Manufacturing Management, Bachelor of Science

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, Quality Management Systems or Supply Chain and Logistics; 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. 

The concentration in Supply Chain and Logistics prepares students for entry-level positions in Supply Chain operations.  This concentration covers the basics of supply chain management, manufacturing planning and control, purchasing and the physical distribution of goods to customers.

Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Management are prepared to make a significant contribution to manufacturing and production.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. 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;
  2. Apply management competencies toward human capital and other resources in the manufacturing process;
  3. Apply financial metrics to the manufacturing decision process;
  4. Apply stakeholder-relevant competencies in support of customer desires and needs;
  5. 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;
  6. Establish a quality management process, develop grades and standards of quality, and provide staff training to facilitate corrective action;
  7. Implement a manufacturing process that results in recognized credentials from CPT, CPT-Green, and CLT; and
  8. Apply relevant metrics to drive continuous improvement.

The embedded certificate in Manufacturing Management (18 credits) may be earned as part of the milestone policy in the Manufacturing program.  [See Program Director]

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all graduation requirements as stated in the catalog. In addition, students must maintain a GPA of 2.3 in the major.

Curriculum

Bachelor in Manufacturing Management

General Education Requirements - 43 Credits

General Education Core Requirements: 40 Credits

ENG 101English Composition

3

ENG 1XXEnglish Elective

3

ENG 325Advanced Writing for the Business Professional

3

CAP 110*Computer Applications

3

MATH 1XXMATH (MATH 130 or higher)

3

Science (BIO, CHEM, SCI)

4

Social Science (PSY, SOC, PSC)

6

Humanities (HIS, PHIL, SPAN, ASL, HUM)

3

General Education Electives**

12

*Students have the option to test out of CAP 110 and take a General Education elective instead.  The test must be completed prior to the first attempt.  See CAP 005 policy.

**Elective credits may be chosen from any general education course, unless directed by the program.  General Education courses contain the following prefixes:  ENG, MATH, STAT, CAP, COM, IDA, BIO, CHEM, SCI, HIS, HUM, PHIL, SPAN, PSY, SOC, and PSC.

Programmatic General Education Requirements: 3 Credits

General Education Elective**

3

Manufacturing Management Major Core Requirements - 51 Credits

Freshman Year

BMM 101Key Principles of Manufacturing

3

BMM 110Technology in Advanced Manufacturing

3

OS 101Team Dynamics and Individual Skills

3

OS 180Organizational Supervision and Administrative Roles

3

BUS 101Introduction to Management

3

Sophomore Year

ACC 110Applied Accounting

3

ACC 225Manufacturing Accounting

3

BMM 135Green Manufacturing

3

OR

BMM 125Manufacturing Logistics

3

BMM 210Lean Manufacturing Principles

3

OS 210Organizational Communications

3

Junior Year

BMM 3XX Manufacturing Elective

3

BMM 320Facilities and Planning

3

BUS 330Operations Management

3

BMM 350Six Sigma Green Belt Training

3

Senior Year

BMM 4XXManufacturing Elective

3

BMM 440Industrial Safety

3

BMM 460Quality Management Systems

3

Open Electives - 27 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 121