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OPT 1100 Tooling & Machining Metrology

Various measurement techniques involving shop measuring instruments; correct use and care of basic inspection instruments; interpretation of blueprints as well as machined products related to engineering needs. Introduction to Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM). One classroom, three lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

OPT 1101 Introduction to Operations

Introduction to operations process design, process improvement and the skills, methods and techniques used to accomplish this; the interactions and relationships between people and process change and the interactions between different processes in organizations. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

OPT 1110 Operations Work Measurement & Ergonomics

The application of fundamentals of work measurement techniques including taking time studies, calculating standard times, estimating product costs, performing work sampling and Methods Time Measurement (MTM). Also the understanding of how the human body reacts to loads and stresses and how poor work motions and workplace layouts can contribute to this. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

OPT 1112 World Class Quality Systems & Procedures

Improve customer relations, measure products and processes, analyze current process control and capability and define and audit the quality management system. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

OPT 1113 Coordinate Measurement

Course will prepare students to use and program coordinate measurement machines, apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) principles, use advanced operating techniques for a servo driven coordinate measuring device. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

OPT 1125 World Class Operations

An overview of world-class operations principles, illustrating the many inter-related functions within successful companies, including design, planning, operations, sales and customer support. Additional focus on modern operations processes found in service industries, healthcare, transportation, food service, financial and retail. Special emphasis on resource planning and quality assurance.
3 Credit Hours

OPT 1126 Supervision, Team Leadership & Project Management

Introduction to the fundamental techniques of industrial supervision and team leadership and the effective management of projects. Includes the five functions of supervision, team leadership functions, leadership styles and the Project Management Body of Knowledge.
3 Credit Hours

OPT 1130 Lean Operations

Lean operations principles including lead time reduction, containerization, module design, standardized work and Takt time, Kanban, 5S's and Office Lean. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

OPT 1136 Plastics & Composites

Students will gain a basic understanding of plastics processes and manufacturing methods within a safe working environment. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

OPT 1198 Excel for Engineering Technology

Students will gain an understanding of Excel software and how to analyze and solve engineering technology problems, emphasizing the advanced use of spreadsheets, including programming with macros. Two lab hours per week.
1 Credit Hour

OPT 1202 Quality Practices & Measurement

An introduction to controlling and improving quality in a manufacturing setting, including the concepts of measurement, calibration, auditing, inspection, and continuous improvement. Explores ways that manufacturers use data and analysis to improve quality. Students will have the opportunity to earn the Quality Practices and Measurement certification through the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) as part of the Certified Production Technician (CPT) program.
2 Credit Hours

OPT 1203 Manufacturing Processes & Production

This course introduces the manufacturing processes and production systems commonly used in modern industry. Additional emphasis on communication, teamwork, planning, documentation, and coordination. Students will have the opportunity to earn the Manufacturing Processes and Production certification through the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) as part of their Certified Production Technician (CPT) program.
2 Credit Hours

OPT 2200 Introduction to Statistical Process Control

An introduction to statistical process control techniques and some of the tools used for process analysis.
1 Credit Hour

OPT 2201 Statistical Process Control

Emphasis on process capability, control charts, techniques and analysis. This is followed by more advanced study of reliability, quality function deployment, design of experiments, failure mode effects analysis and quality costs. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

OPT 2205 Manufacturing Processes

Students will gain a basic understanding of manufacturing processes within a safe working environment.
3 Credit Hours

OPT 2206 Value Analysis

An introduction to the purpose and need for Value Management techniques to reduce the cost of a product or process while maintaining the quality and functional requirements of the product or process.
2 Credit Hours

OPT 2207 Operations Systems Analysis

Computer simulation to solve manufacturing and nonmanufacturing problems. Involves actual programming of computer models consisting of labor, material, processing times and resources to predict future outcome of different alternatives.
3 Credit Hours

OPT 2208 Engineering Technology Economics & Cost Analysis

Basic economic cost concepts, decisions, analysis and evaluations as applied to engineering design, production, maintenance and quality control.
3 Credit Hours

OPT 2211 Industrial Risk Management

This course provides a comprehensive approach to the factors that contribute to safe and environmentally sound practices in business and industry.
2 Credit Hours

OPT 2216 Facilities Planning

Students will gain a basic understanding of facility planning, layout strategies and material handling techniques within a safe working environment. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

OPT 2221 Quality Assurance

Course will prepare students to improve customer relations and supply chain management, and to define the appropriate financial reporting system, including performance measures such as quality costs. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

OPT 2223 Quality Systems & Auditing

Course will prepare students to understand the standards, requirements and implementation strategies of major quality systems including ISO, QS and AS. Additional focus on development and implementation of internal auditing programs. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

OPT 2225 Design & Process Failure Mode & Effects Analyses

Course will prepare students to apply reliability prediction techniques including fault tree, Failure Mode and Effects Analyses (FMEA) and reliability block diagrams. Two lab hours per week.
1 Credit Hour

OPT 2240 Six Sigma: Green Belt

An applied introduction to Six Sigma using problem-solving tools, concepts and methodology to improve customer satisfaction. Includes application of Green Belt-based tools to reduce costs and improve business processes. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

OPT 2251 Supply Chain Operations & Logistics

In-depth study of the technical and business functions of operations logistics, materials procurement and management and supply chain development and management in manufacturing, service industries and government in a global economy.
3 Credit Hours

OPT 2267 Quality Certification Review

Course will prepare students to take American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certification exams in several areas of expertise, including Quality Engineering, Quality Auditor, Quality Improvement Associate, Quality Technician and others. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

OPT 2270 Operations Technology Internship

Students earn credit toward degree requirements for work co-op or internship work learning experience. Students already working may apply to use that experience to meet internship requirements. Students establish learning outcomes and prepare related reports and /or projects each semester. Ten co-op hours per week per credit hour.
1 - 4 Credit Hours

OPT 2277 Operations Technology Project

Application of Operations Technology Principles, using student teams for real or laboratory simulations of operations processes. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

OPT 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours

OPT 2780 Operations Technology Capstone

Assessment of achievement by Operations Technology students in attaining program-related outcomes by completing a project demonstrating principles and practices of the major.
3 Credit Hours