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


Calhoun Community College
P.O. Box 2216
Decatur, Alabama 35609

Phone: 256-306-2585

Quality & LEAN Training

Organizations everywhere have discovered the need for well-trained quality practitioners to solve problems and save money.

Certification from American Society for Quality (ASQ) is considered a mark of quality excellence in many industries. Calhoun, in conjunction with local industry partners, offers ASQ exam prep and refresher courses. All courses are available face-to-face or web interactive.

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.


Community & Technical College, University of Alaska Fairbanks
604 Barnette Street
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Phone: 877-882-8827 or 907-455-2800

Certificate, Instrumentation Technology
The instrumentation technology certificate is a one-year program designed to develop entry-level skills in industrial instrumentation, maintenance and calibration. Courses combine the technical know-how, the use of state-of-the-art equipment, and hands-on experience necessary for work in a variety of industrial instrumentation fields


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

Manufacturing Engineering B.S.
The project-based, hands-on curriculum and the outstanding fabrication facilities equip graduates to excel as manufacturing engineers as the manufacturing industry makes a dramatic transformation into a future globalized supply network. The team-based learning environment teaches students to find innovative ways to integrate products and services in this ever-changing, fast-paced and complex field. Students will become key team members who will enable the design of new processes for making such varied products as airplanes, surgical instrument, toys and foodstuffs that meet customer needs, and doing so at the best price and in the most sustainable way while adhering to quality and functionality standards.

Proficiency in:

  • Materials and manufacturing processes: ability to design manufacturing processes that result in products that meet specific material and other requirements;
  • Process, assembly and product engineering: ability to design products and the equipment, tooling and environment necessary for their manufacture;
  • Manufacturing competitiveness: ability to create competitive advantage through manufacturing planning, strategy, quality and control;
  • Manufacturing systems design: ability to analyze, synthesize and control manufacturing operations using statistical methods; and
  • Manufacturing laboratory or facility experience: ability to measure manufacturing process variables and develop technical inferences about the process.

ASU Online
Arizona State also offers an online engineering degree program, that may suit individuals looking to enhance their careers.
Degrees offered online include:

  • Electrical Engineering (BSE)
  • Engineering Management (BSE)
  • Information Technology (BS)
  • Operations Management (Applied Science BAS)+
  • Technological Entrepreneurship and Management (BS)
  • Engineering: Engineering Management (MEng)
  • Engineering: Quality, Reliability and Statistical Engineering (MEng)
  • Engineering: Systems Engineering (MEng)
  • Industrial Engineering (MS)
  • Materials Science and Engineering (MS)
  • MBA/MS - Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Business Administration / Master of Science
  • Sustainable Engineering (MSE)
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Graduate Certificate)
  • Nuclear Power Generation (Graduate Certificate)

GateWay Community College
Central City Campus
1245 East Buckeye Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85034
Phone: 602-238-4350 or 602-286-8000
Email: info@gatewaycc.edu

Production Technology: Quality Assurance: Certificate of Completion (CCL)
The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Production Technology: Quality Assurance program is designed for students to obtain the skills required to be considered as a quality technician in a manufacturing environment.

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.

Mesa Community College

Southern and Dobson Campus
1833 West Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85202
Phone: 480-461-7000
Red Mountain Campus
7110 East McKellips Road
Mesa, AZ 85207
Phone: 480-654-7200

AzAMI - Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute AzAMI has developed the capacity to offer 3D printing processes with a certification in our drafting program. We focus on Fused Deposition Modeling. The FDM machines on campus mirror those used in industry with the capability to print using over 11 types of thermoplastics, including aerospace materials. MCC also has 3D scanning capabilities which allow reverse engineering of existing parts as well as for Metrology (parts inspection and validation). For more information contact Todd Verch at todd.alan.verch@mesacc.edu.


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!


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

Bachelor of Science Quality Assurance
The online Bachelor of Science in Quality Assurance (BSQA) degree program blends the basic sciences with the technologies, management principles, quality concepts and statistical tools needed to prepare professionals for careers in Quality Assurance, and to enhance the careers of working professionals in the field or those looking to enter the field, who seek an understanding of current quality concepts. Those students more interested in the technical areas of Quality can pursue a Measurement Science option.

Topics covered include:

  • lean manufacturing
  • quality improvement
  • measurement science
  • systems failure analysis
  • technical documentation
  • technical communications
  • statistical quality control and inspection
  • the manufacturing process
  • electrical metrology
  • quality auditing
  • measurement uncertainty
  • dimensional metrology
  • physical metrology safety and reliability
  • value based quality

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.

Cal State Online

Bachelor of Science in Quality Assurance
The fully online Bachelor of Science in Quality Assurance is designed primarily as a degree completion program for individuals seeking to complete an undergraduate degree focusing on safety & reliability, manufacturing, technical communications, statistics and engineering.

The program blends the basic sciences with the technologies, management principles, quality concepts and statistical tools needed to prepare professionals for careers in Quality Assurance.

The program prepares students to work as quality specialists in health care, education, engineering, manufacturing, telecommunications and other industries that rely on product or service development processes.
Courses within the BSQA program focus on topics such as quality improvement, measurement science, systems failure analysis, technical documentation, statistical quality control and inspection and manufacturing processes.

California State University, Northridge 
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330
Phone: 818-677-1200
Contact CSUN

Systems and Operations Management
The Quality Management Certificate program is designed for post-baccalaureate individuals seeking access to or advancement in quality-related professions. Certified individuals will have knowledge of fundamental principles of quality management and control, lean processes, quality applications in project or service environments, and specialized quality management methods. Certified personnel will contribute to meeting industry and government needs for professionals in quality-related positions. The Quality Management Certificate program is offered in collaboration with the Department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management and the Department of Systems and Operations Management.

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.”

