Program Description

The Quality Technician Certificate is designed to prepare learners for entry level positions in the area of quality control and inspection for various manufacturing sectors. Learners will be able to apply the concepts of quality assurance, precision measurement, and interpreting engineering drawings to manufactured products. This certificate fully ladders into the Manufacturing Engineering Technology Associate Degree program.

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Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $687
Books & Supplies: $349

Financial Aid

Not Available


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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

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* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.


Graduates will be able to…

  • Measure objects using precision instruments and calibrate tools when necessary
  • Develop a plan of action to handle nonconforming products
  • Produce gage repeatability and reproducibility studies
  • Analyze the cost of quality
  • Interpret engineering drawings


Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Quality Control Trainee
  • Product Inspection
  • Quality Assurance Technician
  • Quality Technician


The Quality Technician Certificate is a 4 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

Interpreting Engineering Drawings 1.00
Quality Assurance 1.00
Precision Measuring 2.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

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