Quality Assurance

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Quality Assurance program is designed for students to obtain the skills required to be considered as a quality technician in a manufacturing environment.


Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Quality Assurance (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total credits required
Catalog Year
Effective Term
Spring 2024

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Solve manufacturing related problems using algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
  2. Interpret technical drawings for manufacturing and product development.
  3. Interpret and apply geometric dimensioning and tolerancing practices.
  4. Use manual and digital specific inspection tools and equipment.
  5. Perform corrective actions using data analysis.
  6. Apply quality systems and statistical analysis to improve a manufacturing process for a given part.
  7. Apply quality control systems and statistical analysis to improve manufacturing processes for a given manufacturing system.
  8. Use 3D scanning to perform basic reverse engineering tasks, design simple mechanical models, and inspect their dimensional integrity.

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians


* Career and wage information provided by Pipeline AZ using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources. Sources

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MPT101 Technical Documentation 3
MPT110 Inspection Techniques 3
MPT111 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GDT) 3
MPT113 Coordinate Measuring Machines I 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MPT151 Solid Design I: SolidWorks 3
MPT213 Coordinate Measuring Machines II 3
MPT214 3D Scanning and Reverse Engineering: Geomagic 3
MPT215 Workplace Quality Systems 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MPT216 or
MPT217 or
MPT218 or
MPT290AC or
Applied Statistical Process Control Methods or Lean and Six Sigma Applied Concepts or Advanced Quality Process Methods or Manufacturing Production Internship or Special Projects Select nine (9) credits in consultation with the Program Director 9

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s official curriculum documentation for additional details regarding the requirements of this award (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=167207).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.