De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, California 95014
Phone: 408-864-8797

Quality Control Technician Certificate of Achievement
The Quality Control Technician Certificate of Achievement prepares students in the fundamentals of machining techniques, dimensional metrology, interpretation of multiview engineering prints, and applied geometric inspection dimensioning and tolerancing (ASME Y14.5m). Students also learn the correct operation of coordinate measuring machines (CMM) and the principles of manufacturing quality control and associated standards. Students in the Quality Control Technician program are instructed on how to inspect parts using various inspection methods; interpret drawings used in manufacturing; and record, analyze and document findings using various quality assurance procedures. Program students also learn the safe set-up and operation of CMM and related measuring instruments. Upon completion of the certificate requirements, students are prepared for employment in manufacturing facilities as quality control inspectors and technicians.

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
The Metrology Certificate Program covers various aspects of the manufacturing processes which has an emphasis on dimensional metrology, inspection reporting, mechanical part geometry and computer-assisted inspection. Metrology is crucial that actual employment functions of performing measurement activities are completed with no errors. Measurement and metrology procedures are utilized to ensure that parts and components are manufactured as engineers intended for parts and assemblies to work correctly and not fail. Download Program Flyer

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Employ basic and automated measurement tools to perform inspections.
  • Perform simple calculations for unit conversions and to obtain final values from Blueprints for inspection reports.
  • Complete a simple Inspection Report utilizing basic measurement tools and drawings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ANSI Y14.5 standard and how it is applicable to inspection processes.

Laney College
900 Fallon St
Oakland, California 94607
Phone: 510-834-5740

Louis Quindlen, Department Chair
Phone: 510-464-3444
Email: lquindlen@peralta.edu

Quality Control Inspector (Certificate of Achievement in development)
Two new courses (Dimensional Metrology and Intro to Quality Assurance) have been developed for this certificate. These classes will be offered beginning Fall 2018.

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 Diego City College
1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, California 92101-4787
Phone: 619-388-3400?

Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET) program provides students the opportunity to acquire highly valued skills in an innovative, hands-on learning environment. The program features integrating experiences through which students participate in all aspects of a manufacturing enterprise, from materials and processes to safety, design, automation, quality and lean manufacturing. Armed with these skills, MFET graduates can pursue rewarding, growth-oriented careers in such diverse industries as plastics, automotive, biomedical, electronics, aerospace, machining and other highvalue manufacturing sectors.

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.

University of Southern California
Health Sciences Campus
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California 90033
Phone: 323-442-2000

Medical Product Quality Graduate Certificate
The graduate certificate in Medical Product Quality is a 12-unit program designed for students with a background in biological, pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences and biomedical engineering. Quality assurance and quality control are the two functions in the biomedical industry that are responsible for the testing and oversight required  to ensure the safety of the health care products that are manufactured. An essential tenet of regulatory oversight is the assurance of quality through guidelines, audits and inspections. In this program the regulations and guidelines to ensure the quality of drugs, biologics and medical devices, both in the United States and internationally, will be studied to develop an understanding of the basic principles important for the interpretation and implementation of quality practices and quality systems. Course work is typically delivered in nontraditional formats such as intensive weekend sessions and will use distance learning tools, Webcast lectures and study materials.

Students must complete 12 units of specified course work (four course minimum), that normally will include an introductory course in the basic principles of quality systems, a course in project management, a course in quality tools and one elective chosen from the quality or regulatory offerings. The certificate can be completed on a part-time basis but must be finished within five years.



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
Lakewood Campus
13300 W. 6th Ave.
Lakewood, Colorado 80228
Phone: 303-914-6600
Arvada Campus
10280 W 55th Ave.
Arvada, Colorado 80002
Phone: 303-914-6010

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.
Required Courses
  • MAC 250 Advanced Inspection Techniques
  • MAC 266 Advance Inspection Techniques
  • MAC 267 Metrology Maintenance
  • EGT 205 Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

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!



Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers
Phone: 860-723-0000
Available at the following State Colleges in Connecticut:
Asnuntuck, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck Valley, Quinebaug Valley, and Three Rivers

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.

Goodwin College
One Riverside Drive
East Hartford, Connecticut 06118
Phone: 860-528-4111

Metrology Training and So Much More!
Precision. Accuracy. Calibration. Technology. These are just some of the many words you might think of when you hear about the study of “metrology.” Metrology – a new manufacturing offering at Goodwin College – is the science of measurement. It is used to create just about everything we encounter in our daily lives, from our laptop computers to the buildings around us to the airplanes in the sky.

Accelerated CNC, Metrology, and Manufacturing Technology Program
Our accelerated program allows you to complete the required coursework in just 22.5 weeks and incorporates on-the-job training for open positions in the field. You will learn the necessary skills to begin working in the field right away!

Individuals who successfully complete this certificate program will gain a holistic understanding of machining a part from design to quality assurance and develop competencies in theoretical and practical measurements that will make them an effective member of any manufacturing team.

Tunxis Community College
271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, Connecticut 06032
Phone: 860-773-1300
Contact: Chris LaPorte
Email: claporte@tunxis.edu

Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate
The Machine Technology certificate and associate degree programs provide students with an advanced level of manufacturing skills sets for careers in CNC and other machining related-technologies. Upon completion of the two-semester program, the student has options: career employment and part-time education leading to associate and four year degrees (with real possibility of tuition reimbursement by your employer) or continue immediately in an associate degree program followed by career employment and further education.

Semester 1
MFG 124 Blue Print Reading
MFG 120 Metrology
MFG 150 Introduction to Machine Technology
MFG 166 Benchwork
CAD 110 or 150 or MFG 110 Solidworks
Semester 2
QUA 114 Principles of Quality Control
MFG 105 Math II
MFG 125 Blueprint Reading II
MFG 165 Intermediate Machine Technology
MFG 160 Introduction to GD&T

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]


Delaware Technical Community College, Stanton Campus
400 Stanton-Christiana Road
Newark, Delaware  19713

Innovation and Technology Center (ITC)
97 Parkway Circle
New Castle, Delaware  19720
Phone: 302-266-3300
Department Chair: Richard Mulski
Phone: 302-453-3771
E-Mail: rmulski@dtcc.edu

Mechanical Engineering Technology, Associate Degree Program
As a graduate of the MET program, you will enjoy a wide variety of career and advanced educational opportunities. Graduates work as an integral part of engineering or manufacturing teams with job titles such as designers or technicians. You will utilize current engineering theories and practices to help solve mechanical design, development, testing and manufacturing problems. So whether you want start your career or continue your education beyond the Associates of Applied Science degree, the MET Program has a 30 year track record of helping students fulfill their goals.

District of Columbia

Georgetown University
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20057
Phone: 202-687-0100

Environmental Metrology & Policy Program
White-Gravenor Hall, Room 408
Phone: 202-687-5872

Master in Environmental Metrology & Policy Program
The Environmental Metrology & Policy (EMAP) Program at Georgetown University is a pioneering graduate program developed jointly by Georgetown University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It currently offers only the degree of Master of Science in EMAP. However, it is planned that an integrated PhD program in EMAP will be offered in future at a due time.


College of Central Florida Ocala Campus
3001 SW College Rd
Ocala Florida 34474-4415
Phone: 352-873-5800

Program Manager: Sam Ajlani
Ocala Campus, Building 14, Room 101C
Phone: 352-854-2322, ext. 1471
E-Mail: ajlanis@cf.edu

Engineering Technology — Quality Specialization, A.S.
The Associate in Science program in Engineering Technology — Quality Specialization provides training for the advanced quality-related positions in the medical and manufacturing industries. Manufacturing processes, production management, survey of electronics, quality control, statistics, quality management, instruments techniques and measurement, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, industrial safety, and concepts of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma are all covered in this program.

Florida institue of Technology
150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone: (321) 674-8000

Master's in Quality Management At Florida Tech
Develop Managerial And Operational Expertise For Engineering Environments. Quality managers evaluate, develop and establish programs to ensure the best products or services from a company are delivered. Their operational and managerial expertise enables them to make effective changes within an organization because of their knowledge in project management, quality engineering, ethical practices, production, supply chain management, operations management and more. Florida Tech's master's in quality management program was designed in concert with a major aerospace/engineering company to provide operational and managerial relevance to the issues facing businesses today. Because most students are practicing quality professionals, the program utilizes practice-oriented capstone projects that allow students to share their own workplace experiences while learning the newest body of knowledge in the field. One of the unique benefits of studying for a master's in quality management at Florida Tech is the perspective graduates develop on ethical issues and dilemmas that exist within the public and nonprofit sectors.

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

St. Petersburg College
P.O. Box 13489
St. Petersburg, Florida 33733-3489
Phone: 727-341-4772

Program Director: Lara Sharp, CL Engineering Technology
Phone: 727-791-2642
Email: sharp.lara@spcollege.edu

Engineering Technology A.S. Degree
This degree is a sequence of instruction with four subplans to choose from: electronics, quality (Lean and Six Sigma), advanced manufacturing, and digital design and modeling. All engineering technology students take a common core of six classes (18 credit hours) that gives them backgrounds in safety, quality assurance, metrology, CAD, electronics, and materials. Students will start taking classes in their subplan right away along with their core and general education courses. There are opportunities to gain industry certifications, attend guest lectures, participate in field trips to local employers, and network with other students. Internships are also available and required for electronics, advanced manufacturing, and digital design and modeling.

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.


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.

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw Campus
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
Phone: 470-578-6000
Marietta Campus
1100 South Marietta Pkwy
Marietta, Georgia 30060
Phone: 470-578-6000

Quality Assurance Masters Degree
The MS in Quality Assurance (MSQA) is a fully online degree that uncovers quality topics in depth, stressing theory and the assumptions behind the techniques. Graduates know the details behind techniques, allowing them to know what to do when assumptions are violated and helping them to evaluate the relative merits of "new" quality tools.


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.

921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209

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

Master of Science (M.S.) in Measurement and Control Engineering
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, mechanical, electrical, civil, nuclear, or aerospace engineering, as well as students with degrees in computer science or physics. The program prepares the students for advanced placement in the measurement and control engineering field in industry, research, or development areas.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Engineering and Applied Science
This interdisciplinary Ph.D. program is open to students in the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Anthropology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics, and Physics and allows for a broad range of research topics (engineering, computer science, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics, and physics).


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
Email: deptoftech@engr.siu.edu

Chair: Dr. Julie Dunston
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.


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.


Kirkwood Community College
6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
Industrial Technologies
101 Jones Hall
Phone: 319-398-4983
E-Mail: indtech@kirkwood.edu

Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics Technologies, 2-year AAS degree
This multi-skilled degree prepares you for an exciting and rewarding career in the high demand, advanced manufacturing careers of product design, CNC machining/forming, production welding and quality control.  Possessing multiple skill sets in today's workforce prepares you well for career advancements and increased earnings throughout your lifetime.

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.

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) 
Calmar Campus
1625 Hwy 150 South; P.O. Box 400
Calmar, Iowa 52132
Phone: 563-562-3263

Certified Production Technician (CPT)
The Certified Production Technician (CPT) Career Pathway Certificate program is designed for front-line manufacturing and includes four Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) courses: safety, quality and measurement, manufacturing processes and production, and maintenance awareness. Together these four courses make-up what industry recognizes as the MSSC-CPT. Each course is a stand-alone certification subject to passing the MSSC exam.

Students will be exposed to manufacturing concepts and actions that produce high quality products, increase productivity, achieve greater customer satisfaction and assure a safe and healthy work environment. Practical cases and examples are investigated and discussed, capitalizing on a blended learning approach including student experience lectures, self-paced study, online labs and individual/group activities.


Barton Community College
245 NE 30 Road
Great Bend, Kansas 67530
Phone: 800-748-7594 or 620-792-2701

Victor Martin, Instructor & Coordinator
Agriculture & Weights and Measures
Phone: 620-792-9207


Scale Technician
The Scale Technician Certificate is a 25 credit hour, one semester program for individuals wanting to work in the weights and measures industry. Prepares successful completers to work in the scale industry where there is a need for technicians to install, repair, and certify commercial and noncommercial scales.  

This includes:
  1. Large scales – truck scales, livestock scales, railway scales, etc.
  2. Small and medium scales – deli scales, hardware scales, floor scales, hopper scales, meatpacking scales,  fertilizer scales, pawn shops and jewelry stores.
  3. Retail scales – small scales for grocery stores such as deli scales and scanner scales (checkout scales that weigh and scan bar codes).

