The Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Management is designed to prepare students for entry- and mid-level positions in a wide array of manufacturing organizations. Coursework is designed around two primary areas:
General Education core courses facilitate the student’s development in broad skills specifically identified by employers throughout our region as being essential for success in manufacturing management. Those include computer literacy, communication, math, science, social science, and a global perspective.
Manufacturing core courses provide the student with the knowledge necessary to develop competencies and obtain the skills that they need to succeed. Focus is on supervision of manufacturing processes, management of human and machine resources, assurance of lean processes and production of high-quality product, all of this within budgetary and schedule constraints. Core manufacturing courses in conjunction with manufacturing electives, chosen with advice from the Program Director, enable students to focus their degree on a specific area of interest within their manufacturing profession. These include, operations management, manufacturing supervision, lean manufacturing, manufacturing logistics, industrial safety, production planning and control, quality management, purchasing and customer service. The students will also gain hands-on experience in fabrication, quality, logistics and advanced manufacturing laboratories. Throughout the manufacturing management program there is a strong emphasis on leadership, teamwork, problem solving and safety.
In addition to earning the degree, the student will have the opportunity to earn nationally-recognized, portable credentials from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) including the Certified Production Technician (CPT) credential, and the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) credential.
Students may concentrate in CNC Machining or Quality Management Systems; the core requirements of which are listed under their respective Associate in Science degree. The concentration in CNC Machining prepares students for entry-level positions as CNC operators. This concentration integrates an understanding of manufacturing processes, a knowledge of materials, a working knowledge of manufacturing mathematics, a competence in technical drawing and specifications, an understanding of computer-aided machining, and the hands-on machining skills needed for CNC operators.
The concentration in Quality Management Systems prepares students for entry-level positions as quality technicians. This concentration covers the basics of quality management, manufacturing principles, quality inspection techniques, materials & processing, interpreting engineering drawings, problem solving, measurement and test equipment, calibration, lean manufacturing, statistical process control, teamwork and supplier quality control.
Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Management are prepared to make a significant contribution to manufacturing and production.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
- Control the flow of material with appropriate process documentation in the most efficient manner, while employing lean principles, operational flow strategies, value stream management, inventory mapping, inventory control and scheduling;
- Apply management competencies toward human capital and other resources in the manufacturing process;
- Apply financial metrics to the manufacturing decision process;
- Apply stakeholder-relevant competencies in support of customer desires and needs;
- Develop skills to manage operations and strategically plan for the long-term viability of a manufacturing business for the purpose of promoting the mission, vision and core values;
- Establish a quality management process, develop grades and standards of quality, and provide staff training to facilitate corrective action;
- Implement a manufacturing process that results in recognized credentials from CPT, CPT-Green, and CLT; and
- Apply relevant metrics to drive continuous improvement.
Students must complete all graduation requirements as stated in the catalog. In addition, students must maintain a GPA of 2.3 in the major.