Academic Catalog

Quality Assurance Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Admission Dates
Fall and spring quarters.
Prerequisites
None.

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.)

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
CAS 115CLIntroduction to Computing3
MCH 101Orientation/Machine Shop Safety2
MS 110Blueprint Reading and Sketching3
MS 115Intro to Report/Forms Writing3
MS 118QA/Measuring Instruments4
MS 122Mathematical Applications for Quality Assurance5
MS 131Blueprint Reading Fundamentals3
PSY 112DIVPsychology of the Workplace5
 Technical Credits28

Introduction to Computing

Item #
CAS 115CL
Total Credits
3

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. 

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Orientation/Machine Shop Safety

Item #
MCH 101
Total Credits
2

Provides an overview of the program, orientation to shop procedures, and the responsibilities associated with personal safety and the safety of others. 

Prerequisites
Instructor’s permission.
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Blueprint Reading and Sketching

Item #
MS 110
Total Credits
3

Introduces principals, terms, and definitions of reading and understanding blueprints. 

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Intro to Report/Forms Writing

Item #
MS 115
Total Credits
3

Introduces students to the technical style of report and test procedure writing commonly used in nondestructive testing. 

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QA/Measuring Instruments

Item #
MS 118
Total Credits
4

Students will learn to use precision measurement tools and measuring procedures used in manufacturing, particularly tools relevant to quality assurance (QA) tasks. 

Prerequisites
Student must successfully complete MCH 101, MS 110, MS 115, MS 122, and MS 130 prior to continuing in the Quality Assurance Program.
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Mathematical Applications for Quality Assurance

Item #
MS 122
Total Credits
5

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.

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Blueprint Reading Fundamentals

Item #
MS 131
Total Credits
3

Covers basic lines and views of drawings, identifying and interpreting weld and fabrication symbols, and locating NDT requirements.

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Psychology of the Workplace

Item #
PSY 112DIV
Total Credits
5

Introduces general psychological principles and their application to the workplace, emphasizing critical thinking with regard to self-awareness, interpersonal relations, motivation, and teamwork. 

Prerequisites
Appropriate COMPASS (81 in reading) or SLEP placement score or successful completion of ENG 094.
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