions, held November 1, 8, 15, and 22.  

Campus Location: South Instructional Building, Classroom to be announced.

Tuition: $325 payable through Eventzilla.

Registration: http://asq509cssgbwinter2014.eventzilla.net

Instructor: Ronald J. Kelley, ASQ Section 509
Ronald Kelley is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) with over 25 years of experience in advanced technology, business development, and quality. He is a member of ASQ 509's Executive Board and Chair of the ASQ 509 Lean Six Sigma Special Interest Group. Dr. Kelley has a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and is a Motorola and ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. During his career he led Lean and Six Sigma projects at large and small companies. He has worked on manufacturing as well as transactional projects in the areas of technology, R&D, manufacturing, finance, and sales. At Motorola, where he held the position of Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, he mentored and trained Black Belt and Green Belt candidates in locations across the globe including Brazil, Israel, and the US.  Later, he founded a successful technology startup company, Gecko Energy Technologies, LLC that utilized Six Sigma tools to develop intellectual property, innovative products, and processes.  Currently Ron is President and Founder of Green Gap Solutions, LLC - an innovation and management consulting company.

Tuition: $325

Course Cancellation:
If the minimum number of students (3) has not registered by October 24th, the class will be cancelled.

Course Materials:
We will be using certification materials from the Quality Council of Indiana (http://www.qualitycouncil.com/CSSGB.html). Please bring the required materials to the first class session:
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Primer
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Primer Solution Text
  • The CSSGB Electronic Exam is not required but is highly recommended
Note: Students are to order the materials directly from the Quality Council of Indiana (http://www.qualitycouncil.com/) 800-660-4215 or 812-533-4215.

Pre-Class Work:
Students need to complete the reading and answer the questions in sections I, II, and III of the “Primer” before the first class meeting. With only four class sessions it is important to complete the reading ahead of time and come prepared to ask questions.

Course Approach:
We'll begin by reviewing the list of topics in the CSSGB Body of Knowledge and the level at which each topic will be tested. Each class will consist of a review of sample questions, accompanied by more detailed focus on selected qualitative and quantitative areas according to the needs of the participants.

ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt Exam Information:

Exam Dates:
Exam date is December 6, 2014.  Application deadline is October 17, 2014.  Late registration with additional fee ($50) deadline is October 22, 2013.

Exam Location:
Exam location is in the Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C. Applicants will be notified of location and time by National ASQ.

Exam Application:
You must apply for the exam directly with National ASQ (http://cert.asq.org/certification/control/six-

CSSGB Exam Cost:
$359 for non-members, $209 for members.  Join ASQ and save!  Exam applicants are responsible for meeting
ASQ's certification requirements.

If you have any questions about the course, contact or Ronald Kelley at or phone 240-403-7642. If you are interested in possible future course offerings, contact Education Chair Kevin King at .