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Associate Degree in Quality Management Systems

Quality Management Program Outcomes

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

  1. Earn nationally recognized, portable credentials from the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) in quality and manufacturing areas (CPT).
  2. Contribute to manufacturing system technology and quality management, with an understanding of Lean Six Sigma tools.
  3. 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.
  4. Establish quality assurance processes and train staff to meet quality audits.
  5. Apply management competencies toward human capital and other resources in the manufacturing process.
  6. Develop grades and standards of quality.
  7. Develop acceptance sampling and inspection procedures.
  8. Prepare and institute quality assurance mechanisms.
  9. Control the movement of materials in the most efficient manner at the right time, to and from the correct place in the required quantity.
  10. Conduct safety audits through a comprehensive approach to problems of environment, health and safety in the workplace, including meeting OSHA and EPA standards.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Apply financial metrics to the manufacturing decision making process.
  14. Apply stakeholder relevant competencies in support of customer desires and needs.
  15. Demonstrate competency in the research, product development and test process, including the handoff between processes as it applies to manufacturing.
  16. Develop professional networks in government and industry.