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Quality Control Technician
Understands and upholds safe workplace practices in a manufacturing environment.
Conducts general housekeeping and cleanup. Maintains a tidy, organized workspace.
Reads and interprets work orders to prepare for quality inspection and support of production.
Reads and interprets technical drawings, including dimension, tolerance, and standards requirements.
Uses technical math including decimal to fraction conversion, metric to English measurement conversion, trigonometry, and statistics to complete work activities.
Tests and inspects parts or products to evaluate whether they meet specifications.
Reporting and Record Keeping
Records and maintains quality data. Analyzes data using statistical process control techniques.
Quality Management System Standards
Understands and adheres to the relevant quality management system standards, such as ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and AS9100.
Understands the organization’s primary manufacturing processes and how the processes are supported by quality control.
Supports the organization’s business goals through continuous improvement initiatives.
Automated Measuring Systems
Sets ups, programs, and operates automated measuring systems such as Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs).
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
Understands GD&T principles and applies them to quality inspections.
Covers safety procedures, use of bench tools, layout tools, power saws, drill presses, precision measurement tools, and various hand tools related to the machine shop.
Instructs students in reading and understanding industrial prints.
Focuses on industrial dimensioning practices, enables the student to develop skills in dimensioning techniques and learn to apply the ASME Y14.5 dimensioning standard.
Investigates the physical and mechanical properties of engineering materials used within industry. Includes the study of ferrous and nonferrous metals, polymers (plastics), ceramics, composites, and other materials.
Adv. Inspection Techniques
Exposes the student to the principles of dimensional metrology. Students will learn how to use common measuring instruments relating to state-of-the-art manufacturing environments.
Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) Credential
Covering fundamental topics such as shop math, assembly, maintenance, machining, inspection, and more, this nationally recognized certification demonstrates that the individual has a basic knowledge of manufacturing and may be an ideal candidate for entry-level manufacturing employment.