Associate Degree in Quality Management Systems


Program Description

Stand Out From the Crowd With a Degree in Quality Management Systems

We know it may not be enough anymore just to be able to run a machine and be seen as a valuable worker. That's why our career-focused program prepares students for today's manufacturing jobs. With an associate degree in Quality Management Systems, you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary that include an understanding of: manufacturing principles, quality inspection techniques, interpreting engineering blueprints, problem solving, measurement and test, calibration, lean manufacturing, Statistical Process Control, teamwork, and supplier quality control. You will earn 61 college credits and along the way have the opportunity to earn a nationally-recognized credential from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) as a Certified Production Technician (CPT). Specific careers and professions available to the graduates of this program:

  • Calibration Technician
  • Manufacturing Quality Inspector
  • Materials Review Controller
  • Quality Auditor
  • Quality Consultant
  • Quality Controller
  • Quality Customer Service Representative
  • Quality Supervisor
  • Quality Technician
  • Receiving Inspector
  • Supplier Quality Assurance Supervisor

Quality Management Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Quality Management program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Earn nationally recognized, portable credentials from the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) in quality and manufacturing areas (CPT).
  • Contribute to manufacturing system technology and quality management, with an understanding of Lean Six Sigma tools.
  • Control the flow of material with appropriate process documentation in the most efficient manner, while employing lean principles, operational flow strategies, value stream mapping, inventory control, and scheduling.
  • Establish quality assurance processes and train staff to meet quality audits.
  • Apply management competencies toward human capital and other resources in the manufacturing process.
  • Develop grades and standards of quality.
  • Develop acceptance sampling and inspection procedures.
  • Prepare and institute quality assurance mechanisms.
  • Control the movement of materials in the most efficient manner at the right time, to and from the correct place in the required quantity.
  • Conduct safety audits through a comprehensive approach to problems of environment, health and safety in the workplace, including meeting OSHA and EPA standards.
  • Create sound marketing strategies that ensure sustainability for the modern manufacturing business in traditional and on-line environments where social media is an integral part of the marketing plan.
  • Develop skills to manage operations and strategically plan for the long-term viability of a manufacturing business for the purpose of promoting the mission, vision and core values.
  • Apply financial metrics to the manufacturing decision making process.
  • Apply stakeholder relevant competencies in support of customer desires and needs.
  • Demonstrate competency in the research, product development and test process, including the handoff between processes as it applies to manufacturing.
  • Develop professional networks in government and industry.

Flexible Quality Management Systems Degree

You deserve a college that offers classes on your schedule. At Goodwin, you’ll find class times that fit into your schedule and cater to your needs. Unlike many other colleges, at Goodwin, we’re all about convenience.

  • Quality Management Systems classes are offered days and evenings.
  • Quality Management Systems classes are available in a mixture of on-campus and hybrid formats.
  • The majority of classes are offered in a standard 15-week format, while some classes are offered in an accelerated 7 1/2-week format.

Please note: each course and semester may vary and is subject to change at any time. Please contact us for more information about the flexibility of this program

Last updated December 2018

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