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Quality Science, A.A.A.S.

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(Code 939)

Suggested GRCC Program:

Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences

Note: This program is articulated with the bachelor’s degree program in Quality Engineering Technology at Ferris State University.

People who work in the field of quality science monitor and assure the quality of raw materials and finished products in industry. They develop quality assurance plans and procedures, conduct appropriate tests, and prepare detailed reports about the products and processes they study. Their jobs are critical in promoting the continuous improvement of products and processes.

Quality science technicians and engineers also review research connected with product defects and quality-control methods, use statistical process control methodology, and make recommendations to improve products and processes. They often must devise unique methods of quality control to assure the quality of the particular products and processes within their area of responsibility.

Quality Science students at GRCC study quality assurance, statistical process control, experimental design, gauges and measurement—including the use of the coordinate measuring machine and geometric tolerancing. Graduates of this program will be prepared to take the Quality Technician Certification Examination given by the American Society for Quality.

The following scheme is presented as a guide only. Courses may be taken in any order as long as all requirements (including prerequisites) are met.

First Year

Second Year

Total Credits: 62/65

* Students intending to transfer to Quality Engineering Technology at FSU should take EN 101  and EN 102  instead of BA 101  and BA 102 . Also, they should take MA 107  and MA 108  instead of TE 103  and TE 104 ; COM 131  instead of COM 135 ; and PH 125  instead of TE 114  or PH 115 .

** Microsoft Excel is recommended.

Transfer Opportunities:

The Transfer Guide for many bachelor’s degree majors offered at Michigan colleges and universities is available at the Counseling and Career Center and online at www.grcc.edu.

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