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Quality Assurance (Part-time)

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Program Code:
0452
School:
Engineering & Information Technology

About the Program

This part-time program would be of interest to people employed in quality engineering functions - quality control and quality assurance, receiving and in-process inspection, and to co-ordinate measuring machine operators, manufacturing technicians and technologists. Topics in quality control and assurance are covered in depth and in a practical and realistic manner. On completion of the program, the graduate will be able to apply the proper techniques and procedures to solve practical manufacturing problems with respect
to quality. Graduates will receive a College Certificate which is recognized by industry.
This certificate will help in preparing to write the American Society of Quality's certification examinations such as Certified Quality Technician (CQT), or Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), once qualified work experience is obtained.
Note: ASQ Certification, examination fees and examination schedules are determined by the ASQ and are not included in the course fees.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 4 years of acceptance into the program.

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Graduate Opportunities

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Program Information

For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

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Program Outcomes

Program Courses

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Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
Electives: Group A
Student must pass 3 Course(s)
DIMM1080 Co-Ordinate Measuring Machines

Description: Recommended: DIMM1090 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing AND the ability to interpret engineering drawings. This course will cover the operation of Co-ordinate Measuring Machines (CMM), measuring routines and programming for dimensional measurements. In addition, students will complete case studies on various drawings and perform manual measuring routines on a Mitutoyo CMM using programs.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
DIMM1090 Geometric Dimensioning And Tolerancing

Description: Recommended: Mathematics Level IV or Mathematics Grade 12 (General or Advanced) or equivalent AND the ability to read engineering drawings. The course extends basic engineering drafting skills to the applied principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Emphasis is placed on interpretation and application symbols to drawings, measurements and quality control.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
MECH1030 Metrology

Description: Recommended: Mathematics Level IV or Mathematics Grade 12 (General or Advanced) or equivalent. This course will examine the principles of dimensional metrology, applied precision measuring instruments relating to the geometric features, and complex measuring instruments. Topics will include optical, electronic and pneumatic instruments and co-ordinate measuring machines. The integration of the measuring instruments within the manufacturing cell is studied together with the required interface devices.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
MECH1100 Mechanical Testing Of Materials

Description: Recommended: Mathematics, Certificate of Education Level IV or equivalent. This course is an introduction to the concepts of mechanical testing of materials and their specifications. Testing procedures such as: tensile, compression, torsion, fracture toughness and hardness, will be discussed and performed in the laboratory. The relation between mechanical properties and metallurgical structures of metals will also be discussed.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
QUAL1020 Computer Applications In Quality Assurance

Description: Recommended: Computer Literacy or equivalent knowledge (working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word and Excel). The student will be introduced to the computerization of statistical process control functions such as histograms, control charts and data collection. This course uses spreadsheets, word processing and other quality assurance related software to demonstrate how computers can be used to effectively manage a quality system.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
QUAL1050 Statistical Methods Of Quality Assurance

Description: Recommended: QUAL1030 Fundamentals of Quality Assurance or equivalent. This course develops the more advanced statistical techniques to evaluate quality, analyse processes, products and out-of-control conditions, solve manufacturing problems, establish and evaluate specifications and tolerances, and reduce product variability. The course will develop the skills of statistical analysis and decision making, testing of hypotheses, risks of incorrect decisions, estimation of population parameters, sample size determination, analysis of variance, correlation and regression techniques.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
Electives: Group B
Student must pass 3 Course(s)
QUAL1030 Fundamentals Of Quality Assurance

Description: Recommended: MATH1385 or equivalent. This course provides an introduction to quality assurance and control programs within a business organization. Topics include the nature and history of quality, factors which affect quality, quality inspection and verification. The course will also deal with collection, analysis and interpretation of data, histograms and frequency distributions, probability and its applications, normal and binomial curves, control charts for variables and attributes, and statistical sampling.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
QUAL1040 Principles Of Quality Assurance

Description: Recommended: QUAL1030 Fundamentals of Quality Assurance. This course will present, in detail, the principles of quality functions and how to select and implement those that are appropriate. Emphasis will be on the theory of self-control, motivation for quality and cost of quality, quality audit, vendor relations, customer relations, measurement control, control of non-conforming materials and corrective actions. The control of variables will be related to management, operator and the system dominant concepts.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
QUAL1060 Basic Concepts Of Reliability

