60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Code 10-185-2
Quality management (QM) is a commitment to understanding a customer’s precise needs and delivering results on time and within budget. This program offers strategic skill sets in preparation for QM practices that extend to suppliers and distributors, including global supply chain networks.
How Long It Will Take
Depending on course load, full-time students could complete this program in two and a half years.
You can begin this program in the fall or spring semester.
How This Program Is Offered
This is offered in an accelerated format. The Blended Option courses are organized into short, manageable segments (e.g. one class meeting each week for six or eight weeks) that meet during evening hours.
What Makes This Program Unique
- Evening classes accommodate the working adult. An accelerated learning environment blends interactive in-class activities with online learning.
- Gain exposure to a variety of continuous improvement strategies and approaches, including A3 Thinking, lean enterprise concepts, ISO 9001:2015 and Six Sigma.
- Get hands-on experience with the latest version of Minitab software.
- Complete progressive credentialing by earning Lean Enterprise, Six Sigma Green Belt and Six Sigma Black Belt certificates, culminating with an associate degree.
For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.
You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.
How To Apply
- Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
- Submit official high school transcript.
- Complete placement assessment (Reading and Writing).
Deadlines To Know*
Fall 2020 Start
- Submit application by August 3, 2020
- Complete checklist items by August 10, 2020
Spring 2020 Start
- Submit application by January 6, 2020
- Complete checklist items by January 13, 2020
* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.
Financial Aid Eligibility
As a program student, you are eligible to receive:
- Financial aid loans
- Other forms of assistance
Learn more about financial aid.
The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive.
Learn more about tuition and fees.
$65,000 – $93,000 annually
Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.
Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.
Quality managers strive to create efficiency and improve a company’s competitive edge in the marketplace. They have an interest in optimizing quality in products and processes. If you are an analytical decision maker, enjoy simplifying and streamlining operations, and have persuasive communication skills, a career in quality management might be right for you.
- Manufacturing Auditor
- Manufacturing Inspector
- Purchasing Manager
- Production Planning Manager
- Industrial Production Manager