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The Quality Systems graduate certificate program is designed to provide graduate students and professionals working in industry and business with focused course work leading to improvement in the quality of products and services to help companies become more competitive in the global market. This certificate program requires 18 semester hours of course work.
The admission requirement is the same as regular degree seeking graduate students. That is, a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or a 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of graded academic course work is required.
If you are a new student pursuing only the certificate program, use the standard admission application for graduate study to apply for the certificate program. In the area of study, please indicate the name of the certificate for which you are applying. Then, contact the graduate coordinator to schedule an admission meeting.
If you have been already admitted to the Master of Science in Technology degree program, use a Change of Status Form to add the certificate program to your graduate studies. Submit the form to the School of Technology and the Graduate School.
These areas have been identified by employers as the most demanded skills in the new Internet economy.
During your last semester, you will follow the same graduation procedure as any other graduate degree. In other words, you need to apply for graduation at the beginning of each semester according to deadlines set by The Graduate School.
You also need to inform the graduate coordinator about your plan to graduate with the certificate. E-mail your final study plan to the graduate coordinator at the beginning of your graduating semester. A study plan lists all the courses to be applied to the certificate program, including department prefix, course number, title, semester, grade and instructor. Please indicate your E-Number and full name on your study plan.
If you graduate with a Master of Science in Technology degree plus a certificate, you will need one graduation application for each program.
AET 4843 Statistical Quality Assurance
TEC 5103 Science and Technology of Leadership
TEC 5133 Total Quality Systems
TEC 5243 Design for Quality
AET 4753 Lean Manufacturing
AET 4773 Safety for Engineering and Technology Professionals
AET 4803 Plant Layout and Material Handling
AET 4943 Manufacturing Management
4820 OPD Change Strategies in Organizations
4845 OPD Improvement in Organizations
OPD 4850 Quality Processes in the Workplace
TEC 5123 Industrial Productivity Analysis
TEC 5970 Special Topics in Technology: Problem Solving for Manufacturing
TEC 5970 Special Topics in Technology: ISO 9000
TEC 5970 Special Topics in Technology: Reliability Engineering