CURRICULAR GUIDE

Quality Management
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0246  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

Quality management is an area of study which focuses on the managerial
principles and statistical techniques that are necessary to continuously
improve organizational effectiveness and ensure the delivery of high quality
products and services.  The quality management program offers students the
opportunity to develop skills required for a career in quality with an
emphasis in management areas.  Students will study areas such as accounting,
general business, international business, organizational development,
probability and statistics, control charts, problem solving, quality
improvement teams, quality planning and systems management,cost of quality,
applied statistics and experimental design.  This program provides excellent
preparation for students to pursue certification through the American Society
for Quality Control (ASQC) as a Certified Quality Technician or Manager.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Technology Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center,
Room 136, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 44 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ACCG 101    Accounting Info for Management                                   3
BUSN 118    Introduction to Business                                         3
BUSN 201    International Business                                           3
QUAL 100    Intro Quality Assurance                                          3
QUAL 103    Probability/Stats Qual Assur                                     4
QUAL 104    Process Control Charting                                         3
QUAL 107    Problem-Solving Techniques                                       3
QUAL 200    Quality Improvement Teams                                        4
QUAL 203    Quality Planning/Systems Mgmt                                    4
QUAL 205    Cost of Quality                                                  3
QUAL 212    Applied Stats/Qual Assur                                         4
QUAL 215    Experimental Design in QA                                        4
QUAL 242    Quality Auditing                                                 3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 22 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.
CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)

CHOICE 2:   Additional Related Courses                              10 Credits
MGMT 224    Human Resource Management                                        3
MGMT 225    Principles of Management                                         3
MGMT 228    Organizational Behavior                                          3
QUAL 115    Metrology                                                        4
QUAL 121    Intro Statistical Process Cont                                   3
QUAL 124    Quality Service/Customer Satis                                   3
QUAL 209    Reliability                                                      3
QUAL 224    Supervisory Skills for Quality                                   3
QUAL 239    Project Management                                               3
QUAL 251    Current Qual Assur Topics                                        1
QUAL 252    Current QA Topics II                                             2
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   66

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
ACCG 101          BUSN 201          QUAL 200          QUAL 205
BUSN 118          QUAL 104          QUAL 212          QUAL 215
QUAL 100          QUAL 107          QUAL 242          Lim.Ch.
QUAL 103          QUAL 203          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.