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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Quality Control Technology (Part-time)

Degree: One-year Technical Certificate
Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)

Description: Various measurement techniques involving shop measuring instruments; correct use and care of basic inspection instruments; interpretation of blueprints as well as machined products related to engineering needs. Introduction to Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM). One classroom, three lab hours per week.


Introduction to operations process design, process improvement and the skills, methods and techniques used to accomplish this; the interactions and relationships between people and process change and the interactions between different processes in organizations. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.


Use ratio and proportion to solve applications in technology; convert within and between metric and customary systems of measurement; read and interpret measurement tools and gauges; simplify algebraic expressions; solve linear equations; apply the geometry of lines, angles, and circles to technology applications.

Prerequisites: MAT 0050 and MAT 0050 or Other (Satisfactory score on math placement test) or Other (Satisfactory score on math placement test)


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Spring Semester (First Year)


Improve customer relations, measure products and processes, analyze current process control and capability and define and audit the quality management system. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: Course will prepare students to use and program coordinate measurement machines, apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) principles, use advanced operating techniques for a servo driven coordinate measuring device. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: OPT 1100

Description: Applied computer tools to solve engineering technology problems, emphasizing the integration of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and engineering research skills using the Internet. Applications of an integrated approach to research papers, engineering technology analysis, technical laboratory reports and technical presentations. One-half classroom, one and one-half lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and DEV 0015 or MAT 0600 and MAT 0100 and MAT 0100 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1110


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Fall Semester (Second Year)

Description: The course focuses on the study and interpretation of the graphic language used in manufacturing and engineering. This will include principles of: shape description, axonometric projection, specifications, symbology and spatial relationships.The student will apply problem solving and critical thinking skills using both standard and automated communication methods. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.


Emphasis on process capability, control charts, techniques and analysis. This is followed by more advanced study of reliability, quality function deployment, design of experiments, failure mode effects analysis and quality costs. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at

Notes: Or COM-2206

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)


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Spring Semester (Second Year)


Lean operations principles including lead time reduction, containerization, module design, standardized work and Takt time, Kanban, 5S's and Office Lean. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: OPT 1101


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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.