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 the following courses with a grade of "C" or higher:
MATH-0965Intermediate Algebra6
MET-1100Technology Orientation2
Select one of the following:3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I

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.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
EHST-1351 Safety and Health in the Workplace: OSHA 30 General Industry, OSHA 10 Construction, First Aid/CPR 1 3
MET-1100 Technology Orientation 2
MET-1120 Computer Applications and Programming 2 2
MET-1230 Drawing & AutoCAD 3 3
MET-XXXX MET Elective3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
MATH-1580 Precalculus 5
Select one of the following: 5
General Chemistry I
and Honors General Chemistry I
 
Honors General Chemistry I  
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II  
Honors College Composition II  
 Credit Hours13
Summer Session
MATH-1610 Calculus I 5
 Credit Hours5
Third Semester
MET-2422 Fundamentals of Engineering Economics 3
MET-2430 Engineering Probability and Statistics 3
PHYS-2310 General Physics I 5
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science  
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science  
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Semester
MET-2610 Statics 3
MET-2750 Technical Operations Management 4 3
MET-XXXX Elective3
MET/EET-XXXX MET or EET elective3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours60