Fundamentals of Quality Micro-Credential


Northern Pennsylvania Regional College is partnering with Future State Engineering to offer a Micro-Credential in Fundamentals of Quality for Manufacturers. The Micro-Credential program can be brought to your team on your time and is led by industry experts.

This program’s training is tailored to meet the needs of your business and each class can include up to 15 learners. NPRC’s instructors bring many years of industry and classroom teaching experience.

This is the perfect opportunity for your team to grow in their careers, for your business to reward their hard work, and for your company to hire talented workers in areas of need.

To complete the Fundamentals of Quality micro-credential, it is required for students to complete all six of the programs' courses. Individual course certifications are an option. Courses are available in:

Statistical Process Control

Basic Industrial Math

Blueprint Reading

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance

Problem Solving and Root Cause Analysis

Quality System Fundamentals for the Non-Quality Professional

*Learn more about these courses and pricing here.

Quality Management

Meet Your Industry Experts


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Paul Adalora (1)

Paul Andalora

Professional Experience
- 18 years’ experience as a freelance Workforce Development instructor/facilitator
- 11 years in the manufacturing world as a regional sales representative, product engineer and quality control manager.
- Teaches blueprint reading, GD&T, carpentry, workplace math, and workplace communications
- Authorized train-the-trainer for OSHA for Construction and OSHA for General Industry
- Accredited as a trainer for the National Center for Construction Education
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Max Krugg

Max Krug

Professional Experience
- 38 years’ experience in operations
- 20 years’ experience as a consultant in sectors of manufacturing operations, distribution, and project management
- Five years’ experience of consulting for executive management teams of small to medium sized organizations to develop corporate strategy utilizing constraints management, lean management techniques, and conflict resolution methodologies
- Industry experience includes automotive, wood, furniture, plastic injection molding, metal machining, metal fabrication, electronics, medical, metal finishing, and die casting
- Owner of Future State Engineering

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Greg Anderson NPRC

Greg Anderson

Professional Experience
- 43 years’ experience in quality control at Ring Precision Components in Jamestown, New York
- 25 years’ experience as Quality Control Manager, Polishing Room Supervisor, and Shipping Supervisor at Ring Precision Components
- Teaches courses in management and supervision, metallurgy, and technical writing with Future State Engineering
- Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Technology: Jamestown Community College
- Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Technology: Jamestown Community College

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Growing up in rural Potter County, Pennsylvania meant if I wanted good educational and employment opportunities, I would have to move. When NPRC started offering classes less than 30 minutes from my home (almost an hour closer than the next closest college), my future was no longer dependent on living in a more urban area. I received a quality education without spending the tens of thousands of dollars on room and board a traditional school would have required. And now, I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the team making this story possible for so many other people in rural Pennsylvania. NPRC’s mission is a necessary one, helping serve a part of the population that has lacked affordable and quality higher education for decades. This school helped me avoid debt, find my path in life, and now, I have a job I love and opportunities I never expected.

- Brian, NPRC Graduate

While attending NPRC, I am enrolled in 16 credits and working toward a degree in business administration. This switch is already positively benefitting me as a student. I have been keeping up with classes and shifting out of bad habits that may hinder my success. As someone who is diagnosed with anxiety and ADHD, it sometimes gets hard to effectively communicate. However, NPRC continues to provide opportunities to not only challenge myself, but to help me grow as a student, and more importantly, as a person. NPRC was my second chance. My second chance to help me build myself better, and I feel like my future is already better than what it was before NPRC.

-Noah, Business Administration Student

My time at Northern Pennsylvania Regional College has been a great experience even through the COVID-19 pandemic. Never did I imagine doing a year of college in my own home and still be able to be on the Dean’s List and be extremely proud. I am 39 years of age, and it has taken me this long to attempt college. I have to say that starting college at this age was hard. However, everyone at NPRC has made it easy for me to understand what it means to be studious. You can feel the care that is given to you through the staff at NPRC. The instructors are always willing to help and they will always answer the questions that we have. This college is a great way to get started on your new path through life. There are so many options to pick from if you are undecided.

-Claudia, NPRC Graduate

I started with NPRC right after graduating high school in 2018. I was not sure what I wanted to do career-wise, but the criminal justice field had always piqued my interest. Before finishing my two-year degree with NPRC, I decided to transfer to a four-year university to further my education in both sociology and criminal justice. Without the affordability of NPRC and their knowledgeable staff, I would never have dreamed of being where I am today. I will be graduating from RIT in August of 2022 having majored in Sociology and Criminal Justice, as well as having minored in Criminal Justice. I am excited to start a career in the federal Criminal Justice system or within admissions/counseling in higher education. I plan to put myself through law school while working full time after graduating from RIT.

-Ally, Former NPRC Student

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