Quality Inspector certificate and Quality Technician degree programs at Anoka Technical College are designed to train you on the tools and processes to ensure the quality of finished goods and services in manufacturing.
Quality Technicians and Inspectors put their strong attention to detail and data-driven mindset to assure that the quality of manufactured products meet the requirements of the customer and regulatory bodies.
Developed in partnership with manufacturing partners, the Quality programs at Anoka Tech prepare you for the workplace and certifications to advance your career.
Prepares students for ASQ Certification
Learn on state-of-the art equipment that matches industry
Salary increases rapidly with certifications and experience
- Quality Inspector
- Quality Technician
$25-27 per hour entry-level wage
Salary increases rapidly with certifications and experiences.
Hear from Students
The Quality Inspector program is designed to train students in the tools and processes used to ensure the quality of finished goods and products. Graduates of this certificate will have the skills necessary to be employed as a quality assurance inspector in a variety of manufacturing sectors.
With completion of this certificate students will also obtain 11 general education credits in the MnTC meeting 3 goal areas.
- Demonstrate document control skills
- Competently utilize tools to inspect finished goods of any kind
- Ensure quality within the supply chain for consumer safety
- Analysis of collected data
- Create and maintain inspection documentation
- Interact professionally with coworkers
- Interpret engineering drawings utilizing Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
- Understand basic manufacturing practices
This field is under-represented in higher education and no program has the required skills in statistical analysis. Quality Inspectors are the individuals that assure the quality of manufactured products meet the requirements of the customer and regulatory bodies. Quality inspectors work in clean, environmentally controlled areas with regulated temperature and humidity to ensure part consistency. This is a mid-level position in the field with large opportunity for advancement and increased wage growth.
Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Students learn on state-of-the art equipment in a Quality/Metrology Lab that matches industry to develop the problem-solving skills to quickly transition and learn new equipment on the job.
The program is designed to integrate with the full suite of industry programs offered at Anoka Tech, so the learning environment reflects the workplace.
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Some courses in this program may require a prerequisite. Please see course descriptions for more details.
|ADSC 1171||Microsoft Excel||
|ENGL 2105||Business & Technical Writing (Goal 1&2)||
|MACH 1132||Blueprint Reading||3|
|MATH 1550||Introduction to Statistics (Goal 4)||4|
|MACH 1090||Machine Fundamentals||2|
|MACH 1231||Blueprint Design/CAD II||1|
|MACH 1240||Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing||3|
|QUAL 1200||Measurement and Test Equipment||4|
|QUAL 1210||Quality Concepts & Assurance||2|
|SPCH 1200||Interpersonal Communication (Goal 1&7)||3|
Students can choose to complete this program part-time. Part-time students will take longer to complete their program than students who follow the full-time sequence listed on the official program guide (see the program guide PDF under the LINKS section to the right). Because every course may not be offered each semester, it is important for part-time students to reach out to their faculty advisors for help in planning their long-term, part-time course sequence. Refer to the below PDF document for first semester part-time course options and further information.
CNC Manufacturing Technology
AAS degree, diploma
CNC Service Technician
Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.
Fall semester: August