U. S. 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

 Alabama  Arizona  Arkansas  California  Colorado  Connecticut  Florida  Georgia
 Hawaii  Idaho  Illinois  Indiana  Iowa  Kansas  Kentucky  Louisiana
 Maine  Maryland  Massachusetts  Michigan  Minnesota  Mississippi  Missouri  Montana
 Nebraska  New Hampshire  New Jersey  New Mexico  New York  North Carolina  North Dakota  Ohio
 Oklahoma  Oregon  Pennsylvania  Puerto Rico  Rhode Island  South Carolina  Tennessee  Texas
 Utah  Vermont  Virginia  Washington  West Virginia  Wisconsin    


J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College
3421 Meridian Street North 
Huntsville, Alabama 35811
Phone: 256-539-8161 or 1-888-413-7253

Machine Tool Technology
The J.F. Drake State Technical Machine Tool Technology Program is designed to prepare students for gainful employment in the area of precision machining. The program emphasizes safe work habits, metallurgy, precision measurement, and the set up and operation of machine tools that cut and shape metal as well as none traditional materials. The program not only strives to produce a graduate with employable skills, but a well-rounded individual.

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Arizona State University
The Polytechnic School 
Sutton Hall, Suite 140 
6049 S Backus Mall 
Mesa, Arizona 85212
Phone: 480-727-1177 
Fax: 480-727-2886 
E-Mail: technology@asu.edu

Mechanical Engineering Technology (MSTech)
At the graduate level, the Department of Engineering Technology offers a M.S.Tech. with a concentration in mechanical engineering technology. Students can select a focus of aeronautical, engineering for the developing world, automotive and automation.

This flexible degree program permits the student to develop a program of study, with faculty approval, to meet individual career goals. While the program is not an evening program, many courses are offered during the late afternoon or early evening.

Applied research projects are carried out in a number of well-equipped laboratories and facilities:

  • Automation laboratory.
  • Composite materials laboratory.
  • Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing laboratory.
  • Energy conversion and combustion laboratory.
  • Materials inspection and metrology laboratory.
  • Metallurgy/materials testing laboratory.

Grand Canyon University
3300 West Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85017
Phone: 855-GCU-LOPE

Bachelor Of Science In Mechanical Engineering Technology
Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology helps prepare students for an exciting career on the forefront of industry and innovation. Unlike traditional math- and science-focused engineering degrees, the BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology program provides a hands-on educational experience. If you are interested in assisting engineers in designing, building and maintaining advanced machinery, then this is the program for you.

Throughout this mechanical engineering technology degree program, you will be immersed in real-world activities. You will become well-versed in the intersections of engineering and manufacturing, with the ability to communicate confidently in both settings.

This on-campus Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology is offered through the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. The curriculum was designed by a team of industry technologists and accomplished faculty members. You may participate in internships and assigned projects in collaboration with engineering professionals on our faculty and in the field. These immersion activities are designed to enable you to be an immediate contributor within an engineering team, as you jumpstart your career in technology.

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Arkansas Northeastern College
2501 South Division Street
Blytheville, Arkansas 72351
Phone: 870-762-1020

Advanced Manufacturing
Arkansas Northeastern College's Technical Center, located on the ANC Burdette Campus, is a workforce education center that offers both high school and college credit in technical programs to high school students in Mississippi County, Arkansas.  Services are offered at NO COST to the students.  Books, tuition and fees are provided through the Center and funded by the local school districts and the Arkansas Department of Workforce Education. 

The Advanced Manufacturing program is designed to prepare students for high paying manufacturing jobs.  Students gain basic skills necessary for employment with local and national manufacturers such as Nucor, Tenaris, DENSO, Kagome, and Big River Steel, as well as manufacturing facilities around the world.  Manufacturing jobs in Mississippi County typically pay from $30,000-$85,000 per year, but can top $100,000/year for those in management positions.  Students will learn robotics, 3D drawing/printing, electronics, pneumatics, and precision measurement in this class, and will be exposed to the high-tech equipment that manufacturers are becoming increasingly reliant on.  Join the Advanced Manufacturing program today to learn the skills necessary to begin a rewarding and high-paying career in manufacturing!
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Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, California 90650 
Phone: 562-860-2451
E-Mail: community@Cerritos.edu

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.”

California National University
18520 Hawthorne Blvd 1st Floor
Torrance, California 90504
Phone: 800-782-2422

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  
Phone: 310-243-3352
Email: msqa@csudh.edu

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.

Fullerton College
321 E. Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, California 92832
Phone: 714-992-7000

Dan O’Brien, Department Coordinator
Instructor, Machine Technology
Phone: 714-992-7586
E-Mail: dobrien@fullcoll.edu

29 Unit Metrology Certificate of Achievement
Learn how to use traditional precision inspection tools, articulating inspection arms, laser scanners and coordinate measuring machines, CMM's.  Study about the science of measurement and acquire in demand job skills that can lead to lucrative employment at companies using advanced manufacturing measuring technologies. Download Program Flyer

MiraCosta College: Technology Career Institute
2075 Las Palmas Drive
Carlsbad, California 92011 
Phone: 760-795-6820
Email: tci@miracosta.edu
Download Informational Flyer

Metrology Certificate
Do you already have a manufacturing background and want to try your hand at quality control? This certificate program is comprised of the following courses:

  • Blueprint Reading with GD&T
  • Digital Precision Measuring
  • Manual Measuring Workshop
  • Quality Assurance Basics for Manufacturing
  • Introduction to Reverse Engineering

San Jose State University
One Washington Square,
San Jose, California 95192
Phone: 408-924-1000

Aviation And Technology, San José State University, College Of Engineering (M.S. Quality Assurance)
The mission of the Master of Science in Quality Assurance is to prepare students for positions of greater responsibility in industrial and business management and in both commercial and consumer sectors, and to provide students with both theoretical and real-world problem solving abilities in the fields of quality assurance and product improvement. Graduates of the MSQA program work in a wide range of industries, from health care to primary and global manufacturing. Graduates must be well prepared in the field of quality assurance and able to identify, implement, and evaluate appropriate methods to help their organizations improve their products, their bottom line, and their environmental footprint. Students in the MSQA learn to perform at the masters' level in the areas of Industrial Systems Management, Quality Systems development, Six-Sigma quality, as well as ISO and TL 9000 quality system standards. The program emphasizes the acquisition of theoretical and analytical techniques combined with management and communication skills. The curriculum was developed based on best practices in industry, industry quality standards, the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, and the body of knowledge for Quality Engineering, Reliability Engineering, and Quality Management as defined by the American Society for Quality.

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Front Range Community College
Larimer Campus
4616 S. Shields Street 
Fort Collins, Colorado 80526

Phone: 970-226-2500

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.

Red Rocks Community College
13300 W. 6th Ave. 
Lakewood, Colorado 80228  
Phone: 303-914-6600

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.

Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Career Training at RRCC
Advanced manufacturing is the integration of high-tech processes, machinery and materials, and includes companies that may utilize or develop innovative processes. Colorado is at the forefront of advanced manufacturing jobs and Red Rocks Community College is working directly with local industry employers (Terumo BTC, MillerCoors, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and more) to provide affordable, flexible training for high paying, in-demand careers. RRCC wants YOU to become a part of our state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and talented workforce!

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Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
61 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
Phone: 860-723-0000

Quality Inspection - Metrology

As a QA specialist you will review, evaluate, and recommend changes to product or processes in order to have the best product or process available. You'll ensure the end result meets or exceeds the desired outcomes.

Gateway Community College
20 Church Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
Phone: 203-285-2000  or  800-390-7723

For more information contact: 
Dr. Tsu-Chien Cheu
Program Coordinator 
Phone: 203-285-2374 
tcheu@ gatewayct.edu

Quality Control Certificate 
The Quality Control Certificate program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for the Certified Quality Technician (CQT) certification examination by the American Society for Quality Control (ASQC). The program assists students to develop competencies in concepts and techniques, statistical methods, sampling principles, reliability principles and applications, metrology and calibration fundamentals, quality data, quality analysis, problem solving and cost methodology, quality audit concepts and principles, geometry, trigonometry, and metric conversion. Students enrolling in the Quality Control Certificate program should plan on spending approximately $60 on drafting equipment.

University of Hartford

200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, Connecticut 06117
Phone: 860-768-4100

Certificate in Manufacturing Metrology
Highlights of the certificate program:

  • 10 – 12 students per course
  • Courses to run concurrently
  • Potential to complete certificate in one year

Core Courses (12 credits required)

  1. ME513 Applied Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing [3 credits]
  2. ME514 Principles of Dimensional Metrology [3 credits]
  3. ME515 Gauge Quantification [3 credits]
  4. ME516 Manufacturing Metrology Project [3 credits]
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Polk State Corporate College
999 Avenue H NE
Winter Haven, Florida 33881-4299
Phone: 863-297-1000

Advanced Manufacturing Institute

Polk State College’s Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI) provides manufacturers with access to state of the art technology, affordable workforce development, and innovative training solutions for hurdles met in today’s market-driven economy.  Polk State AMI is home to the award winning Mosaic EIA (Electrical, Instrumentation, and Automation) and Mechanic/Millwright Apprenticeship Programs, facilitating the success of over 150 graduates since 2007. AMI strives to help the manufacturer in closing their skill-set gap by further developing employee’s abilities, utilizing cost and time efficient instructional methods in classes such as Industrial Instrumentation Courses.

AMI offers the only training of this kind, at this scale, in the state of Florida. We have courses in Instrumentation Fundamentals, Leveling 1 & 2, Flow 1 & 2, Pressure/ Temperature Calibration, Liquid Analysis, and several other specialty classes, all utilizing classroom theory and hands-on training with the college’s Process Training Unit (PTU). These courses are ideal for individuals interested in the fields of applied, technical, or industrial metrology.
2017 Instrumentation schedule
Instrumentation Course Breakdown

University of Central Florida, Orlando
Main Campus
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32816

Dr. Ron Eaglin, Chairman ENT
Phone: 407-823-5937
E-Mail: reaglin@mail.ucf.edu

Quality Assurance Graduate Certificate
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.

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Central Georgia Technical College
3300 Macon Tech Drive
Macon, Georgia 31206

Tony Abel, Program Chair
E-Mail: tabel@centralgatech.edu
Phone: 478-757-3637

AAS Metrology
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.
Metrology Diploma
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.

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University of Hawai'i Community Colleges, Leeward Community College 
96-045 Ala Ike
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782
Phone: 808-455-0011

Program Coordinator: William Labby
Office CE 101, Phone: 808-455-0688
E-Mail: wlabby@hawaii.edu
Program Counselor: Heather Takamatsu
Office PS 203. Phone 808-455-0443
E-Mail: haihara@hawaii.edu

Integrated Industrial Technology
Get the skills you need for a job in the emerging industrial technology industry! The IIT program provides you with a theoretical and practical understanding of mechatronic systems as well as develops practical skills and systems integration. Graduates will be able to program, operate, maintain, calibrate, and repair the equipment that makes up these systems. You'll be prepared for jobs that involve the integration of electronic, electrical, mechanical, and communications systems.

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921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209

Phone: 208-282-2902 
Fax: (208) 282-4538 
E-Mail: engineering@isu.edu

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.

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Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Rd 
Joliet, Illinois 60431
Phone: 815-729-9020

Dave Szumowski, Assistant Professor, MPT Program Coordinator
Phone: 815-280-2204
E-Mail: dszumows@jjc.edu

Dimensional Metrology (Certificate of Completion (CCO))
The Mechanical Production Technology program at JJC provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of manufacturing, through both hands-on experience and study of theory.

Northern Illinois University
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
Phone: 815-753-1000
E-Mail: univinfo@niu.edu

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.

Rock Valley College
3301 North Mulford Road
Rockford, Illinois 61114 
Phone: 815-921-3068

Attn: Tom Clark 
Phone: 815-921-3057 
E-Mail: T.Clark@RockValleyCollege.edu

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.

Southern Illinois University, Department of Technology
Engineering D
Mail Code 6603
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Phone: 618-536-3396
E-Mail: dunston@siu.edu

Quality Engineering and Management
Graduate work leading to a Master of Science degree in quality engineering and management is offered by the College of Engineering. The objective of the program is to develop quality and management professionals who can plan, coordinate, design, implement, and control the quality function in manufacturing and service companies in order to increase productivity, optimize resources, decrease waste, and improve product quality. Course offerings and research are available in the areas of quality assurance, six sigma, lean manufacturing, project management and reliability. For students with baccalaureate degrees in technology, engineering technology, or engineering, the program provides advanced education in quality and management systems.  For individuals with technical degrees, the program provides an excellent continuing education opportunity.

Triton College
2000 Fifth Ave
River Grove, Illinois 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.

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Grace College & Theological Seminary
200 Seminary Drive 
Winona Lake, Indiana 46590
Phone: 866-974-7223
E-Mail: enroll@grace.edu

Bachelor Of Science In Quality Management (QM)
The QM bachelor’s program consists of approximately 15, three-credit courses offered in a convenient one-night-a-week or two-Saturdays per month format at Grace College. Weeknight courses are five weeks long and are taught by professionals who bring not only academic excellence to the classroom, but also their real-world experience. The in-depth Quality curriculum is built around materials endorsed by the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Learners will utilize a variety of educational tools and will complete assessments through an online learning management system.

