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Manufacturing Operations Management Program Code 101965

Associate Degree

For information, call the Green Bay campus: (920) 498-5444. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Manufacturing Operations Management is a unique associate degree program designed by local industry to meet the needs of the workplace through a combination of supply chain, automation, quality, lean leadership, and supervisory skills. Graduates of this program are prepared to provide leadership in manufacturing industries. Upon graduation, a student will have completed 69 credits.

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

Team Lead

Performance Leader

Reliability Coach

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

. Supervisor of Maintenance, Shop, Production, Department.

Note

. The 11 technical studies courses, beginning with course number 10-196-xxx, are delivered in a variety of formats.
. Some courses have a compressed schedule of seven weeks each. The competencies learned in an accelerated class are exactly the same as those in a traditional class. Students do much of the learning and assignments outside of class time.

The following certificates/technical diplomas may be applied toward this program:

. 901961, Supervision Certificate
. 901962, Ethical Leadership Certificate
. 901969, Utility Management Certificate
. 901968, Quality Improvement and Innovation Certificate
. 901967, Health Care Leadership Certificate
. 9019610, Health Care Leadership Advanced Certificate

Program Outcomes

. Demonstrate effective leadership skills.
. Perform in team environments.
. Value diversity.
. Demonstrate workplace communication skills.
. Understand the financial components of an organization.
. Utilize performance management techniques.
. Apply project management skills.
. Apply continuous improvement processes.
. Affect workplace safety positively.
. Monitor customer service, quality, and cost performance.
. Demonstrate knowledge of the application of supply chain management concepts.
. Understand the overall operation and control of machines.
. Apply electrical skills to troubleshoot control and operator panels.
. Apply programming languages to the control of single programmable controllers and industrial networks.

Requirements for Program Entry

. Completed application.
. High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
. As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are Arithmetic: 65; Reading Comprehension: 55; Sentence Skills: 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
. It is recommended that a student have basic computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint prior to entering the Manufacturing Operations Management program.

Curriculum

Students following the study plan below will complete the Manufacturing Operations Management associate degree in the number of semesters shown.

FIRST SEMESTER

10-196-164 Supervisors-Personal Skills
3
10-196-189 Team Building/Prob Solve
3
10-196-191 Supervision
3
10-801-136 English Composition 1
3
10-801-198 Speech
3
10-804-123 Math w Business Apps
3
* 10-890-101 College 101
1
SEMESTER TOTAL
19
SECOND SEMESTER

10-101-106 Accounting-for Non-Accountants
3
10-105-102 Career Planning
2
10-182-110 Lean Operations Mgmt
3
10-196-134 Legal Issues-Supervisors
3
10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-809-197 Contemporary Amer Society
3
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
THIRD SEMESTER

10-105-103 Career Preparation
1
10-196-169 Diversity in the Workplace
3
10-196-190 Leadership Development
3
10-196-199 Business Ethics
3
10-664-100 Automation 1: Control Logic
1
10-664-101 Automation 2: Motor Control
1
10-809-195 Economics
3
10-809-198 Intro to Psychology
3
 OR
 
10-809-199 Psychology Of Human Relations
3
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
FOURTH SEMESTER

10-101-184 Business Finance/Budgeting
3
10-196-105 Manufacturing Op Career Exper
2
10-196-136 Safety-Workplace
3
10-196-188 Project Mgmt Fundamentals
3
10-196-192 Managing-Quality
3
10-664-102 Automation 3: PLC
1
SEMESTER TOTAL
15

TOTAL CREDITS
69

Curriculum Note
*The credit for 10-890-101, College 101, is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.

10-101-106 ACCOUNTING-FOR NON-ACCOUNTANTS ...teaching non-accountants to read, analyze, and interpret financial information for making informed business decisions. This class de-emphasizes the use of debits, credits, journal entries and other accounting procedures.

