Quality Management

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.

Start Date

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

  • Accelerated learning environment that blends interactive in-class activities with online learning.
  • Evening class offerings accommodate the working adult.
  • Gain exposure to a variety of continuous improvement strategies/approaches such as A3 Thinking, Lean Enterprise Concepts, ISO 9001:2015 and Six Sigma.
  • Hands-on experience with the latest version of Minitab software.
  • Complete progressive credentialing by earning a Lean Enterprise certificate, Six Sigma Six Sigma Green Belt/Six Sigma Black Belt certificate, culminating with an associate degree.

Courses You'll Take

For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the  program catalog page.

This program includes general-education courses as well as introductory and advanced technology core courses. You may also have the opportunity to obtain credit for prior learning.

WCTC Academic Support

How To Apply

Still have questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2019 Start

  • Submit application by August 5, 2019
  • Complete checklist items by August 12, 2019

Spring 2019 Start

  • Submit application by January 3, 2019
  • Complete checklist items by January 10, 2019

* 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
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

Cost

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.

Career Salaries

$52,000 – $79,000 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.

Potential Careers

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

Transfer Options

Whether you're a high school student interested in earning college credits or a college student interested in transferring to a four-year university after graduation, our dual-enrollment and transfer-credit agreements will help you take the next step in your education and career.

High School Dual Credits

Dual enrollment offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields through earning college credits. Learn about the credit options.

Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

College Program Name Credit Awards
Cardinal StritchAny Bachelor Degree in the College of Business and Management60+
College Program Name Credit Awards
Colorado State University-Global CampusAny Bachelors Degreeup to 64, 10% tuition discount
Concordia UniversityAny BachelorsUp to 84
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeCredits vary, check with Lakeland
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 35%+ tuition discount for WCTC grads
Purdue GlobalAny Bachelorscredits vary, 20% tuition discount
UW-OshkoshBS Human Services Leadershipup to 63, online
UW-OshkoshBS Leadership and Organizational Studiesup to 62
UW-StoutBS Career, Technical Education and Trainingup to 60
UW-StoutBS Management (100% online)up to 60
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70

Transfer Tips

  • Contact the school to which you'd like to transfer to make sure you understand its transfer policy.
  • Talk to your WCTC program advisor about your intent to transfer so he/she can help you plan.
  • If you're transferring within the University of Wisconsin (UW) System, contact your desired institution about its transfer policy and visit the UW System's transfer resource page.

 

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Program Instructors

Brenda Wolfe, BS | 262.691.5348