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Quality Assurance

Career Studies Certificate

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Find satisfaction with a career in quality assurance

Convenient and flexible evening and online classes fit your busy schedule

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A career that ensures customer safety and satisfaction can be a rewarding one. Let Tidewater Community College’s Career Studies Certificate in Quality Assurance prepare you for employment in an area that Careerbliss ranks as one of its 10 happiest.

You will be prepared to launch a promising career as an industrial or manufacturing supervisor, production-planning technician or methods and standards technician with quality assurance and compliance responsibilities.

Go further

Apply all your credits from this certificate to TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology.

Certify your skills

Earn valuable industry credentials! Course work qualifies students to sit for one or more exams administered by the American Society for Quality.

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What does this program cost?

TCC's Career Studies Certificate in Quality Assurance consists of 1 semester of part-time study, with classes held mainly on the Virginia Beach Campus.

Estimated Program Cost*:
18 credits x $185.35 per credit = $3,336.30 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

Where can you go?

Advance your career with additional TCC career studies certificates and work toward your Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology with Specialization in Quality Assurance.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you: 

  • have an aptitude for science and math
  • enjoy handling data to make decisions
  • embrace teamwork
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Evening and online classes offered

Program designed for those with previous work experience

Just 18 credits! Complete this program in as little as 1 semester.


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Gain the marketable skills needed in today's highly technical workplace

Median annual salary

Jobs in this field have a median annual salary of $53,539*

* Salary estimate is provided for comparison purposes only and doesn’t constitute a promise of employment or earnings. Salaries were calculated based on related job codes and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.