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
Award Type
Certificate of Completion
Anticipated Graduates
Quality Assurance
The certificate in Quality Assurance is a ten-credit two-quarter course of study intended to not only meet the needs of the manufacturing industry for inspectors and quality assurance personnel, but also to provide the field with manufacturing technicians who are better trained in how to make quality parts. In addition to learning practical measurement and inspection techniques that can be applied to verify that the parts they are making meet the customers’ needs, students will gain a deeper understanding of process control and what it means to make a quality product.   The program is offered approximately one (1) quarter per year depending on enrollment.
Skill Sets
  • Define quality and discuss its role in manufacturing today, including its impact on cost and the customer.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic quality philosophies, concepts, terms and their definitions.
  • Interpret and analyze technical drawings, including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), and apply inspection tools and techniques to verify the acceptability of manufactured parts.
  • Use a wide range of metrology equipment properly.
  • Apply technical mathematics and basic statistics in solving quality inspection problems.
  • Identify non-conforming material and initiate resolution.
  • Apply a variety of quality assurance tools, concepts, and inspection and test methods to solve quality inspection challenges.
  • Show familiarity with requirements found in flight-safety and other standards applicable to machined parts, including the concept of traceability as it applies to materials, calibration, and finished products.
  • Understand the importance of attention to detail, personal integrity, interpersonal skills, and effective communication in quality assurance.
  • Be prepared to take the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Inspector (CQI) examination.

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Shoreline Community College

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Shoreline Community College

Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133