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Introduction to Quality Assurance

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Today's advanced manufacturing facilities require the application of well-developed analytical skills to support the delivery of quality products and services.

Today's advanced manufacturing facilities require the application of well-developed analytical skills to support the delivery of quality products and services. 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. In addition, knowledge and application of Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques are integrated throughout the program.

For career advancement: Apply 8 credit hours toward a degree in Machine Tool Technology.

Program Location: Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Contact Information: Wanda Hill

 

Required Courses

Day Program

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
IMT 102 Industrial Safety 2.0
IMT 170 Statistical Process Control 3.0
MET 235 Manufacturing Engineering Principles 2.0
MTT 143 Precision Measurements / CMM 2.0
     
Total Credit Hours: 9.0

 

 

Advising Information

  • Classes will be offered A & B terms at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens.
  • Students are encouraged to take all classes as a cohort, 4 days per week, Monday to Thursday.
  • Completion of one of the following:
    1. College level English and math
    2. Completion of developmental/transitional courses (RDG 100, ENG 100, MAT 032) within 5 years
    3. Acceptable placement test scores (COMPASS – Reading 84, English 75, Math 32 or ASSET  - Reading 43, English 40, Math 38) within 5 years
  • While these courses are being taught through Continuing Education, these are curriculum, credit bearing courses.
  • Certificates are eligible for Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTA).  Completion of FAFSA is not required and student may sign FAFSA waiver.  The certificates are not PELL eligible.
  • Students who wish to continue for an Associate Degree in Mechatronics or Machine Tool Technology,  must take COMPASS prior to changing their major.
  • Students will have an opportunity to interview with HTI(hiring agency for ZF) with completion of other requirements.
  • Wanda Hill is the primary contact for this program, but questions may also be referred to Cheri Braswell or Stewart Owens in the Center for Advanced Manufacturing.