Quality Management

70-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Quality management is an organizational approach that creates efficiency and improves a company’s competitive edge in the marketplace. It is a commitment to understanding the precise needs of a customer and delivering results on time and within budget. Designed for those with work experience related to quality management initiatives, this program offers strategic skill sets in preparation for quality management practices that extend within and past company lines to suppliers and distributors, including global supply chain networks. Gain skills in the application of ISO standards, Lean principles including Six Sigma, analysis and reporting, logistics and supply chain management, data collection, and the selection and implementation of quality tools.

  • Prepare for jobs such as manufacturing auditor, manufacturing inspector, purchasing manager, production planning manager and industrial production manager.
  • As a complement to the Quality Management program, several short-term certificates are available within the School of Business.
  • Select program credits may transfer to other institutions.

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 196-120 Accel Orientation1  
 196-191 Principles of Management3  
 623-161 Lean Enterprise/Intro3  
 623-162 Prin for Lean Enterprise3  
 623-170 Intro to Continuous Improvment3  
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+ 
 804-189 Introductory Statistics3  
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 102-125 Princ of Supply Chain Mngt3  
 196-123 Leading Change3  
 196-135 Project Management3  
 623-163 J-I-T Lean Enterprise3  
 623-164 Lean/Sigma Application3  
 801-136 English Composition 13+ 
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 625-150 Six Sigma Green Belt5  
 625-151 Six Sigma Project1  
 196-136 Risk Management3 *
 625-160 Purchasing & Inventory Control3 *
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3  
Total Semester Credits
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 623-171 Introduction to ISO3  
 625-152 Six Sigma Black Belt5  
 625-153 Six Sigma Black Belt Project1  
 809-166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & App3  
 809-195 Economics3+ 
 809-196 Intro to Sociology3+ 
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

There are currently no transcripted credit agreements for Quality Management. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities


Program Name

Credits Awarded

Bellevue UniversityBachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Scienceup to 69
Cardinal StritchBachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Management, Bachelor of Science in Strategic Management of Information Systems, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Management, Bachelor of Science in Human Service Management69
Colorado State University-Global CampusBachelor Degreeup to 64
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-StoutB. S. Career, Technical Education & Trainingup to 60
UW-WaukeshaBachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)60-Junior Standing

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.