Educational Institutions Offering Metrology Programs
Institutions listed below have indicated that they are offering college level Metrology courses in certificate and/or degree programs. Contact them directly for information. International Schools
Alamo Colleges: St. Philip’s College
1801 Martin Luther King Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78203
Program Manager: Alfred Landeros
Precision Tools and Measurement
An introduction to the modern science of dimensional metrology. Emphasis on the identification, selection, and application of various types of precision instruments associated with the machining trade. Practice of basic layout and piece part measurements while using standard measuring tools.
Butler County Community College
107 College Drive
Butler, Pennsylvania 16002
Attn: Schiebel, David - Metrology/Electronics
Phone: 724.287.8711 x8295
Measurement Science/Metrology Technology, A.A.S.
This nationally recognized, hands-on program prepares you for a career in measurement science; quality assurance, manufacturing, electronics, chemistry, optics and more.
California National University
18520 Hawthorne Blvd 1st Floor
Torrance, CA 90504
Bachelor of Quality Assurance Science Degree Program
The degree programs offered by the College of Quality and Engineering Management are designed to prepare students for rewarding careers in Quality Assurance Science and Engineering Management. Graduates are expected to possess sufficient knowledge to achieve professional certification (e.g., registration with ASQ or PMI) if they choose to do so. Expected outcomes for each degree program are based on guidelines established by the appropriate professional organizations such as the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and Project Management Institute (PMI).
California State Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3696
Attn: Milton Krivokuca
Certificate of Completion in Metrology
This challenging and exciting profession typically works behind the scenes in most every industry. From the food we consume, to the medical testing, and the daily use of electricity and fuel, metrologists are the professionals behind the scenes who assure that products and services conform with established regulations and standards.
Master of Science Quality Assurance
The online Master of Science in Quality Assurance (MSQA) degree program is designed to prepare professionals in quality, engineering, science, management, health care, government and service industries for career advancement.
Central Georgia Technical College
3300 Macon Tech Drive
Macon, Georgia 31206
Attn: Tony Abel, Program Chair
Phone: (478) 757-3637
The Metrology Associate Degree program is designed to meet the precision measurement needs of industry by preparing graduates through both theoretical and hands-on laboratory work to successfully enter the work force. The emphasis of this program is Physical and Electrical Dimensional Metrology.
The Metrology Diploma program is designed to meet the precision measurement needs of industry by preparing graduates through both theoretical and hands-on laboratory work to successfully enter the work force.
Electrical Metrology Certificate
The Electronic Metrology program is designed to be an introduction to many devices and circuits commonly used in instrumentation. Topics include voltage, standard resistors, capacitors, frequency and frequency conductors, and spectrum analysis.
Physical Metrology Certificate
The Physical Metrology Technician technical certificate program is designed to offer an introductory study of physical measurements (temperature, mass, force, pressure, vacuum, flow, density, etc.) and measuring instruments emphasizing the theory and proper use of equipment and thorough knowledge of laboratory technique.
Central Ohio Technical University
1179 University Drive
Newark, Ohio 43055
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Manufacturing engineering technicians operate metal-removing equipment such as lathes, drill presses, milling machines and grinders, many of which are computer numerically controlled (CNC). Manufacturing technicians may specialize in operating one type of machine or they may be required to work equally well on several. Use precision layout, measuring/gauging tools and have career opportunities as either manufacturing technicians or computer control programmers and operators.
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
Phone: (562) 860-2451
Coordinate Metrology, Certificate of Achievement
The program was made possible through the collaborative efforts of the teaching staff and donations of product and curriculum support from Verisurf Software and its industry partners, Faro Technologies and API. The program is significant in that it closes the loop for students in the concept of model-based manufacturing, including design, reverse engineering, manufacturing, quality inspection and reporting.
The Coordinate Metrology program is a crowning achievement for Cerritos College as it relationally and digitally connects practical elements of the department’s applied technology curriculum. In industry this is commonly referred to as “maintaining the digital thread.”
Clark State Community College
570 E Leffel Ln,
Springfield, OH 45505
Phone: (937) 325-0691
Manufacturing Technology, AAS
Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree in Manufacturing Technology, a graduate will be able to:
- Design a finished product per quality specifications using knowledge of engineering materials, metrology and the manufacturing process.
- Produce a finished product per quality specifications using knowledge of engineering materials, metrology and the manufacturing process.
- Document a finished product per quality specifications using knowledge of engineering materials, metrology and the manufacturing process.
- Analyze a finished product per quality specifications using knowledge of engineering materials, metrology and the manufacturing process.
