Quality Sciences Certificate

(29 cr.)

The Quality Sciences Certificate prepares individuals to work under the direction of quality engineers or supervisors to perform a variety of tasks in a modern and fast-paced manufacturing and engineering environment. Quality practitioners analyze and solve problems, prepare inspection plans and instructions, select sampling plan applications, prepare procedures, perform audits and apply fundamental statistical methods for process control. They work with internal and external customers and suppliers to identify expectations and determine satisfaction levels; quality principles for products and processes such as monitoring, measuring and continuous improvement; quality standards, requirements and specifications; meeting management; and team development.

This program is designed with the working adult in mind. Many courses are offered in either self-paced or web-enhanced formats as well as a traditional classroom setting.

While not a requirement it is recommended for students pursuing the Quality Sciences Certificate to have a good working knowledge of basic computer concepts including word processing and spreadsheet applications, directory and file management and Web and email familiarity.

Course Name Credits
421-385 Blueprint Reading 2
444-301 Metrology 2
444-304 GDT Interpretations 1
623-155 Statistical Process Control 3
625-101 Foundations of Quality 3
809-103 Thinking Critically and Creatively 3
801-195 Written Communication 3
801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3
801-197 Technical Reporting 3
804-107 College Mathematics 3
804-189 Introductory Statistics 3