Description: Recommended: QUAL1030 Fundamentals of Quality Assurance or equivalent AND Statistical Methods of Quality Assurance or equivalent. This course presents the concepts of reliability, integrated with statistical techniques used in other areas of quality assurance. It provides a summary of methods and procedures of reliability statistics for professional designers and test and reliability personnel. Topics include a review of distributions, tests of hypothesis, logic diagrams, mathematical models, predictions of component reliability, apportionment, reliability growth, assessment methods and reliability demonstration.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
QUAL1070 Design Of Experiments - Basic

Description: Recommended: QUAL1030 Fundamentals of Quality Assurance or equivalent. This course is based on classical Design of Experiment. Discussions on distributions, hypothesis testing and normal probability plots will be included. Full and fractional factorials, including main effects, interactions, confidence intervals and prediction of future observations will be covered. Implementation will also be studied. Note: A statistical function calculator is required for the first class.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
QUAL1090 Total Quality Management

Description: Recommended: QUAL1030 Fundamentals of Quality Assurance or equivalent.
This course will focus on the philosophy and the guiding principles that represent the foundation of a continuously improving organization. In addition, students will study the quantitative methods and human resources to improve all the processes within an organization and exceed customer needs.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
Electives: Group C
Student must pass 2 Course(s)
DIMM1080 Co-Ordinate Measuring Machines

Description: Recommended: DIMM1090 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing AND the ability to interpret engineering drawings. This course will cover the operation of Co-ordinate Measuring Machines (CMM), measuring routines and programming for dimensional measurements. In addition, students will complete case studies on various drawings and perform manual measuring routines on a Mitutoyo CMM using programs.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
DIMM1090 Geometric Dimensioning And Tolerancing

Description: Recommended: Mathematics Level IV or Mathematics Grade 12 (General or Advanced) or equivalent AND the ability to read engineering drawings. The course extends basic engineering drafting skills to the applied principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Emphasis is placed on interpretation and application symbols to drawings, measurements and quality control.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
DIMM1110 Geometric Dimensioning And Tolerancing - Advanced

Description: This course covers extended principles of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) as contained in the latest standard for mechanical engineering drawings - ASME Y14.5-2009. The advanced concepts course includes a more in-depth discussion on selected GD&T topics and in a matter that relates closely to how GD&T is used in industry. The examples are more complex and include explanation of tolerancing concepts that are often problematic in the workplace.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
MECH1030 Metrology

Description: Recommended: Mathematics Level IV or Mathematics Grade 12 (General or Advanced) or equivalent. This course will examine the principles of dimensional metrology, applied precision measuring instruments relating to the geometric features, and complex measuring instruments. Topics will include optical, electronic and pneumatic instruments and co-ordinate measuring machines. The integration of the measuring instruments within the manufacturing cell is studied together with the required interface devices.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
MECH1100 Mechanical Testing Of Materials

Description: Recommended: Mathematics, Certificate of Education Level IV or equivalent. This course is an introduction to the concepts of mechanical testing of materials and their specifications. Testing procedures such as: tensile, compression, torsion, fracture toughness and hardness, will be discussed and performed in the laboratory. The relation between mechanical properties and metallurgical structures of metals will also be discussed.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
QUAL1020 Computer Applications In Quality Assurance

Description: Recommended: Computer Literacy or equivalent knowledge (working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word and Excel). The student will be introduced to the computerization of statistical process control functions such as histograms, control charts and data collection. This course uses spreadsheets, word processing and other quality assurance related software to demonstrate how computers can be used to effectively manage a quality system.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
QUAL1030 Fundamentals Of Quality Assurance

Description: Recommended: MATH1385 or equivalent. This course provides an introduction to quality assurance and control programs within a business organization. Topics include the nature and history of quality, factors which affect quality, quality inspection and verification. The course will also deal with collection, analysis and interpretation of data, histograms and frequency distributions, probability and its applications, normal and binomial curves, control charts for variables and attributes, and statistical sampling.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
QUAL1040 Principles Of Quality Assurance

