CMAE1522 Quality Practices

This course aligns with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) assessment and certification system for Quality Practices.  The curriculum is based upon federally-endorsed national standards for production workers.  Emphasis is placed on Continuous Improvement concepts and how they relate to a quality management system. Students will be introduced to a quality management system and its components.  These include corrective actions, preventative actions, control of documents, control of quality records, internal auditing of processes, and control of non-conforming product.

Credits

2

Prerequisite

Qualifying score on the reading assessment test OR ENGL0901

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Evaluate internal quality audit practices
Understand calibration of gauges and other data collection equipment
Apply key principles of quality systems including Lean, 6 Sigma, and TQM
Apply process control practices for quality assurance
Document the results of quality tests
Communicate quality problems
Choose corrective actions to restore or maintain quality
Evaluate outcomes and trends to improve quality and processes
Identify fundamentals of control documents

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

2

lab:

0