The Curriculum Spotlight series highlights a core instruction unit or skill set delivered through the Core Plus Aerospace curriculum. Our Spotlight on Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Management Systems digs into the importance of standardized manufacturing, what students will learn, and how the curriculum connects to Washington state learning standards.

Understanding the standardized process of aerospace manufacturing will benefit students interested in all areas of manufacturing. Being able to identify and practice the culture of Quality Management Systems (QMS) and write and analyze Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are important to manufacturing efficiency, quality, safety, and customer satisfaction. The Core Plus Aerospace curriculum provides Washington students with hands-on opportunities to lock in those skills while they are in high school, giving them a leg up on any number of opportunities after graduation, such as pursuing a manufacturing job, apprenticeship, or college.

Here’s a preview of the new Curriculum Spotlight (link to PDF):

Students learn the common elements and practice the culture of Quality Management Systems (QMS), which document and analyze every step of a system so as to improve quality and increase customer satisfaction. Students write and analyze Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), a set of instructions or steps for completing job tasks that help maintain a safe work environment.

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