The Manufacturing Option of the Operations Technology program prepares individuals for leadership roles in the operations of business, industry and service organizations with a special emphasis on manufacturing skills. Students learn analysis, continuous improvement, quality assurance and problem solving techniques that can be applied toward financial, health care, manufacturing and service/retail fields. In addition to their associate degree, graduates earn a Six Sigma Green Belt certification, become an ISO internal auditor, and are awarded an OSHA 10-hour card. Students take part in lecture-lab structured courses and hands-on demonstrations of course principles, assuring that they will gain practical knowledge as well as the fundamentals. Those who wish to further their studies may transfer to the best four-year colleges and universities.