Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Operations Management

 Title Abbreviation:   OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

 Department:    BASAM

 Course #:    330

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    520201

 EPC:    50B

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Explore and apply the concepts, principles, problems, and practices of operations management in different sizes and types of goods producing and service organizations. Topics include operations strategy, process design, capacity planning, facilities location and design, forecasting, scheduling, quality assurance, continual improvement and operational effectiveness, environmentally sustainable practices, and inventory management.


Prerequisite: BASAM Director permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify established and emerging elements of Operations Management(OM), including technology, by researching student's application in OM and non-OM situations.
  2. Examine the relationships between management, OM, and other management functions within an organization by analyzing the enterprise impact of decisions.
  3. Examine how the Operations Management function can influence operational actions to address community/societal challenges such as water pollution, plant emissions and disposal of hazardous material by critiquing relevant applications in student's field of interest.
  4. Determine ways to counteract the impact of bias on operational effectiveness by applying tools such as root cause analysis.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Various elements that comprise the field of operations management (OM), and some of the new and evolving concepts within OM.
  2. OM tools and concepts and apply them to a wide variety of situations, including non-OM related areas.
  3. Relationship between leadership in management, OM, and other management functions within an organization.
  4. The role of technology in OM.
  5. OM tools to solve common manufacturing and service industries operations.
  6. Impact of OM decision-making on social, environmental and economic bottom line.