ARET1165 Vision Systems for QA/SPC

In this course, students will utilize various forms of Machine Vision Systems as applied in Quality Assurance (QA).  Systems used will include Vision Cameras and Barcode Readers as well as the software and computer systems required for installation, calibration, and operation.  The concept of Statistical Process Control (SPC) as applied to QA will be discussed.  These skills are vital for technicians entering the fields of Mechatronics and Packaging.





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:
Perform image calibration
Analyze the steps involved in a typical pattern matching operation
Assess data from vision operations
Differentiate the structure of digital image formats
Define the elements of a typical Vision System
Explain the use of Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Explain the uses of barcode in industry
Utilize various AutoID systems to capture images

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. 
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Credit Details