Operations Management Degree (OM13)  Degree

Program Description:

Operations Management is the ability to organize, direct, and lead an organization in its daily performance of tasks of creating and producing a product that meets the needs of a customer while producing revenue that will generate a profit. Individuals holding this degree will be able to function minimally as an entry level front line supervisor in the manufacturing arena.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

Writing 249 Reading Comprehension 64
Quantitative Reasoning 245 Algebra 57

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 61

Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.

General Education Core Courses 18 credits
Area I - Language Arts/Communications-6 credits 6
ENGL 1101

Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.

ENGL 1105
Prerequisite: ENGL 1101

Emphasizes practical knowledge of technical communications techniques, procedures, and reporting formats used in industry and business. Topics include reference use and research, device and process description, formal technical report writing, business correspondence, and technical report presentation.

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences-3 credits 3
PSYC 1101

Introduces the major fields of contemporary psychology. Emphasis is on fundamental principles of psychology as a science. Topics include research design, the organization and operation of the nervous system, sensation and perception, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, thinking and intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychopathology and interventions, stress and health, and social psychology.

ECON 1101

Provides a description and analysis of economic operations in contemporary society. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of economic concepts and policies as they apply to everyday life. Topics include basic economic principles; economic forces and indicators; capital and labor; price, competition, and monopoly; money and banking; government expenditures, federal and local; fluctuations in production, employment, and income; and United States economy in perspective

ECON 2105

Provides a description and analysis of macroeconomic principles and policies. Topics include basic economic principles, macroeconomic concepts, equilibrium in the goods and money markets, macroeconomic equilibrium and the impact of fiscal and monetary policies.

ECON 2106

Provides an analysis of the ways in which consumers and business firms interact in a market economy. Topics include basic economic principles, consumer choice, behavior of profit maximizing firms, modeling of perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly and monopolistic competition.

SOCI 1101

Explores the sociological analysis of society, its culture, and structure. Sociology is presented as a science with emphasis placed on its methodology and theoretical foundations. Topics include basic sociological concepts, socialization, social interaction and culture, social groups and institutions, deviance and social control, social stratification, social change, and marriage and family.

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics-3 credits 3
MATH 1111

Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.

MATH 1101

Emphasizes functions using real-world applications as models. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra; functions and graphs; linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions and models; systems of equations; and optional topics in algebra.

MATH 1113
Prerequisite: MATH 1111

Prepares students for calculus. The topics discussed include an intensive study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their graphs. Applications include simple maximum and minimum problems, exponential growth and decay.

MATH 1131
Prerequisite: MATH 1113

Topics include the study of limits and continuity, derivatives, and integrals of functions of one variable. Applications are incorporated from a variety of disciplines. Algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions are studied.

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts-3 credits 3
ARTS 1101
Prerequisite: ENGL 1101

Explores the visual arts and the relationship to human needs and aspirations. Students investigate the value of art, themes in art, the elements and principles of composition, and the materials and processes used for artistic expression. Well-known works of visual art are explored. The course encourages student interest in the visual arts beyond the classroom.

MUSC 1101
Prerequisite: ENGL 1101

Explores the formal elements of musical composition, musical form and style, and the relationship of music to historical periods. The course includes listening and analysis of well known works of music. This course encourages student interest in musical arts beyond the classroom.

ENGL 2130
Prerequisite: ENGL 1101

Emphasizes American literature as a reflection of culture and ideas. A survey of important works in American literature. Includes a variety of literary genres: short stories, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and novels. Topics include literature and culture, essential themes and ideas, literature and history, and research skills.

Program-Specific Gen. Ed. Course Requirements-3 credits 3
Occupational Courses 43 credits
COMP 1000

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.

LOGI 1015

This course will introduce students to Materials Management and Purchasing fundamentals by learning the purchasing cycle, establishing material requirements, selecting suppliers, price determination, planning production process, master scheduling, material requirements, and forecasting material demands and inventory levels. This course is designed to build on the student's knowledge of supply chains and how effective purchasing and material management improves supply chain performance.

LOGI 1030

The core of product lifecycle management is the creation, preservation and storage of data relating to an organizations products and activities to ensure its available for daily operations. Students will learn that effective product lifecycle management is an essential tool for coping with the demanding global competition and ever-shortening product and component life cycles.

SCMA 1000

Provides a general knowledge of Supply Chain Management (SCM) and the associated functions necessary for delivery goods and services to customers. The course will focus on what employees and managers must do to ensure an effective Supply Chain exists in their organization. Topics include: Introduction to SCM, E-Commerce, Material Management, Information Technology, Measuring SCM performance, Purchasing and Distribution, and Research and Case Studies.

ACCT 1100

Introduces the basic financial accounting concepts of the complete accounting cycle and provides the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a sole proprietorship. Topics include: accounting vocabulary and concepts, the accounting cycle for a personal service business, the accounting cycle for a merchandising business, inventory, cash control and receivables. Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.

MGMT 1115

This course familiarizes the student with the principles and techniques of sound leadership practices. Topics include: Characteristics of Effective Leadership Styles, History of Leadership, Leadership Models, The Relationship of Power and Leadership, Team Leadership, The Role of Leadership in Effecting Change.

MGMT 1120

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the functions of business in the market system. The student will gain an understanding of the numerous decisions that must be made by managers and owners of businesses. Topics include: the market system, the role of supply and demand, financial management, legal issues in business, employee relations, ethics, and marketing.

MGMT 1310

This course will provide an introduction to Six Sigma quality improvement methodology and philosophy designed to reduce product and or service failure rates to near perfection. An emphasis will be made on a disciplined, data driven approach to work toward the elimination of defects across every business area. Course blends theoretical concepts and practical ideas from proven applications of the Six Sigma methodology and will help you understand a methodical approach to problem resolution and problem prevention.

MGMT 1315

This course will introduce the student to the first two phases of the Six Sigma process which are define and measure. The material will emphasize the importance of developing a clear definition of the scope of any Six Sigma process and use the SIPOC in determining that scope, as well as the use of certain tools in that process. The course will also illustrate the use of selected tools in the measure phase of the Six Sigma process and the statistical models used in these tools.

MGMT 1320

This course will provide the necessary tools to develop data analysis techniques for a particular process. It will suggest specific methodologies for improvement utilizing the information derived from determining process capability and will offer specific techniques designed to enable the student to sustain and maintain process improvement solutions.

MGMT 1325

This course will provide the learner with an introduction to the strategies of operations management, their definition and application. Topics that will be explored are productivity, the strategy of operations management, the design of products and services, process strategy, and location and layout strategies.

MGMT 1330

This course will acquaint the student with the differing types of operations necessary for the successful flow of product within an organization. Topics that will be discussed include human resources strategies, supply chain operations, inventory and planning management, and material and scheduling operations.

MGMT 2209

The project management course offers general knowledge of how to take a project from start to finish. The focus of the course will be on all aspects of managing a project, to include but not limited to planning, process, documentation, costs, risks, human resources, procurement, and tools required for effective projects. The course will also have students creating project Charters, Work Breakdown Structures and Statements of Work (SOW).

MGMT 2225

A reinforcement of operations management principles in an actual job setting or through a practicum experience. Students are acquainted with occupational responsibilities through realistic work situations and are provided with insights into operations management applications on the job. Topics include problem solving, adaptability to the job setting, the use of proper interpersonal skills, the application of operations management techniques, and professional development.

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Program Chair

Chair of Business Logistics Management
Manufacturing Technology Building, Room 103

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