Quality Assurance - Level 1 - 858

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Targeted towards ASQ Certified Quality Technician (CQT) Certification. Useful to individuals in business, service industries, and manufacturing who are interested in quality. Offered in co-operation with the Hamilton Section of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) (opens new window).

Program Contact
Continuing Education Technology
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2017/18 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.


Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: A comprehensive practical understanding of the statistical methods and their application as required in the industrial environment of the Quality Practitioner including presentation and description of data, principles of probability, sampling distribution, statistical inference, and objectives of statistical quality control.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: MATHMA482 or MATHMA570 or MATH10049 or MATHMA451 or MATHMA411
Course description: Students continue the study of fundamental concepts of Probability and Statistical Quality Control and conclude the fundamental requirements in statistical methods. Topics include control charts and acceptance sampling.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: QUALIM338
Course description: Covers metrology from the viewpoint and application of the Quality Practitioner with emphasis on understanding basic principles of metrology. Topics include historical background standards and traceability, metrology control systems and requirements, and measurement techniques.
Credits: 3
Course description: Employing a Total Quality Management (TQM) framework, students will be exposed to the basic principles and methods associated with TQM and how these principles can be applied across a spectrum of both manufacturing and service organizations. The relationship between TQM and various theories and models studied in management is illustrated and industry best practices are covered. Students will complete a course project.
Credits: 3
Course description: This course provides the fundamentals of reliability, terminology, failure-mode analysis, design reviews, methodology for determining design reliability, optimization and trade-offs.
Credits: 3
Course description: This course covers the field of inspection and testing from the viewpoint and application of the quality practitioner with emphasis on the understanding of the basic principles of inspection and testing. Topics include: Inspection and testing, inspection and test plans, sampling versus 100%, documentation, and data processing implications.
Credits: 3