Bachelor of Science in Operations Technology

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Overview

We have suspended new enrollments to the Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Technology and are no longer accepting applications for admission.

If you are a student enrolled in this program, our advising staff will work with you to complete all coursework.


 

Improve Efficiency through Operations and Technology


If you’re a problem solver who enjoys logistics, math, and technology, then a bachelor’s degree in operations technology might be right for you. To maintain an edge in today’s competitive global environment, businesses continually seek ways to maximize efficiency and productivity. Often the answer lies in operations technology—that is, processes and tools that help enhance quality and reduce costs. To meet this demand, this operations technology degree program focuses on critical business functions—from resource planning and inventory management to distribution and logistics. This will enable you to acquire valuable skills that can boost organizational performance.

Featuring courses in statistics, economics, operations management, purchasing, negotiations, IT, and logistics, the Bachelor of Science in Operations Technology program provides you with a solid foundation in liberal arts, technology, and business fundamentals. As a result of your educational experience, you will emerge well equipped to pursue a rewarding career in purchasing, logistics, inventory management, or operations.

Career Outlook


This bachelor's degree program provides you with skills and knowledge that can be applied across many industries. Companies that manufacture or distribute products require professionals with logistics, operations, and resource planning expertise. This requirement translates into jobs in purchasing, logistics management, supply chain management, inventory control, and operations—careers that are expected to experience steady growth.

Graduates in the area of operations technology who pursue a career in purchasing can expect better-than-average job prospects, with employment of purchasing managers, buyers, and purchasing agents projected to increase over the next several years.

Interested in learning more about our bachelor's degrees and the pace yourself format? View our recently filmed webinar.


Core Curriculum

College of Professional Studies degrees* integrate a core set of course requirements that ensure all of our graduates possess a well-rounded educational background and understanding of the world. The core courses allow students to gain insights into disciplines other than their field of study, as well as develop expertise in written and oral communication and critical thinking.

 


Written Communication (12 q.h.)

Effective with the Fall 2013 term, all three English course requirements in the Written Communication area of the core curriculum will have a 1-credit writing lab co-requisite. This applies to all new and returning students.

Complete the following three courses and labs:

ENG 1004/1014 College English 1/ Writing Lab 3/1 q.h.
ENG 1005/1015 College English 2/Writing Lab 3/1 q.h.
ENG 3006/3007 College English Workshop/Writing Lab 3/1 q.h.


Diversity (3 q.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

CMN 2002 Intercultural Communication 3 q.h.
MGT 1503 Managing in a Diverse and Changing World* 3 q.h.
SOC 1110 Diversity 3 q.h.
SOC 1635 Race and Ethnicity 3 q.h.


Information Literacy (3 q.h.)

ITC Information Technology Elective 3 q.h.

Suggested courses:

 

ITC 1001 Intro to PC Productivity Tools 3 q.h.
ITC 2003 Advanced PC Productivity Tools 3 q.h.
ITC 1255 Human-Computer Interaction 3 q.h.
ITC 2020 Digital Collaboration and Knowledge Management 3 q.h.

Mathematics (6 q.h.)

Complete a minimum of six quarter hours from the following courses:

MTH 1001 College Algebra 1 3 q.h.
MTH 2002 College Algebra 2 3 q.h.
MTH 2512 Finite Mathematics 3 q.h.
ECN 2001 Statistics 1 3 q.h.
ECN 2002 Statistics 2 3 q.h.


Ethical & Political Perspectives (3 q.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

LDR 3230 Ethical Decision Making 3 q.h.
PHL 1001 Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics 3 q.h.
PHL 2180 Business Ethics 3 q.h.


Science Perspectives (3 q.h.)

Choose one course with any one of the following prefixes: BIO, BTC, CHM, ESC, PHY

 

Suggested courses:

 

BIO 1010 Biology 1 3 q.h.
BIO 1825 Biology Today: An issues Approach 3 q.h.
CHM 2105 Chemistry and the Environment 3 q.h.
ESC 1525 Energy for Today and Tomorrow 3 q.h.


Historical Perspectives (3 q.h.)

Strongly Recommended:

 

HST 3131 The World: 1945-Present 3 q.h.

Other choices:

 

HST 1003 Civilization of the Modern World 3 q.h.
HST 3213 Contemporary America 3 q.h.
HST 2205 Coming to America: The American Immigrant Experience
3 q.h.

 

Total Core Curriculum: 33 q.h.


*Degree requirements vary. Some degrees require specific core choices.
See curriculum pages for more information.


Curriculum

Please note: Students who started this program prior to Fall 2015 should follow the curriculum reflected on their manual degree audit, which can be obtained by contacting their academic advisor.

Core Curriculum (33 q.h.)

We require all bachelor's degree students to complete required core curriculum, allowing you to gain insight into disciplines other than your field of study.

Foundation Courses (14 q.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

ECN 2001 Statistics 1 3 q.h.
MTH 2512 Finite Mathematics 3 q.h.

Complete all of the following courses:

ECN 1001 Principles of Macroeconomics 4 q.h.
ECN 1002 Principles of Microeconomics 4 q.h.

Complete one course with the following prefixes:

CJS, CMN, PSY, SOC 3 q.h.

Major Courses (36 q.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:

BLW 1001 Business Law 1 3 q.h.
MGT 1001 Dynamics of Business 1 3 q.h.
OPM 2820 Operations Management Policy 3 q.h.
OPM 1130 Basics of Supply Chain Management 3 q.h.
OPM 2210 Operations Control and Execution 3 q.h.
OPM 2315 Detailed Master Planning 3 q.h.
OPM 2444 Resource Planning and Scheduling 3 q.h.

Complete two of the following courses:

OPM 2451 Purchasing Essentials 3 q.h.
OPM 4352 Advanced Purchasing 3 q.h.
OPM 2657  Business Negotiations 3 q.h.
TRN 1002 Logistics 3 q.h.
MIS 1255 Electronic Commerce Systems 3 q.h.

Complete two IT electives:

ITC Information Technology Electives 6 q.h.

Complete one of the following courses:

ACC 1001 Financial Accounting 1 3 q.h.
FIN 2110 Finance Basics for Managers 3 q.h.

 

Non-Business Electives (72 q.h.)

Open Electives (5 q.h.)

 

Total Quarter Hours: 160

 


Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.


Tuition

Estimated total tuition for this program is $0.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of semester hours. Most courses are 3-4 semester hours. See Undergraduate Tuition Rates for details.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2016-17 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.


Student Profile

Who Will Your Classmates Be?

The Bachelor of Science in Operations Technology degree program is well suited for students who wish to pursue a career in purchasing, operations, logistics, or manufacturing.

Candidates may be interested in pursuing a career as a:

  • Purchasing manager or agent
  • Wholesale or retail buyer
  • Management analyst
  • Inventory control analyst
  • Operations technologist
  • Operations manager

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  1. Specialized Knowledge
    Students are able to define and explain the major concepts, methodologies, techniques, tools and best practices in Operations Technology and Supply Chain Management.

  2. Broad Integrative Knowledge
    Students are able to present a paper or project that applies basic techniques and tools in the field of Operations Technology to a significant issue in the field, using data analysis and interpretation.

  3. Intellectual Skills
    Students demonstrate an ability to use the scientific method to solve problems critically and creatively related to organizational control, monitoring, measurement, and sustainability.

  4. Applied Learning
    Students are able to use data to explain and solve technical issues and processes in diverse formats to both general and specific audiences.

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