Danville Community College
1008 S Main St
Danville, Virginia 24541
Phone: (434) 766-6607
Dimensional Inspection (Metrology)
This in-depth Dimensional Inspection (Metrology) Program covers all of the necessary topics to enable students to become a specialized quality inspector in a precision manufacturing or design environment. Students will acquire skills such as blueprint reading, part inspection, coordinate measuring machine (CMM) operation and programming, and geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing. With the use of precise inspection equipment, students will verify part quality and document results for quality control. Classes take place in well lit, clean, and climate controlled laboratories.
Graduating students have the opportunity to become inspectors who have a key role in product development and verification within advanced manufacturing companies. This program is ideal for those wishing to quickly enter the workforce as it can be completed in two semesters.
Ferris State University at Grand Rapids
410 Oak Street ALU 113
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
Phone: (231) 591-2340 or (800) 562-9130
Advisor: Mark Rusco
Phone: (616) 451-4777
Quality Technology, Certificate
This program allows you to increase your skills and experience with an understanding of the fundamentals of data analysis and experiment design. Your quality expertise will increase your value and employability in such areas as marketing, sales, human resources, and general management. The program prepares you to take the Certified Quality Exam (CQE) administered by the American Society of Quality.
Finger Lakes Community College
State University of New York
3325 Marvin Sands Drive,
Canandaigua, New York 14424
Enter the field of advanced manufacturing technology! Well-paying high-tech jobs in our area are waiting for skilled employees. This twelve-week training program is designed to provide the introductory skills and knowledge required to perform in the following entry level job opportunities: industrial–mechanical operators, automation operators, electrical-mechanical operators, fabricators and assemblers. This program prepares you for a career in the field of manufacturing where advanced technical skills are needed to perform various functions with precise specifications.
Fox Valley Technical College
1825 N. Bluemound Drive
P.O. Box 2277 Appleton, Wisconsin 54912-2277
Production Inspection & Metrology(Certificate)
Growing emphasis on Production Part Approval Processes (PPAP) and Advanced Production Quality Planning (APQP) puts metrology professionals in demand. You’ll receive training on basic measurement tools and advanced measurement techniques including the programming and operation of coordinate measuring machines (CMM).
Front Range Community College
2190 Miller Drive
Longmont, Colorado 80501
Phone: (303) 678-3722
Manufacturing and Energy Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree
The focus of this program is to prepare individuals for entry-level work in the growing clean energy industry, as well as careers in manufacturing and conventional energy. The program includes a one-year certificate that forms the basis for a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree. The first year will focus on developing a fundamental set of skills that apply to the broad range of industries in the region. Skills include Energy and Manufacturing Fundamentals, Safety, Engineering Materials, Industrial print reading, AC/DC Electrical Fundamentals, Metrology, and Teamwork and Communications. Year two will provide students with the opportunity to broaden and apply these fundamental skills in a hands-on laboratory setting using industry-standard equipment and techniques.
Idaho State University
921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
Phone: (208) 282-2902
Fax: (208) 282-4538
Master of Science in Measurement and Control Engineering
The engineering departments at ISU offer a Master of Science (MS) program in Measurement and Control Engineering (MCE). This program is designed to provide advanced study in measurements, modeling, simulation, adaptive, intelligent, nonlinear, optimal, robust control, and robotics. The MCE program admits students with a background in Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Mechanical-, Electrical-, Civil-, Nuclear-, and Aerospace-Engineering, as well as students with degrees in Computer Science and Physics. The program prepares the students for advanced placement in the measurement and control engineering field in industry, research, or development areas. Additionally, this program provides a suitable base for entrance into a Ph.D. program in a field related to Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. The program is offered both at the Pocatello and the Idaho Falls campuses, primarily through the use of telecommunications/distance learning, which includes partial in-class instruction. There are 30 credit hours required for an MS in MCE. The required thesis project should consist of study and research that complements the course work selected. Each student must also complete two semesters of seminar, an important component in developing research and communication skills.
Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, Illinois 60431
Phone: (815) 729-9020
Dave Szumowski, Assistant Professor, MPT Program Coordinator
Phone: (815) 280-2204
Dimensional Metrology (Certificate of Completion (CCO))
MFG 101 Precision Machine Tool Technology 4.0 Credits
MFG 107 Dimension Metrology 3.0 Credits
MFG 109 Metric Measurement 1.0 Credits
MFG 115 Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing and Welding 3.0 Credits
MFG 120 Physical Metallurgy 3.0 Credits
MFG 200 Advanced Blueprint Reading/Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3.0 Credits
Total Required Credit Hours 17.0
Lorain County Community College
1005 N Abbe Rd
Elyria, OH 44035
Manufacturing Engineering Technology - Quality Control
One Year Technical Certificate - Curriculum Code 6007
The Quality Control Certificate Program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and cognitive skills required to work as quality control inspectors. They may assist quality engineers in basic metrology and statistical process control charting. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by LCCC's University Partnership.
Madison Area Technical College
3550 Anderson St
Madison, WI 53704
Attn: Lonnie Lingard
Phone: (608) 246-6825
Mechanical drafting dimensioning fundamentals are developed including conventional tolerancing and basic hole and shaft tolerancing methods. The course continues with developing the technical knowledge and skills, which are required for meaningful application and interpretation of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing on mechanical drawings in accordance with the current ASME Y14.5M standard.
Elements of Basic Metrology
This course introduces the principles of basic dimensional measurement, layout techniques for machines, use of direct and indirect measuring tools as well as the use of length standards relative to calibration of measuring instruments and the basic operation of the Coordinate Measuring Machine.
Intermediate Metrology Applications
Course studies precision inspection methods while utilizing optical and electronic precision measuring instruments such as the profilometer, optical comparator, microscope, laser alignment machines, the Coordinate Measuring Machine and state-of-the-art computerized vision system.
Macomb County Community College
14500 Twelve Mile Road
Warren, MI 48093-3899
Contact Career Services
Quality and Lean Management Processes
Quality and Lean Management Processes is designed to provide skills in problem solving, quality improvement, waste reduction, and other areas that assist employers in implementing process improvements in their organization.
Miwaukee Area Technical College
700 W. State Street
Milwaukee WI. 53233
Phone: (414) 297-MATC (6282)
Toll Free: (800) 720-6282
Quality Engineering Technology, Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Technology and Applied Sciences, Program Code: 10-623-9
Downtown Milwaukee Campus and the Center for Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing (ECAM) at Oak Creek Campus For Information: 414-297-6315, Oak Creek Campus: 414-571-4500. Enter the growing field of quality assurance as a technician who ensures that products, components, materials and processes meet quality and safety standards. Opportunities exist in a range of industries, including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, electronics and food processing. You will learn various inspection and testing methods, processes and techniques to identify defects or deviations from specifications. Quality methods are emphasized that reduce waste and improve business/manufacturing processes. During the course of the program, students may elect to take the American Society for Quality (ASQ) examination for Six Sigma Green Belt certification. Graduates also may choose to pursue certifications as a Quality Improvement Associate, Quality Process Analyst, and Quality Technician, also offered through ASQ.
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd
Monroe, MI 48161
Attn: Parmeshwar "Peter" Coomar
AAS Metrology Technology
The associate of applied science degree with specialization in metrology technology (precision measurement) is designed to meet the precision measurement needs of industry by preparing graduates through both theoretical and hands-on laboratory work to successfully enter the work force. Metrology is used throughout the world in such areas as telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical power, aerospace, transportation, medicine, pharmaceuticals, food production, packaging, construction, national defense, atmospheric research and environmental protection. The metrology technology program at MCCC emphasizes dimensional metrology for the manufacturing industry.
Nashua Community College
505 Amherst St, Nashua, NH 03063
Phone: (603) 578-8908
Metrology and Quality Control for Precision Manufacturing Certificate
Metrology is the science of measurement. It is used in the design and production of almost everything we use on a day-to-day basis. This certificate will enable the student to seek employment as an inspector of manufactured parts with the successful completion of two semesters of course and lab work. The program has a mix of machining courses, CADD courses, manufacturing courses, as well as a new course that concentrates on the specifics of inspection and metrology. Students will be able to utilize state-of-the-art manufacturing machinery, including CNC-programmed lathes and milling machines, as well as the latest in coordinate measuring machines (CMM).
Metrology workers are employed in a variety of industries and have different job duties. Metrology workers can go by a number of different titles, e.g., Calibration Engineers, Calibration Technicians, Instrument Engineers, Instrument Technicians, Engineering Technician, Metrologists, Metrology Engineers, Metrology Specialists and Quality Engineers.
Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Rd State Hwy 371
Crownpoint, NM 87313
Phone: 505 786 4100
Program Advisor: Dr. Vincent Vohnout
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering/Digital Manufacturing
Advanced Manufacturing Technology B.A.S.
