Production Quality and Assurance

Course Code:

Credit Hours:
150 clock hours

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
The Production Quality and Assurance course prepares students for entry into the advanced manufacturing industry. Content emphasizes beginning skills key to the success of working in the manufacturing industry. Students study how to accurately read and interpret blueprints and schematics; graphic design and computer-aided drawing; quality assurance methods and quality control concepts; use of precision measurement tools and instruments; and understanding modern business practices.


Course Details


Caleb Rogers
850-718-2321 (office), 850-703-2932 (cell)


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Shawn A. Ballee, Gary R. Shearer, Industrial Maintenance and Mechatronics.  G-W Publishing, ISBN: 9781635634273.

The lectures and lab skills will be content from Amatrol LMS.


Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

This course will focus on the elements of the manufacturing industry to include reading and understanding designs created in design programs, quality control and assurance methods and concepts to aide in modern business practices.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Demonstrate the ability to read and accurately interpret blueprint and schematics

Demonstrate an understanding of graphic design by generating and interpreting computer-aided drawings

Demonstrate proficiency in the use of quality assurance methods and quality control concepts

Demonstrate proficiency in using measurement tools, instrument and testing devices related to proper quality assurance methods

Demonstrate an understanding of modern business practices and enterprise systems

Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of terminology, identify symbols and information to read and produce a blueprint.

Apply knowledge to a blueprint reading in order to interpret design and create blueprints from scratch

Utilize industrial design software to create drawings to industry standard.

Demonstrate knowledge of accurate and precise data for quality performance

Identify, recommend and document corrective actions necessary to maintain product quality

Ability to describe and apply lean manufacturing principles and the 6S uses

Demonstrate proficiency in using, maintaining, and storing tools, instruments, inspection and testing devices.

Demonstrate ability to research and understand business practices and costs

Demonstrate understanding of business structure and planning

Tests, Quizzes, Final Exams, Skills Performance and Skills Demonstration, Projects, Skills Check


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • In-class lecture and discussion
  • On-line learning management systems
  • Hands-on competency-based labs
  • Assessments


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