10-101-184 BUSINESS FINANCE/BUDGETING ...fiscal and monetary aspects of business. Each learner will demonstrate application of business types, cycles, forecasting, budgeting, expense control, and financial statement interpretation relevant to the supervisor as a non-accountant. (Prerequisite: 10-804-123, Math w/ Business Apps)

10-105-102 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101)

10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisite: 10-105-102, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1)

10-182-110 LEAN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT ...lean operating concepts, total quality management, Six Sigma methodologies, continuous improvement tools/techniques, process mapping, 5S principles, statistical process control/pull signals, cellular manufacturing, mixed-model production, human resource development.

10-196-105 MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT CAREER EXPERIENCE ...practical hands-on experience applying skills developed in the program at an approved site with supervision by an employer and the instructor with related projects and discussion. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation)

10-196-134 LEGAL ISSUES-SUPERVISORS ...legal practices of recruiting, interviewing, hiring, selection, evaluation/promotion, employee discipline, firing, EEOC and nondiscrimination, employee privacy, workplace harassment, FMLA, ADA and unions.

10-196-136 SAFETY-WORKPLACE ...safety awareness, federal/state/local compliance, inspections, risk analysis, workplace violence, substance abuse, health hazards, first aid, CPR, fire and electrical safety, and emergency preparedness.

10-196-164 SUPERVISORS-PERSONAL SKILLS ...time management and personal planning, emotional intelligence, effective communication, assertiveness and stress management related to the challenges of a supervisor.

10-196-169 DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE ...analyze the effect of perceptions, attitudes, biases, and organization culture on diversity, dealing with barriers, measuring progress, and celebrating success.

10-196-188 PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS ...the role of project management, developing a project proposal, demonstration of relevant software, working with project teams, sequencing tasks, charting progress, dealing with variations, budgets and resources, implementation, and assessment.

10-196-189 TEAM BUILDING/PROBLEM SOLVING ...benefits and challenges of group work, necessary roles in a team, stages of team development, meeting facilitation, different approaches to problem solving, consensus, data acquisition, analysis, developing alternative solutions, implementation and evaluation.

10-196-190 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ...leadership effectiveness and organization requirements, individual and group motivation strategies, vision, mission and goals, ethical behavior, leadership style and adaptation, impacts of power and influence, employee development, coaching, managing change, and conflict resolution. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1)

10-196-191 SUPERVISION ...front-line leadership including teamwork, setting goals, planning, delegation, controlling, communication, motivation, performance management, staffing, training, problem solving, and conflict management.

10-196-192 MANAGING-QUALITY ...developing a personal philosophy of quality, identifying all stakeholder relationships, meeting/exceeding customer expectations, managing a quality improvement project, measuring effectiveness, lean thinking, Six Sigma, and systems thinking.

10-196-199 BUSINESS ETHICS ...ethical points-of-view, morality/ethical theory, utilitarianism, Kantian ethics, justice and the market system, whistle-blowing, trade secrets/conflict of interest, privacy, advertising, product safety, corporate social responsibility, international business.

10-664-100 AUTOMATION 1: CONTROL LOGIC ...electric motor control components such as switches, relays, starters, transformers; and safely mount and install motor and motor control components and perform related wiring and troubleshooting of motor control circuits.

10-664-101 AUTOMATION 2: MOTOR CONTROL ...electric motor control components such as sensors, timers and counters. (Corequisite: 10-664-100, Automation 1: Control Logic)

10-664-102 AUTOMATION 3: PLC ...basic programmable logic controller programming and troubleshooting.

10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills =75 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-801-198 SPEECH ...fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups: topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and the listening process. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer- Reading =55 and Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 OR ACT Reading =15 and ACT English=16 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS ...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Arithmetic score=65 or ACT-Math score=15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer-Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr.

10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer- Reading =55 and Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 OR ACT- Reading =15 and ACT English=16 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-809-197 CONTEMPORARY AMER SOCIETY...the major social institutions within the American society: government, family, education, religion, and economic system. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

Earn $49,920 a year as a Manufacting Operations Manager!