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Quality Engineering Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree 
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Center for Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing (ECAM) at Oak Creek Campus
Program Code: 10-623-9


For Information: 414-571-4500

Overview — The Quality Engineering Technology program prepares students to systematically plan, evaluate and monitor the various components of a product, service or process to ensure that criteria for quality are being met. Quality methods such as Lean and Six Sigma are emphasized to reduce waste, improve operations, reduce costs by minimizing resource use, and streamline business processes. Students will be prepared with the tools they need to be successful in quality and sustainable engineering technology.


Career Outlook — With the increasing trend toward globalization and standardization across all facets of business, and as the need and importance of international standards (ISO) become more prevalent, so does the need for well-trained quality personnel. When students complete the Quality Engineering Technology degree, they possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to make their organization more efficient and effective.

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect graduates to:

  • Apply total quality control concepts: inspection methods, data collection and application of sampling plans, quality cost, and quality audits
  • Apply appropriate problem-solving methodologies - Lean, Six Sigma, 8D
  • Assure quality systems are working and take corrective action through continuous improvement
  • Characterize quality systems currently used in industry
  • Apply analytical mathematics including basic and advanced statistical techniques
  • Analyze cost components to conduct opportunity assessment, cost/benefit analysis, and project selection

Preparation for Admission —  The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school algebra
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
  • One year of high school-level algebra

Students should be proficient in using computer programs and the internet. Specific emphasis is placed on Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Students who are not proficient in these applications should take COMPSW-106 or CIVIL-105. 


Future Opportunities —  During the course of the program, students may elect to take the ASQ examination for Six Sigma Green Belt certification. Graduates also may choose to pursue certifications as a Quality Improvement Associate, Quality Process Analyst, and Quality Technician, also offered through ASQ (American Society for Quality). 


Possible Careers:
Continuous Improvement Specialist
Quality Analyst
Quality Assurance Technician
Quality Manager
Quality Supervisor

 

Related Programs:
Energy Engineering certificate
LEAN certificate
Six Sigma Black Belt certificate
Six Sigma Green Belt certificate
Sustainable Facilities Operations associate degree
Sustainable Operations certificate

Start Dates: August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2013-14.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

QETECH-118

LEAN Principles

3

 

(1)

QETECH-112

Engineer Specifics Drawings 1

1

 

(1)

 

QETECH-114

Metrology 1

1

 

(1)

 

QETECH-116

Engineering Economic Analysis 

3

 

(2)

BADM-104

Business Statistics ‡
OR MATH-260 Basic Statistics

3

 

(2)

 

QETECH-122

Engineering Specifications/Drawings 2 

1

 

(2)

 

QETECH-124

Metrology 2 

1

 

(3)

 

QETECH-136

Sustainability

3

 

(3)

 

QETECH-132

Six Sigma Green Belt 1 

3

 

(3)

 

QETECH-134

Six Sigma Green Belt 2 

3

 

(3)

 

QETECH-138

Introduction to Quality Engineering 

3

 

(4)

 

QETECH-144

Supplier Quality Assurance 

3

 

(4)

QETECH-142

Six Sigma Green Belt Project 

3

(4)

 

QETECH-146

Quality Management Systems & Standards 

3

 

(4)

 

QETECH-148

Quality Cost Analysis

3

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

ECON-195

Economics

3

 

 

 

OR any 200-series ECON course

 

 

 


ENG-151


Communication Skills 1 ‡


3

 

 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

 

OR ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 


MATH-115


College Technical Mathematics 1 


5

 

 

 

 

OR MATH-201 College Algebra

 

 


MATH-116

College Technical Mathematics 2 ‡

4

      OR MATH-202 Trigonometry    
 


NATSCI-137


Comprehensive Technical Physics

4

 
      OR NATSCI-211 or NATSCI-221    

 

PSYCH-199

Psychology of Human Relations

3

 

 

 


 

OR any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 

 

SOCSCI-197

Contemporary American Society

3

 

 

 

 

OR any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course

 

 

           
    ELECTIVES Suggested Electives: Three Credits Needed      3

  

    MGTDEV-188 Project Management  
    QETECH-152 Sigma Black Belt Tools and Concepts ‡  
    NATSCI-169 Energy in Nature, Technology and Society  
    COMPSW-106 Introduction to Microsoft Office  
    CIVIL-105 Computer Applications  
    MCDESG-162 Manufacturing Processes  
   

TOTAL CREDITS: 68

 

‡  

Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change. 

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2013.