DuBOIS, Pa. — Continuing and Community Education at Penn State DuBois is preparing to offer the Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) education program, with classes scheduled to begin in February.
With the constant need for certified quality professionals in the region’s manufacturing sector, this program provides education for those preparing to take the American Society for Quality (ASQ) certification exam to become a Certified Quality Engineer.
According to ASQ, a Certified Quality Engineer is a professional who understands the principles of product and service quality evaluation and control. This body of knowledge and applied technologies include, but are not limited to, development and operation of quality control systems, application and analysis of testing and inspection procedures, the ability to use metrology and statistical methods to diagnose and correct improper quality control practices, an understanding of human factors and motivation, familiarity with quality cost concepts and techniques and the knowledge and ability to develop and administer management information systems and to audit quality systems for deficiency identification and correction.
Classes will take place on Wednesdays, running from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with all sessions taking place in person at Penn State DuBois. The course contains four modules, and the schedule runs as follows:
- Module 1: Feb. 7 – April 10
- Module 2: April 17 – June 20*
- Module 3: July 10 – Sept. 11
- Module 4: Sept. 18 – Nov. 20
*June 20 is a Thursday due to the federal holiday on June 19.
Participants will be provided with a CQE primer binder, with educational materials developed by Bill Wortman of the Quality Council of Indiana. The class will also work from the CQE exam and solutions materials created by the Quality Council of Indiana.
Those interested in this course will need to complete an online application and meet specific requirements from ASQ to qualify to take the required exams. Students should review these requirements on the ASQ website prior to registering for this course.
The registration fee for this program is $2,450 per student. Class fees do not include ASQ exam fees. To request more information, or to register for this program, contact the Continuing and Community Education at Penn State DuBois via email or phone at 814-375-4836. The deadline to register is Jan. 29.
Continuing and Community Education at Penn State DuBois is a bridge between Penn State resources and our partners, including business and industry, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and state and federal agencies. Our programs cover manufacturing and quality, engineering, human and health services, food service, computer and electronics, construction, professional and business services and more.