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Quality Practices (Wednesdays)

Wednesday Oct. 30, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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This is an 8-week blended course utilizing telepresence (online video conferencing) for live course instruction and D2L for course content, assignments, and exams. Students can choose to take the course for closed credit or for non-credit. This course is an introduction to quality, including emphasis on corrective actions, preventative actions, control of documents, control of quality records, internal auditing of processes and control of non-conforming product. It is designed to align with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council's (MSSC) assessment and certification system for Quality Practices.

Course Outcomes:

  •     Participate in periodic internal quality audit activities
  •     Check calibration of gauges and other data collection equipment
  •     Suggest continuous improvements
  •     Inspect materials and product/process at all stages to ensure they meet specifications
  •     Document the results of quality tests
  •     Communicate quality problems
  •     Take corrective actions to restore or maintain quality
  •     Record process outcomes and trends
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