Prepares students for entry-level employment opportunities in the aerospace industry, 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.
Program Length: The certificate program is two to three quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements. (Pending Approval from State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.)
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|CAS 115CL||Introduction to Computing||3|
|MCH 101||Orientation/Machine Shop Safety||2|
|MS 110||Blueprint Reading and Sketching||3|
|MS 115||Intro to Report/Forms Writing||3|
|MS 118||QA/Measuring Instruments||4|
|MS 122||Mathematical Applications for Quality Assurance||5|
|MS 131||Blueprint Reading Fundamentals||3|
|PSY 112DIV||Psychology of the Workplace||5|
Explore personal computer concepts from a user’s perspective. In this introductory course, learn computer terminology; run programs; save, retrieve, and search for files; use help; and perform computer maintenance. Develop basic skills in word processing, Internet, email and PowerPoint.
Provides an overview of the program, orientation to shop procedures, and the responsibilities associated with personal safety and the safety of others.
Introduces principals, terms, and definitions of reading and understanding blueprints.
Introduces students to the technical style of report and test procedure writing commonly used in nondestructive testing.
Students will learn to use precision measurement tools and measuring procedures used in manufacturing, particularly tools relevant to quality assurance (QA) tasks.
Students will apply mathematics in quality assurance. This course covers the use of basic principles of math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and statistics in relation to measurements of products and processes, including conformity and acceptable variance. Includes model conversion and use of measurements from any of the three standard measurement systems common in industry: The International System of Units (SI), the metric system, and the English system.
Covers basic lines and views of drawings, identifying and interpreting weld and fabrication symbols, and locating NDT requirements.
Introduces general psychological principles and their application to the workplace, emphasizing critical thinking with regard to self-awareness, interpersonal relations, motivation, and teamwork.