ARE YOU READY FOR A JOB INQUALITY TECHNOLOGY? Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Certificate of Proficiency (CP) Certificate of Specialization (CP)
Associate in Applied Science Degree in Quality Technology is a 69-credit-hour program for students who are interested in quality technology. Students will gain a broad technical background and learn the theory and principles of quality and quality-related activities through classroom work and assignments. At this time, the AAS degree program in Quality Technology is NOT accepting new students. Please consult an advisor for more information.
Certificate of Proficiency in Quality Technology is a 36-credit-hour program that provides students with a general background in technical methods and measurements associated with quality control. It qualifies the student for entry-level positions in quality, which require an understanding of quality techniques, combined with a comprehensive skill level in math and computer applications.
Certificate of Specialization in Quality Technology is an 18-credit-hour program that provides students with a general background in technical methods and measurements associated with quality control. It qualifies the student for entry-level positions in quality, which require an understanding of quality techniques, combined with a comprehensive skill level in math and computer applications.
Students will receive a broad technical background and learn the theory and principles of quality and quality-related activities, including quality costing, inspection planning, statistical quality control and quality assurance. Quality control requires the application of scientific and engineering knowledge, combined with technical skills to support quality engineering activities.
Graduates are qualified for positions as quality technicians, machine inspectors, instrument technicians, quality auditors and quality control analysts in all major industries.
Persons interested in quality technology should possess analytical and problem-solving skills.
The quality control classes of this program are offered in the evening.
- Career Opportunites
- For information on the job outlook in the quality technology profession, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and search specific job titles. Also available: information on median pay, entry-level education, number of jobs and more.
- To learn about the top openings in specific cities across Missouri visit the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.
- For specific real-time information on wages and job prospects in the STLCC region, visit STLCC Career Coach.
- Program Curriculum
Quality Technology (AAS) 69 CreditsCareer General Education – 30 Credits
CHM:101 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 5 EGR:100 Engineering Drawing 3 ENG:100 Career English (or) ENG:101 College Composition I 3 ENG:103 Report Writing (or) ENG:102 College Composition II 3 GE:101 Technical Computer Applications 3 GE:131 Engineering Technology Orientation 1 MTH:124 Technical Math I 3 MTH:134 Technical Math II 3 XXX:xxx Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 XXX:xxx Missouri State Requirement 3
Physical Education Activity – 2 credits
Area of Concentration – 31 credits
ME:138 Mechanical Measurement 3 ME:249 Materials and Metallurgy 3 QC:100 Introduction to Quality Control 3 QC:102 Quality Cost Analysis 3 QC:105 Non-Destructive Testing 4 QC:200 Quality Assurance 3 QC:202 Inspection Methods 3 QC:204 Reliability and Failure Analysis 3 QC:206 Statistical Quality Control I 3 QC:208 Statistical Quality Control II 3
Electives – 6 credits
QC:104 Principles and Application of Quality 3 QC:209 Design of Experiments/Taguchi Methods 3 QC:210 Software Quality Assurance 3 QC:211 Assessment of Quality Systems 3 BUS:104 Introduction to Business Administration 3 COM:108 Business/Technical Presentation 3 EE:207 Industrial Instrumentation 3 ME:151 Manufacturing Process I 3
Quality Technology (CP) 36 CreditsRequired Courses – 36 Credits
QC:100 Introduction to Quality Control 3 QC:102 Quality Cost Analysis 3 QC:200 Quality Assurance 3 QC:202 Inspection Methods 3 QC:206 Statistical Quality Control I 3 QC:208 Statistical Quality Control II 3 QC:xxx Elective 3 EGR:100 Engineering Drawing 3 GE:101 Technical Computer Applications 3 ME:138 Mechanical Measurement 3 MTH:124 Technical Math I 3 ENG:100 Career English (or) ENG:101 College Composition I 3
- Additional Information
The Quality Technology program is offered at our Florissant Valley campus. However, for added convenience, students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.