Quality Assurance Technician

Quality Assurance Technician

The Quality Assurance Technician certificate program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills necessary for gainful employment in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in maintaining consistent manufacturing and construction standards. It includes instruction in the following:

  • management principles of quality control systems
  • related instrumentation and equipment operation and maintenance
  • report preparation
  • safely perform basic manufacturing skills covering quality from the aspect of mechanical manufacturing, specifically the industrial technology trade area
  • technical standards applicable to specific engineering and manufacturing projects
  • testing and inspection procedures
  • understanding statistical data

Program Competencies

  • Utilize industrial technology concepts and practices in current drawing standards;
  • Write correctly and effectively;
  • Read critically and think logically;
  • Apply basic workplace computational procedures and quantitative analysis;
  • Produce technical sketches and drawings;
  • Illustrate knowledge of technical concepts and standards;
  • Apply processes and materials used by industry;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental manufacturing methods, industrial processes and safe use of equipment;
  • Apply technical concepts, industrial processes and principles as required; and
  • Apply general technical drafting and design principles.


Total Degree Credits: 25.0

First Year, Fall Semester
IT 115 - Technical Communications and Graphics Credit Hours: 2
IT 118 - Introduction to Quality Credit Hours: 3 
IT 210 - Industrial Inspection and Metrology Credit Hours: 2
BU 142 - Business Communication Credit Hours: 3
CS 101 - Computer Literacy Credit Hours: 3

First Year, Spring Semester
IT 125 - Materials and Materials Processing Credit Hours: 3
IT 126 - Statistical Process Control Credit Hours: 3 
IT 250 - Coordinate Measuring Machine Credit Hours: 2
MT 125 - College Math I Credit Hours: 4

Available At:

North Campus

Recommended H.S. Courses and/or Experiences:

Chemistry or equivalent

Career Opportunities/Further Education:

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
Gainful Employment Information

Hegis Code:


Curriculum Code:



Engineering & Technologies
Quality Assurance Technician

Need Help?

Quality Assurance Technician

Steven DiNieri
North Campus
Room B315A
6205 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
P: (716) 851-1930