Entry-level programs in quality assurance teach students methods for measuring quality within processes. Students learn the components of a quality assurance program like goals, benchmarks, leadership and motivation. This course also covers the work and philosophies of leaders in the field, as well as industry trends, standards like ISO and Six Sigma and how quality assurance relates to specialties in manufacturing, food, service or pharmaceuticals.

Skills Required:
No prior experience necessary
Analytical, problem solving, and computer skills recommended

Education:
Upon completion of apprenticeship, students will understand the following common concepts of quality assurance:

  • Analysis and compliance
  • Quality of products
  • Distribution functions

Job Outlook: After completion of the apprenticeship, students have an average earning potential for salary in the United States of $39,140 per year, depending on experience, certifications, and job performance.