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.


ITI Technical College
13944 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge, Lousiana 70817
Phone: (225) 754-9775
Email: admissions@iticollege.edu

Industrial Instrumentation (Certificate)
A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers engaged in developing control and measurement systems and procedures. Includes instruction in instrumentation design and maintenance, calibration, design and production testing and scheduling, automated equipment functions, applications to specific industrial tasks, and report preparation.

Successful graduates will be prepared to work as an entry-level technician equipped with skills required for testing, installing, inspecting, calibration, maintaining, and troubleshooting process-controlled systems. The graduate will probably be employed by a large industrial or commercial organization or by an instrument servicing company. Work will be in a wide variety of industrial settings such as chemical plants, pulp & paper manufacturing, food processing plants, air and water pollution control agencies, petroleum exploration and refineries, and nuclear or fossil fuel power plants. Skills may also apply to a present occupation or related discipline.

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.


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.


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. 


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

Northeastern University
50 Nightingale Hall 
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-9959
Phone: 877-668-7727

Advanced Manufacturing Systems
Revolutionize your career with the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Advanced Manufacturing Systems (BS-AVMS) degree, co-developed with General Electric.

The accelerated Bachelor of Science in Advanced Manufacturing Systems (BS-AVMS) degree was co-developed with General Electric. The program was built from the ground up to give you the experience and skills that will put you in demand in the thriving field of advanced manufacturing. This first-of-its-kind program represents a new model of education where real-world experience earns university credit, removing the divide between work and learning.

The curriculum is organized around real workplace challenges or projects that provide hands-on learning experiences. You will complete coursework through functional areas related to five tracks within advanced manufacturing (e.g., within Inspections, you might complete a project involving nondestructive testing equipment and techniques). And you’ll apply these skills in the lab space with support and coaching from industry mentors and Northeastern. At the end of the program, you’ll complete a comprehensive capstone project that helps you synthesize what you’ve learned.

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.


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.

Grand Rapids Community College
143 Bostwick Avenue NE
Grand Rapids Michigan 49503-3295
Phone: 616-234-4000

Faculty Advisor: Jonathan Greer
Phone: 616-234-3653
Email: jgreer@grcc.edu

Quality Science Degree Program
People who work in the field of quality science monitor and assure the quality of raw materials and finished products in industry. They develop quality assurance plans and procedures, conduct appropriate tests, and prepare detailed reports about the products and processes they study. Their jobs are critical in promoting the continuous improvement of products and processes. Quality science technicians and engineers also review research connected with product defects and quality-control methods, use statistical process control methodology, and make recommendations to improve products and processes. They often must devise unique methods of quality control to assure the quality of the particular products and processes within their area of responsibility. Quality Science students at GRCC study quality assurance, statistical process control, experimental design, gauges and measurement–including the use of the coordinate measuring machine and geometric tolerancing. Graduates of this program will be prepared to take the Quality Technician Certification Examination given by the American Society for Quality.
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.


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,

University of Minnesota
3 Morrill Hall
100 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis Minnesota 55455
University of Minnesota Online Support Center
Phone: 1-800-991-8636
E-Mail: online@umn.edu

Bachelor of Manufacturing Management in Quality Management
The Bachelor of Manufacturing Management in Quality Management is ideal for technical and community college graduates in the industrial and business fields who have experience in a manufacturing or other processing environment, particularly working adults who would like to become part of a management team. The degree covers business operations, product functions, quality and cost analysis, consumer expectations, and profitability. 


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

Precision Manufacturing & Machining (Certificate)
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.


Jefferson College
1000 Viking Drive
Hillsboro, Missouri 63050
Phone: 636-481-3000 or 636-797-3000

Manufacturing Technician Certificate Program
The Manufacturing Technician Certificate Program will prepare individuals for employment as entry-level Machine Operators or Production Technicians.This program was developed based on industry standards and employer input! This six-week certification program is comprised of approximately 72 total hours of instruction, which will meet three days per week, with a total of 12 contact hours each week. Instruction will include education on adequately operatingmanual or CNC equipment, and maintaining quality parts with respect to utilizing safe machining methods. Detailed information is available by downloading the Manufacturing Technician Training course outline.
The Manufacturing Technician brochure.

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.

Missouri University of Science and Technology
223 Engineering Management
600 W. 14th St.
Rolla, Missouri 65409-0370
Phone: 1-800-441-5218
Fax: 573-341-6990
Email: emgt@mst.edu

Quality Engineering: Department of Engineering Management
The quality engineering certificate program prepares students to contribute to the growing need for the design and manufacturing of high quality, low cost products and services. The course of study begins with a review of the fundamental concepts of total quality management with an emphasis on the Deming Way. This is followed by an examination of statistical process control methodology and associated issues. These first two courses prepare the student to study the Taguchi System of Quality Engineering including product parameter design and tolerance design, as covered in the final two courses.

The program consists of four courses listed below, which are delivered as part of the regular master’s degree program in Engineering Management. Students will be responsible for prerequisite knowledge as determined by course instructors. With the approval of the department, appropriate courses may be substituted for a certificate course, if that course is not available.

    Eng Mgt 375: Total Quality Management
    Eng Mgt 385: Statistical Process Control
    Eng Mgt 475: Quality Engineering
    Eng Mgt 477: Tolerance Design

St. Louis Community College
Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College
3400 Pershall Rd
St. Louis, Missouri 63135

Carl Fischer, Manufacturing/Machining
Phone: 314-513-4322
Email: cfischer@stlcc.edu

Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing
The Emerson Center provides associates degrees, certificate programs and customized training programs to the local manufacturing and engineering workforce. The center's outreach efforts include enhancing the skills of current employees, helping companies develop a qualified pool of job candidates and supporting opportunities for K-12 students to learn about careers in engineering, engineering technology and manufacturing. We partner with the St. Louis Community College Workforce Solutions Group to support grant funded training programs and to provide college credit for customized training when possible. We also work closely with the Engineering and Technology Department to serve the needs of the region’s manufacturing and engineering-related industries. Our services range from a series of custom credit classes leading to an academic certificate to simply assisting companies with enrolling employees into regularly scheduled classes that meet the company’s workforce training needs. 