Description: Recommended: QUAL1030 Fundamentals of Quality Assurance. This course will present, in detail, the principles of quality functions and how to select and implement those that are appropriate. Emphasis will be on the theory of self-control, motivation for quality and cost of quality, quality audit, vendor relations, customer relations, measurement control, control of non-conforming materials and corrective actions. The control of variables will be related to management, operator and the system dominant concepts.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
QUAL1050 Statistical Methods Of Quality Assurance

Description: Recommended: QUAL1030 Fundamentals of Quality Assurance or equivalent. This course develops the more advanced statistical techniques to evaluate quality, analyse processes, products and out-of-control conditions, solve manufacturing problems, establish and evaluate specifications and tolerances, and reduce product variability. The course will develop the skills of statistical analysis and decision making, testing of hypotheses, risks of incorrect decisions, estimation of population parameters, sample size determination, analysis of variance, correlation and regression techniques.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
QUAL1060 Basic Concepts Of Reliability

Description: Recommended: QUAL1030 Fundamentals of Quality Assurance or equivalent AND Statistical Methods of Quality Assurance or equivalent. This course presents the concepts of reliability, integrated with statistical techniques used in other areas of quality assurance. It provides a summary of methods and procedures of reliability statistics for professional designers and test and reliability personnel. Topics include a review of distributions, tests of hypothesis, logic diagrams, mathematical models, predictions of component reliability, apportionment, reliability growth, assessment methods and reliability demonstration.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
QUAL1070 Design Of Experiments - Basic

Description: Recommended: QUAL1030 Fundamentals of Quality Assurance or equivalent. This course is based on classical Design of Experiment. Discussions on distributions, hypothesis testing and normal probability plots will be included. Full and fractional factorials, including main effects, interactions, confidence intervals and prediction of future observations will be covered. Implementation will also be studied. Note: A statistical function calculator is required for the first class.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
QUAL1090 Total Quality Management

Description: Recommended: QUAL1030 Fundamentals of Quality Assurance or equivalent.
This course will focus on the philosophy and the guiding principles that represent the foundation of a continuously improving organization. In addition, students will study the quantitative methods and human resources to improve all the processes within an organization and exceed customer needs.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
QUAL1100 QMS Process Auditing

Description: This course introduces students to various methods of evaluating compliancy with a Quality Management System (QMS). Internal quality auditors will find this course helpful, as it will examine how to best determine whether quality activities comply with planned arrangements and whether these activities have been implemented effectively. The students will learn how to apply the process approach to auditing in order to examine processes and procedures. The course will be using the 2008 version of ISO 9001. The student will be introduced to ISO 9001:2015 standard with the intent to show the major differences between the two revisions.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
QUAL1160 Introduction to Six Sigma

Description: Recommended: QUAL1030 Fundamentals of Quality Assurance and QUAL1050 Statistical Methods of Quality Assurance or equivalent. The introduction to Six Sigma will cover the following topics: what is Six Sigma, Six Sigma background and fundamentals, Six Sigma assessment, the myth of quality cost, performance assessment, Six Sigma metrics, why Six Sigma works, Six Sigma practitioners in Six Sigma programs.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed

Annual Delivery Schedule

Quality Assurance #0452
Code Course Title Fall Winter Spring
QUAL1030 Fundamentals of Quality Assurance X, OL OL X
DIMM1080 Coordinate Measuring Machine   X
MECH1030 Metrology OL X
QUAL1020 Computer Applications in Quality Assurance OL
QUAL1050 Statistical Methods of Quality Assurance OL X
QUAL1040 Principles of Quality Assurance OL
QUAL1060 Basic Concepts of Reliability OL
QUAL1070 Design of Experiments - Basic X
QUAL1090 Total Quality Management OL
DIMM1110 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing - Advanced OL
QUAL1160 Introduction to Six Sigma X
QUAL1100 QMS Process Auditing OL
MECH1100 Mechanical Testing of Materials X
DIMM1090 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing X, OL X OL

Note: OL = Online delivery, X = Offered In Class
All efforts will be made to adhere to this schedule, however the College reserves the right to make adjustments when necessary

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Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Contact

Shaun Samuels

ssamuels@conestogac.on.ca

519-748-5220 ext. 8126

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