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).

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You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

Interested in taking a single course? No problem. Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, these courses can be taken individually or as part of the full program.

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You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

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The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current 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.

Courses in this program are currently offered via OntarioLearn equivalency:

  • MATH MA570 Statistics is equivalent to MATH QC102 Statistical Process Control 1
  • QUAL10033 Applying Statistics is equivalent to MATHQC103 Statistical Process Control 2
  • QUAL10008 Metrology - Quality Assurance is equivalent to METRQC105 Principles Of Metrology
  • QUAL 10021 Basic Concepts of Reliability is equivalent to QUAL QC104 Availability, Reliability & Maintainability
  • QUAL10015 Principles of Quality Assurance is equivalent to QUALQC106 Inspection And Testing

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Explore 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: Identify the fundamentals of the statistical process and control building. Examine the concept of variation, control charts for variables and attributes to control process variation, control chart pattern analysis, and capability measures of processes.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MATHQC102
Equivalents: QUALIM338 or QUAL10009
Course description: Explore 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 and process flow charts, sampling versus 100% inspection, document and data control, NDE/NDT (Non-Destructive Examination/Non-Destructive Testing, and auditing.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: METR10005 and METR10006 or QUAL10008
Course description: You will be provided with 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. You will also deal with collection and 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.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: QUALQC101
Course description: Examine product reliability terminology, concepts of equipment survival and calculate various factors, reliability prediction methods and determine reliability of different systems configuration, life testing and analysis of test situations, various aspects of maintainability and determine mean time to repair prediction, and integrated logistic support and evaluate support requirements.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: QUAL10021
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
Equivalents: QUAL10015 or QUAL10029

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.

Course Code
Course Name


(Sep to Dec)


(Jan to Apr)


(May to Aug)

MATHMA570 Statistics (equivalent to MATHQC102) OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
QUAL10033 Applying Statistics  (equivalent to MATHQC103) OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
QUAL10008 Metrology - Quality Assurance (equivalent to METRQC105) OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
QUAL10014 Fundamentals of Quality Assurance (equivalent to QUALQC101) OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
QUAL 10021 Basic Concepts of Reliability (equivalent to QUALQC104) OntarioLearn OntarioLearn  
QUAL10015 Principles of Quality Assurance (equivalent to QUALQC106 & QUAL10029) OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
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