B.S. Degree in Operations Management {21-22}

B.S. Degree in Operations Management

This degree is intended for technical minds to learn how to lead projects, people or processes in a variety of industries and in a variety of roles. The degree teaches you lean fundamentals, quality management, production management, service flow management, six sigma principles, project management, and the fundamental leadership/supervision. It focuses on the flow of goods and services throughout the company whether it be making products, offering services, managing inventory, and many more. The degree is designed for people who are busy, need accelerated classes, flexible delivery options, and real world and industry based courses. Completion of 120 credits is required for this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum.

Student Learning Outcomes

Operations Management General Program Outcomes

  • Apply the fundamentals of leading and managing people, projects and self globally in technical manufacturing and service environments.
  • Apply lean, quality, process, analytical, inventory management and technology in an operations management service, production, and other business and nonprofit environments.
  • Earn an accredited two year degree in a technical field as defined by ATMAE.
  • Utilize the operations management education to advance their education, expand their job opportunities, contribute positively to communities, and enhance their career path.

Technical Management Emphasis Student Learning Outcomes

  • The graduate will be able to apply oral, written, graphic, and listening skills and be able to contribute and facilitate team efforts.
  • The graduate will be able to demonstrate appropriate computer skills through the use of word processing, databases, and spreadsheets applications and electronic data searches.
  • The graduate will be able to apply mathematical and physical principles to business and industrial applications and implement efficient scientific and technological solutions to industrial problems individually and in a team setting.
  • The graduate will be assumed to have gained this competency at their transferring institution by graduating from an accredited institution in an articulated technical oriented program.
  • The graduate will be able to demonstrate skills for determining the cost advantage of different processes and performing cost estimates. The student will also understand and be able to document the costs and benefits associated with production concepts such as Just-In-Time and Total Quality Management.
  • The graduate will understand the implication of TQM on the local and national economy, methods and procedures for planning, organizing and controlling for quality, statistical methods for quality control, and the application of quality tools and techniques for designing products and services.
  • The graduate will understand the varied needs for inventory, technology in different production environments, the effect of inventory on business techniques for scheduling materials, workers, machinery and space, and the Theory of Constraints and its usage for production scheduling.
  • The graduate will be able to apply skills of organizing and managing resources to deliver the temporary or one-time endeavor project with a defined scope, time and cost constraints. The graduate will also understand the changing workplace structure and be a positive contributor.
  • The graduate will be able to apply appropriate management skills, demonstrate ethical actions and conduct, be aware of the personal value for involvement and contribution to the community and knowledge of industry expectations.
  • The graduate will exhibit an understanding and acceptance of human concern for ethical treatment of all persons. Additionally, graduates will have a realistic understanding of the internationalization of business and industry.

Construction Technology Emphasis Student Learning Outcomes

  • The graduate will be able to create oral and written communications appropriate to the construction industry.
  • The graduate will be able to create and utilize electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
  • The graduate will be able to create construction project cost estimates and schedules.
  • The graduate will be able to create construction project specific safety plan.
  • The graduate will be able to demonstrate skills for planning and management of construction processes.
  • The graduate will understand construction quality assurance and quality control.
  • The graduate will understand construction accounting and cost control.

Program Delivery Mode
Online Plus: offered entirely online with face-to-face options available for some/all sections

Core Requirements ( 24 credits )

Students in this major will transfer in 30 technical credits along with a technical diploma, AAS, or AS degree and complete the core requirements. Students are required to choose an emphasis in either Technical Management or Construction Technology.

OM 380 Methods Improvement (3)
OM 393 Occupational Safety and Health (3) or
CM 365 Construction Safety (3)
OM 395 Computer Applications for Technologists (3)
OM 469 Internship (3) or
CM 469 Internship (3)
ACCT 230 Principles of Accounting I (3)
ECON 202 Principles of Economics I: Micro (3)
MATH 127 College Algebra (3)
MATH 234 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)

Designated Writing Intensive Course for Major
OM 380 Methods Improvement (3)

Emphasis in Technical Management

Program Requirements ( 21 credits )

OM 470 Purchasing & Sourcing Management (3)
OM 482 Quality Management (3)
OM 483 Cost Analysis (3)
OM 485 Production Inventory Management (3)
PMGT 300 Project Management and Scheduling (3)
PMGT 385 Process Leadership (3)
MGMT 260 Principles of Management (3)

Emphasis in Construction Technology

Program Requirements ( 21 credits )

CM 230 Estimating I: Quantity Survey (3)
CM 370 Construction Documents & Specifications (3)
CM 335 Estimating II: Pricing & Productivity (3)
CM 340 Planning and Scheduling (3)
CM 434 Construction Cost Analysis (3)
CM 445 Contractor Quality Management & Pre-Construction Services (3)
CM 460 Project Administration (3)