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Quality Manufacturing Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

INTERPRETING ENGINEERING DRAWINGS (10623179)

Credits: 2.00

Explores the foundational skills needed to read and interpret industrial prints. Beginning with the basics, the learner progresses in a logical order through orthographic, pictorial, assembly, section and auxiliary views of products. In addition, you will learn how to interpret part dimensions and tolerances. Emphasis is also placed on title blocks, change blocks and shop notes and symbols. The symbols of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing are introduced.

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INTRODUCTION TO LEAN MANUFACTURING (10623147)

Credits: 2.00

Analyzes the eight wastes of manufacturing. The learner will then explore concepts such as 5S, Total Productive Maintenance, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping. The learner will be given activities to implement concepts in their work setting.

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MANUFACTURING PROCESSES (10623175)

Credits: 3.00

Explores the selected methods used in industry today to develop raw materials into the parts used in a range of products. The learner will analyze what the various machines and processes are and how they are used, not on how to operate the machinery.

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MATERIALS OF INDUSTRY 1 (10606177)

Credits: 1.00

Analyze the selection of materials as a critical component of engineering design and manufacturing processes. In this course you will be introduced to the classifications, properties, and applications of materials used in engineering and manufacturing. This information will be used to select appropriate materials to meet specific design intent and manufacturing operations to reduce product failure.

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PRECISION MEASURING (10623124)

Credits: 1.00

Introduces the different aspects of utilizing a precision measurement system in the manufacturing process. The learner will investigate different measurements systems and procedures used to control measurement processes. Learning activities will include hands on measuring activities, gage r&r, and developing procedures for management of the system.

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PROBLEM SOLVING (10623183)

Credits: 2.00

Explores the application of the skills and knowledge to effectively and efficiently plan, organize, implement, measure, and control manufacturing process. The learner will examine the application of the scientific method, team concepts, decision-making strategies, seven-step problem solving process, the value of feedback and quality control improvement tools and their application.

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QUALITY ASSURANCE (10623119)

Credits: 1.00

Analyzes the philosophies and strategies the American industry has been focusing on to improve the quality of their products and services. In this learning plan, the learner will explore their personal philosophy on Quality, the cost of quality, total quality management, and nonconforming products and materials.

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STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL (10623112)

Credits: 2.00

Explores elements of statistical process control with methods of securing and maintaining desired quality levels. Application of basic principles of statistics is presented as well as sampling techniques and variance analysis. The learner will also explore software that is used in manufacturing operations to provide a more efficient process in analyzing results.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test
An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.
Skill Demonstration
A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.
Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration
A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.
Portfolio
A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.