The Advanced Manufacturing Technology will provide students with a strong background in traditional methods while emphasizing new and emerging manufacturing methods. Students will acquire the specialized skills needed to digitize and computer model manufacturing processes including integrated simulations of multiple processes representing an entire plant. Foundational course work in materials and material processing will also be stressed.
Upon graduation students will be able to apply commercially current methods of manufacturing in addition to creating simulations of these manufacturing processes enabling accurate detailed understanding of the dynamics of the process. These skills will promote identification and resolution of potential failures and bottlenecks. The creation of the simulations will require the exercise of the digital scanning skills included in the curriculum. The student's process knowledge gained through simulation skills will be directly applicable to the design and operation of real processes on the shop floor.
The curriculum utilizes multiple, state of the art, additive manufacturing technologies in conjunction with commercial CNC machine tools and state of the art, computerized metrology systems. The multiple scanning technologies and industrially current software are used in the instruction of collecting and processing digital data for integration into the multi-level computer simulation(s).
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Dr. Samuel Lieber, MNET Coordinator
Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MNET)
This program provides a foundation in Advanced Manufacturing, which includes additive and subtractive fabrication, metrology, and automated processes. Manufacturing Engineering Technology students focus on courses which develop their background in fabrication, metrology, quality control, industrial statistics/six sigma, manufacturing management, plastics processing, and packaging. The subjects covered in the core curriculum include established and modern manufacturing processes, metrology, material science, applied manufacturing/engineering software, computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), automated controls (Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs), microprocessors, robotics, electrical circuits and electronics principles, quality control, engineering economics, and production and operations management.
Northern Illinois University
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-1000
Quality Control of Manufacturing Processes (Certificate of Graduate Study)
Courses taken to meet the requirements of any certificate offered in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology may be applied toward an M.S. degree in industrial and systems engineering as long as all the other requirements of the degree are met. A course of study that develops expertise in statistical process control and reliability analysis.
Complete four of the following courses (Credits: 12):
ISYE 530 - Quality Control (Credits: 3)
ISYE 531 - Reliability Engineering (Credits: 3)
ISYE 555 - Manufacturing Metrology (Credits: 3)
ISYE 630 - Advanced Quality Control (Credits: 3)
ISYE 631 - Advanced Reliability Engineering (Credits: 3)
Piedmont Technical College
620 Emerald Rd N
Greenwood, SC 29648-1467
Attn: Sandy Warner
Electronic Engineering Technology
With electronic and computer circuits now being used in everything from the most complex industrial equipment to the simplest of household appliances, the engineering technician in this field is prepared to work in an extremely wide variety of businesses and industries. Skilled in the operation, troubleshooting, calibration and repair of electronic instruments and systems found in process control, communications, computers, manufacturing, programmable logic controllers and microprocessors, the graduate is not limited to one specific area of employment. Practical, hands-on experience on sophisticated electronic equipment provides the student with the skills necessary to assist in the basic design, construction, analysis, modification, inspection and calibration of electronic circuits and systems.
Precision Metrology Certificate
The Precision Metrology certificate is designed to upgrade or refresh skills for people familiar with measuring systems required in Advanced Manufacturing industries. Working with tolerances on the order of millionths of an inch, Quality Control Inspectors require the knowledge to operate highly sophisticated inspection equipment such as optical comparators, profilometers and CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) systems. A good mathematical background and understanding of complex GDT (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing) drawings is also required to determine the exact parameters to be inspected and how to process a part during the inspection sequence. The classes included in this certificate will benefit those with the responsibility to inspect manufactured products and also would be beneficial to any machine operator or shop manager interested in learning new techniques for inspection. The classes will require students to operate CNC equipment along with all the available inspections tools. A ZEISS Scanning CMM will be the major component of this program along with the available CMM 3D Simulation Software provided by ZEISS. Students will be encouraged to bring samples of personal work to be inspected or 3D CAD drawings used for the simulation software.
Red Rocks Community College
13300 W. 6th Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80228
Metrology Quality Control Certificate
This program is designed to develop the skills necessary for entry-level employment in the machining industry. Entry-level skills in fabrication and plastic parts that meet industrial standards will be taught. The Precision Machining program is currently undergoing revision to offer a wider variety of courses and times. Please refer to the website for the most recent program information.
2 Century Avenue
Hutchinson, MN 55350-3183
Attn: Robert T. Bohrer
Calibration and Metrology technology
We offer a two year program to prepare beginning
Calibration Technicians for immediate employment.
In addition, our offering can be customized to
the needs of more experienced technicians seeking a degree.
