TeCMEN Aerospace Quality Improvement Certificates

The University of West Florida and the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County are committed to retaining and expanding its aerospace manufacturing and engineering-related industries and maintaining a technologically skilled workforce to support continual growth.


West Florida's Emerald Coast is home to the 20-year old Technology Coast Manufacturing and Engineering Network, a regional aerospace cluster known as TeCMEN. This is a group of interconnected companies, municipalities, CareerSource Okaloosa Walton, higher education centers, and research institutions linked formally by the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County and the University of West Florida.  A group of 37 firms meets monthly to discuss issues related to technology transfer, new business, contract-teaming, and program needs. Guest speakers at TeCMEN meetings include aerospace researchers and business leaders, most of whom live and work nearby. Read more about UWF's partnership with the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County and CareerSource Okaloosa Walton.

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Course Offerings in 2020


AS9100 Internal Auditor Training 

AS9100 Internal Auditor Training
Schedule: Tuesday 14 Jan - Thursday 16 Jan 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Meet the training requirements for internal auditors for Management Systems through training in the principles and current interpretation of the requirements as related to AS9100D and the ISO 19011 audit guideline document. The course provides students with a uniform interpretation of the standard requirements related to auditing of Aerospace Management Systems, and the examination evaluates participants as potential auditors. Learn critical knowledge for your staff and management and qualify additional staff to conduct internal audits.

Who Should Attend? Current or future internal auditors of aerospace
management systems

Key Topics:

Understand the AS9100D requirements
Interpret the AS9100D requirements within an audit scenario
Identify nonconformities in an audit scenario
Understand terminology and definitions as they apply to the AS9100D auditing process
Identify the knowledge and skills associated with internal audits
Identify audit principles
Identify roles and responsibilities of the Internal Auditor