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Bachelor of Applied Science in Manufacturing Operations

degree Info at a Glance
Type
Bachelor of Applied Science Degree
Estimated # of Quarters
This degree is approximately 6-8 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Fall and spring quarters or by instructor permission.
Prerequisites
See description for admission and prerequisites.

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree

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

During the BASMO degree, students will learn about operations management tools and techniques, develop core business skills, and apply them to solve problems in the manufacturing industry. Focused-study courses and individual and group capstones help develop the critical thinking skills required for a successful career in a manufacturing 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. 

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 in an appropriate manufacturing, management or operations-related field with an overall minimum 2.5 GPA in all coursework.
  • Intermediate Algebra or higher (minimum 2.5 GPA); or equivalent COMPASS math scores (within the past two years)
  • 5 college-level credits in English Composition (ENGL& 101 or higher).
  • 5 college-level credits in a Social Science.
  • A minimum grade of 2.5 is required in all coursework.

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 higher-level statistics class
  • 5 credits of a college-level math class other than MATH& 146 with Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite – Pre-calculus I or above preferred.
  • 5 credits in a Humanities subject – a speech class recommended
  • 5 credits in a Natural Science with a lab component - ENVS& 101 or CHEM& 121 recommended.
  • A minimum grade of 2.5 is required in all coursework. These requirements can be satisfied by coursework completed before admission to the BASMO program, or during a “bridge” quarter included within the BASMO program. The bridge quarter can include up to 20 credits as required.

Notes

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

Total credits for the degree does not include the bridge quarter (if needed).

Degree Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
OPM 311Mathematical Techniques for Operations Management5
OPM 312Forecasting and System Design5
OPM 313Quality Management5
OPM 314Logistical Planning & Supply Chain Management5
OPM 315Lean Concepts and Applications5
OPM 411Facility Layout and Materials Handling5
OPM 412Workplace Health and Safety Management5
OPM 413Measurement and Statistical Process Control5
OPM 491Focused Study I5
OPM 492Focused Study II5
OPM 493Focused Study III5
OPM 498CAPIndividual Capstone Project5
OPM 499CAPGroup Capstone Project5
BUS 310Project Management5
ENG 310Business Communications5
ECO 310Managerial Economics5
PHIL 310DIVProfessional Ethics5
PSYC 310DIVOrganizational Psychology5
 Technical Credits90

Mathematical Techniques for Operations Management

Item #
OPM 311
Total Credits
5

Provides students with the foundational mathematical tools required for operations management, including acceptance sampling, decision theory, probability theory, and linear programming.

Prerequisites
MATH& 146.
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Forecasting and System Design

Item #
OPM 312
Total Credits
5

Introduces students to forecasting and capacity planning tools for manufacturing and service organizations. Covers the selection of appropriate processes and facility layouts, the design of work systems and maintenance planning.

Prerequisites
OPM 311 or instructor permission.
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Quality Management

Item #
OPM 313
Total Credits
5

Equips students with the tools used to plan, implement and manage quality management programs with special emphasis on process documentation, staff training and communication of results to management and auditors.

Prerequisites
OPM 311 or instructor permission.
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Logistical Planning & Supply Chain Management

Item #
OPM 314
Total Credits
5

Introduces students to the complexities of domestic and global supply chains including consideration of make/buy and outsourcing decisions. Explores the importance of the inventory control and procurement functions, and discusses the use of materials resource planning (MRP), manufacturing resource planning (MRPII) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.

Prerequisites
OPM 311 or instructor permission.
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Lean Concepts and Applications

Item #
OPM 315
Total Credits
5

Introduces students to the theory behind Lean, including concepts such as Value Stream Mapping, Workplace Organization and Standardization, 5-S and Cellular Flow. Covers Lean terminology, including Kan Ban and Total Production Maintenance, and tools such as Gap Analysis, 5 Why’s, root cause analysis, Pareto charts, and cause-effect diagrams.

Prerequisites
OPM 311 or instructor permission.
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Facility Layout and Materials Handling

Item #
OPM 411
Total Credits
5

Covers the design and optimal layout of industrial facilities, materials handling systems, and warehousing for the most efficient flow of raw materials, work-in-process, and completed product.

