Quality Practices (Virtual)

  • Duration: 16 hours

This live online training course is offered by a collaboration of Minnesota State colleges.

Quality Practices is an 8-week virtual training that introduces students to a quality management system and its components. These include corrective actions, preventative actions, control of documents, control of quality records, internal auditing of processes, and control of non-conforming product. Emphasis is placed on Continuous Improvement concepts and how they relate to a quality management system. This course aligns with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) assessment and certification system for Quality Practices. The curriculum is based upon federally endorsed national standards for production workers.

Course Outcomes:

  • Summarize the basics of quality management systems including the PDCA cycle
  • Illustrate calibration of gauges and other data collection equipment
  • Document test results and corrective actions to restore or maintain quality
  • Apply process control practices for quality assurance
  • Apply key principles of quality systems including Lean, ISO, and TQM
  • Apply key principles of 6 Sigma
  • Evaluate internal quality audit practices, outcomes, and trends to improve quality and processes
  • Develop a Quality Policy Statement utilizing the fundamentals of quality documents

Course Location:

This course meets live each week in a virtual classroom using video conferencing technology where the instructor and students can all see and hear each other. In addition, assignments and course content will be provided to students in an online learning management portal (D2L) to complete outside of the live class times.

About the Instructor:

Jerry Musielewicz is an adjunct instructor and curriculum developer for Minnesota State colleges, an authorized OSHA 10 and 30 hour instructor, and a certified MSSC instructor. Jerry is a former engineering manager with extensive knowledge in the manufacturing industry. He has taught Live Online courses for over 4 years, including safety, print reading, maintenance awareness, technical math, manufacturing production and processes, and quality practices.

Bring to Class:

Click here to download the Student Manual.  This manual contains important information on how to access your live virtual classroom, textbooks and materials you will need for class, and other pertinent information that you should review prior to the first class. Virtual classroom connection information will be emailed to each student approximately 7 – 10 days prior to the course start date.

Course Requirements:

  • High-speed internet
  • Computer or Video Conferencing System with Webcam and Microphone (built-in or external)
  • Required subscription: Tooling U, $99 for a 1 year subscription per student
  • Required Textbook: The Problem Solving Memory Jogger, 2nd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1576811351