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.

There will be no new students accepted in the program for Academic year 2024-2025.  Current students should reach out to an academic counselor to create an academic plan to complete their remaining courses by the end of Summer 2026.

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

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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 Algebra (or appropriate score on Math Placement Test)6
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. 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
CNST-1750 Construction Safety 3
MET-1100 Technology Orientation 2
MET-1120 Computer Applications and Programming 2
MET-1230 Drawing & AutoCAD 2 3
MET-1631 Industrial Supply Logistics 2
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CNST-1740 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science 3
MATH-1530 College Algebra 3 4
MET-2070 Introduction to Industrial Warehousing 2
MET-XXXXElective 3
MET-XXXXElective 2
Select one of the following: 3
General Psychology
Honors General Psychology
Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
 Credit Hours17
Third Semester
MATH-1540 Trigonometry 3
MET-1240 Machine Tools and Manufacturing Processes 3
MET-2422 Fundamentals of Engineering Economics 6 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II 4
Honors College Composition II
Select one of the following: 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
MET-2410 Quality Control and Lean Manufacturing 3
MET-XXXXElective 3
MET-2750 Technical Operations Management 3
Select one of the following: 4-5
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
Honors General Chemistry I
College Physics I
 Credit Hours13-14
 Total Credit Hours60-61

CNST-1290 Construction Print Reading may be used to meet this requirement.


MATH-1610 Calculus I can be used for both MATH-1530 College Algebra and MATH-1540 Trigonometry requirements but an additional 2 credit hours of electives may be needed.


COMM-1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication may be used to meet this requirement.


BADM-2151 Business Law may be used to meet this requirement.

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.