A Quality Tools online course is being offered by the ASQ Albuquerque Section 1400 and is now open for registration through the close of registration on September 10th•
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The course is an introduction to quality tools. In taking the course, you will gain an understanding of several important quality tools and develop your skill and confidence in using them. You will also gain confidence in selecting and integrating quality tools to improve specific work processes you encounter in your day-to-day work and personal activities.
The tools to be covered include process mapping, checksheets, histograms, Pareto charts, SIPOC, 8 wastes, cycle time/throughput, critical to quality measures/metrics, future state process maps, problem solving methodology (DMAICIPDCA), Fishbone diagram, Scatter diagram, sustainability (control plans), introductory SPC charting, standard work, run charts, 5 whys, poka yoke, prioritization matrix, descriptive statistics (mean, median, mode, range, standard deviation).
The course runs for 5 weeks starting September 11 th and ends October 13th. All classes are conducted online. Each week a new learning module will be introduced to read and review, and includes study assignments that you complete at your own pace during that week. Each following week, solutions to the study assignments will be posted so you can check your work. There will also be opportunities to interact with your classmates in online discussion forums where you will evaluate and collaborate on quality-related topics.
The course fee is $99.00 and includes all class materials. There is an optional textbook if you desire to obtain it; however, all necessary study materials are available online on the course learning platform. The optional reference guide is: The Memory Jogger 2: Tools for Continuous Improvement (Second edition, 2010), By Michael Brassard, Diane Ritter, Publisher: GoallQPC, ISBN: 978-1-57681-113-9.
The amount of time spent each week is completely open to the participant; it is self-paced. Each week’s content will be available for 7 days and the solutions posted the next week. The content for each week will be available for review/access throughout the duration of the course if you want to go back to review something.
The course is open to anyone; participants do not have to be ASQ members
If you have any questions about the course or registration, please contact our ASQ Section 1400 Education Chairperson, Max Kush, at ASQAbgEdu@gmail.com.