Associate Degree in Quality Management Systems
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.