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SPC Implementation

Course ID SPC
Format Face-to-Face

Find out how SPC can be part of your integrated quality management system. Learn how to use charts that are in compliance with customer and ISO 9000 regulations.

Roll up your sleeves for hands-on practice with SPC tools, including process capability indexes, normal probability distributions, and control charts for variables and attributes.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 0
  • Length: 18 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 1.8
  • Audience: Practitioner
  • Provider: ASQ
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how SPC integrates into the total quality system
  • Differentiate data reporting and SPC reporting
  • Use charts in ways that are in compliance with customer and ISO 9000 requirements
  • Select and use the best-suited control chart
  • Establish control chart limits
  • Establish rules for out of control occurrences
  • Demonstrate an understanding of troubleshooting using SPC
  • Recognize how SPC helps determine process capability
  • Differentiate the implementation and management issues associated with SPC


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Who Should Attend:

QA managers, quality engineers, manufacturing engineers, technical warranty managers, chemists, quality analysts, CQI coordinators, quality auditors, quality technicians, and SPC coordinators.

  1. Agenda/ Introductions/Expectations
  2. SPC Foundations
    1. Use of data in business management
    2. What is SPC?
    3. Common terms
  3. Principles of SPC Charts
    1. Standard deviation
    2. The normal distribution
    3. Other types of distributions
    4. Control chart set-up and prerequisites
  4. Types of Control Charts
    1. X-Bar and R chart
    2. X-bar and standard deviation chart
    3. IX and Moving Range chart
    4. P-chart
    5. np-chart
    6. c-chart
    7. u- chart
    8. Short Run Charts
  5. Process Documentation on SPC Construction and Use
  6. Automated Methods of Charting and Collecting Data
  7. How to Interpret Control Charts
    1. Out-of-control rules
  8. Specification Limits and SPC Charts
  9. Estimating Process Capability
Course Content / Main Topics % of Time
Introduction of SPC 5%
Principles of SPC Charts 10%
Types of Control Charts 30%
Process Documentation on SPC Construction and Use 10%
Interpreting Control Charts 20%
Automated Methods of Charting and Collecting Data 5%
Specification Limits and SPC Charts 5%
Estimating Process Capability 15%


This is a two and a half-day, instructor-led, face-to-face course, including class, individual, and team exercises. The course is worth 1.8 CEUs if completed in full.


The course manual is included in the purchase of the course.

Additional Notes

Related bodies of knowledge include Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Quality Manager, Certified Reliability Engineer, Certified Quality Improvement Associate, and Certified Quality Technician. This course is not meant to specifically prepare the learner to take certification exams in any of these stated certifications, but will prepare the student for the SPC component in the BoK, and can be used for recertification credit.

While it is designed for a learner who has an intermediate level of knowledge about the topics, this course is a good refresher for the advanced user and will stretch (though not overwhelm) the beginner.

Cancellation Policy
ASQ reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, ASQ is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.

If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee as noted below.

Requests for cancellations/transfers/substitutions received at least 30 calendar days before the start of the course can receive a full refund/transfer/substitution. 
There are no refunds within 30 calendar days before the start of the course. 
Requests to transfer or substitute received between 29 and 10 calendar days of the course starting incur a $150 processing fee.
There are no transfers within 9 calendar days before the start of the course.  Substitutes may be accepted if content has not been accessed by original registrant.  Substitutions will incur a $150 processing fee.  
There are no refunds or substitutes if the content has been accessed. 
Enrolled students who fail to attend their registered course without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee. Substitutes will not be accepted after the course has begun. 
You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.


Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: Face-to-Face

An instructor-led traditional classroom experience. Classroom-based instruction involves the highest level of instructor/student interaction. We offer classroom style training in two formats. See public and on-site.

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