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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.

Career Opportunities

First Article Inspector

Quality Control Inspector

Quality Inspector

Quality Specialist

Quality Technician

Validation Engineer Technician

Graduate Employers

iMARK Molding

Phillips Medisize

Just the Facts

Manufacturing Quality
16 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program //
Less Than One Year

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire

Start Dates //
August and January

   Financial Aid Eligible

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

2,577

Books

$

646

Estimated Total:  $3,223

  Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning. Explore your options today!

 

Program Courses

These 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.

Measurement for Engineering
This course will provide the theory, technique, and care of the coordinate measuring machine (CMM) and various measuring instruments. The student will apply blueprint reading skills and geometric tolerancing to projects while applying measuring techniques used with the CMM and basic measuring instruments. The student will be exposed to precision inspection methods as it relates to industrial blueprints, manufactured parts, and the student's projects.

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.

Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways 

Career Pathways are a clear, manageable way to access education that provides employer-recognized, stackable credentials tied to specific jobs, education, and career progression. Career Pathways are beneficial to high school students and teachers, parents, adult students, and employers. Learn more about Career Pathways.

Technical Diplomas

Manufacturing Quality

Manufacturing Quality Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

// Program Outcomes
 

100%
Employed

100% of our recent Manufacturing Quality graduates got a job in the industry.

 

$53K
Yearly Salary

Our recent Manufacturing Quality graduates reported an average starting salary of $52,951.

 

159
Regional Jobs

There are 159 job openings in the CVTC district for the Manufacturing Quality industry.

 

Transfer
Credits to Other Institutions

Transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education. Explore transfer agreements.

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

Manufacturing Engineering Technologist, Associate Degree

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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