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



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

Quality Technology
Quality technicians use a variety of scientific processes to guarantee the quality of the products their firms manufacture. The program was developed to meet the growing need for quality technicians that are needed in a global economy. The technical and math skills required in the program meet the standards of the American Society for Quality on their Certified Quality Technician Body of Knowledge.

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)

Quality Calibration Certificate
The certificate provides students the skills needed in maintaining an inspection metrology lab.
Required Courses:

  • Root Cause Analysis 3 credit(s)
  • Tools & Gauging 3 credit(s)
  • Statistical Process Control II 3 credit(s) 
  • Metrology 3 credit(s)

Quality Inspection Certificate
The certificate provides students the fundamental skills in dimensional measurement and inspection skills used in industry.
Required Courses:

  • Statistical Process Control 3 credit(s)
  • Tools & Gauging 3 credit(s)
  • Blueprint Reading for Industry 3 credit(s)
  • Technical Mathematics 3 credit(s)

Quality Auditor Certificate
The certificate provides students the skills needed to understand the standards and principles of auditing and the auditing techniques of examining, questioning, evaluating and reporting to determine a quality system’s adequacy.
Required Courses:

  • CQA Exam 3 credit(s)
  • Root Cause Analysis 3 credit(s)
  • Quality Audit 3 credit(s)
  • Statistical Sampling & Reliability 3 credit(s)
  • Total Quality Management 3 credit(s)



Western Nevada College
2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, Nevada 89703
Phone: 775-445-3000
E-Mail: Info_Desk@wnc.edu

Manufacturing Technician (MT1)
Upon completion of three courses in one semester, students will be prepared to test for the Manufacturing Technician I (MT1) skills certification. Students earn 10 college credit hours. See current schedule for meeting times.
For more information: view the MT1 flyer.

New Hampshire

Great Bay Community College
Rochester ATAC Campus
5 Milton Road, Unit 32
Rochester, New Hampshire 03867
Phone: 603-427-7600

Email: askgreatbay@ccsnh.edu

Advanced Technology & Academic Center
The award winning Advanced Technology & Academic Center is an extension of Great Bay Community College with a focus on short term advanced manufacturing and technical programs that lead to employment in high demand fields.  ATAC offers a convenient location for students to pursue a career in advanced composites manufacturing, nondestructive testing, computer numeric control (CNC) or medical assisting, or take general education courses that will fulfill requirements of any GBCC degree program.  ATAC also serves local employers by providing short term and customized training in our state of the art labs.
Lakes Region Community College
379 Belmont Road
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246
Phone: 603-524-3207

Advanced Manufacturing Degree
The Advanced Manufacturing Degree at Lakes Region Community College consists of 11 major core courses 5 of which are the core courses of our Advanced Manufacturing Certificate program. Successful students should have the necessary skills to enter the manufacturing workforce, or excel in current manufacturing employment, into positions a step higher than entry level. Students will have an understanding of manufacturing operations and processes. In addition, students will have acquired skills for decision making in the manufacturing environment using quantitative and qualitative data. Students will have knowledge in materials, processes, quality control, machine operations, machine set-up and tool section, employee empowerment skills, critical thinking skills, oral and technical communication skills, and operation management skills.

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. 

Southern New Hampshire University
2500 North River Road 
Manchester, New Hampshire 03106
Phone: 1.800.668.1249  

Technical Management Degree Online
If a business degree would make a difference in your career or you want to step into a management role, consider the Bachelor of Science in Technical Management II degree online from SNHU.

This Bachelor of Science program is designed specifically for those who've earned an associate degree in technical fields such as automotive technology, electronics technology, construction engineering, manufacturing or wind power technology. Our program builds on that education to add the management skills sought by employers large and small.

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.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
118 Frelinghuysen Rd.
SERC Building, Rm. 221
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
Phone: 848-445-5117

Quality & Reliability Engineering
The Quality and Reliability Engineering concentration, offered in cooperation with the Statistics department, prepares students with a specialty focusing on design of experiments, process control, reliability and quality management. 

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).

Industrial Metrology Education
Metrology is the science of measurement. This particular science is usually integrated with other sciences, mathematics and engineering. When considering job opportunities for metrologists one should remember the nature of the field is dynamic, practical and applicable to anything that can be measured. Still, we see careers in metrology fall into three general focuses: These are scientific, industrial and legal. The objective of scientific metrology is to standardize measurements and create new means to measure. This includes laboratory work and testing to constantly achieve new results and create new equipment for new forms of measurement.

New York

Broome Community College (SUNY)
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. 

CREST: Ideals (CUNY) City University of New York
IDEALS Graduate Fellowships
160 Convent Avenue
New York, New York 10031

IDEALS Graduate Fellowships
IDEALS Graduate Fellowships are for students admitted to the CUNY Ph.D. program in Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering who are working with faculty mentors from IDEALS. Download the brochure.

Each student is mentored by at least two collaborating faculty members from different disciplines that are associated with the center.

Research and education are integrated to provide students with a cutting-edge research experience and training in materials discovery and design, with opportunities to develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills, build professional networks and collaborations, and cultivate intellectual property generation and commercialization competences.
The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of $34,000 over a 2-year period. Students receive support through other research grants for the remaining of their studies, for up to a total of 5 years. A full tuition waiver and a comprehensive health insurance is also provided over a 5-year period.

Advanced Materials Manufacturing and Metrology (AM3) Training Program
Students receive practical training in materials science device fabrication and characterization at the CUNY ASRC. The training contains an initial intensive training boot camp at the ASRC NanoFabrication Facility (NanoFab), followed by tracks in areas of specialization according to the needs and objectives of the individual student.

The AM3 boot camp is a two-week immersive experience that includes presentations on cleanroom design and operation, introduction to lithography, etch, deposition and metrology, high volume semiconductor manufacturing, entrepreneurship in nanotechnology, etc.

