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 Course Title:   Introduction to Quality Assurance

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO/QUALITY ASSURANCE

 Department:    MANF

 Course #:    103

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013

 Course Description  

Introduction to the principles and purpose of Quality Assurance Management including an overview and awareness of the history, concepts and theory of quality as it relates to today’s industrial/manufacturing environment. Examines issues affecting quality in manufacturing, and provides the statistical methods and the management philosophy which allow problems in production processes to be found and fixed resulting in continuous quality improvement. Gain a basic understanding of the quality control tools used in industry, such as standard deviation, histograms, distribution curves, etc.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Relate the history of manufacturing and Quality Assurance.
  2. Define the areas of concern for Quality Assurance.
  3. Define the statistical methods used in Quality Assurance.
  4. Define the continuous improvement process.
  5. Understand the tools and metrics used in quality control.
  6. Document quality control reviews.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.6 Recognize, comprehend, and use visual communication appropriate to a given context.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Historical perspective.
  2. Types of Quality.
  3. Quantifying Quality.
  4. Continuous improvement.
  5. Tools for measuring quality.
  6. Documentation.