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.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Operations Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: OPT 1101 


  • Demonstrate the principles of motion economy as it relates to time and stress on the human body. Demonstrate good motions versus poor motions in a lab or real world environment.
  • Describe,demonstrate and identify the types of risks associated with certain motions. Demonstrate measuring the level of the risks associated with such motions during a lab exercise.
  • Describe and demonstrate the principles of ergonomomics on exams and during a lab exercise.
  • Describe and use basic work measurement tools/techniques such as time study, standard data, Methods Time Measurement (MTM) and work sampling.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2