The Quality Science one-year certificate program is intended to serve the needs of people who choose not to take a full two-year program of study in quality science. It provides students with the knowledge and skills for positions as technicians and inspectors in quality assurance departments.
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.
Quality Science students at GRCC study quality assurance, statistical process control, gauges and measurement—including the use of the coordinate measuring machine and geometric tolerancing.
All credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences in Quality Science.
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.
Total Credits 31/32
* The total number of credits required for this certificate may vary, depending on which mathematics courses the student takes.
** Microsoft Excel is recommended.