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
420 University Blvd.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Phone: 317-274-1519

Quality Assurance Certificate Program
Developed in conjunction with the Northeast Indiana Section of the American Society for Quality Control, this certificate program provides training and instruction in the use of measuring instruments and techniques of statistical quality control. The course work provides a basis for putting these techniques to work in the quality control system of an industrial organization. The program includes an investigation of the concept of quality control and the impact of quality costs, determination of customer needs, and follow-up on field performance and feedback. A certificate will be presented to those who successfully complete all course work and the transcript noted.
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)

2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
Phone: 260-481-4739

Quality Certificate
MCET Department
Phone: 260-481-4127

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:
An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of quality, metrology, SPC, SQC, TQM, ISO standards, and DOE. This certificate program prepares graduates with skills in techniques related to quality, such as design of experiments, metrology, and statistical process control. The program provides focused study in the techniques of maintaining and improving quality of manufacturing processes. Credits earned in the certificate program may be applied toward the associate and bachelor’s programs in industrial engineering technology.

Haas Technical Education Centers
1002 N. First Street , ICAT Bldg. 25
Vincennes Indiana 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 HTECdbowman@vinu.edu or 812-888-4159, or Dan Flick at the Lebanon Gene Haas Training and Education Center dflick@vinu.edu or 317-362-4738.

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Iowa State University of Science and Technology
2529 Union Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011
Phone: 515 294-1682
E-Mail: imse@iastate.edu 

Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering
Advance the state of the art and embark on a self-directed career. The Ph.D. in IE program prepares students for careers in consulting, industrial research, and academia. It provides an opportunity to explore challenging research problems and make a research contribution to the field of industrial engineering. Students learn how to write proposals, plan and conduct research, write research papers, and make technical presentations. The Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering degree requires 48 credit hours of coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree and a 24-credit dissertation. Advanced manufacturing research includes the investigation of new production methods for advanced products, studying process parameters of new processes, and understanding the interaction of processes in advanced manufacturing systems. Current IMSE efforts in this area include rapid manufacturing systems, advanced metrology and inspection, control and automation systems, and industrial energy efficiency.

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Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount St. 
Wichita, Kansas 67260
Phone: 316-978-3456

Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Manufacturing Engineering  (BSMfE)
Manufacturing Engineering is concerned with converting raw materials and intermediate products into final and other intermediate products through the use of various design, processing, assembly, and automation techniques as well as the design and manufacturing of tools, jigs, and machines used in these processes. The strength of the BSMfE program at Wichita State is its emphasis on the following three manufacturing engineering areas: materials and processes; product engineering and assembly; and, manufacturing quality and productivity. Manufacturing engineers can apply their broad and comprehensive skills in a wide spectrum of industries.

Available Facilities
Modern, well-equipped laboratories are available to supplement classroom theory in ergonomics, manufacturing engineering, and computer analysis. The department’s laboratory facilities include: Engineering Graphics Lab, Metrology Lab, Cessna Manufacturing Processes Lab, Ergonomics/Human Factors Lab, Composites Manufacturing Lab,Advanced Manufacturing Process Lab, Rapid Prototyping Lab, Virtual Reality Development Lab, Open Computing Lab.

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Eastern Kentucky University 
521 Lancaster Ave
Richmond, Kentucky 40475
Phone: 859-622-1000

Applied Engineering & Technology 
The Department of Applied Engineering and Technology prepares professionals - through bachelor, associate, and certification programs - for careers in: 

  • Applied Engineering Management
  • Aviation
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Construction Management
  • Network Security and Electronics
The Department is located in the Ralph W. Whalin Technology Complex which includes approximately 100,000 square feet of classroom and laboratory space. Laboratories housed in the Whalin Complex include aviation, automation, electronics, computer aided drafting (CAD), flight simulator, graphic communications, quality assurance and metrology, materials and metallic processes, construction estimating, fluid power and computer applications.

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Louisiana Delta Community College
7500 Millhaven Road
Monroe, Louisiana 71203 

Phone: 866-500-LDCC or 318-345-9000

Industrial Instrumentation Technology
The Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Instrumentation Technology prepares individuals to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair various types of measuring and control instruments and peripherals, such as measuring, transmitting, indicating, recording, and controlling devices, final elements, optical instruments and control systems. Specialized classroom instruction will be provided along with practical shop experience in the areas of electronics, motor controls, and different types of measuring systems. Students may be granted a Technical Diploma upon satisfactory completion of the diploma curriculum. Certificates are also offered.
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Northern Maine Community College
33 Edgemont Drive
Presque Isle, Maine 04769
Phone: 207-768-2700

Precision Machining Technology
The Precision Machining Technology program enables students to develop skills in setting up and operating conventional machine tools to produce precision parts and develop the required skills in preparation for CNC (Computer Numerical Control) programming, setup and operation.  Students will develop additional skills in process planning, blueprint reading, CAD/CAM, measurement and inspection, and custom work-holding design, leading to NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) Level I and II Credentials.
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University of Maryland
A. James Clark: School of Engineering
2105 J.M. Patterson Building
4356 Stadium Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742
Phone: 301-405-0362
Fax: 301-405-3305

Systems Engineering
Our systems engineering program prepares professional engineers to coordinate the planning, development, and creation of systems in fields like aerospace, telecommunications, neuroscience, robotics, and more. Students pursuing this option may choose to use their electives to obtain a certificate in one of the many other programs offered by the Office of Advanced Engineering Education.

Materials Science & Engineering
Our materials science and engineering degree programs empower students to solve important scientific and technical problems through advacements in the underlying materials systems. Multidisciplinary courses and access to advanced laboratories also position graduates to become leaders in the field. 

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Greenfield Community College
One College Drive
Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301
Phone: 413-775-1000 (Main switchboard) 413-775-1801 (Admission)
Fax: 413-775-1827

Workforce Development & Community Education
GCC offers FREE training for qualified candidates in basic and advanced manufacturing—online training is available too, for beginners and for continuing professional development! New sessions begin regularly. Some employment and education restrictions may apply; join us for an info session to find out if you are eligible!
Trainings include:
  • Manufacturing Math (20 hrs)
  • Introduction to Lean Manufacturing (5 hrs)
  • Metrology (15 hrs)
  • Blueprint Reading (15 hrs)
  • OSHA 10 Safety (10 hrs)
  • Work Readiness (15 hrs)
  • Supplemental online, distance learning manufacturing classes
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2280
Phone: 508-831-5000

Advanced Manufacturing
Manufacturing has been the foundation of the American economy and a powerful driver of innovation and entrepreneurship since the days of the Industrial Revolution. Today, manufacturing has moved far beyond its roots to encompass a diverse array of technologies and processes for making everything from lightweight vehicles to engineered tissue. WPI, which has been contributing new ideas, new technologies, and new talent to drive the evolution of manufacturing since its founding in 1865, is today playing a pivotal role in a new advanced manufacturing revolution.

