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College Catalog 2022-2023 
    
College Catalog 2022-2023
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ATQT 1000 - Quality Inspection Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 2.00


Prerequisites: None

This course is an introductory class for the quality professional. The course covers the proper use of dimensional inspection equipment such as scales, verniers, calipers, micrometers, miscellaneous hand tools, and gage blocks, in inch and metric scales, as well as blueprint readings skills sufficient to apply the measurement tools and techniques. The course covers nomenclature, instruments, the interpretation of engineering drawings, and measurement methods in a format that is approximately 50% hands-on, Math skills and the use of a scientific calculator are recommended, but not a prerequisite. This course is good preparation for a mid-level job position in the quality assurance field when combined with ATQT 1010 and provides an excellent knowledge base to prepare the student for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Mechanical Inspector Test.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary in an entry‐level quality assurance / dimensional inspection position.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe dimensions in both English and metric units.
  2. Measure parts accurately in both inch and metric scales.
  3. Choose the correct tool to properly measure any dimensions and/or tolerance.

Outcome 2: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to measure a drawing dimension accurately, with precision and without bias.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Interpret blueprint requirements and measure them competently.
  2. Evaluate pass/fail for the measured dimension.
  3. Measure parts accurately with both inch and metric scales.
  4. Measure parts accurately with both inch and metric calipers (vernier, dial, and digital)
  5. Measure parts accurately with both inch and metric micrometers.
  6. Measure parts accurately with either inch or metric depth micrometers.
  7. Create gage block stacks in both inch and metric.

Outcome 3: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to write and communicate dimensional inspection results in a competent technical manner.

Objectives:

  1. Describe dimensions in both inch and metric terms,
  2. Explain communication using industry nomenclature in both inch and metric.
  3. Interpret communication using industry nomenclature in both inch and metric.

Outcome 4: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be prepared for the applicable requirements of the ASQ Certified Mechanical Inspector test.

Objectives:

  1. Interpret part drawing requirements and measure them accurately.
  2. Evaluate pass/fail for the measured dimension.
  3. Describe dimensions in both inch and metric terms.
  4. Choose the correct tool to measure any dimension and/or tolerance.
  5. Document measurement results per standard industry practices.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Course Introduction
    • Blueprint Reading
      • Title Block / change Level
      • Views
      • Dimensions
      • Tolerances
      • Skills Assessment
  2. Introduction to Measurement and Metrology
    • Uses of measurement
    • Communicating Measurements
    • Codification of Measurements
  3. Languages and Systems of Measurement
    • Relative measurements / how big or how small?
    • Accuracy vs. Precision
    • Evolution of Measurement Standards
  4. Languages and Systems of Measurement continued
    • Decimal Inch System
    • Metric System
    • Communications consideration
    • Rounding off numerical values
  5. Measurement and Tolerances
    • The meaning of and need for tolerances
    • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
    • Quiz #1
  6. Statistics and Metrology
    • Basic Statistics
    • Probability
    • Acceptance Sampling
  7. Measurement with Graduated Scales and Scaled Instruments
    • The Steel Rule
    • The Role of error
    • Scaled Instruments
  8. Measurement with Graduated Scales and Scaled Instruments continued
    • Three elements of Measurement
    • Introduction to calipers
    • Transfer Measuring devices
  9. Vernier Instruments
    • Caliper
    • Depth Gage
    • Height Gage
    • Quiz #2
  10. Calipers
    • Vernier
    • Dial
    • Digital
    • Inside, outside, and depth measurements
    • Quiz #3 on Calipers
  11. Micrometer Instruments
    • Introduction
    • Using a micrometer.
    • Care of a micrometer
  12. Micrometer Instruments continued
    • Depth micrometers
    • Quiz #4 on micrometers
  13. Gage Blocks
    • Development of Gage Blocks
    • Modern Gage Blocks
    • Calibration of Gage Blocks
    • CP and Cpk Calculation and analysis
  14. Gage Blocks continued
    • Combining Gage Blocks
    • Gage Block stacks
    • Gage Block applications
    • Quiz #5 covering Gage Blocks
  15. Class Review and Evaluation
    • Reporting Dimensional Inspection Results
  16. Final Exam

Primary Faculty
Walters, Gary
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Jewett, Mark
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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