Prepares students for employment opportunities in the manufacturing and aerospace industries, with transferable skills to other manufacturers requiring quality assurance. Students will gain foundational skills in manufacturing processes, safety, measuring instruments, blueprint reading, workplace psychology, report writing and industrial math. Skills can be applied to quality assurance and inspection work at all stages of manufacturing, from examining materials received from a supplier or inspecting components and assemblies during production to performing final checks on finished products.
This program requires that students have a sound knowledge of trade math and blueprint reading, and experience in a manufacturing environment. The program is structured in three progressive steps starting with the use of basic tools used in the lab and in the office; continuing through the use of statistics for process control and the development of inspection plans; and ending with advanced techniques such as Six Sigma, and a capstone project.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|CAS 121CL||Word I||3|
|CAS 130CL||Excel I||3|
|CAS 135CL||Excel II||3|
|COLL 102||College Success for All||3|
|MATH& 146||Introduction to Stats||5|
|MEC 210||Metrology and Calibration||5|
|NDT 187||Inspection and Test Equipment||5|
|NDT 189||Inspection Planning and Processes||4|
|NDT 191||Continuous Improvement Tools||4|
|NDT 193||Statistical Process Control||4|
|NDT 195CAP||Quality Inspector Capstone Project||3|
Use beginning word-processing techniques while creating and editing business documents. Create tables, columns, envelopes and mailing labels. Work with special features to track and review changes and compare documents.
Create and analyze professionally formatted spreadsheets. Enter data, formulas and functions. Create charts and insert graphics. Sort and filter lists.
Use advanced spreadsheet features and functions to analyze and project data. Learn how to use what-if analysis tools such as scenarios and solver. Create macros; validate data; link worksheets/books; use pivot tables; find errors; and share, merge, and protect workbooks.
College Success for All prepares students for success at Clover Park Technical College and beyond. This class is offered Pass/Fail utilizes CANVAS CPTC’s online learning management system to get students familiar with this learning environment. Designed to provide students with the basic skills to be successful in college, by developing connections with campus resources, faculty, staff and peers. The course includes 20 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of online and computer work. It includes, but is not limited to: study skills, learning styles, communication skills, time management, campus resources, test taking strategies, diversity and campus policies and procedures. This class also includes mandatory safety and FERPA training along with a component on using SALT for financial planning. Beginning in Fall 2016, this course is mandatory for all new students.
Descriptive and inferential statistics, including measures of central tendency, dispersion or variation, and skewness. Students are introduced to basic concepts in probability, as well as discrete and continuous probability distribution functions. Statistical inference includes sampling, elementary experimental design, and hypothesis testing using normal, student’s T, and F-distributions; linear regression and correlation; and the chi-square distribution. Graphing calculator is required.
Introduces students to basic concepts of metrology, including common technical terms, basic measurement concepts, electronics related to measurement instruments, and math used in calibration. Also teaches various techniques used to make good measurements using calibration equipment and the standards and requirements for implementation and maintenance of calibration and measurement equipment.
Teaches students about the use and care of inspection tools including surface plates, height gauges, indicators, coordinate measuring machines (CMM), and electrical and electronic test instruments. Includes the use of Excel to gather, analyze and present inspection data; and the development of professional reports for the presentation of this information.
Covers the development of acceptance sampling plans and processes for quality control. Includes the use of sampling tables and standards in preparing inspection plans for new product design, product improvement, incoming material control, and vendors' parts supply.
Introduction to key tools used for continuous improvement including Six Sigma, and Lean. Students will larn the background behind, and the terminology associated with, these tools; and will learn how to apply the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) model to improve production outcomes.
Covers the use of statistical techniques for quality improvement. Includes the use of control charts for variable and attribute data, and interpretation of the charts for process capability and probability of occurrences analysis. Also studied are ANOVA, R&R gage capability and sampling strategies.
A required capstone project to be completed prior to completion of the program as a final check of competency. Students meet in person with an instructor and agree to a project that will apply the skills and competencies that students have acquired in the programk and that will result in a portfolio piece showcasing their abilities. Students must submit a description and timetable for completion signed by both the instructor supervising the capstone project and the student. This course is to be taken in the final quarter of the program.