Quality Technician degree and Quality Inspector certificate 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 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.
- Quality Inspector
- Quality Technician
$25-27 per hour entry-level wage
Salary increases rapidly with certifications and experiences.
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The Quality Technician program is designed to train student in the tools and processes used to ensure the quality of finished goods and products. Graduates of this degree will have the skills necessary to be employed as a quality assurance technician in a variety of manufacturing sectors.
With completion of this degree students will also obtain 15 Minnesota Transferable Credits (MnTC) meeting three different goal areas.
- Demonstrate document control skills.
- Competently utilize tools to inspect finished goods of any kind.
- Ensure quality within the supply chain for consumers safely.
- Analysis of collected data.
- Create and maintain inspection documentation.
- Interact professionally with coworkers.
- Interpret engineering drawing utilizing Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
- Understand basic manufacturing practices.
- Knowledgeable in regulatory standards and requirements.
- Able to work in a management team.
- Creating a quality management system.
- Calibration of measurement gauging.
- Creation and requisitioning on measurement fixtures.
- Analysis of Statistical Data for Process control.
- Create metrics of cost of quality.
- Have an ethical foundation of the importance of quality management.
- Able to identify continuous improvement opportunities
This field is under-represented in higher education and no program required skills in statistical analysis. Quality Technicians are the individuals who assure that the quality of manufactured products meet the requirements of the customer and regulatory bodies. Quality technicians 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.
MnTC General Education Requirements
This program requires completion of the following fifteen credits of general education from at least three goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). Refer to the MnTC course list for elective courses:
|Business and Technical Writing (Goal 1&2)
|Introduction to Statistics (Goal 4)
|Interpersonal Communications (Goal 1&7)
|Business & Technical Writing
|Introduction to Statistics
|Blueprint Design/CAD II
|Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
|Measurement & Test Equipment
|Quality Concepts & Assurance
|Applied GD&T Concepts
|Product & Process Control
|Fixturing for Inspection
|Process Performance Capability & Reliability
|Validation Documentation & Regulatory Compliance
|Quantitative Methods & Tools
Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.
Upon completion of this degree students will be able to competently use tools and processes utilized in industry for the inspection of finished goods. Students continuing to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree combined with experience in the field will also be able to test for the American Society of Quality (ASQ) Certification for a Quality Technician.