The Associate of Applied Science degree in Operations Engineering Technology with a concentration in Engineering Management is designed to enable students to obtain the necessary background to become an effective supervisor or manager in a manufacturing/production setting on the engineering design side. Production, logistics, and the basics in engineering design is covered within the program. The program is designed to tie the fundamentals of manufacturing with the fundamentals of engineering management. This program ties into 4-year bachelor degree programs aimed at industrial/manufacturing engineering.

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

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 2
MET-1230 Drawing & AutoCAD 3
PSY-1010 General Psychology 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
 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
Summer Session
MATH-1610 Calculus I 5
 Credit Hours5
Third Semester
ENG-2151 Technical Writing 3
MET-1240 Machine Tools and Manufacturing Processes 3
MET-2422 Fundamentals of Engineering Economics 3
MET-2430 Engineering Probability and Statistics 3
 Credit Hours12
Fourth Semester
CNST-2510 Introduction to Asset Management 3
MET-2610 Statics 3
PHYS-2310 General Physics I 5
 Credit Hours11
 Total Credit Hours60

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. Create and execute a program management plan (Gantt Charts, etc.).
  8. Interpret operations metrics (on-time delivery, defects parts per million, labor efficiency, equipment capacity utilization, material yield) in order to drive improvement.
  9. Interpret calculation of cost of goods sold (overhead, direct/indirect labor, etc.).
  10. Apply concepts of workplace ergonomics to determine proper and safe operations.