Quality Assurance

Certificate | Code: 1546

About the program

This part-time program would be of interest to people employed in quality engineering functions - quality control and quality assurance, receiving and in-process inspection, and to co-ordinate measuring machine operators, manufacturing technicians and technologists. Topics in quality control and assurance are covered in depth and in a practical and realistic manner. On completion of the program, the graduate will be able to apply the proper techniques and procedures to solve practical manufacturing problems with respect to quality.

Note: ASQ Certification, examination fees and examination schedules are determined by the ASQ and are not included in the course fees.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.
  • Applicants are advised that the ability to read mechanical drawing is necessary for this program.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Program requirements

  • Credit may be given for qualifying courses that were successfully completed up to three (3) years prior to admission into the program.
  • All courses are mandatory and it is recommended that students complete the courses in the order listed.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates will receive a College Certificate which is recognized by industry. This certificate will help in preparing to write the American Society of Quality's certification examinations such as Certified Quality Technician (CQT), or Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), once qualified work experience is obtained.

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Program outcomes

  • Apply the related principles of applied sciences to problem solving in the quality control and assurance fields.
  • Communicate technical information effectively to management, engineering-manufacturing and sales-marketing groups, through the use of language, graphics and computer skills.
  • Identify the major causes of defects and the critical problems of manufacturing processes by applying the concepts of quality assurance and control, and develop techniques and skills to provide solutions.
  • Apply knowledge, skills and practical procedures of quality control and assurance to manufacturing processes and materials.
  • Participate with the manufacturing-engineering team to develop quality manufacturing processes and products.
  • Apply the quality assurance and control related codes and standards with the appropriate safety regulations and practices.

Program related resources

Program contact

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Fall Registration: Opens July 5, 2021
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