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Eastern Michigan University
900 Oakwood St
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

Phone: 734-487-1849

Quality Management
The quality management graduate program functions to increase the students’ understanding and experience with the principles, practices and management of quality and continuous improvement. The curriculum is based on the body of knowledge for the American Society for Quality’s (ASQ) certified quality manager, certified quality engineer and certified quality auditor. A graduate certificate program is also available for those interested in obtaining quality skills without obtaining a degree.
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
E-Mail: MarkRusco@ferris.edu

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.

Kalamazoo Valley Community College: The Groves Center
7107 Elm Valley Drive
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
Phone: 269-353-1253

Employee Training: Technical/ Soft Skills/ and Leadership
On demand and driven by the needs of regional business and industry, Corporate Training at Kalamazoo Valley Community College delivers training that meets national standards, best practices and exceptional quality for businesses of all sizes. Top-caliber, experienced instructors deliver quality training at your business or at one of the well-equipped, Kalamazoo Valley Community College facilities.

Training is delivered using real-world scenarios blended with classroom theory to assure relevance to workers and their employers. Whenever possible, hands-on training is incorporated into the curriculum for maximum impact. In the past 6 months alone, Corporate Training at Kalamazoo Valley Community College has delivered technical training to include: Basic Electricity, Basic Mechanical, Blueprint Reading, Electrical Safety, Fluid Power, Lean Maintenance Technician Training, Metrology, Microsoft Office Suite, Precision Measurement, Robotics, Root Cause Analysis, Six Sigma, Technical Math, and Welding. Corporate Training at Kalamazoo Valley Community College also offers soft skills training including such topics as Leadership: Coaching on the Frontline, Conflict Resolution, Interviewing Skills for Employers, and Negotiating skills to name a few.

Lansing Community College 
411 North Grand Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933
Phone: 517-483-1957 or 800-644-4522

Manufacturing Engineering Technology(Certificate of Achievement)
This program prepares individuals to apply technical skills and computer software and hardware to the design and manufacturing of machined components relating to various industries. Students receive instruction in the use of engineering graphics, two-dimensional and three dimensional engineering design graphics, parametric modeling, computer numerical control programming, computer aided manufacturing programming, manufacturing processes, metrology, metallurgy, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, tools for production, and engineering changes. Employment possibilities include entry-level positions in engineering firms, consulting firms, and manufacturing companies that make automotive, defense industry, special machinery, and medical components, to name a few.<br>
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Macomb County Community College
14500 Twelve Mile Road
Warren, Michigan 48093-3899

Contact Career Services
Phone: 586-445-7321
E-Mail: careerservices@macomb.edu

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.

Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd 
Monroe, Michigan 48161

Parmeshwar "Peter" Coomar 
Phone: 734-384-4209
E-Mail: pcoomar@monroeccc.edu

AAS Metrology and Quality 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.
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Wayne County Community College District
801 W. Fort Street
Detroit Michigan 48226
Phone: 313-496-2600

The Manufacturing Technology College Certificate and Metrology
Short-Term Certificate provide instruction that allows students to become familiar with and use the tools, materials, and processes needed in the manufacturing phase of industry. Students are also exposed to occupations in the manufacturing field. Certificate courses cover structure of industry, elements of manufacturing, mass  production and automation, primary metals industry, casting metal, forging and forming metal, measuring and layout (English and/or metric), machining and finishing metal, fastening and finishing metal, cutting and shaping, assembling and finishing, and opportunities in manufacturing. Each unit includes specific objectives, student competencies and related student activities.

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Dunwoody College of Technology
818 Dunwoody Boulevard
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Phone: 612-374-5800
E-Mail: info@dunwoody.edu
Machine Tool Technology at Dunwoody
Become an expert in precision manufacturing by studying machine tool technology at Dunwoody. Learn both manual and computer-controlled machining. Due to high demand, most machine tool students can find full-time employment in the field long before graduation and many will be working in a shop within just the first year of the program.

Dunwoody’s Machine Tool Technology Program Features:
  • Training in Solidworks, MasterCAM, and CREO software.
  • Access to Dunwoody’s Engineering Materials, Mechanics and Metrology Lab where students are trained on coordinate measurement machines, a microscope and optical measurement software, CNC simulators, 3D printers, MTS tensile and compression testers, and inspection tools like micrometers, calipers, and gage blocks.
  • Access to Dunwoody’s Machine Shop featuring Bridgeport vertical mills, bandsaws, pedestal grinders, surface grinders, a horizontal saw, manual lathes, Haas CNC vertical mills, Haas CNC turning centers, a Sodick wire EDM, and a Charmilles sinker EDM.

Hennepin Technical College

9000 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445

Phone: 952-995-1300

Quality Assurance
Today's advanced manufacturing facilities require the application of well-developed analytical skills to support the delivery of quality products and services. This program addresses Quality Assurance (QA) and will focus on the planned and systematic activities that are part of a quality system of manufacturing requirements for a product or service. In addition to the foundational principles which govern advanced manufacturing practices, this certificate includes training that allows students to achieve proficiency in Quality Assurance techniques. Precision Measurement principles are introduced and reinforced through practical, real-world examples. Students will become familiar with equipment and tools such as Coordinate Measuring Machines, utilized in state-of-the art facilities for Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement activities. If you believe in the idea of "quality in, quality out," and you want to play a vital role in helping an organization achieve success through quality,

Ridgewater College
2 Century Avenue 
Hutchinson, Minnesota 55350-3183

Robert T. Bohrer
Phone: 320-234-8552
E-Mail: robert.bohrer@ridgewater.edu

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.

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Northeast Mississippi Community College
101 Cunningham Blvd
Booneville, Mississippi 38829
Phone: 800-555-2154
E-Mail: admitme@nemcc.edu

Precision Manufacturing & Machining (Associate Of Applied Science Degree)
Applied Machine Tool and Die Technology is a progressive Associate Degree program designed with the flexibility to equip skill and technological employment needs of Machine Tool and Die firms. Instruction in this program includes competencies and essentials of mathematics and technology linked with the application of conventional computers and machines and computer numerical control operations. Machine tool and die makers use design processes with CNC and wire EDM equipment. Machine tool and die makers are highly skilled workers who utilize industrial management techniques, metrology process control, and technical problem solving techniques in producing tools, dies and special designed devices that are used in machines that produce a variety of products from clothing and furniture to heavy equipment.

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Metropolitan Community College
3200 Broadway
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Phone: 816-604-1000

A.A.S. Degree: Instrumentation & Controls
Instrumentation technicians are critical to industry operations. Their tasks include:

  • Order instruments that measure a wide variety of processes and verify they meet specifications.
    Install or oversee installation of instruments.
  • Test, log, catalog and calibrate instruments when installed and periodically during operation.
  • Program and troubleshoot PLC (programmable logic controllers) and DCS (distributed control systems) instruments.

You'll learn in our state-of-the-art labs. Not all instruments are electronic so you'll learn pneumatic instrumentation as well. Knowledge of mechanics, physics, electronics and strong computer skills are required.

