Quality Assurance Inspector Certificate

Prepares students for employment opportunities in the manufacturing and aerospace industries, 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.

This program requires that students have a sound knowledge of trade math and blueprint reading and experience in a manufacturing environment. The program is structured in three progressive steps: starting with the use of basic tools used in the lab and in the office; continuing through the use of statistics for process control and the development of inspection plans; and ending with advanced techniques, such as Six Sigma, and a capstone project

Program Length

The certificate program is three quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Fall and spring quarters.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

Successful completion of ENG 094 or equivalent and successful completion of MAT 099 or equivalent. Instructor’s permission required.

Program Course List

CAS 121CLWord I

3

CAS 130CLExcel I

3

CAS 135CLExcel II

3

COLL 102College Success for All

3

MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics

5

MEC 210Metrology and Calibration

5

NDT 187Inspection and Test Equipment

5

NDT 189Inspection Planning and Processes

4

NDT 191Continuous Improvement Tools

4

NDT 193Statistical Process Control

4

NDT 195CAPQuality Inspector Capstone Project

3

Total Credit Hours:42