“The need for qualified Layout & Inspection personnel continues to grow across the manufacturing spectrum.  Employers require employees who can set up, operate CNC machinery, and inspect finished parts.”

The 16 credit hour Quality Inspection Certificate Program provides the student the latest technological skill sets in quality inspection before entering employment.

Upon completion of the 34 semester hour Advanced Manufacturing Technology Program, students are eligible to enter the 3rd semester, 16 hour Quality Inspection Certificate Program.

At the discretion of the AMTC director, the program is also available to students who can demonstrate the necessary skills to enter this Certificate Program by passing an exit competency exam.

GPA 2.0 required

Number Title Credits
MFG* 120 Metrology 3
MFG* 223 Metrology II 3
QUA* 114 Principles of Quality Control 3
MFG* 166 Benchwork 1
MFG* 160 GD&T 3
MFG* 107 CMM 3
Total Credits Required: 16

++ Transfer students should consult transfer institutions for course recommendations.

The student who completes the 34 semester hour Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology Program has a choice to pursue employment; to matriculate in an associate degree program; or to develop higher-level skills sets in Quality Inspection by transitioning into the third semester Quality Inspection Certificate Program.

There is a trend toward greater sophistication of skill sets required for entry-level positions. It is our commitment to ensure that graduates obtain all of the requisite skill sets for successful employment.

Within a few months of on-the-job experience, it is our expectation the recent graduate should be fully engaged and capable of achieving the stated objectives of the employment position.

The Central objective of the Quality Control certificate program is to provide our students higher levels of technical measurement skills. The Quality Control program provides the technical skills necessary to monitor manufacturing operations to ensure that they meet required production standards.

The career ladder in Quality Control is vast beginning with parts inspection, leading to departmental supervision, and then to management opportunities. Career opportunities into management are a natural segway from Quality Control Technician.

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