Prerequisites
OPM 311 or instructor permission.
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Workplace Health and Safety Management

Item #
OPM 412
Total Credits
5

Provides a foundation for students to take on responsibility for the management of health and safety in the workplace. Covers OSHA and the inspection process, identification of safety hazards and implementation of preventative measures, and developing a formal health and safety training program.

Prerequisites
OPM 311 or instructor permission.
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Measurement and Statistical Process Control

Item #
OPM 413
Total Credits
5

Introduces key tools used in Statistical Process Control, including control charts, continuous improvement, acceptance sampling, and the design of experiments. Also covers fundamental metrology principles, including error measurement and analysis, the impact of temperature and pressure on precision measurement; equipment calibration; and advanced test and measurement techniques.

Prerequisites
OPM 311 or instructor permission.
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Focused Study I

Item #
OPM 491
Total Credits
5

Provides students with an opportunity to explore an area of professional interest and to develop a greater understanding of that area through focused study and applied research under the direction of a faculty member and/or industry mentor. The topic to be studied will be agreed on in conjunction with program faculty and approved by the program director, and each course will require both a written report and an oral presentation of the research findings.

Prerequisites
OPM 311, OPM 312, ENG 310, instructor permission.
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Focused Study II

Item #
OPM 492
Total Credits
5

Provides students with an opportunity to explore an area of professional interest and to develop a greater understanding of that area through focused study and applied research under the direction of a faculty member and/or industry mentor. The topic to be studied will be agreed on in conjunction with program faculty and approved by the program director, and each course will require both a written report and an oral presentation of the research findings.

Prerequisites
OPM 311, OPM 312, ENG 310, instructor permission.
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Focused Study III

Item #
OPM 493
Total Credits
5

Provides students with an opportunity to explore an area of professional interest and to develop a greater understanding of that area through focused study and applied research under the direction of a faculty member and/or industry mentor. The topic to be studied will be agreed on in conjunction with program faculty and approved by the program director, and each course will require both a written report and an oral presentation of the research findings. 

Prerequisites
OPM 311, OPM 312, ENG 310, instructor permission.
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Individual Capstone Project

Item #
OPM 498CAP
Total Credits
5

Involves the self-directed execution of a project in the field of manufacturing operations employing elements from many of the courses the student has already taken linked together in a methodical, systematic way. The topic to be studied will be agreed in conjunction with program faculty and approved by the program director. The course requires both a written report and an oral presentation of the project results.

Prerequisites
OPM 491 and OPM 492.
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Group Capstone Project

Item #
OPM 499CAP
Total Credits
5

Involves working as a team on a project in the field of manufacturing operations. The topic to be studied will be chosen by the group, agreed on in conjunction with program faculty and approved by the program director. The project may be carried out with an industry partner/employer. The course requires both a written project report and an oral presentation of the project results by the group, and individual summary reports by each student.

Prerequisites
OPM 491 and OPM 492.
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Project Management

Item #
BUS 310
Total Credits
5

Teaches students some of the techniques necessary to develop realistic and comprehensive project plans; identify risk areas; monitor the plans; and deal with problems. The course will also cover management of the procurement process, and communication with project stakeholders.

Prerequisites
ENGL& 101.
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Business Communications

Item #
ENG 310
Total Credits
5

Focuses on audience-oriented communication in the business environment. Course content includes writing reports, proposals, memoranda, and emails; graphical presentation of data using Excel; and developing and delivering presentations using PowerPoint and other visual aids.

Prerequisites
ENGL& 101.
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Managerial Economics

Item #
ECO 310
Total Credits
5

Focuses on forecasting and estimating techniques; and on tools used to analyze projects, compare alternatives, and make sound business decisions based on economic principles such as time value of money, internal rate of return and cost-benefit ratios.

Prerequisites
ENGL& 101 and MATH& 146.
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Professional Ethics

Item #
PHIL 310DIV
Total Credits
5

This course increases students’ awareness of ethical dilemmas that might occur at work, to show how such ethical issues are subject to management analysis and decision-making action, and to provide students with the conceptual tools necessary to identify and then develop an acceptable resolution to these dilemmas.

Prerequisites
ENGL& 101.
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Organizational Psychology

Item #
PSYC 310DIV
Total Credits
5

Examines how people behave and interact with each other at work with an emphasis on the way that this affects job performance. Topics covered in this course include the development of leadership skills; recruitment and retention; motivation and team building; managing change; and conflict resolution.

Prerequisites
ENGL& 101.
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