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Quality, Manufacturing

20-623-13 Certificate (C) 14 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Chilton, Online, Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

There are great manufacturing careers working in the quality field. This certificate will prepare you for conducting audits, implementing preventive and corrective actions, and using statistics to monitor and improve processes. In addition, you’ll gain hands-on experience with many measurement tools commonly used in manufacturing including the programming and operation of coordinate measuring machines.


Course Title
Course Number
Quality Audits
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.
Preventive & Corrective Action
Focuses on development of preventive actions using a variety of quality tools to uncover true root causes of problems. Also deals with corrective actions such as nonconforming material identification and review processes.
Metrology, Inspection & Testing
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.
Advanced Inspection Techniques
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.
Prerequisite: Metrology, Inspection & Testing (10623173)
Statistics for Six Sigma
Covers tools needed in the measure, analyze and control phases of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control. Confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, statistical inferences and measurement system analysis are examples.

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