Course Summary
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10 hours
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 applied quality management of contracts
Credit may only be received for this course by additionally completing CMQ 200 (DAU-0229) and CMQ 220 (DAU-0231). The total number of hours recommended for the completion of all three courses is 3 semester hours at the upper division level.


The course objective is to provide students with the knowledge to make an educated analysis of a calibration system and verify its compliance to applicable standards. The course delivers to the students the information needed to perform an evaluation of a supplier's calibration system. The outcome of this class will be the ability to make risk and product acceptance decisions related to product presented by the supplier.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the importance of calibration standards and guides, including: ISO 17025 - general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories; ISO 10012 – Measurement management systems – Requirements for measurement processes and measuring equipment; and ANSI Z540 – Calibration Laboratories and Measuring and Test Equipment – General Requirements
  • Recognize when the intervals of calibration and calibration procedures have been managed in accordance with the supplier's documented procedures
  • recognize the importance of calibration to quality assurance
  • And ANSI Z540 - calibration laboratories and measuring and test equipment - general requirements
  • Audit the supplier's calibration records against the standard's requirements
  • Select the written description of a supplier's calibration system that meets the standard's requirements
  • ISO 10012 - measurement management systems
  • Requirements for measurement processes and measuring equipment
  • Identify the out-of-tolerance information
  • Identify the factors that may contribute to measurement uncertainty and error
  • Identify the documentation that proves a given Quality Assurance technician is qualified to perform an identified process
  • Define the hierarchy of measurement standards
  • select the environmental controls required to ensure calibration measurements are accurate

General Course Topics:

  • Calibration system standards and calibration system evaluations
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training
  • Laboratory

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials