Quality Assurance Technician

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Quality assurance is a program for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of the various aspects of a project, service, or facility to ensure that standards of quality are being met. In simple business terms, quality assurance is the difference between success and failure. If you believe in the idea of “quality in, quality out,” and you want to play a vital role in helping an organization achieve success through quality, Lakeshore’s Quality Assurance Technician program is the way to realize your goal.

Career Area
Manufacturing
Type
Associate Degree
Program Number
10-623-2
Availability
Online
  • Associate Degree
  • 4 Terms 
  • 61 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts August / January

Career Outlook

Quality Assurance Technician

Median Income: $42,224.00*
 

POTENTIAL JOB TITLES

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Inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh nonagricultural raw materials or processed, machined, fabricated, or assembled parts or products for defects, wear, and deviations from specifications. May use precision measuring instruments and complex test equipment.

 

Apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.

 

Execute or adapt procedures and techniques for calibrating measurement devices, by applying knowledge of measurement science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and electronics, sometimes under the direction of engineering staff. Determine measurement standard suitability for calibrating measurement devices. May perform preventive maintenance on equipment. May perform corrective actions to address identified calibration problems.

 

Life, physical, and social science technicians.

 

Disclosure:

*Lightcast/EMSI data is a hybrid dataset derived from official government sources such as the US Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Bureau of Labor Statistics. This salary data is from Lakeshore District, unless noted otherwise (i.e. Wind programs use State of WI.)

ADMISSION AND FIRST SEMESTER ENROLLMENT STEPS

Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.

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The majority of Quality Assurance Technician Classes are offered in evening delivery format with a few classes available days and evenings.

Faculty Bios

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Jim Ervin

For me, teaching is blending stories of my experiences with the required studies to ensure the students can link real-life situations with the concepts.

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