Quality Control Inspector Certificate Program

Program Description

This program prepares students to work in the Quality Control area of the machining industry, providing the technical knowledge and skills required for manufacturing consistency. The student will be knowledgeable in manufacturing processes, measurement techniques and calculations, quality assurance, Statistical Process Control and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.


Computer Applications 15 Hours $150
Workplace Communication 15 Hours $150
Safety in the Work Environment 15 Hours $150
Manufacturing Math for Machinists I 30 Hours $300
Manufacturing Math for Machinists II 45 Hours $450
Measurement for Manufacturing I 30 Hours $300
Measurement for Manufacturing II 30 Hours $300
Blueprint Reading I 45 Hours $450
GD&T I 45 Hours $450
Introduction to Lean Manufacturing 45 Hours $450
Introduction to Manufacturing Quality Control 15 Hours $150
Visual Inspection Procedures in Manufacturing 15 Hours $150
Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) Concepts 15 Hours $150
  360 Hours $3,600

Cost of textbooks is approximately $500 and is not included in tuition.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • a) Calculate dimensions and sizes of components on blueprints using geometric and trigonometric functions, including the Laws of Sines and Cosines and complex formulae
  • b) Compute complex angles using angles of tilt and rotation, and set up sine plates
  • c) Determine three-dimensional values, including mass, volume, moments of inertia, etc., using advanced math and diagnostic techniques.
  • d) Recognize and use ASME standards, Datum references, control frames and other blueprint standards
  • e) Set coordinate tolerancing to geometric tolerancing
  • f) Identify GD&T features such as circularity, cylindricity, flatness, etc.
  • g) Use measurement devices and gauges such as optical comparitors or shadowgraphs, hardness testers, etc.
  • h) Understand Datum envelope and Coordinate Measuring Machine technology
  • i) Employ Statistical Process Control to monitor and control variables including patterns and measures of variations and charts
  • j) Function within Six Sigma guidelines, accomplished by using two Six Sigma sub-methodologies: DMAIC and DMADV
  • k) Perform visual inspections for surface imperfections, discontinuities and anomalies. This includes identification (markings) and determining permissible re-work
  • l) Select and utilize proper conventional measurement tools
Last Update: October 11 2013
For additional information, call 860-512-2813.