Printed on 4/12/2021

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

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10623106
    • Credits: 2.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10623115
    • Credits: 3.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10623157
    • Credits: 3.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10623195
    • Credits: 2.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10623137
    • Credits: 3.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10623148
    • Credits: 3.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10623191
    • Credits: 3.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10623132
    • Credits: 3.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10623138
    • Credits: 3.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10623173
    • Credits: 3.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10623155
    • Credits: 3.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10623165
    • Credits: 3.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10623166
    • Credits: 3.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10623175
    • Credits: 2.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801195
    • Credits: 3.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804107
    • Credits: 3.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809198
    • Credits: 3.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809195
    • Credits: 3.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 216
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10623101
    • Credits: 3.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10196191
    • Credits: 3.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10699116
    • Credits: 3.00

    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

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10103120
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides an opportunity to gain technical skills employers are seeking, by using the features in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Through hands-on course work, students will be able to integrate Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Spreadsheets, Beginning
    10-101-145
    1Credit
    36
    18

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10101145
    • Credits: 1.00

    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; OR active in Agricultural Accounting CERT
  • Introduction to Six Sigma
    10-623-194
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10623194
    • Credits: 3.00

    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.

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