This course provides participants with an understanding of the elements of a statistically based quality assurance program. It is also a prerequisite course for those pursuing training on the development of quality assurance specifications.
The course begins with an introduction to quality management and quality assurance. Through lectures, discussion, and workshops, participants learn techniques for collecting, organizing, analyzing, and interpreting data. Using the techniques taught in the course, participants assess the strengths, weaknesses, and risks of process control and acceptance plans. The course concludes with steps for successful implementation of quality specifications.
This course requires a solid foundation in basic mathematics and statistics.
The course topics include: Sampling Theory, Organization of Data, Analysis of Data, The Normal Distribution, Sources of Variability, Process Control, Acceptance Plans and Risks, and Percent within Limits Acceptance Plans.
This course is appropriate for Federal, State, and local highway agency personnel involved in specification development. Typically this group consists of engineers and technicians in materials, construction, and research.
If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.558.6873.