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Operations Management (BAS)


Operations Management

Program Description

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Operations Management is designed to upskill technical individuals with supervisory proficiencies essential in managing industrial manufacturing, production, automation, food and beverage, and logistics and distribution facilities. The program is designed to serve individuals already working in the industrial workplace or associate degree graduates who want to continue their education. This career-oriented degree prepares graduates to assume greater management roles within these industries. Courses are delivered through online formats, providing greater flexibility for students and their work obligations.


To enroll, a student must have completed an Associate in Applied Science degree, Certificate, or Diploma in Industrial Automation & Robotics, Instrumentation & Control Technology, Petroleum Production Technology, Power Generation Technology, Process Technology, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Welding or an approved and related program from an accredited institution. Previous college coursework, along with industry experience and/or military training, may be considered to determine eligibility.

Computer Requirements

All BSC courses use a Learning Management System (LMS) called Blackboard. Chromebooks, Chrome OS devices, iPads, and mobile devices (iOS, Android phones, tablets) do not allow students to satisfactorily access and complete course content.

Please refer to the Computer Specifications for BSC students. 

Program Requirements

Students who complete the curriculum requirements receive a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Operations Management.

US Dept of Labor, Veterans Priority

This program receives funding from the U.S. Department of Labor; therefore, veterans and eligible spouses receive priority of service over non-covered persons. (20 CFR 1010)

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the program, students are equipped to plan, direct, or coordinate the industrial work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

Career opportunities: Industrial Production Manager, Operations Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Production Control Manager, Quality Control Manager.


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