Academic Catalog

Operations Management Classes

Project Management

Item Number
BUS 310
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

Successful completion of ENGL& 101.

Managerial Economics

Item Number
ECON 310
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

Successful completion of ENGL& 101 and MATH& 146.

Business Communications

Item Number
ENG 310
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

Successful completion of ENGL& 101.

Mathematical Techniques for Operations Management

Item Number
MAT 311
Credits
5

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

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MATH& 146.

Forecasting and System Design

Item Number
OPM 312
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

Successful completion of OPM 311 or instructor permission.

Quality Management

Item Number
OPM 313
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

Successful completion of OPM 311 or instructor permission.

Logistical Planning & Supply Chain Management

Item Number
OPM 314
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

Successful completion of OPM 311 or instructor permission.

Lean Concepts and Applications

Item Number
OPM 315
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

Successful completion of OPM 311 or instructor permission.

Facility Layout and Materials Handling

Item Number
OPM 411
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

Successful completion of OPM 311 or instructor permission.

Workplace Health and Safety Management

Item Number
OPM 412
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

Successful completion of OPM 311 or instructor permission.

Measurement and Statistical Process Control

Item Number
OPM 413
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

Successful completion of OPM 311 or instructor permission.

Focused Study I

Item Number
OPM 491
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

Successful completion of OPM 311, OPM 312, ENG 310, instructor permission.

Focused Study II

Item Number
OPM 492
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

Successful completion of OPM 311, OPM 312, ENG 310, instructor permission.

Focused Study III

Item Number
OPM 493
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

Successful completion of OPM 311, OPM 312, ENG 310, instructor permission.

Individual Capstone Project

Item Number
OPM 498CAP
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

Successful completion of OPM 491 and OPM 492.

Group Capstone Project

Item Number
OPM 499CAP
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

Successful completion of OPM 491 and OPM 492.

Professional Ethics

Item Number
PHIL 310DIV
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

Successful completion of ENGL& 101.

Organizational Psychology

Item Number
PSYC 310DIV
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

Successful completion of ENGL& 101.

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