Recent Community College Graduates Matrix

From Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Programs

This tool is meant to make hiring easier for Washington’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing companies.

This is an ongoing list of Washington’s community and technical colleges that have aerospace and advanced manufacturing programs. Each listing details credits, program descriptions, skill sets (as taught in each program), contact information, and graduation dates.

Aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry companies can contact the community and technical college nearest to them and speak directly to an instructor about graduating students.

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Quality Assurance Certificate
Award Type
Anticipated Graduates
Jacen Johnson or Jeff Halfacre
360-752-8406 or 360-752-8388
Advanced Materials Manufacturing
CNC Machining
Precision Machining
Quality Assurance
The Quality Assurance certificate prepares students for entry level employment opportunities as a quality inspector in the manufacturing industry.  The job of a quality inspector is to ensure that products are manufactured to meet the specifications, and expectations of the customer.  This certificate contains three quality specific courses which emphasize the basics of manufacturing, management philosophy, application of quality improvement through statistical documentation, and the uses of precision measurement tools.  The curriculum also contains classes which focus on computer, math, and interpersonal skills.  Currently opportunities for employment are growing in the aerospace industry along with other facets of manufacturing.
Skill Sets
Certificate graduates will apply their new skill set to ensure that a manufactured part complies with its blueprint specifications. The student will perform precision measurements utilizing various instruments and provide statistical documentation of specific parts. Also the student will provide feedback and make informed decisions in order to improve the manufacturing process. Objectives: 1. List the elements necessary for manufacturing to take place 2. Match various types of manufacturing with the materials they commonly use and the equipment, methods and processes they employ 3. Distinguish between quality control and process control 4. Explain the importance of variation and waste 5. Determine the standard deviation for a sample group 6. Establish control limits for a process based on sampling data 7. Decide if a pattern of defects on a control chart requires stopping production 8. Describe a “normal curve” including its mathematical characteristics and importance to quality control 9. Convert SI and US units and calculate derived units from basic units 10. Identify the proper measuring tool for a given application 11. Demonstrate appropriate use of measuring tools to determine an item’s conformance to specifications 12. Use appropriate calibration and measurement documentation procedures 13. Read a print or specification and determine the range of acceptable sizes for features specified

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