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University of Montana
Industrial Technology
2795 37th Avenue
Missoula Montana 59804
Phone: 406-243-7640
Fax: 406-243-7669

Precision Machine Technology
Skilled CNC machinists are in high demand in the Missoula area and nationwide.  Missoula College offers a one-year Certificate in Precision Machine Technology that includes CNC and manual operations.  You'll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue entry-level employment as an industrial machine operator.

The University of Montana catalog details degree specific credits and course requirements:

  1. Precision Machine Technology Certificate of Applied Science
  2. Precision Machine Technology Certificate of Technical Skills

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Central Community College
Columbus Campus
4500 63rd Street
PO Box 1027
Columbus, Nebraska 68602 

Quality Technology AAS Degree
The degree prepares the student for advancement in the quality technology field. The graduate will be prepared for related jobs in quality technology that may include: research analyst, quality assurance technician and quality auditor and inspector. Persons completing the degree will have a solid foundation upon which to build their quality technology career.
Note: Program available entirely online or at the Columbus campus

Required Courses:

  • Statistical Process Control 3 credit(s)
  • Root Cause Analysis 3 credit(s)
  • Quality Audit 3 credit(s)
  • Tools & Gauging 3 credit(s)
  • Statistical Sampling & Reliability 3 credit(s)
  • Design of Experiments 3 credit(s)
  • Statistical Process Control II 3 credit(s)
  • Computer Statistical Applications 3 credit(s)
  • Total Quality Management 3 credit(s)
  • Metrology 3 credit(s)

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New Hampshire

Lakes Region Community College
379 Belmont Road
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246
Phone: 603-524-3207

Advanced Manufacturing Certificate
This program of study is open to those unemployed, underemployed and under skilled with a high school diploma or GED who wish to start a career in advanced manufacturing and improve their opportunities to more quickly secure a great paying job.

A year long program divided into 2 semesters with courses covering manufacturing processes, basic machine shop math, blueprint reading, metrology, and CNC machines.

Nashua Community College
505 Amherst St
Nashua, New Hampshire 03063

Phone: 603-578-8908
E-Mail: nashua@ccsnh.edu

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. 
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New Jersey

New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights 
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Dr. Samuel Lieber, MNET Coordinator
Phone: 973-596-6368
E-Mail: samuel.lieber@njit.edu

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.

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New Mexico

Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Rd State Hwy 371
Crownpoint, New Mexico 87313
Phone: 505-786-4100

Program Advisor: Dr. Vincent Vohnout
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering/Digital Manufacturing
E-Mail: vvohnout@navajotech.edu

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).

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New York

Fulton Montgomery Community College
2805 State Highway 67
Johnstown, New York 12095
Phone: 518-736-3622

Quality Control and Metrology Technician – Liberal Arts and Sciences: Science (A.S.)
Fulton-Montgomery Community College, a college of the State University of New York (SUNY), is a comprehensive institution serving approximately 2,800 students per year in credit programs. FMCC’s diverse student body brings together students from Fulton, Montgomery, and adjacent counties as well as Metropolitan New York City and twenty countries on five continents. Associate of Science (A.S.) degree programs are designed to ready students for transfer to four-year programs.  FMCC works closely with SUNY and private colleges and universities to ensure widely-accepted transferability.

Finger Lakes Community College
State University of New York
3325 Marvin Sands Drive, 
Canandaigua, New York 14424 
Phone: 585-394-3552

Mechatronic Technology
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.

Jamestown Community College: SUNY
Jamestown Campus
525 Falconer Street, P.O. Box 20
Jamestown, New York 14702-0020
Phone: 716-338-1000 or 1-800-388-8557

Mechanical Technology
This career program is for students desiring employment in the field of mechanical or industrial engineering technology. Graduates may qualify for positions such as machine, tool, and product designer; industrial laboratory technician; inspector; production control technician; sales, field, or safety technician; CAD operator; and other related positions. Graduates also have the option of transferring to four-year institutions offering the bachelor's degree in mechanical technology.
Core Specialization Requirements: Machine Tool Specialization

  • MCT 1300: Machine Tool Technology II
  • MCT 1340: Manufacturing Drawing & GD&T
  • MCT 2280: Advanced CNC Programming
  • MCT 2300: Machine Tool Technology III
  • MCT 2340: Dimensional Metrology
  • MCT 2410: Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • WLD 2370: Metallurgy

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.

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North Carolina

Craven Community College
800 College Court
New Bern, North Carolina 28562
Phone: 252-638-7200

Jim Millard, Dean of Career Programs
Advanced Manufacturing Center Room 122A
Phone: 252-638-7372
E-Mail: millardj@cravencc.edu

Certificates in Computer Integrated Machining Technology (C50210)

Metrology Certificate (C50210H)
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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
1601 E. Market Street
Greensboro, North Carolina, 27411
Phone: 336-334-7500

Applied Engineering Technology Majors
The Department of Applied Engineering Technology offers two Bachelor of Science Degrees.   The two areas of study are Applied Engineering Technology and Motorsports Technology. The two degree programs prepare its graduates for careers in manufacturing execution systems, supply chain management systems, six sigma, lean enterprises, quality control, motorsports management and technology, and many other interdisciplinary areas.  In addition, areas of study for the future will be in the areas of nano engineering technology. The programs offered in AET will assist you in finding a specific major based on your career interests or personal characteristics.

Multiple functional laboratories - Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) and Robotics lab, Manufacturing Execution System lab, CNC lab, Metrology lab, Material Testing lab, Metallurgy lab; Prototyping lab, Power lab, Polymer lab; Motorsports lab, and Machine shop.

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Center for Precision Metrology
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28223 
Phone: 704-687-2000

Robert Hocken / Kathy Lloyd
E-Mail: hocken@uncc.edu / kglloyd@uncc.edu

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.

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North Dakota

North Dakota State College of Science
1305 19th Ave N 
Fargo, North Dakota 58102 
Phone: 1-800-342-4325

NDSCS’s Advanced Metrology Training Initiative
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced a $183,653 workforce enhancement grant for North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS). The grant will support NDSCS’s Advanced Metrology Training Initiative. Metrology is the scientific study of measurement.

The grant will provide funding to NDSCS to purchase a variety of precision measurement instruments and incorporate national certifications into program curriculum.

“This training initiative significantly advances our ability to educate students in quality control,” said Barbara Bang, NDSCS Technologies and Services Division Dean. “They will now receive certifications in manual and highly advanced automated measuring processes.”

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Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0001 
Phone: 419-372-2531 or 419-372-3226
E-Mail: eCampus@bgsu.edu

Bachelor of Science, Quality Systems Online
Graduates of the quality systems degree completion program will be qualified for high demand, high paying positions in major industries including manufacturing, healthcare, government, military, education, service operations, retail, engineering, banking, finance and construction.

Clark State Community College
570 E Leffel Lane
Springfield, Ohio 45505
Phone: 937-325-0691

Manufacturing Engineering Technology, AAS
The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program prepares students for a variety of positions within a manufacturing enterprise. The program builds on the student’s knowledge of computer-aided design, electronics, and manufacturing processes, providing additional skills in areas such as statistical process control, automation, and computer numerical control.

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.

Central Ohio Technical University
1179 University Drive
Newark, Ohio 43055
Phone: 740-366-9494

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.

Owens Community College 
30335 Oregon Road
Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
Phone: 567-661-7000

Quality Assurance Major
This major prepares students to develop and implement quality in the manufacturing or service industries by use of statistical quality control, quality methods, quality management, design of experiments, and measurements. 

Quality Assurance Certificate
This certificate is designed for individuals who want to prepare for the Certified Quality Technician or Certified Quality Engineer examinations of the American Society of Quality, or who need the academic background to implement and maintain a quality assurance program within a company. The certificate can be used as a powerful supplement to degrees in numerous other majors such as business or the allied health field. Quality Assurance is necessary in any viable corporate enterprise.
Required Courses:
  • MTH 128 College Algebra 4 credits
  • QCT 110 Statistical Quality Control 3 credits
  • QCT 115 Quality Planning 2 credits
  • QCT 120 Measurement Science 4 credits
  • QCT 202 Continuous Improvement and TQM 3 credits
  • QCT 205 Project Planning 2 credits
  • QCT 231 Standards and Auditing 3 credits
  • QCT 235 Design of Experiments 2 credits

Lorain County Community College
1005 N Abbe Rd
Elyria, Ohio 44035

Phone: 800-995-5222

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.

Sinclair Community College

444 West Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

George Sehi / Shep Anderson 
Phone: 937-512-2918 / 937-512-2378
E-Mail: shep.anderson@sinclair.edu

Quality Control Technology QCT.S.CRT
This certificate is geared both to students who desire an entry-level position in the area of mechanical inspection or to skilled workers desiring upgraded training. This certificate prepares students to apply basic quality tools to the testing and inspection of mechanical systems and to take the Certified Quality Technician exam from the American Society for Quality.

Stautzenberger College
Brecksville Campus
8001 Katherine Blvd.
Brecksville, Ohio 44141
Phone: 888-859-8225

CNC and Robotic Manufacturing Technology Diploma Program
If you like to work with your hands and have a mind for technology, the new CNC and Robotic Manufacturing Technology Program could be a great career path for you. Students are taught to run CNC machines in a manufacturing environment, including CNC set-up, operation, programming, fixture design and inspection techniques, milling and turning, as well as working in a manufacturing environment. Program length –10 months

This trades program includes courses in blueprint reading, manufacturing occupations, basic machining, metallurgy, metrology techniques, mechanical design, CNC/CAD, fixture design, lean manufacturing, material management, robotics and cellular manufacturing. The program is completed with a capstone project demonstrating the student’s abilities.

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The University of Oklahoma
Industrial & Systems Engineering
202 W. Boyd St., Room 124
Norman, Oklahoma 73019-1022
Phone: 405-325-3721
Fax: 405-325-7555

Industrial & Systems Engineering
The most versatile engineering discipline, industrial engineering, opens doors for careers in variety of business, manufacturing, and service environments, including transportation, technology, health care, aerospace, engineering consulting, and supply chain management, among many others.
Like other engineering fields, the base curriculum of study in industrial engineering includes mathematics and the physical sciences, and knowledge is enhanced with study in other broad topics which cross many engineering disciplines: operations research, manufacturing, human factors, and statistical analysis. Such broad knowledge defines the several roles of industrial engineers, to improve, integrate, inform, and innovate.

Industrial & Systems Engineering:

  1. Industrial engineers are improvement engineers. ISEs help organizations add value by eliminating waste, maximizing quality and productivity, and using resources effectively.
  2. Industrial engineers are integration engineers. ISEs bring people, processes, and technologies together to solve complex problems in all types of organizations.
  3. Industrial engineers are information engineers. ISEs use computer-based tools to collect data, organize and analyze information, and present solutions for decision-making.
  4. Industrial engineers are innovation engineers. ISEs use a holistic approach, combining engineering expertise with a business perspective, to solve modern, often large-scale, problems.

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Central Oregon Community College
2600 N.W. College Way 
Bend, Oregon 97703 

MATC Quality Assurance Certifcate
The Quality Assurance One-Year Certificate of Completion program is a self-directed, outcome-based program designed to prepare students for technician-level employment in quality assurance jobs in a manufacturing environment. The program is offered exclusively at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center (MATC) at COCC's Redmond Campus. Departmental approval is required for enrollment at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center. 

Building on a strong foundation of blueprint reading and basic manuafcturing skills, students learn about quality assuarance by understanding:

  • Quality tools such as optical comparitors, coordinate measuring machines and digital measuing instruments
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC), and lean practices.
  • Visual inspection methods

All credits required to satisfy the requirements of this One-Year Certificate can also be applied towards the Associate of Applied Science degree in Manufacturing Technology.

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Butler County Community College
107 College Drive
Butler, Pennsylvania 16002

Schiebel, David - Metrology/Electronics 
Phone: 724-287-8711 x8295
E-Mail: david.schiebel@bc3.edu

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. 

Community College of Allegheny County
1750 Clairton Road (Route 885)
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 15122-3029
Phone: 412-469-4301

Manufacturing Technology (Associate of Science)
This program provides students with high-level technology manufacturing skills important to the local industrial community in the areas of robotic controls, machining, welding, nanofabrication or precision fabrication. Manufacturing processes, control systems, measurement theory and quality are areas within the advanced manufacturing field in which students will be involved. Manufacturing courses will focus on projects involving real-world industry problems to be solved in the laboratories and shops of the College, emphasizing teamwork.

The Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School
110 Old Willow Mill Road
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17050
Phone: 717-697-0354
Fax: 717-697-0592
E-Mail: opportunities@cpavts.org

Precision Machine Technology
Students in the program learn the use of hand tools, manual machine tools, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools to cut metals within .0001 of an inch. Curriculum topics include manual and CNC milling, manual and CNC turning, and precision grinding. As well as an extreme focus on precision Measurement. Students also learn interpretation of blueprint drawings to gain understanding of machining industry specifications. Training also includes precision inspection using sophisticated measuring equipment, a toolmaker’s microscope, and an optical comparator within the metrology lab, where quality assurance is emphasized.

Robert Morris University
6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, Pennsylvania 15108-1189
Phone: 412-397-3000

M.S. in Engineering Management
The M.S. in Engineering Management focuses on the application of engineering principles, providing leadership in technical environments, and synthesizing theory and practice in the design and development of engineering management systems.

