Manufacturing Quality Overview
This embedded technical diploma provides developmental knowledge and skills for a manufacturing technician to evaluate hardware documentation, perform laboratory procedures, inspect products, measure process performance, record data, and prepare formal reports.
The learner will apply common quality and lean tools, examine tool applications, and be able to participate in quality improvement projects. Technical skills will be developed in math, quality fundamentals, lean fundamentals, print specifications, quality standards, and coordinate measurement inspection tools.
You will gain the following skills:
- Application of Inspection Procedures
- Application of Technical Standards
- Application of Test Procedures
- Enhancement of Reporting Skills
- Operation of Inspection Equipment
- Quality Systems Management
Part of a career pathway, the Manufacturing Quality technical diploma credits apply toward the Manufacturing Engineering Technologist associate degree if you choose to continue your education. Call us at 715-833-6300 to learn more.
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Line Quality Technician
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CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.// Program Scorecard
Our recent Manufacturing Quality graduates reported an average starting salary of $51,426.
There are 270 job openings in the CVTC district for the Manufacturing Quality industry.
Credits to Other Institutions
Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.
These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.
You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.
Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Manufacturing Quality program.
Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) graphically defines limits of size, form, orientation, profile, location, and runout applications to ASME Y14.5-2009. GD&T standards include universal symbols and terms, position tolerancing verification, datum reference frame theory, datum (size) modifiers, datum targets, metrology and functional gage design application using a coordinate measuring open setup. Measurement of floating and fixed fasteners is applied to actual mechanical parts. GD&T will also be applied to welding fabrication drawings and assemblies.
Intro to Precision Measurement
This course teaches students the use of precision measurement tools including rules, tapes, calipers, micrometers, and gages. Students will apply measurement methods for reverse engineering to reverse engineer parts and to take field measurements on the shop floor. The course will enable students to communicate with machinists and other manufacturing specialists concerning precision measurements.
Manufacturing & Quality Assurance
Develops an overview knowledge of quality assurance to provide instruction in methods for measuring quality within manufacturing processes. Students learn the components of a quality assurance program such as quality goals, benchmarks, leadership, and motivation. This course addresses the philosophies of leaders in the field, industry trends, quality standards (ISO and Six Sigma) and how quality assurance relates to specialties in manufacturing, food, biotechnology, micro/nano electronics, service, and pharmaceuticals.
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I found the program very valuable in giving me much needed skills to use in my present occupation. Instructors were knowledgeable and very helpful when I needed assistance.
Manufacturing Quality Graduate
Related Programs & Certificates
Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
Degrees & Diplomas
Automation Engineering Technology, Associate Degree
Automotive Maintenance Technician, Technical Diploma
Machine Tool Operator, Technical Diploma
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist, Associate Degree
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