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Applied Quality and Standards @NCC

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Local manufacturing experts assist NCC with developing a curriculum for Applied Quality & Standards that will keep students competitive and knowledgeable in today's practices. Those new to the program will pick up vital hands-on operating skills; those returning to the program will gain a new set of skills that will help them to advance in the workforce.

The curriculum includes a work-based internship that can be completed with a student's current employer. Graduates new to manufacturing will gain a new set of skills and knowledge qualifying them as machine operators, quality inspectors or technicians, and manufacturing engineering technicians. Existing manufacturing personnel who graduate from this program will become better qualified as technicians, auditors, supervisors and managers of quality, manufacturing group leaders, and process technicians.

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Degrees We Offer

  • Associate in Applied Science | 2 years
  • This entire program can be completed at our Bethlehem Campus

State Licensing

If you are a Northampton Community College student living outside of Pennsylvania or intending to complete an internship or clinical placement outside of the state in a NCC program leading to professional licensure, you should review requirements on the state board website to make sure that the program qualifies.

Licensure requirements vary from state to state and you may require additional authorization from the professional licensing agency in that state. Participating in a program from outside of Pennsylvania, if not properly authorized by that state's professional licensing board, could result in loss of licensing eligibility. If you need help or have questions, please contact the Program Director for more information.

Program Details view official course information in our college catalog

Program Map View Applied Quality and Standards, AAS Suggested Semester Map (PDF)

Program Map View Quality Control Technician, Certificate Suggested Semester Map (PDF)

Program Map View Quality Control Technician, Specialized Diploma Suggested Semester Map (PDF)

Careers in Applied Quality and Standards

Applied Quality and Standards Career Paths

  • Quality Control Technician
  • Process Technician
  • Manufacturing Supervisor
  • Quality Supervisor
  • Manufacturing Engineer

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