RMU's innovative online master's program in Engineering Management — nationally ranked by SuperScholar.org — prepares you to apply knowledge and provide leadership in technical environments. Graduates demonstrate an advanced level of intellectual achievement through the synthesis of theory and practice in the design and development of engineering management systems.

The heart of RMU's engineering programs is The Learning Factory, an industrial-grade facility with equipment for automatic identification, CNC machining and turning, controls, injection molding, machine tool monitoring, machine vision, materials testing, metallography, metrology, packaging, powder metallurgy, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, and robotics. Hardware is supported by a suite of software packages for design, analysis, manufacturing, simulation, offline programming, controls, monitoring, integration, software development, enterprise resource management and other engineering activities.

Puerto Rico

Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
377 Ponce De Leon Avenue
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918
Phone: 787-622-8000

Master in Manufacturing Engineering
The Master Program in Manufacturing Engineering distinguishes itself by its depth and focus in state of the art technology, process improvements, process controls, cutting edge manufacturing and services engineering systems. It seeks to prepare professional engineers for managerial positions and responsibilities in manufacturing/operational, research or service organizations. The program offers the opportunity to specialize in the major manufacturing/service sectors, such as Pharmaceutical Processes, also to specialize in the field of Industrial Automation, and Quality Management to serve a wide range of manufacturing companies or service organizations.

The program of study allows graduates to gain a deep knowledge in current and new manufacturing technologies, such as continuous manufacturing processes, regulatory issues affecting manufacturing, quality risk management, Lean Six Sigma, decision making tools, as well as a thorough knowledge in key aspects regarding the operation and management of a high tech industry. Such knowledge will prepare them to assume relevant positions within manufacturing, research or service companies either in Puerto Rico, the U.S. or abroad. Professionals graduating from the Master Program in Manufacturing Engineering include engineers from the traditional disciplines such as industrial, electrical, mechanical, computer and chemical engineering among other disciplines such as Pharmaceutical Engineering.

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Rhode Island

New England Institute of Technology
East Greenwich Campus
One New England Tech Boulevard
East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818
Phone: 401-467-7744
Toll Free: 800-736-7744

Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate Degree
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program concentrates on product design through the study of design principles, problem-solving, engineering materials, and manufacturing processes and machines.  Learn about electricity and electronics, metrology, tool design, and more. Become qualified for multiple technologist positions, including product designer, CAD designer, R&D technician, and tool designer.

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South Carolina

Piedmont Technical College
620 Emerald Rd N
Greenwood, South Carolina 29648-1467
Phone: 800-868-5528

Sandy Warner 
Phone: 864-941-8466
E-Mail: Warner.S@ptc.edu

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.

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Tennessee Tech University
1 William L Jones Dr
Cookeville, Tennessee 38505
Phone: 931-372-3101

Undergraduate Studies in Manufacturing and Engineering Technology
Manufacturing and Engineering Technology students are also strongly encouraged to participate in cooperative education assignments with well-respected industrial manufacturers. Qualified students gain valuable on-the-job experience while earning money to offset educational expenses. By supplying graduates with a technical, operational, and managerial education, the Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Technology meets the needs of manufacturing and automotive industry. The wide breadth of technical positions in manufacturing industry ensures the Manufacturing and Engineering Technology graduates interesting and challenging careers. Most of the MET graduates receive multiple job offers by the time of graduation. This trend is expected to continue with the MET graduates in high demand for many years to come. Traditionally, TTU's MET graduates successfully move through the ranks in industry to top leadership positions. Examples of positions held by manufacturing and engineering technology graduates include: Manufacturing Engineer, Process Engineer, Operations Manager, Industrial Engineer II, Quality Assurance Managers, Plant Managers, Project Managers, Line Supervisors, Project Engineer, Production Management and Control Managers, Quality Control Manager, Maintenance Mangers and Production Planning Analysts. 

Graduate Studies in Mechanical Engineering at TTU
The Mechanical Engineering M.S. program at Tennessee Tech provides students advanced engineering skills and state-of-the-art knowledge in selected areas for positions in industry or pursuing a PH.D. Students focus their programs on specific interests among several areas:

  • Acoustics and Vibrations
  • Design / Mechanical Systems
  • Energy Harvesting / Smart Materials
  • Energy Storage / Fuel Cells / Battery
  • Metrology
  • Material Characterization and Modeling
  • Robotics / Mechatronics / Controls
  • Thermal Science / Fluid Mechanics

The program is research oriented and requires a thesis. Graduate faculty work with students in advanced and in-depth studies in these topics; provide guidance in fundamental and applied research; help develop powers of analysis, synthesis and critical thinking; and prepare students to follow academic and research careers through doctoral-level studies.

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Alamo Colleges: St. Philip’s College
1801 Martin Luther King Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78203 
Phone: 210-486-2000

Program Manager: Alfred Landeros 
Phone: 210-486-2787
E-Mail: alanderos1@alamo.edu

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.

El Paso County Community College 
9050 Viscount Blvd.
El Paso, Texas 79925
Phone: 915-831-3772

Quality Technology Program
A Quality Technician is one of the most versatile careers across the globe. The one year certification program is designed to help you to be a Quality Technician with Quality.
Courses Include:

  • Shop Math for Quality
  • Interpretation of Industrial Drawings
  • Instruments and Measurements for Quality
  • Non-destructive Inspection and Testing
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Calibration
  • Probability and Sampling
  • ISO 9001-2000 Quality Management System or,
  • ISO/TS 16949 Quality Management System for Automotive Industry

South Texas College
P.O. Box 9701
McAllen, Texas 78502-9701
Phone: 1-800-742-7822
E-Mail: information@southtexascollege.edu

Advanced Manufacturing Technology
The Advanced Manufacturing Technology program is the first in the State of Texas to earn NIMS accreditation.
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) is the nation's only ANSI accredited developer of precision manufacturing skill standards and competency assessments. NIMS certifies an individual skills against standards and accredits programs that meet its quality requirements. NIMS stakeholders represent over 6,000 American companies.

The Precision Manufacturing Certificate program, provides an environment to develop technical skills that are highly marketable to the area's industries. Most of the courses are set up to stimulate actual working environments.

Technical coursework begins in the first semester in order to develop a common skill base for the program. During this first semester the student will learn how to use computers to read and use industrial prints, and gain technical skills.

Texas A & M University Engineering Department
Office: 7607 Eastmark Drive, Suite 230
College Station, Texas 77840
Phone: 979.845.1321
Fax: 979.845.8986
E-Mail: engineeringprogram@tamu.edu

Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MMET) is a “hands-on, minds-on” curriculum. The MMET curriculum is focused on the application of technical knowledge as opposed to theoretical content. Over 85 percent of MMET courses have labs associated with them. This allows students to learn about the basic theory behind a topic, and quickly apply that knowledge in a “hands-on” setting. MMET students gain experience using industry-grade manufacturing, metrology and test, automation and fluid power equipment.  

