Published: Jan 1999
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Since 1992, Lake Land College (LLC), in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), has employed a nontraditional approach to an ongoing need within the State of Illinois for Quality Control / Quality Assurance training. LLC's Quality Control / Quality Assurance initiative utilizes the educational and training resources of a rural community college to fulfill a need within the Illinois quality management program.
This paper will discuss the development and implementation of LLC's Quality Control / Quality Assurance training program from the initial inquiries about a potential program at the College in 1992 to the success it has maintained today. The information will be detailed using a chronological approach and will focus on academic, industrial, and governmental collaborative success. The outlining of this triangulation will provide a roadmap for the development of similar programs in the area of Hot Mix Asphalt Construction: Certification and Accreditation Programs.
quality control / quality assurance, Illinois Department of Transportation, Lake Land College, quality management program, community college, hot mix asphalt, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
Coordinator, Central Illinois Distance Education Network, Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL
Director, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL