Graduate Certificate

Quality Systems Online

Advance your career and credentials with a Graduate Certificate in Quality Systems! Take four online graduate courses in quality systems and position yourself for greater opportunity in the fields of quality, engineering, continual improvement or management role within a variety of industries.

The American Society for Quality Reported in December 2014 a median salary of $93,000 for a Quality Manager and $80,000 for a Quality Engineer.

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Graduate Certificate - Quality Systems Online

Advance Your Career

Quality Director
Quality Technician
Quality Manager, Kaizen Champion
Continuous Improvement Leader
Lean Enterprise Leader
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4 online courses
Tuition estimate-$5,500
Finish in 6 months
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Program Benefits

  • Propose and develop strategies to optimize Quality Systems based on detailed analysis of existing processes, resources and organizational goals.
  • Develop an organizational continual improvement program using the various tools of quality, lean and Six Sigma.
  • Apply the methods of Six Sigma to solve organizational problems and exploit opportunities for improvement.
  • Apply the principles of Leadership to formulate a vision for an organizations quality function.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the basic principles of the Lean Enterprise.


Community College of the Air Force Associate (CCAF) degrees are fully transferable and through the Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative program you can pay only $250.00 per credit hour!

Program Requirements

All work done in quality systems courses is team-based in a project context similar to how quality improvement is pursued in actual professional functions. The curriculum is also designed to facilitate project based course work via an applied research emphasis. All courses are taken 100% online.

Course Requirements

Planning and developing new product, while doing existing quality responsibilities via mature data and documentation. Culminates in designed experiment, reliability improvements, or other manufacturing or non-manufacturing change plans. Team-based project configuring portfolio based on ISO/QS 9000 rubrics. Prerequisites: QS 326, QS 327, QS 426, or consent of instructor.

Assessment and application of quality driven change process, emphasizing technological and cultural issues associated with servicing customers from a supplier perspective in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing circumstances. Team-based project configuring portfolio based on ISO/QS 9000 rubrics.

Data-based quality systems for improvement including statistical process control using variable and attribute data, capability indices and gage analysis, data gathering systems for variation reduction in manufacturing and non-manufacturing. Team-based project configuring portfolio based on ISO/QS 9000 rubrics and six sigma systems.

Lean systems based improvement, process quality and variation reduction through documentation systems analysis and design in manufacturing and non-manufacturing environments. Team-based project configuring portfolio based on ISO/QS 9000 and lean systems elements.

4 Steps to Apply


Submit Your Application Online

Apply for Summer/Fall 2017

Note: There is a non-refundable application fee. If for some reason all of your transcripts do not arrive or you decide not to begin for a given semester, another application and fee will be required for the next semester.


Submit Official Collegiate Transcripts

Request official copies of transcripts from every college or university you have attended. The Office of Transfer Evaluation will then evaluate your official transcript for possible credit towards your degree. Official transcripts should be sent directly to:

BGSU Admissions
110 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403


Email Three Letters of Recommendation

Email three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Christopher Kluse
Assistant Professor, Quality Systems
College of Technology, Architecture & Applied Engineering
Office: Technology Building TB 223
Phone: 419.372.2441


eCampus Enrollment Specialist Will Help you Enroll

Approximately one week after the Admissions Office receives your transcripts and application, your application will be processed. You will receive an email from the Admissions office when that is complete.  At that point, you will receive an email from an eCampus enrollment specialist with instructions for registration.

You will be enrolled in and receive your degree from the
College of Technology Architecture and Applied Engineering