Following the boot camp, the AM3 participants have the opportunity to enter into the competitive “NanoFab Fellowship” program to learn the fundamentals of experimental design and process control, as well as becoming proficient in a NanoFab tool set. Among possible tracks to follow are: depositions, lithography, etching, characterization and metrology, statistical process control, manufacturing level approaches and techniques.

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)- style program in collaboration with our External Outreach Partners provides hands on experience in state-of-the-art facilities, with faculty members associated with the Center as mentors.

Additionally, the program includes a series of extracurricular activities aimed at enhancing the students’ experience beyond the core laboratory experience. Students present their results at the end of the summer in a College-wide Poster Presentation. We share some of our REU activities with the Columbia University-CCNY PAS3MRSEC REU and the CUNY-REU programs.

The students receive a $4,000 stipend during the summer and are eligible for on campus housing if required.

Erie Community College (SUNY)
121 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: 716-851-1322

Quality Assurance Technician
The Quality Assurance Technician certificate program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills necessary for gainful employment in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in maintaining consistent manufacturing and construction standards. It includes instruction in the following:

Learning Objectives:

  1. Management principles of quality control systems
  2. Related instrumentation and equipment operation and maintenance
  3. Report preparation
  4. Safely perform basic manufacturing skills covering quality from the aspect of mechanical manufacturing, specifically the Industrial technology trade area
  5. Technical standards applicable to specific engineering and manufacturing projects
  6. Testing and inspection procedures
  7. Understanding statistical data

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

Program Director: Sam Samanta
Phone: 585-785-1105
E-Mail: Sam.Samanta@flcc.ed

Instrumentation & Control Technologies Certificate
Opportunities await you in the growing advanced manufacturing industry. As the demand remains high for positions in this industry, possessing the technical skills that translate to advanced manufacturing gives you an edge when seeking employment. FLCC's Instrumentation and Control Technologies certificate program provides you the technical skills and education that will enhance your opportunities in high technology.

Herkimer College (SUNY)
100 Reservoir Road
Herkimer, New York 13350
Phone: 315-866-0300

Online Quality Assurance - Science A.S
The Quality Assurance program will focus on developing quality assurance and quality control skills to be used in either a business management or technician role within a variety of private sector industries, including manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, health services, food and drug production, and environmental/construction services.

Quality assurance and quality control are utilized across a variety of sectors to ensure industry and legislated standards are monitored and met.  Quality assurance and quality control specialists devise, implement, and track the adherence to procedures which are designed to meet the objectives of industry and legislated standards.  A quality assurance and quality control specialist will also compile data for record keeping and reporting purposes, and determine incidents' root cause.
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


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.

North Dakota

North Dakota State College of Science
800 6th St.
N. Wahpeton, North Dakota 58076
Phone: 701-671-2521
Email: ndscs.admissions@ndscs.edu

Precision Machining Technology
In the NDSCS Precision Machining Technology program, you’ll learn about CNC programming, CNC set-up and operation, production machining, mold making, die making, toolmaking and automated manufacturing. 

A partnership with HAAS Automation, one of the largest CNC machine tool builders, ensures that you are learning and training on state-of-the art machining equipment.

The NDSCS Manufacturing department has installed metrology equipment that allows for automated measurement and inspection of manufactured products, as well as equipment for manual measurement training. The equipment includes:

  • ZEISS DuraMax Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) with CALYPSO software and accessories
  • Snap-on Starrett® NC3 precision measurement certification kit
  • Haas Wireless Intuitive Probing System (WIPS)
  • ZEISS, Phillips Precision and Rayco CMM tooling and metrology accessories

In addition to the new equipment, three NDSCS instructors have completed accredited coursework to earn certification through the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3). The new metrology curriculum has been incorporated into the College’s manufacturing programs including Precision Machining Technology, Welding Technology, and Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics Technology. In addition, all students in transportation-related programs take a manufacturing course that uses this equipment in the study of metrology.

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.”


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.

Butler Technology and Career Development Schools
3603 Hamilton-Middletown Road
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
General Number: 513-868-6300
Adult Education: 513-645-8200

Industrial Technology
Whether you are looking to jump-start your career in industrial technology or get some short-term training to advance in your current job, our full- and part-time courses will help you meet your goals and give you the tools needed for success. Butler Tech offers full-time programs in Advanced Manufacturing; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Industrial Maintenance; and Industrial Welding. Each of these fully accredited programs equips students to achieve professional certifications.

Butler Tech also offers specialized part-time training classes in AC Drives, AC/DC Circuit Analysis, CNC Operator, Industrial Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Pumps; Intro to Electricity; Intro to Metrology; Machine Trades; MSSC Certified Production Technician; Mechanical Drives; Motor Controls; Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs); Preventive Maintenance; Steam Plant Operations; Intro to Welding; and more.

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
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.

Computer Aided Manufacturing/Precision Machining CAMPM.S.AAS
Graduates of the Project STEP II certificate program are candidates for completion of this two-year associate degree option in Computer Aided Manufacturing. More in-depth focus is given to enhancing communication and mathematical skills. A greater development of knowledge in industrial courses is also emphasized, including such areas as tool design, computer numerical control, jig and fixture design, process engineering and basic statistics. This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed.

  • Principles of Manufacturing
  • Fundamentals of Computer Numerical Control Operations
  • Shop Floor Calculations I
  • Shop Floor Calculations II
  • Machine Operations Laboratory I
  • Computer Numerical Control Mill Programming
  • Jig & Fixture Design
  • Shop Floor Programming
  • Tool Design
  • Precision Machining Capstone
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • English Composition I
  • Math for Technologists
  • Tooling & Machining Metrology
  • Personal Computer Applications for Engineering Technology
  • Introduction to Operations

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.


