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Vincennes University Metrology 15 Week Program Course Modules
Industrial Safety
Presents an introduction to occupational health and safety and its application in the workplace. Emphasizes industrial safety standards and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), personal protective equipment (PPE) and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
Applied Technical Mathematics
Presents a review of arithmetic, basic algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Includes specific applications to metrology applications. Includes typical mathematical and inspection problems requiring the use of reference standards such as the machinery’s Handbook for solution. Includes conversion of English, SI and metric measurement systems.
Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
Presents basic topics in Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T.) Explains internationally recognized GD&T symbols. Explains the importance of a feature control frame. Covers the Cartesian coordinate system in relation to precision components. Covers theoretical and practical concepts of geometric controls relative to design, tooling, production, and inspection.
Blueprint Reading
Introduces interpreting of various blueprints and working drawings. Applies basic principles and techniques such as visualization of an object, orthographic projection, technical sketching and drafting terminology.
General Machine Shop Processes
Presents an overview of precision machining processes and equipment and provides a working knowledge of treating ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Includes an introduction to heat treatment and basic metallurgy.
Quality Concepts / Q.C. Principles / Statistical Processes
Provides an overview of basic quality concepts including the seven basic quality tools, Lean concepts, SPC, Six Sigma, problem solving tools and techniques and communication. Introduces industrial statistical measures and their relationship to quality, inspection and precision manufacturing. Provides an overview of industry quality management system standards and their requirements on inspection and calibration functions. Topics also include sampling, inspection planning, inspection errors, handling of non-conforming material and measurement system analysis.
Dimensional Inspection
Presents instruction in the proper selection, use and care of basic precision measuring instruments and provides techniques required for accurate and reliable inspections. Demonstrates the importance of inspection processes in a precision manufacturing environment. Presents visual inspection tools and techniques. Demonstrate proficiency using the computer assisted optical comparator to measure circles, arcs, and angles. Demonstrate proficiency when using surface finish gauges. Understand the techniques for establishing part alignments, centerlines, rotation, and elevation. Provides for hands-on inspection of various industrial products using a variety of inspection methods.

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