This certificate is geared to those seeking an entry position in the area of quality control in industry. Students are introduced to the quality control of mechanical parts and systems. Inspection of parts is done using the skills of blueprint reading of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing and inspection tools and equipment. Application of math and communication principles.

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Program Admissions Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Complete ENG-1010 College Composition I or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I
  • MATH-0965 Intermediate Algebra with grade of "C" or higher
  • Complete MET-1100 Technology Orientation

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Communicate effectively and efficiently with diverse individuals and teams, all levels of employees, customers, and suppliers by means of verbal, written (memos, reports, emails, etc.), graphics, symbols, and effective listening skills and using appropriate technology.
  2. Complete tasks and projects on schedule through the effective use of time management, appropriate math skills, and teamwork that fosters inclusion, synergized efforts in problem identification, and troubleshooting for successful resolution of problems towards the achievement of set goals and objectives.
  3. Apply quality systems, principles, and concepts, and utilize appropriate math, measurement, data collection and statistical tools and technology to improve processes and product quality, and to enhance productivity.
  4. Incorporate safety awareness, principles and practices in every aspect of work and as a way of life, including machine safety, environmental safety, chemical safety, and personal/ employee protection.
  5. Interpret drawings using proper dimensioning, tolerancing for size and geometry, and proper industry standards and conventions.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
MATH-1530 College Algebra (or higher) 4
MET-1100 Technology Orientation 2
MET-1230 Drawing & AutoCAD 3
MET-1240 Machine Tools and Manufacturing Processes 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
HLTH-1230 Standard First Aid and Personal Safety 1
MET-1410 Computer Aided Manufacturing Processes 3
MET-2410 Quality Control and Lean Manufacturing 3
MET-2422 Fundamentals of Engineering Economics 3
MET-2990 Product Development and Manufacture 3
MET-XXXXElective 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours31

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.