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.

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 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
CNST-1750 Construction Safety 3
MET-1100 Technology Orientation 2
MET-1120 Computer Applications and Programming 2 2
MET-1230 Drawing & AutoCAD 3 3
MET-XXXXMET Elective 3
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 General Chemistry Laboratory 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
Social & Behavioral Sciences requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Semester
MET-2610 Statics 3
MET-2750 Technical Operations Management 4 3
MET-XXXXElective 3
MET/EET-XXXXMET or EET elective 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours60

MET-2550 Engineering Analysis Using MATLAB or IT-1090 Computer Applicationswill be accepted in place of MET-1120 Computer Applications and Programming to meet this requirement.


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


CNST-2510 Introduction to Asset Management or MET-2500 Fundamentals of Products Development and Manufacture will be accepted in place of MET-2750 Technical Operations Management.

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.