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Quality Engineering Technology

10-623-9 Associate Degree (AAS) Part Time and Full Time 60 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day and Evening Location*: Online

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Meeting customer expectations is of vital importance to the success of every organization. In the Quality Engineering Technology program, you'll gain the skills necessary to engage in continuous improvement activities as well as traditional quality and inspection duties. You'll learn how to use structured problem-solving methodologies including Six Sigma, 8D and PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act) to identify root causes and implement corrective actions. You'll also learn to apply the tools and techniques that support these methodologies. This program allows specialization in either industrial manufacturing where product inspection and measurement takes place or in food and paper processing where laboratory work is more common.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Technical Studies (39 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Interpretation of Engineering Drawings
10-623-106
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Teaches students how to visualize a three-dimensional part from a drawing, interpret dimensions and tolerances, identify symbols commonly used in engineering drawings, and use engineering drawings for comparison, analysis and problem-solving purposes.
Quality Audits
10-623-115
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Introduces types of and reasons for audits. Students learn how to conduct an internal audit and to describe and apply various auditing tools and techniques such as checklists, interview techniques, record/document review, and tracing.
Problem Solving Methodologies
10-623-157
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Covers structured problem solving methodologies including Six Sigma, 8D, and PDSA used to identify true root causes and implement effective corrective actions. The application of individual quality tools and techniques to support these methodologies is also covered.
Lean Tools
10-623-195
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Introduces useful tools to use when implementing Lean in your organization. Major course topics include team building, lean tools and project management.
Applied Statistical Analysis 1
10-623-137
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Covers the application of statistical methods used to make decisions based on data. Examples include measurement system analysis, control charts, and capability analysis.
Coreq: Problem Solving Methodologies 10623157 OR Intro to Six Sigma 10623194
Manufacturing Processes
10-623-148
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Presents a comprehensive overview of the fundamental manufacturing process families. Learners focus first on how the processes move from a primary process of operation to the secondary process; then examine the tools and tooling used in manufacturing, forming, and casting techniques and their application, as well as material removal processes.
Lean Events
10-623-191
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Introduces the culture and outlines the characteristics of an organization that has embraced lean principles. Provides details of planning and facilitating process improvement events, including value stream mapping.
Project Management
10-623-132
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Offers a systematic approach to coordinating, scheduling, and controlling activities, people, and resources during short-term and long-term projects. Some of the tools presented include Work Breakdown Structures, Activity Diagrams, and Gantt Charts.
Applied Statistical Analysis 2
10-623-138
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Continues the statistical methods covered in Applied Statistical Analysis 1. Topics include hypothesis testing, regression analysis, and designed experiments.
Prereq: Stats of Six Sigma 10623196 OR Coreq; Applied Statistical Analysis 1 - 10623137
Metrology, Inspection & Testing
10-623-173
3Credit
72
90
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Offers the student a practical means to plan and use inspection systems and measurement equipment to collect meaningful data to assess and improve the overall approach to meeting customer standards. Students will also develop competence in the care and use of various hand measurement tools as well as the implementation of a calibration program.
Transformational Leadership
10-623-155
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explores the fundamental truths of good leadership that have stood the test of time. Learners use these fundamentals to develop their leadership skills to see how they can make a difference.
Project Application
10-623-165
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Satisfies the final requirement of Six Sigma Green Belt certificate. The student shows mastery of the Six Sigma methodology through improvement of an existing process in the workplace.
Prereq: Applied Statistical Analysis 2 - 10623138 OR Advanced Stats for Six Sigma 10623197
Supplier Mgmt. & Performance Monitoring
10-623-166
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Covers quality expectations between customer and supplier. Topics include product specifications, performance metrics, supplier assessment and approval, quality planning, and corrective action.
Prereq: Quality Audits 10623115, Interpretation of Engineering Drawings 10623106, (Applied Statistical Analysis 2 10623138 OR Advanced Stats for Six Sigma 10623197)
Advanced Inspection Techniques
10-623-175
2Credit
54
54
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Develops in-depth inspection skills utilizing a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing techniques. Also introduces advanced technologies used for inspection and reverse engineering activities.
Coreq: Metrology, Inspection & Testing (10623173)

General Studies (15 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Written Communication
10-801-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
College Mathematics
10-804-107
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics in the areas of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, measurement and data. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections, and using calculators.
Prereq: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 65+, Next Gen 263+, ACT Math 18+ OR Arith Prep 10834109 OR Not pursuing a degree
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Intro to Psychology
10-809-198
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on the theoretical foundation of human functioning and looks at learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. Students consider the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Economics
10-809-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides a foundation of economic concepts and institutions so that students can apply economic thinking to their own decisions as consumers, employees and citizens in a market-oriented economic system. Topics include supply and demand, employment, prices and production, fiscal policy, monetary policy, market structures, and international trade and finance.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree

Suggested Electives (6 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Engineering Internship - 3 Cr
10-623-101
3Credit
216
0
N/A
216 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Incorporates having the student work a typical 40-hour work week as support in an engineering office at a local employer. The position will provide support in engineering-related areas of study. The student will be evaluated by the employer who will provide the final grade.
Supervision
10-196-191
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Uses a practical approach to training people in the basics of supervision and management. This course emphasizes the application of theory and covers management functions, the skills needed to perform those functions, the history of management, contemporary management trends, ethics, communication and total quality management.
Developing Product Documentation
10-699-116
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on the preparation of various types of manuals–procedural and instructional. Skills addressed include layout and design, collaboration and project management.
Prereq: Written Communication 10801195 or English Composition 10801136 with a C or better
MS Office Suite, Introduction
10-103-120
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Provides an opportunity to gain technical skills employers are seeking, by using the features in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Through hand- on course work, students will be able to integrate Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Spreadsheets, Beginning
10-101-145
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Covers developing, constructing and printing basic business-related worksheets and reports using spreadsheet software. Students create, modify and print various charts based on worksheet data.
Coreq: MS Office Suite, Intro (10103120) or Microcomputer Applications (10107150) OR not pursuing a degree
Introduction to Six Sigma
10-623-194
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explores the basic concepts needed to implement a Six Sigma approach in an organization. Major course topics include Six Sigma definition; impact of quality on cost, project selection, and definition; and process performance measures and Six Sigma roles.

Expected Competencies


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