Bachelor of Applied Science in Operations Management

CIP Code

52.0205

BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE

CPTC’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Operations Management (BAS-OPM) degree has been designed to meet the needs of students who want to move into supervisory and management roles in industry.

In the BAS-OPM program, students will learn about operations management tools and techniques, develop core business skills, and apply them to solve problems in industry. Focused-study courses and individual and group capstones help develop the critical thinking skills required for a successful career in an operations management role.

This degree has been designed to meet the educational needs of working adults. It is based on a combination of web-based instruction with study groups meeting at times convenient to students.

Program Length

The program is approximately six-to-eight quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Fall quarter or by instructor’s permission.

Program Outcomes

• Use mathematical tools required for operation managements, including acceptance sampling, decision theory, probability theory, linear programming, planning and scheduling.

• Formulate applied forecasting techniques including quantitative and qualitative methods to increase quality management performance.

• Practice how to plan, implement, and manage a comprehensive quality management program within an organization.

• Apply lean terminology and concepts, including value-stream mapping, workplace organization and standardization, 5S and cellular flow, kanban, total productive maintenance, and gap analysis.

• Develop a written proposal for a newly designed or modified facility, including a financial justification for the project, and carry out a verbal presentation of the results.

• Use key terms used in statistical process control (SPC) including control charts, continuous improvement, acceptance sampling, and the design of experiments.

• Develop project management techniques, including realistic and comprehensive project plans, risk areas, monitoring, and problem solving.

• Analyze projects, alternatives, and business decisions based on economic principles, such as time value of money, internal rate of return, and cost-benefit ratios.

• Develop acceptable resolution of ethical dilemmas in the workplace.

• Organize layout of industrial facilities, materials handling systems, and warehousing for the most efficient flow of raw materials, work-in-process, and final product.

• Apply guidelines for the management of health and safety in the workplace.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

Admission to the Program

Admission to the program may occur when the following can be documented:

  • Successful completion of an earned Applied Associate degree, AAS-T, Direct Transfer Associate degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution with an overall minimum 2.3 GPA.
  • A minimum grade of 2.0 is required in all general education coursework.
  • 5 college-level credits in English Composition (ENGL& 101 or higher).
  • 5 college-level credits in a transferable social science course.

Admission to the Junior Year

Once admitted to the program, the following must be documented before students can move on to the junior year of the program:

  • 5 credits of MATH& 146 or another higher-level statistics class
  • 5 credits in a humanities subject – CMST&220 recommended
  • 10 credits in natural sciences with at least one science course with a lab component. Recommended courses: CHEM& 110 (with lab), CHEM& 121 (with lab), PHYS& 114 (with lab), and another transferable science or transferable math course other than MATH& 146.
  • 5 credits in any college-level lower division General Education courses: English Composition, Social Science, Humanities, or Natural Science

These requirements can be satisfied by coursework completed before admission to the BAS-OPM program, or during a “bridge” quarter included within the BAS-OPM program. The bridge quarter can include up to 25 credits as required. Bridge courses may be taken concurrently with upper-level BAS classes.

Graduation Requirements
To successfully complete the degree, students must maintain a minimum grade of 2.0 in all coursework, including “bridge” quarter courses, program courses, and general education courses.

Program Course List

MAT 311Mathematical Techniques for Operations Management

5

MAT 413Measurement and Statistical Process Control

5

OPM 312Forecasting and System Design

5

OPM 313Quality Management

5

OPM 314Logistical Planning & Supply Chain Management

5

OPM 315Lean Concepts and Applications

5

OPM 411Facility Layout and Materials Handling

5

OPM 412Workplace Health and Safety Management

5

OPM 491Focused Study I

5

OPM 492Focused Study II

5

OPM 493Focused Study III

5

OPM 498CAPIndividual Capstone Project

5

Or

OPM 495Internship

5

OPM 499CAPGroup Capstone Project

5

BUS 310Project Management

5

ECON 310Managerial Economics

5

ENG 310Business Communications

5

PHIL 310DIVProfessional Ethics

5

PSYC 311DIVIndustrial & Organizational Psychology

5

Total Credit Hours:90

OPM 498CAP: With instructor’s permission, OPM 495 – Internship – can be substituted for OPM 498.

Note: Total credits for the degree do not include the bridge quarter (if needed).