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Quality Assurance (BP) Occupational Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

Quality Assurance (QA) will focus on the planned and systematic activities implemented in a quality system so that quality requirements for a product or service fulfill the goals of the manufacturer and the customer. Students will understand the systematic measurement, comparison with a standard, monitoring of processes and an associated feedback loop that confers error prevention.

Award Outcomes

Apply precision measuring techniques.

Interpret blueprints/drawings.

Apply math skills necessary for industry requirements.

Operate equipment safely.

Inspect machined parts for tolerance requirements.

Demonstrate teamwork.

Career Opportunities

Today's advanced manufacturing facilities require the application of well-developed analytical skills to support the delivery of quality products and services. This program addresses Quality Assurance (QA) and will focus on the planned and systematic activities that are part of a quality system of manufacturing requirements for a product or service.

In addition to the foundational principles which govern advanced manufacturing practices, this certificate includes training that allows students to achieve proficiency in Quality Assurance techniques. Precision Measurement principles are introduced and reinforced through practical, real-world examples. Students will become familiar with equipment and tools such as Coordinate Measuring Machines, utilized in state-of-the art facilities for Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement activities.

If you believe in the idea of "quality in, quality out," and you want to play a vital role in helping an organization achieve success through quality, HTC's Quality Assurance Technician program is the way to realize your goal.

  • Quality Assurance Specialist, Inspector, Manufacturing Supervisor, Product Design Engineering, Production Engineering.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 14 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH2600Introduction to Quality Assurance

3

MACH2440Quality Assurance

2

MACH2610Inspection Processes

3

MACH2615Inspection Equipment and Techniques

3

MACH2620Quality Systems

3

General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 2 Credits

Any ARET, ELEC, ENGC, FLPW, IBEM, MACH, METS, PLST or WLDG course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.

Total Occupational Certificate Credits 16

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH2600Introduction to Quality Assurance

3

MACH2610Inspection Processes

3

Technical Studies Electives

2

Total Credits  8

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH2440Quality Assurance

2

MACH2615Inspection Equipment and Techniques

3

MACH2620Quality Systems

3

Total Credits  8

Technical Studies Electives

Any Automation Robotics Engineering Technology (ARET), Electronic Technology (ELEC), Engineering CAD Technology (ENGC), Fluid Power Technology (FLPW), Industrial Building Engineering and Maintenance (IBEM), Machine Tool Technology (MACH), Manufacturing Engineering Technology (METS), Plastics Engineering Technology (PLST), or Welding and Metal Fabrication (WLDG) course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose a Total of:  2 Credits

Graduation (16 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


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