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Our combination of high-tech facilities, engineering expertise and industry connections makes Sheridan uniquely qualified to offer quality assurance training. We know the most current practices in real-world manufacturing, safety and quality assurance, which we replicate in our labs for industry-standard training.
One year of study
Quality assurance is a growing profession, with very good opportunities for promotion and high earnings. In just one year, Sheridan's Quality Assurance – Manufacturing and Management program can put you on the path to a rewarding career.
Targeted career preparation
Sheridan's Quality Assurance program emphasizes practical, hands-on instruction and career preparation. You'll work with international standards such as ISO9000 and TS16949 while learning state-of-the-art quality assurance applications.
Learn state-of-the-art quality assurance applications in:
- Designing of experiments
- Statistical quality control
- Management of total quality
- Quality planning
- ISO implementation and documentation
- Quality audits
- Reliability and product safety
- Product safety
- Measurements and testing
- Lean Six Sigma
- Supply chain management
The program offers professional preparation for a quality assurance career, including in-depth coverage of material that appears on the examinations for the professional designations of Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE), or Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) offered by American Society for Quality.
After completing two academic terms, students can apply for a paid co-op work term to gain professional experience while deepening their education. Enrolment is limited and requires a separate application process and requirements. To be eligible for acceptance in co-op, one has to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and no D grade in the first term. To remain in co-op, similar academic performance must be maintained in the second term as well.
Companies in all areas of business and industry (including automotive, aviation, chemical, computer, electronics, energy, food, mechanical, moulding, plastics, and pharmaceutical) employ quality assurance personnel.
Sheridan's Quality Assurance – Manufacturing and Management courses are held at the Davis Campus in Brampton, Ontario.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS QUAL51210 Quality Planning 3 QUAL50656 Fundamentals and Principles of Quality Assurance 4 MATH50027 Engineering Statistics 3 QUAL53273 Statistical Quality Controls 4 QUAL54251 International Standard for Quality 4 QUAL50172 Lean and Six Sigma 3 ENGI54635 Metrology 3 Total: 24
CODE TITLE CREDITS MATH58799 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 2 QUAL54513 Design of Experiments 4 QUAL52620 Reliability and Product Safety 3 QUAL59338 The Management of Total Quality 3 ENGI59829 Instrumentation and Process Control 3 QUAL51763 Quality Audit 3 QUAL54998 Supply Chain Quality Management 2 COWT53816 Co-op Seminar W 1–7 (optional) 1 Total: 21 (20 without co-op) Co-op Work Term (Co-op students only) 7
Courses subject to change.
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- Postsecondary diploma or degree in science or engineering
- Postsecondary math with a minimum grade of 60%
- Demonstrated competence through related work and educational experience
This program is most appropriate for graduates of college or university programs in engineering and technology related fields, computer sciences, mathematics, statistics, economics, business administration and graduates of natural or environmental sciences.
Computer literacy skills testing may be required.
Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of demonstrated competence through related work and educational experience.
Applicants may be required to complete English testing to demonstrate proficiency.
Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, must be submitted to ontariocolleges.ca at the time of application.
Domestic applicants with education outside of Canada must have their transcripts assessed for equivalency through ICAS or WES. A comprehensive (course-by-course) post-secondary credential assessment is required.
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
English Language ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
Quality assurance professionals apply engineering and management principles to improve quality, efficiency, and profit for the companies they serve. They play vital decision making roles, and are increasingly in demand.
Here are some sample job titles for graduates of this program:
- ISO Coordinator
- Quality Assurance Auditer
- Quality Assurance Professional
- Quality Control Inspector
- Quality Control Supervisor
- Quality Engineer
- Total Quality Management Coordinator
Students in this program may apply to the co-op program during their first academic semester. Enrolment in the co-op program is limited through an additional co-op application process that takes place in the first semester. Students in the co-op program are eligible to complete a co-op work term during the 4-month term following the second semester. The program-specific academic standard required for participation in co-op can be found here: Academic Standards for Co-op and Internship.
Co-operative Education is a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with paid or unpaid work experiences within a professional environment. Co-op work terms are related specifically to the academic studies of each student. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You’ll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.
Students receive in-class and 1-on-1 career education support to help prepare for the work term. The co-op component is delivered by Sheridan’s Co-operative Education Office, which facilitates over 1,800 co-op and internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.
Learn more about Co-operative Education and Internships at Sheridan.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Implement and document national and international quality assurance standards such as ISO 9000 and TS 16949.
- Design and perform experiments to determine critical areas of product development and analyze the results and form conclusions for quality improvement.
- Use statistical process control techniques (SPC) recognized throughout industries to ensure the quality level of products.
- Lead or work with quality assurance professionals to assess, evaluate and improve quality planning procedures to ensure quality production using accepted quality assurance techniques, including Failure Mode and Effect Analyses (FMEA), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP).
- Apply the principles and techniques of Total Quality Management in improving quality practices within an industrial or service organization.
- Be aware of and apply different auditing practises within an organization including internal, second and third party auditing.
- Apply principles and techniques of metrology (measurement), including Measurement System Analysis (MSA) to determine the accuracy of product components.
- Apply techniques of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing to ensure that product components conform to design requirements.
- Apply principles of modern logistic that involves the management of the movement, protection, and storage of product from supplier to customer.
- Select and develop appropriate instrumentation techniques to measure product and process performance.
- Apply principles and techniques of reliability engineering to predict product and system performance.
- Apply Lean Manufacturing tools and Six Sigma methodology to address the identification of waste from a process and to address problems process quality and consistency.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees for Canadian students$6,754.05
Notes: Co-op students must pay an additional fee of $535 in the term prior to each co-op work term.
Fees for International students$19,519.05
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Ontario College Graduate CertificateCo-op
Full-time 1 year Program code: PQUAS
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