Rock Valley College
3301 North Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61114
Attn: Tom Clark
Phone: (815) 921-3057
Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MET) Certificates
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Degree
Today’s manufacturing is impacted by global competition forcing the need to accelerate product design and development. Graduates of this program are prepared for interdisciplinary careers in high-tech manufacturing and industrial technology. The areas of emphasis are modern design methods, production, and continuous improvement techniques.
Sinclair Community College
444 West Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Attn: George Sehi / Shep Anderson
Phone: (937) 512-2918 / (937) 512-2378
Operations Technology concentrates on the latest methods for making businesses more productive and profitable. As American businesses strive to be more competitive in today's global marketplace, it needs professionals who can make their companies work more efficiently and reduce costs.
SUNY Broome Community College
PO Box 1017
Binghamton, New York 13902
Phone: (607) 778-5000
Manufacturing Technology, A.A.S.
Broome's Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program—which covers a wide range of industry types, including the energy industry and machine design—the Manufacturing Technology curriculum focuses solely on the manufacturing industry. While encompassing many of the basic skills taught in the MET curriculum, the Manufacturing Technology program also offers instruction in metrology (science of measurement), principles of continuous improvement, robotics, management, and statistical process.
Tidewater Community College
300 Grandby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510
Attn: J. Lyle Bagley
Phone: (757) 822-1157 Fax: (757) 822-1160
Metrology Certificate, AAS Industrial Management
Today’s highly technical industrial workplace is a competitive environment that recognizes students with highly specialized skills. Tidewater Community College’s Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology combines practical experience with the technical knowledge you need to advance in the workplace.
2000 Fifth Ave
River Grove, IL 60171
Phone: (708) 456-0300
Mechanical Design: Associate in Applied Science Degree
The Engineering Technology curriculum provides the learner with working knowledge of engineering technology, including basic and advanced drafting and design principles using various 2D and 3D CAD systems, integrating Lean principles in the design process and knowledge of working with various measurement devices used in determining Quality Assurance of prototypes and finished goods. While in the program, the learner will be able to seek out entry-level and internship opportunities in engineering departments, plant maintenance, production departments and technical sales and support.
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Certificate in Manufacturing Metrology
Highlights of the certificate program:
Core Courses (12 credits required)
- 10 – 12 students per course
- Courses to run concurrently
- Potential to complete certificate in one year
- ME513 Applied Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing [3 credits]
- ME514 Principles of Dimensional Metrology [3 credits]
- ME515 Gauge Quantification [3 credits]
- ME516 Manufacturing Metrology Project [3 credits]
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Center for Precision Metrology
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223
Attn: Robert Hocken / Kathy Lloyd
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
BS Mechanical Engineering / MS Mechanical Engineering / PHD Mechanical Engineering
The Center for Precision Metrology
The Center for Precision Metrology is an interdisciplinary association of UNC Charlotte faculty and student researchers, allied with industrial partners in the research, development and integration of precision metrology as applied to manufacturing. Working with dimensional tolerances on the order of 10 parts per million or better, precision metrology encompasses the methods of production and inspection in manufacturing, measurement, algorithms, tolerance representation, and the integration of metrology into factory quality systems.
Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications
Our mission is to provide infrastructure for students, faculty, and industrial partners who share research interests in optoelectronics and optical communications, and to promote awareness of the importance of optical technology.
University of Central Florida, Orlando
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816
Attn: Dr. Ron Eaglin, Chairman ENT
Quality Assurance Graduate Certificate
Haas Technical Education Centers
The Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance is designed to provide students with the knowledge and tools they need to help them understand how to increase process and product performance and to improve the quality and reliability of goods and services in any manufacturing, healthcare, and other service organizations. 12 total credit hours College of Engineering & Computer Science.
1002 N. First Street , ICAT Bldg. 25
Vincennes IN 47591
Vocational Metrology Training
The HTEC CNC lab features 16 Haas CNC machines and the training courses range from entry level to advanced training. The VU HTEC now has a second site for CNC training, along with the addition of Metrology training. The facility is the Gene Haas Training and Education Center located in Lebanon, Indiana. The center shares the building with the Haas HFO Midwest and is equipped with 13 Haas CNC machines and a fully functional dimensional metrology lab. The 600 hour, 15 week training model is used at the center, along with shorter-term custom training class offerings. For more information, please contact Doug Bowman at the Vincennes HTEC email@example.com or 812-888-4159, or Dan Flick at the Lebanon Gene Haas Training and Education Center firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-362-4738.