Rose State College
6420 S.E. 15th Street
Midwest City, Oklahoma 73110
Phone: 405-733-7673

Bastani, Nick
Academic Advisor
Engineering and Science Division
Phone: 405-736-0280 Ext. 6280
E-Mail: gbastani@rose.edu

Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree: Quality Assurance Option
The Technology Associates in Applied Science degree encompasses a broad spectrum of technical specialties related to electrical, electronic, and mechanical systems.  In addition material analysis and quality assurance are integral parts of the program.  The Technology Program emphasizes the theory and application of technical principles and provides students with the hands-on knowledge to function as a skilled technician. 
Quality Assurance Option Degree Sheet

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

Technology Campus
8820 East Pine Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74115
Flight Campus
123 West Cessna Drive
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74132

Phone: 918-836-6886 or 800-331-1204

Nondestructive Testing (NDT) program and Quality Control Associate of Applied Science Management degree
Spartan’s aviation quality control training in Tulsa includes NDT testing certification. Students at our school can complete the fast track NDT testing program in as few as 11 months and then continue and complete their degree training in quality control management in an additional 6 months.

A quality control technician with an education in Nondestructive testing methods is responsible for ensuring that all products or parts are constructed or repaired in accordance with approved procedures and specifications. NDT testing methods as quality assurance management tools can be used to help with cost reduction, accident prevention, and improvement of product reliability, all of which are key areas of importance to any company.

Tulsa Community College
School of Engineering and Applied Technology
3727 East Apache Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74115
Phone: 918-595-7290

Engineering Technology, Quality Technology Certificate
This certificate is designed to prepare the student with no previous experience in quality technology for an entry level position as a quality technology professional. Students having previous quality technology experience will be able to upgrade their skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement in their chosen field. This program will help the graduate prepare to sit for the examination to become a Certified Quality Technician administered through the American Society for Quality, P.O. Box 3005, Milwaukee, WI 53201-3005, 1-800-248-1946.

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.

OU IE Undergraduate Information Sheet (PDF)


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.


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.

Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue
Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701 
Phone: 570-326-3761 or 800-367-9222

Manufacturing Engineering Technology (BAF)
Manufacturing Engineering Technology is structured to support manufacturing operations where engineers pass plans and projects to mid-management personnel, who must carry out the planning, organization and delivery of manufacturing projects. The curriculum has a strong emphasis in manufacturing, automation, and metals-oriented industries. Students have the opportunity to prepare for mid-management and supervisory positions, as well as technical positions, sales, service or research. National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) accreditation enables our certified faculty to offer NIMS certification exams to our students. Students who successfully earn NIMS certification enjoy a competitive edge in the job market.

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.

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

Greenville Technical College
506 S Pleasantburg Dr
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
Phone: 864-250-8000

Education & Training Program
Offering machine tool technology, CNC machining, and mechatronics through Greenville Technical College’s associate degree and certificate programs as well as corporate training and continuing education options in:

  • Industrial Automation
  • Robotics and Mechatronics
  • CNC Machining
  • 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
  • Project Management
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Engineering Design and Prototyping
  • Metrology and Quality Management
  • Manufacturing Process Design
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.

South Dakota

Lake Area Technical Institute
PO Box 730
1201 Arrow Ave
Watertown, South Dakota 57201
Phone: 605-882-LATI or 800-657-4344 
Fax: 605-882-6299

Precision Machining
A purposeful American career, machinists are respected, capable and well paid. Virtually everything manufactured in the U.S. today in the automotive, space, medical, green, or any other industry can be traced back to the work of a machinist. Even today’s gunsmiths use precision machining to create custom-made firearms. As a result, there is a constant and unmet need for these “Surgeons of Steel” in American manufacturing.

In our 18-month Precision Machining program, we offer students two shifts during the day (7:00 -1:00 and 12- 6:00) to provide more options and a better in-lab experience with one-on-one instruction. In the lab, you’ll learn the working properties of metals, and how to use both manual and computer-controlled methods to fabricate machined products. To give you the maximum experience-edge, we focus on practical, project-based learning, as well as plenty of close interaction with live industry to prepare you for a machining career. Machinists work in a variety of highly technical fields as machine operators, machinists, CNC machinists, tool and die makers, quality control inspectors, machine assemblers, machine tool designers, CNC programmers, or field service representatives. Download Program Description  The Precision Machining Program is completely transferable to a Bachelor's Degree at South Dakota State University, Click for details.

South Dakota State University
1015 Campanile Ave
Brookings, South Dakota 57007

Contact phone number for South Dakota State University: 605-688-4121

Program Coordinator/Contact
Teresa Hall, Department Head
Department of Construction and Operations Management
Solberg Hall 116
Phone: 605-688-6417
E-Mail: SDSU.Con.Op.Manageme@sdstate.edu

Manufacturing Technology (A.S.)
The Manufacturing Technology major prepares students for entry-level technical positions in advanced manufacturing and its supply chains. Completion of the Manufacturing Technology major will allow students to transfer 60 credits of coursework towards the B.S. in Operations Management. The program provides coursework on the University Center - Sioux Falls campus in classroom, laboratory, and field based settings. 


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.


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.

Lamar University - Beaumont
4400 MLK Blvd.
PO Box 10009
Beaumont, Texas 77710
Phone: 409-880-7011

Industrial Technology Bachelor's Degree
The Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology (BSIT) deals not only with things but also with people, finance, information and the environment. Industrial Technology answers complex questions: How can we improve safety, quality, productivity and service? What products or services should we offer? What price should we charge? What materials and methods should we use? How can we best motivate and reward people? How much inventory do we need? Where should we locate our plants, stores and warehouse?

Lamar State College - Port Arthur
1500 Procter Street
Port Arthur, Texas 77641
Phone: 409-983-4921 or 800-477-5872

George Bohn, Instructor, Instrumentation Technology
Education Annex Building, Office 107
Phone: 409-984-6391

Instrumentation Program
The Instrumentation Technology field involves installation, maintenance and calibration of devices used in the automation of industrial processes. These devices measure and control the pressure, temperature, level and flow of processes used in automated manufacturing and production. Students in the Instrumentation Program study electronics, pneumatics and control loop technology in order to obtain entry-level positions with manufacturers, chemical processors and sales/repair organizations. 

