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    Jun 13, 2024  
MCCC College Catalog 2022-23 
MCCC College Catalog 2022-23 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Metrology and Quality Technology, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science Degree

The associate of applied science degree with specialization in metrology and quality technology (precision measurement and quality) is designed to meet the precision measurement and quality needs of industry by preparing graduates through both theoretical and hands-on laboratory work to successfully enter the work force. Metrology and quality are used throughout the world in such areas as telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical power, aerospace, transportation, medicine, pharmaceuticals, food production, packaging, construction, national defense, atmospheric research and environmental protection. The metrology and quality technology program at MCCC emphasizes dimensional metrology and quality standards for the manufacturing industry.

Career Opportunities

Individuals with dimensional metrology skills, especially coordinate measuring machine (CMM) operators, are in high demand. MCCC is one of only a handful of colleges offering a program in dimensional metrology technology (one of only two in Michigan). Graduates of this program will be prepared for employment in the following areas:

  • Calibration technician
  • CMM (coordinate measuring machine) operator
  • Inspection
  • Lab technician
  • Layout inspector
  • Metrologist
  • Metrology technician
  • Quality assurance
  • Quality auditor
  • Quality control
  • Quality manager
  • Quality technician

Note: The following codes identify courses that satisfy MCCC’s General Education Requirements :
(C1) GE Natural Sciences Competency
(C2) GE Mathematics Competency
(C3) GE Writing Competency
(C4) GE Computer Literacy Competency
(C5) GE Human Experience Competency
(C6) GE Social Systems Competency

Required General Education Courses

See the General Education Requirements  in the college catalog or on the college website ( for a list of courses that satisfy the General Education Learning Competencies.

Required Core Courses and Sequence

* MATH 119 Elementary Technical Mathematics  and MATH 124 Technical Mathematics II  are required for students whose goal is to complete the associate of applied science degree and seek employment. MATH 157 College Algebra  and MATH 159 Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry  are recommended for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution. Other MATH courses may be selected for transfer depending on the student’s choice of transfer institution. Students interested in transfer are encouraged to seek the assistance of a faculty advisor or admissions counselor.
** Will substitute for METC 170 Introduction to Parametric CAD/CATIA  or METC 172 Computer Aided Design UG/NX .

Total Degree Requirements: 60 credits

Total Degree Costs: 72-74 minimum billable contact hours

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