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Quality Management

Designed for people working in quality control in manufacturing and service organizations, this program gives you a hands-on focus to learn to effectively manage performance, inventory, and quality of production.

Whether you have experience in QA or not, you’ll develop stronger knowledge in quality auditing, performance management, statistical design and more to give you the skills you’ll need daily in a quality assurance position. Not only will you learn how to implement quality management systems in any organization, but you’ll also focus on the influence of global markets on the quality of products.

By training with current industry professionals in operations management, you’ll be preparing for more effective quality management and a stronger, successful career.

About the program

  • Approx. 2-3 years, part-time
  • Learn to implement quality management systems in any organization
Find out more about the career training you’ll get in the Program Details.

Who should complete the Quality Management Certificate?

This program might be right for you if:
  • You’re already working in quality control or manufacturing
  • You’re interested in a new career in quality management
  • You’re organized and analytical
  • You have some work or post-secondary education experience
If any of these sound like you, apply today at the Program Entry page!

What grads can do

With the hands-on professional development you get at BCIT, you’ll be fully prepared to apply your skills for more effective quality management. Whether to enhance your current position in QA or to begin your path toward management, you’ll have the skills and confidence for a successful career.

To learn more about the specific opportunities awaiting you, visit the Graduating and Jobs page.

Program Entry

About Part-time Studies

Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that's right for you.

Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there's space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (April).

To apply to a Part-time Studies program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.

To be successful in BCIT's fast paced applied learning environment, it is strongly recommended that students have English proficiency in all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country and English 12 are strongly recommended for success. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Program declaration

Effective January 7th, 2016, Program Declaration requests must be completed online. A declaration fee will be assessed at the time of the request. BCIT will no longer accept paper Program Declaration requests starting January 7th, 2016. Students who submitted paper declaration requests prior to January 7th, 2016 are not required to pay the fee.

Declaring your Part-time Studies program ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete a program as it is currently outlined. BCIT continuously reviews programs and implements changes based on industry and market trends. Program Declaration guarantees that credit for courses which are a part of your program will be honoured despite program requirement changes.

Program Declaration also provides the opportunity to apply for transfer credit.

It is not necessary to declare prior to registering in most part-time studies courses. It is a good idea to complete one or two courses before submitting your program declaration. Check your program's Entry page for specific requirements.

Upon approval, a program plan will be sent to you confirming your program of study.

Declare Now

Please allow approximately 8 weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

This program gives you the core skills for effective quality management while also giving you the chance to choose electives that most closely relate to your personal goals and career. You’ll train with industry professionals for the most practical, current knowledge on topics like quality control methods, experiment design for industry, technical reports, and more.

Program matrix

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1. Required Courses: Credits
  COMM 2203 Business and Technical Reports 3.0
  OPMT 1106 Quality Assurance Fundamentals 3.0
  OPMT 1142 Introduction to Quality Control Methods 3.0
  OPMT 2206 Quality Assurance 2 (Manufacturing) 3.0
  OPMT 2242 Intermediate Quality Control Methods 3.0
  OPMT 3306 Quality Management Systems 3.0
  OPMT 3342 Statistical Design of Experiments for Industry 3.0
  OPMT 3345 Quality Auditing 3.0
  OPMT 4699 Enterprise Performance Management 3.0
 
2. Complete 18.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  FMGT 1152 Accounting for the Manager 3.0
  OPMT 1110 Business Mathematics 4.0
  OPMT 1187 Project Management Essentials 3.0
  OPMT 1192 Inventory Planning and Control 3.0
  OPMT 1197 Statistics for Business and Industry 4.5
  OPMT 1198 Operations Management Fundamentals 3.0
  ORGB 2505 Interpersonal Skills 3.0
 
Total Credits: 45.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Under the influence of global markets and international competition, the quality of products has acquired a totally new level of significance as a business strategy for survival.

This program is designed primarily for people working in the field of quality control or quality management in the manufacturing and service industries or government. You’ll find these courses particularly helpful if you already have the basic industrial and technological training for your work, but are new to quality-related responsibilities.

Upon graduation, you’ll be well prepared to implement a cost-effective quality management system with its technical, legal and human aspects, in any organization. The quality-related courses in this program will also assist you to write the Certification Examinations of the American Society for Quality.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Many courses are also offered through distance and online learning.

Graduating & Jobs

At BCIT, you’ll develop strong skills that you’ll be able to apply directly to your everyday responsibilities in quality control. Whether you use your knowledge to build a new career with a new employer or to advance your current position, you’ll be prepared with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to work effectively in a variety of operations positions in almost any industry.

Some job opportunities include:
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Inventory Planner
  • Quality Control Coordinator
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Manufacturing Supervisor
  • Logistics Coordinator/manager

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2013-2015 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

To view these results, you may need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your Web browser.

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Contact Us

Ruth MacKay
Part-time Studies Program Assistant - Operations Management
604-412-7417 | Ruth_MacKay@bcit.ca

Ron Wlock
Part-time Studies Coordinator - Operations Management
604-432-8991 | Ron_Wlock@bcit.ca

Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
  • Course selection and program planning
  • Declaring your program
  • Making changes to your approved program plan
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Laddering options
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

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