Quality Technicians are responsible for ensuring that the goods produced by a manufacturing company meet the required quality standards. Professionals inspect manufactured parts using engineering drawings and common measurement tools.
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Students will learn about inspecting, testing, and analyzing products with a manufacturing team to ensure they meet the required specifications. Strong communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work in a team are important.
The Quality Technician Certificate program faculty prepares students with the skills and knowledge required for entry-level employment as a Quality Technician in a manufacturing facility.
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Quality Assurance Tech, Quality Control Tech, CMM Operator
if Full Time
9 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
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Based on 2023-2024
What financial assistance can I receive?
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Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
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How Do I Get Into the Quality Technician Program?
The Quality Technician program teaches students skills that are in-demand and employable in a variety of area businesses including Caterpillar, Morton Industries, and Quality Metal Products.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
What Can I Expect As A Quality Technician Student?
- Instruction from highly experienced and knowledgable ICC faculty.
- Local employers hiring ICC graduates include Caterpillar, Quality Metal Products, and Morton Industries.
- Curriculum prepares students to pursue a Quality Assurance career path.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.