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.

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Related Degrees and Certificates

Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Complete ENG-1010 College Composition I or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I
  • MATH-0965 Intermediate Algebra with grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate score on Math placement test.
  • Complete MET-1100 Technology Orientation

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Utilize basic computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, and database. (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  2. Identify and explain basic safety requirements and good safe work habits for working in manufacturing industries.
  3. Apply knowledge of regulated environments, various industry standards including FDA, ISO, and documentation and report writing.
  4. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and display professionalism, and work well in a team environment.
  5. 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.
  6. Read engineering drawings, with an understanding of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing, and be able to measure parts against engineering drawings to determine conformity.
  7. Utilize inventory management skills including: GIS concepts (minimizing routes); basic use of an inventory management software systems; material flow, and cycle count concepts.
  8. 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

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
MATH-1530 College Algebra 1 4
MET-1100 Technology Orientation 2
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
General Psychology  
Honors General Psychology  
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
CNST-1740 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science 3
MATH-1540 Trigonometry 3
MET-1630 Industrial Supply Logistics 3
MET-2041 CAD II & GD&T 3
MET-2601 3D Solid Modeling 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
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
 Credit Hours13
Fourth Semester
BADM-2150 Business Law 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  
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours60