The Associate of Applied Science degree in Operations Engineering Technology is designed to enable students to obtain the necessary background to become an effective supervisor or manager in a manufacturing/production setting. Production, logistics, basic design principles, and basic business practices are covered within the program. The program is designed to tie the fundamentals of engineering technology with the fundamentals of production management. This program ties into 4-year bachelor degree programs aimed at production management.
This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.
Learn more about how certificate credits apply to the related degree.
Related Degrees and Certificates
- Operations Engineering Technology with a Concentration in Automated Manufacturing, Associate of Applied Science
- Operations Engineering Technology (Engineering Management), Associate of Applied Science
- 3D Digital Design and Manufacturing Technology, Certificate of Proficiency
- Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD), Certificate of Proficiency
- Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), Certificate of Proficiency
- Machine Tools Operation, Certificate of Proficiency
- Quality Control, Certificate of Proficency
- Digital Design & Product Innovation, Short-Term Certificate
- Digital Manufacturing and Product Launch, Short-Term Certificate
Program Admission Requirements
Program Learning Outcomes
This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
- Utilize basic computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, and database. (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
- Identify and explain basic safety requirements and good safe work habits for working in manufacturing industries.
- Apply knowledge of regulated environments, various industry standards including FDA, ISO, and documentation and report writing.
- Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and display professionalism, and work well in a team environment.
- Apply knowledge of basic lean concepts and tools (5 S), including introductory Six Sigma concepts, methods for identifying and eliminating the various forms of waste.
- Read engineering drawings, with an understanding of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing, and be able to measure parts against engineering drawings to determine conformity.
- Utilize inventory management skills including: GIS concepts (minimizing routes); basic use of an inventory management software systems; material flow, and cycle count concepts.
- Utilize a working understanding of statistical process controls (SPC) and pre-production approval process (PPAP) to validate both product and process compliance.
Suggested Semester Sequence
|First Semester||Credit Hours|
|MATH-1530||College Algebra 1||4|
|MET-1120||Computer Applications and Programming||2|
|MET-1230||Drawing & AutoCAD||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|College Composition I|
|Honors College Composition I|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Honors General Psychology|
|CNST-1740||Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science||3|
|MET-1630||Industrial Supply Logistics||3|
|MET-2041||CAD II & GD&T||3|
|MET-2601||3D Solid Modeling||3|
|BADM-1020||Introduction to Business||3|
|MET-1240||Machine Tools and Manufacturing Processes||3|
|MET-2400||Statistical Quality Control 2||3|
|PHYS-1210||College Physics I 3||4|
|ENG-2151||Technical Writing 4||3|
|MET-2750||Technical Operations Management||3|
|Select one of the following:||5|
|General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
|Honors General Chemistry I|
|Total Credit Hours||60|
MET-2430 Engineering Probability and Statistics may be used to meet this requirement.
PHYS-2310 General Physics I may be used to meet this requirement.