Dimensional Inspection (Metrology)

This in-depth Dimensional Inspection (Metrology) Program covers all of the necessary topics to enable graduates to become a specialized quality inspector in a precision manufacturing or design environment. Students will acquire skills such as blueprint reading, part inspection, coordinate measuring machine (CMM) operation and programming, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. With the use of precision inspection equipment, students will verify part quality and document results for quality control.  Classes take place in well lit, clean, and climate controlled laboratories.

Graduates have the opportunity to become inspectors who have a key role in product development and production verification within advanced manufacturing companies. This program is ideal for those wishing to quickly enter the workforce as it can be completed in two semesters.

Program Objectives

metrology-insetThe Dimensional Inspection (Metrology) program provides specialized training in the area of precision dimensional inspection specifically designed to prepare you for a career as an inspector in a high precision manufacturing company.

Students in the program learn how to:

  • Interpret mechanical engineering drawings, or blueprints
  • Accurately and consistently conduct precision bench inspections
  • Accurately inspect precision components based on geometric dimensioning and tolerancing principles
  • Operate and program Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM)
  • Operate vision inspection equipment

The following occupational titles represent examples of possible employment opportunities:

  • Quality Control Technician
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Calibration Technician
  • CMM Programmer
  • Quality Engineer Technician

Advanced Manufacturing Scholarships

We have scholarship programs specifically targeted to students wishing to enter the dimensional metrology field.

Rosalie C. Mead Women in Manufacturing Scholarship

Female students attending Danville Community College and who are interested in pursuing a career in advanced manufacturing can now apply for the Rosalie C. Mead Women in Manufacturing Scholarship to continue their education. This scholarship has been established by the DCC Educational Foundation and is awarded annually to females enrolling in the Dimensional Inspection Program or the Integrated Machining Technology Program.

The scholarship honors Rosalie C. Mead, owner of Master Gage & Tool Co. of Danville. The company is a local distributor of dimensional measurement, inspection equipment, calibration services, and specialty tooling products. Establishing the Rosalie C. Mead Women in Manufacturing is a continuation of the Meads’ efforts to contribute to the success of DCC’s programs and graduates.

Applicants to the Rosalie C. Mead Women in Manufacturing Scholarship must have a letter of acceptance to the Integrated Machining Technology program or the Dimensional Inspection program, take a full credit load each semester, maintain a “B” average in all courses, provide two letters of recommendation, have volunteer experience in the community, provide an essay on what impact the scholarship would have on their life and career, and be at least 18 years old.

For more information or to apply, contact the DCC Educational Foundation at 434.797.8495 or email shannon.hair@danville.edu.

Course Sequence

  Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3 0 3 3
SAF 130 Industrial Safety 1 0 1 1
MTH 111 Basic Technical Mathematics 3 0 3 3
DRF 160 Machine Blueprint Reading 3 0 3 3
MAC 134 CMM Operation & Programming 1 2 3 2
MAC 146 Metals & Heat Treatment 1 3 4 2
MAC 211 Dimensional Inspection I 1 6 7 3
MAC 209 Standards, Measurements, & Calculations 3 0 3 3
MAC 125 Intro to Geometrical Dimensioning & Tolerancing in Machining 3 0 3 3
MAC 212 Dimensional Inspection II 1 6 7 3
MAC 218 Intermediate CMM Operation & Programming 1 3 4 2
Total 21 20 41 28

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