Catalog 2016-2017 
    Nov 17, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

STEC 225 Quality and Statistical Process Control

5 credits
This course studies the concept of Quality in manufacturing and looks specifically at Statistical Process Control as a tool to reduce variation in manufacturing processes. Other tools that will be introduced will be Six Sigma, Failure Mode Effect Analysis, and Gauge R&R. This course teaches to the Global Outcome of Information and Technical Literacy.

Prerequisites: MATH 090  and ABED 046  or equivalent placement score or instructor permission.

Global Outcome(s)
This course teaches to the global outcome of Information Literacy.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Apply the concepts of quality to manufacturing.
  • Calculate and use the mean, median, mode, standard deviation, range, accuracy, and precision in assessing variation
  • Construct a normal distribution curve and relate this to the Central Limit Theorem.
  • Apply principals of variation to controlling a process
  • Create a histogram
  • Construct a mean/range control chart and interpret whether the control chart is in control.
  • Interpret customer specifications and relate these to a process control chart by calculating a process capability ratio (Cp) and process capability index (CpK)
  • Calculate and interpret a gauge repeatability and reproducibility (Gauge R&R) study
  • Relate Six Sigma to the application of reducing variation
  • Design a Failure Mode Effect Analysis for a manufacturing process
  • Make sequential assumptions based on knowledge of reducing variation in a process.
  • Apply collaborative skills (specifically the adoption of appropriate group roles, decision-making, and problem-solving) in small groups to solve a process problem