Bachelor of Applied Science in Manufacturing Operations Degree

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CPTC’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Manufacturing Operations (BASMO) degree has been designed to meet the needs of students who want to move into supervisory and management roles in the manufacturing industry.

Program Length: The program is approximately six to eight quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates: Fall quarter or by instructor permission.

During the BASMO degree, students will learn about operations management tools and techniques, develop core business skills, and apply them to solve problems in the manufacturing industry. Focused-study courses and individual and group capstones will be also used to develop the critical thinking skills required for a successful career in a manufacturing management role.

This degree has been designed to meet the educational needs of working adults. It is based on a combination of web-based instruction with study groups meeting at times convenient to students.

Admission to the Program

Academic Requirements for Admission to the Program

Admission to the program may occur when the following can be documented:

  • Successful completion of an earned Applied Associate degree, AAS-T, Direct Transfer Associate degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution in an appropriate manufacturing, management or operations-related field with an overall minimum 2.5 GPA in all college-level coursework.
  • Intermediate Algebra or higher (minimum 2.5 GPA); or equivalent COMPASS math scores (within the past 2 years).
  • 5 college-level credits in English Composition (ENGL& 101 or higher).
  • 5 college-level credits in a Social Science.

A minimum grade of 2.5 is required in all college-level coursework.

Academic Requirements for Admission to the Upper Division (Junior Year)

Once admitted to the program, the following must be documented before you can move on to the junior year of the program:

  • 5 credits of MATH& 146 or higher-level statistics class
  • 5 credits of a college-level math class other than MATH& 146 with Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite – MATH& 141 Precalculus I or above preferred.
  • 5 college-level credits in a Humanities subject – a speech class recommended
  • 5 college-level credits in a Natural Science with a lab component – PHYS& 114, ENVS& 101 or CHEM& 121 recommended.

A minimum grade of 2.5 is required in all college-level coursework. These requirements can be satisfied by coursework completed before admission to the BASMO program, or during a “bridge” quarter included within the BASMO program. The bridge quarter can include up to 20 credits as required.

Program Requirements

Course # Class Title Credits
OPM 311CL Mathematical Techniques for Operations Management 5
OPM 312 Forecasting and System Design 5
OPM 313 Quality Management 5
OPM 314 Logistical Planning and Supply Chain Management 5
OPM 315 Lean Concepts and Applications 5
OPM 411 Facility Layout and Materials Handling 5
OPM 412 Workplace Health and Safety Management 5
OPM 413 Measurement and Statistical Process Control 5
OPM 491 Focused Study I 5
OPM 492 Focused Study II 5
OPM 493 Focused Study III 5
OPM 498CAP Individual Capstone Project 5
OPM 499CAP Group Capstone Project 5
BUS 310 Project Management 5
ENG 310 Business Communications 5
ECON 310 Managerial Economics 5
PHIL 310DIV Professional Ethics 5
PSYC 310DIV Organizational Psychology 5
  Total Credits for Degree 90*


*Total credits does not include bridge quarter if needed.