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


Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, California 90650 
Phone: 562-860-2451
Email: 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

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.

San Jose State University
One Washington Square,
San Jose, California 95192

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.

MiraCosta College: Technology Career Institute
2075 Las Palmas Drive
Carlsbad, California 92011 
Phone: 760-795-6820
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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


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.


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 

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]


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

Attn: Dr. Ron Eaglin, Chairman ENT
Phone: 407-823-5937

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.


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

Attn: Tony Abel, Program Chair
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.

921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209

Phone: 208-282-2902 
Fax: (208) 282-4538 

Master of Science in Measurement and Control Engineering
The engineering departments at ISU offer a Master of Science (MS) program in Measurement and Control Engineering (MCE). This program is designed to provide advanced study in measurements, modeling, simulation, adaptive, intelligent, nonlinear, optimal, robust control, and robotics. The MCE program admits students with a background in Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Mechanical-, Electrical-, Civil-, Nuclear-, and Aerospace-Engineering, as well as students with degrees in Computer Science and Physics. The program prepares the students for advanced placement in the measurement and control engineering field in industry, research, or development areas. Additionally, this program provides a suitable base for entrance into a Ph.D. program in a field related to Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. The program is offered both at the Pocatello and the Idaho Falls campuses, primarily through the use of telecommunications/distance learning, which includes partial in-class instruction. There are 30 credit hours required for an MS in MCE. The required thesis project should consist of study and research that complements the course work selected. Each student must also complete two semesters of seminar, an important component in developing research and communication skills.


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

Dave Szumowski, Assistant Professor, MPT Program Coordinator
Phone: 815-280-2204

Dimensional Metrology (Certificate of Completion (CCO))
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

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 

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.

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.


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 or 812-888-4159, or Dan Flick at the Lebanon Gene Haas Training and Education Center or 317-362-4738.


Iowa State University of Science and Technology
2529 Union Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011
Phone: 515 294-1682

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.


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.


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.


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.


Ferris State University at Grand Rapids
410 Oak Street ALU 113
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
Phone: 231-591-2340 or 800-562-9130

Advisor: Mark Rusco
Phone: 616-451-4777

Quality Technology, Certificate 
This program allows you to increase your skills and experience with an understanding of the fundamentals of data analysis and experiment design. Your quality expertise will increase your value and employability in such areas as marketing, sales, human resources, and general management. The program prepares you to take the Certified Quality Exam (CQE) administered by the American Society of Quality.

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

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

Attn: Parmeshwar "Peter" Coomar 
Phone: 734-384-4209

AAS Metrology Technology
The associate of applied science degree with specialization in metrology technology (precision measurement) is designed to meet the precision measurement needs of industry by preparing graduates through both theoretical and hands-on laboratory work to successfully enter the work force. Metrology is used throughout the world in such areas as telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical power, aerospace, transportation, medicine, pharmaceuticals, food production, packaging, construction, national defense, atmospheric research and environmental protection. The metrology technology program at MCCC emphasizes dimensional metrology for the manufacturing industry.


Ridgewater College
2 Century Avenue 
Hutchinson, Minnesota 55350-3183

Attn: Robert T. Bohrer
Phone: 320-234-8552

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.


Northeast Mississippi Community College
101 Cunningham Blvd
Booneville, Mississippi 38829
Phone: 800-555-2154

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.

New Hampshire

Nashua Community College
505 Amherst St
Nashua, New Hampshire 03063

Phone: 603-578-8908

Metrology and Quality Control for Precision Manufacturing Certificate
Metrology is the science of measurement. It is used in the design and production of almost everything we use on a day-to-day basis. This certificate will enable the student to seek employment as an inspector of manufactured parts with the successful completion of two semesters of course and lab work. The program has a mix of machining courses, CADD courses, manufacturing courses, as well as a new course that concentrates on the specifics of inspection and metrology. Students will be able to utilize state-of-the-art manufacturing machinery, including CNC-programmed lathes and milling machines, as well as the latest in coordinate measuring machines (CMM).

Metrology workers are employed in a variety of industries and have different job duties. Metrology workers can go by a number of different titles, e.g., Calibration Engineers, Calibration Technicians, Instrument Engineers, Instrument Technicians, Engineering Technician, Metrologists, Metrology Engineers, Metrology Specialists and Quality Engineers.

New Jersey

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

Dr. Samuel Lieber, MNET Coordinator
Phone: 973-596-6368

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.

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.

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.

North Carolina

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

Attn: Robert Hocken / Kathy Lloyd
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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.

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

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).


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.

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

Attn: George Sehi / Shep Anderson 
Phone: 937-512-2918 / 937-512-2378

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.


Butler County Community College
107 College Drive
Butler, Pennsylvania 16002

Attn: Schiebel, David - Metrology/Electronics 
Phone: 724-287-8711 x8295

Measurement Science/Metrology Technology, A.A.S.
This nationally recognized, hands-on program prepares you for a career in measurement science; quality assurance, manufacturing, electronics, chemistry, optics and more. 

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.

South Carolina

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

Attn: Sandy Warner 
Phone: 864-941-8466

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.


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

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.

Texas A & M University Engineering Department
Office: 7607 Eastmark Drive, Suite 230
College Station, Texas 77840
Phone: 979.845.1321
Fax: 979.845.8986

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.  


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


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
Attn: J. Lyle Bagley
Phone: 757-822-1157  Fax: 757-822-1160

Metrology Certificate,   AAS Industrial Management
Today’s highly technical industrial workplace is a competitive environment that recognizes students with highly specialized skills. Tidewater Community College’s Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology combines practical experience with the technical knowledge you need to advance in the workplace.


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


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

Attn: Lonnie Lingard
Phone: 608-246-6825

Mechanical drafting dimensioning fundamentals are developed including conventional tolerancing and basic hole and shaft tolerancing methods. The course continues with developing the technical knowledge and skills, which are required for meaningful application and interpretation of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing on mechanical drawings in accordance with the current ASME Y14.5M standard. 
Elements of Basic Metrology
This course introduces the principles of basic dimensional measurement, layout techniques for machines, use of direct and indirect measuring tools as well as the use of length standards relative to calibration of measuring instruments and the basic operation of the Coordinate Measuring Machine.
Intermediate Metrology Applications
Course studies precision inspection methods while utilizing optical and electronic precision measuring instruments such as the profilometer, optical comparator, microscope, laser alignment machines, the Coordinate Measuring Machine and state-of-the-art computerized vision system.

Milwaukee Area Technical College
700 W. State Street
Milwaukee Wisconsin 53233 
Phone: 414-297-6282
Toll Free: 800-720-6282

Quality Engineering Technology, Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Technology and Applied Sciences, Program Code: 10-623-9
Downtown Milwaukee Campus and the Center for Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing (ECAM) at Oak Creek Campus For Information: 414-297-6315, Oak Creek Campus: 414-571-4500.  Enter the growing field of quality assurance as a technician who ensures that products, components, materials and processes meet quality and safety standards. Opportunities exist in a range of industries, including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, electronics and food processing. You will learn various inspection and testing methods, processes and techniques to identify defects or deviations from specifications. Quality methods are emphasized that reduce waste and improve business/manufacturing processes. During the course of the program, students may elect to take the American Society for Quality (ASQ) examination for Six Sigma Green Belt certification. Graduates also may choose to pursue certifications as a Quality Improvement Associate, Quality Process Analyst, and Quality Technician, also offered through ASQ.