The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd
Tyler, Texas 75799
Phone: 903-566-7000 or 800-UTTYLER
E-Mail: enroll@uttyler.edu

Master’s in Industrial Management: Practical. Theory-Based.
Delve into the quality management methods of Six Sigma, the renowned business management strategy that originated at Motorola USA. Learn about the legendary Toyota Production System (TPS) and the emergence of “lean manufacturing.”
Complete just 12 intensive, research-oriented classes to earn your degree. No thesis is required.
Gain hands-on experience in industrial management through Systems Integration Management (SIM) courses and the processes and materials course at UT Tyler. Study in a state-of-the-art manufacturing laboratory using the latest equipment and software.

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Weber State University
Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning
1265 E Village Drive
(Southwest Corner of Campus)
Ogden, Utah 84408
Phone: 801-626-6600 or 800-848-7770

Certified Calibration Technician (CCT)
Calibration technicians taking this course will review several critical areas of the established body of knowledge including measurement uncertainty and its calculation, laboratory accreditation requirements and measurement processes and procedures. This course helps prepare the student for the Certified Calibration Technician (CCT) certification examination. This course is considered an exam refresher or review course. Participants should be experienced in the field of calibration and plan on additional self-study to prepare for the ASQ certification exam.

The University of Utah
201 Presidents Circle
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Phone: 801-581-7200

Professional Master of Science and Technology
Quantitative metrology methods and analysis is critical to the development and production of tomorrow’s competitive products. Industries such as biotechnology, semiconductor manufacturing, and environmental monitoring all critically rely on quantitative measurements. The Science Instrumentation track prepares students to play significant roles in science-based commercial ventures. Download Brochure

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Vermont Technical College
PO Box 500
124 Admin Drive
Randolph Center, Vermont 05061
Phone: (802) 728-1000

Manufacturing Engineering Technology
The Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology program prepares graduates for a career applying technical knowledge and leadership skills to contribute to manufacturing competitiveness through process and systems design, operations, quality, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and sustainability.  Graduates are prepared to employ strong communication, leadership, and teamwork skills and participate productively on professional teams and to develop and continuously improve in a career in manufacturing or a related field.

The program’s format is designed to be accessible and flexible for both full-time students and working professionals. The program uses distance learning lectures and bundled lab sessions and the degree requirements allow for transfer of course credits from other programs and institutions.
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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.

The Apprentice School
Admissions Office
4101 Washington Ave. 
Bldg. 1919
Newport News, Virginia 23607

Various Metrology Programs Offered
Eighty-six years ago, the school introduced the role of craft instructor to help apprentices develop the core leadership principles and craftsmanship necessary for a successful shipbuilding career. Today, almost 70 craft instructors ensure apprentices receive the training and the types of jobs they need to develop targeted skill sets, document the apprentices' skills development and provide them with regular and consistent evaluations.

Because of the unique nature of apprenticeship, The Apprentice School and its leadership are structured within Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Huntington Ingalls designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. The Apprentice School provides quality training and education for Newport News Shipbuilding.

Tidewater Community College
300 Grandby St.
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
J. Lyle Bagley
Phone: 757-822-1157  Fax: 757-822-1160
E-Mail: tcbaglj@tc.cc.va.us

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.

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Edmonds Community College
20000 68th Ave. West
Lynnwood, Washington 98036 
Phone: 425-640-1459

Engineering Technology - Materials Science Technology Quality and Manufacturing Certificate of Completion 
Program Description This work ready certificate program prepares students with knowledge and understanding of quality assurance tools. Instruction covers the basic operation of hand tools and measurement equipment. This Certificate of Completion requires successful completion of a minimum of 15 credits as outlined. 
Demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of concepts related to manufacturing and the quality sciences.
  • ETEC 110 - Manufacturing Basics 7.0 Credits
  • ETEC 120 - Introduction to Metrology 7.0 Credits
  • ETEC 130 - Quality Assurance Tools 7.0 Credits

Washington State University

Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Engineering and Technology Management
PO Box 642785
Pullman, Washington 99164-278

Engineering and Technology Management: Online Master’s Degree and Graduate Certificate Program
Six Sigma is one of the most respected and widely accepted methodologies in quality management and improvement worldwide. The certificate course includes a philosophical foundation for quality improvement, plus a very robust set of tools and techniques that have proven successful in identifying and solving quality problems. Foundational concepts have much in common with Total Quality Management and ISO 9000, including cross-functional product design, process management, supplier quality management, customer involvement, information and feedback, committed leadership, strategic planning, cross-functional training, and employee involvement. The course work required for this certificate covers history of quality management and the key contributions of many pioneers in the area, including Walter A. Shewhart, Philip B. Crosby, W. Edwards Deming, Armand V. Feigenbaum, Joseph M. Juran, Kaoru Ishikawa, Genichi Taguchi and others. The toolset extends from fundamental descriptive statistics and basic problem solving to sophisticated statistical design of experiments and evolutionary operations. Download Program Flyer

Washington Polytechnic Institute
1414 Meador Avenue Suite 104
Bellingham, Washington 98229
Phone: 360-595-7485
Email: admin@weiedu.org

Manufacturing and Metrology Engineering
The Metrology Engineering minor coursework under the MEchanical Engineering program is focused on manufacturing measurements, industrial scanning, reverse engineering designs from scans, quality control, and production management systems. (Click Here) for more information.

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West Virginia

Bridge Valley Community a & Technical College
South Charleston Campus
West Virginia Regional Technology Park
2001 Union Carbide Drive
Charleston, West Virginia 25303
Phone: 304-205-6600
Admissions:  304-205-6700
E-Mail: admissions@bridgevalley.edu

Machine Tool Technology Certificate
The Machine Tool Technology (AAS-MTT, CAS-MTT) degree programs provides a highly interactive hands-on course of study that prepares graduates for careers in modern industry. The first year of the program (CAS) focuses on manual machine tools and processes. The second year of the program AAS) focuses on Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) equipment, processes and programming.
Required Courses:

  • Basic Computer Applications for Technicians
  • Fundamentals of Industrial Safety OSHA 10
  • Applied Technical Math (GEC 2)
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Precision Measurement and Quality Assurance
  • Advanced Measurement
  • Metallurgy and Machining Theory
  • NIMS Credentialing - Manual Machine Tools
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Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N. Bluemound Drive 
P.O. Box 2277 
Appleton, Wisconsin 54912-2277 

Toll-free: 800-735-3882 
Phone: 920-735-5600 

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).

Madison Area Technical College
3550 Anderson St
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

Lonnie Lingard
Phone: 608-246-6825
E-Mail: LLingard@madisoncollege.edu

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.

Milwaukee Area Technical College
700 W. State Street
Milwaukee Wisconsin 53233 
Phone: 414-297-6282
Toll Free: 800-720-6282
E-Mail: info@matc.edu 

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. 

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