Lee College
200 Lee Drive
Baytown, Texas 77520
P.O. Box 818
Baytown, Texas 77522-0818
Phone: 281-427-5611

Instrumentation Technology
Industrial Instrumentation Technology is the installation, maintenance and calibration of devices used in the automation of industrial processes. These devices measure and control the pressure, temperature, level and flow of processes used in automated manufacturing and production. This technology utilizes piping, process, chemical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, electronic, computer and networking technologies.

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.

Tarleton State University, Member of The Texas A&M University System
1333 W. Washington
Stephenville, Texas 76402
Phone: 254-968-9000

M.S. in Quality and Engineering Management
If you currently hold a degree in either a technical or non-technical area, the M.S. in Quality and Engineering Management degree can provide you with a pathway to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for becoming more successful in all areas of manufacturing. This degree offers an emphasis on leadership, which will provide you with skills that are critical to advancement in manufacturing administrative positions.

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.


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


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.


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.


Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave.
Bellingham WA 98225
Phone: 360-752-7000

Instrumentation & Control
Instrumentation and process control technicians install, maintain, repair, and adjust the measuring and controlling instruments that make plants run safely. Bellingham Technical College’s Instrumentation & Control program will give you training for a career as an instrumentation technician for high-tech industries such as power generation plants, water treatment facilities, chemical manufacturing plants, canneries, aerospace plants, bio-pharmaceutical plants, semiconductor manufacturing plants, and pulp and paper mills.

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

Aerospace Manufacturing Quality Assurance Certificate of Completion
Graduates of this program qualify for entry level positions as quality inspectors. Employees in quality assurance (QA) inspect, validate, and review products and processes for conformance to applicable standards and specifications. Aerospace Quality Assurance professionals require the ability to read and gather information from highly technical documents and apply sound judgment and reasoning to determine if a part or assembly meets specified requirements. Successful students may be employed performing quality assurance checks on all parts of the aircraft, electrical component installation, fastener installation, electrical assemblies and rework. QA personnel require technical competence, excellent verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills. Many skills built in the Aerospace QA program can readily transfer to other industries. 


  1. Demonstrate the ability to perform drilling, riveting, and aerospace fastening techniques in a manufacturing environment.
  2. Develop an understanding of aerospace manufacturing quality dynamics and methodologies such as statistical process control and other quality tools.
  3. Demonstrate practical applications/knowledge of precision measuring tools, manufacturing documentation, specifications, and standards.
  4. Demonstrate a competency of inspection in regard to aerospace structures and composite damage and repair, as well as basic wire bundle routing and connection.
  5. Demonstrate a basic understanding and application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, conflict resolution and technical writing.

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

Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, Washington 98133
Program Advisor:
Keith Smith
Phone: 206-546-6969 

E-Mail: ksmith2@shoreline.edu

Quality Assurance, Certificate of Completion (CC)

The certificate in Quality Assurance is a ten-credit two-quarter course of study intended to not only meet the needs of the manufacturing industry for inspectors and quality assurance personnel, but also to provide the field with manufacturing technicians who are better trained in how to make quality parts. In addition to learning practical measurement and inspection techniques that can be applied to verify that the parts they are making meet the customers’ needs, students will gain a deeper understanding of process control and what it means to make a quality product.  Download Course Flyer

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.

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

Instrumentation, Measurement & Control Technology
Instrumentation, Measurement & Control Technology program will develop skills for the installation, maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting of systems used to measure and control the flow, level, temperature and pressure in automated industrial processes in the chemical, oil and gas industry. Courses combine technical theory, use of state of the art equipment, and hands-on experience necessary to work in industrial instrumentation fields across the state, and throughout the country, including chemical operations, upstream and downstream oil and gas.

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


Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 W. Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701
Phone: 715-833-6300
E-Mail: therightchoice@cvtc.edu

Manufacturing Engineering Technologist Use your science and math skills in the growing manufacturing sector. The Manufacturing Engineering Technologist program provides training for those seeking a career in engineering and engineering technology in support of metal fabrication, plastics processing, and consumer products manufacturing and assembly.
You will gain the following skills:

  • Quality assurance and process control
  • Evaluation of safety rules & regulations
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Monitoring and measurement of manufacturing processes
  • Application of 3D design software
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Application of engineering principles to design for manufacturability
  • This program allows students to complete their education in two years and begin their manufacturing career.

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).

Lakeshore Technical College
1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, Wisconsin 53015
Phone: 1-888-468-6582
Email: info@gotoltc.edu

Quality Assurance Technician
Quality assurance is a program for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of the various aspects of a project, service, or facility to ensure that standards of quality are being met. In simple business terms, quality assurance is the difference between success and failure. 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, LTC’s Quality Assurance Technician program is the way to realize your goal.

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. 

University of Wisconsin E-Campus
University of Wisconsin System eCampus
5602 Research Park Boulevard, Suite 300
Madison, Wisconsin 53719-1245
Phone: 888-526-2626

Quality Management Certificate, On-Line
The Quality Management certification program addresses certificate methods for improving organizational effectiveness through increased productivity, quality, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. This certificate is appropriate for staff and line professionals in all facets of manufacturing and service organizations.

The certificate program is designed to provide technical and professional responsibility at the Sigma Six Green Belt level to those in industry. Students in this program are prepared for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Six Sigma certification through examinations upon completion of a project through their organizations.


Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD)

Sheridan College
1 Whitney Way
Sheridan, Wyoming 82801
Phone: 307-675-0505
Phone: 888-675-0505
Gillette College
300 West Sinclair
Gillette, Wyoming 82718
Phone: 307-681-6000
Phone: 888-681-6070

Machine Tool Technology
Our NWCCD Machine Tool Technology program will prepare you to work in the field as a skilled machinist. The program is offered in Associate of Applied Science degree and Certificate of Completion options and is one of the most successful and highly regarded in the tristate region. As a student in NWCCD’s Machine Tool Technology program, you will receive important hands-on training, in addition to best theory and practical teachings for the industry. Expert faculty members will guide you through using cutting-edge technology, such as engine lathes, drill presses, grinders, mills, CNC machining centers, CNC turning centers, 3D printers, 3D modeling and more. Your course schedule may include Machine Tool Skills Lab, Manufacturing Methods, CNC Program and Operations, and more.