SLCC General Catalog

Business Management - Production Operations & Supply Chain Management Emphasis AAS

CTE Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
64 credits minimum

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Program Description

The Production Operations and Supply Chain Management program focuses on the production/operations, supply chain design and management, logistics, quality, and lean principles required to produce goods and services. Efficient management of production and service systems requires an understanding of these activities. Recent business globalization, fast response time requirement, short product life cycle, high quality and low cost product and service requirements, investment in supply chain and logistics, removal of non-value added activities (waste reduction), high customer expectations, and technological advancements are changing the ways of conducting businesses. These have also created new challenges. This program provides the students with the necessary background, understanding, and concepts that will help them meet the challenges of today’s dynamic business environment and become productive employees or business owners.

The Business Management Department offers a Certificate of Completion and Associate of Applied Science degrees in Business Management, Production Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Small Business Management. These areas are designed to lead to employment as managers, manager-trainees, production planners and schedulers, engineering assistants, inventory control technicians, entrepreneurs, and a variety of other positions.

Students who are interested in pursuing courses leading to a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management areas should follow the courses listed in Business Associate of Science or Business Associate of Arts degrees listed elsewhere in this catalog.

Career Opportunities

  • Logistician
  • Operation Research Analyst
  • Industrial Production Manager

Transfer/Articulation Information

This is a 2-year terminal degree. Several courses are transferable to other institutions. Students should check with the receiving institution to determine credit transferability.

Program Entry Requirements

Computer Essentials is a prerequisite for this program. Students may complete this prerequisite by successfully passing the CIS 1020 challenge exam. Challenge information may be found on the CSIS Department website. An 80% or higher is required on each section of the test. Once the exam is passed, a P is posted to the transcript and credit is awarded.

Total Program/Course Fees

$150-$200 for textbooks per semester

Estimated Cost for Students

Computer lab fee may be required for core program courses. These courses use specialized software. The fee will be used to support the software and lab costs.

Estimated Time to Completion

If a student follows the proposed sample schedule outline, completion can be achieved in 4 semesters.

Specialized Accreditation

Associate degree business programs are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This accreditation represents the achievement of meeting the high national standards established for associate degree business programs.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing (EN)

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 4 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1050

College Algebra (QS)

4

A

RDG 0990; within the last year MATH 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

BUS 2200

Business Communication

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MKTG 1960

Professionalism in Business

3

A

Distribution Areas: (6 Credits)

Choose an additional six credits from at least two of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

NOTE: BUS 1050 fulfills and program course requirement and cannot be taken as a General Education Interdisciplinary (ID) Distribution course. 

Required Courses: (40 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ACCT 2010

Survey Financial Acct

3

A

 

ACCT 2020

Managerial Acct

3

A

ACCT 1110 or ACCT 2010, and CIS 1020 or challenge exam

BUS 1050

Foundations of Business

3

A

ENGL 1010 (may be taken concurrently)

BUS 1100

Applied Business Calculus

3

A

MATH 1050 or MATH 1090

CSIS 2040

Advanced Spreadsheet App 

3

Sp

CIS 1020 or challenge exam

MGT 2040

Bus Statistics I

4

A

CIS 1020 or challenge exam, and MATH 1010 or FIN 1380

MGT 2050

Legal Environment of Bus

3

A

Recommended BUS 1050

MGT 2350

Bus Statistics II

3

TBA

MGT 2040, and MATH 1090 or MATH 1050

MGT 2700

Prod/Oper Mgmt

3

F

MGT 2040, MGT 2350, and MATH 1050 or MATH 1090

MGT 2710

Quality Control/Six Sig

3

F

MGT 2040, MGT 2350

MGT 2720

Supply Chain Des/Mgmt

3

Sp

MGT 2700

MGT 2730

Lean Production

3

Sp

MGT 2700, MGT 2710

MGT 2740

Logistics & E-Bus

3

Sp

MGT 2700, MGT 2720

Elective Courses: (Complete At Least 6 Credits From The Following)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

BUS 1010

Introduction to Business

3

A

 

MGT 1040

Business Ethics

3

F, Sp

 

MGT 2000

CO-OP

1-3

TBA

Sophomore standing, 2.0 GPA and related employment

MGT 2950

Entrepreneur Forum

1

TBA

 

MGT 2990

Current Topics

1-3

TBA

variable, contact department

NOTE: Elective courses should relate to operations and supply chain management. Suggested topics are Production/Operations Planning and Control, Project Management, Distribution Systems, Inventory Management, Economic Analysis, Work Design and Measurement, Management of Automated Manufacturing System, Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

BUS 2200

3

BUS 1050

3

ENGL 1010

3

MATH 1050/1090

4-3

MKTG 1960

3

MGT 1090

3

Distribution (2)

6

MGT 2040

4

 

 

MGT 2050

3

 

 

CSIS 2040

3

Total

15

Total

16-17

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ACCT 2010

3

ACCT 2020

3

BUS 1100

3

MGT 2720

3

MGT 2350

3

MGT 2730

3

MGT 2700

3

MGT 2740

3

MGT 2710

3

ELEC

6

Total

15

Total

18


Advising Notes

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. The classes designed to assist students in reaching the skill level necessary to enter the certificate and degree programs are computer applications, MATH 0990. Any class in the preparatory skills may be waived for students who can demonstrate equivalent skills.

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before class may be taken.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  • Understand fundamentals of business and the relationship of business to society.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of local and national laws.
  • Perform planning for a small business.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of distribution systems.
  • Design and analyze production operations and supply chain networks.

1 – Acquire Substantive Knowledge

  • Communicate effectively in writing.
  • Communicate effectively verbally.
  • Communicate effectively numerically.

2 – Communicate Effectively

  • Choose and perform appropriate analyses for quantitative and qualitative data.

3 – Develop Quantitative Literacy

  • Extract relevant data from complex information, process it appropriately, and draw reasonable conclusions.

4 – Think Critically

  • Engage in principled dialogue on civic issues involving local business.

5 – Civic Engagement

  • Understand the ethical considerations that are inherently involved in business.

6 – Work Professionally

  • Proficiently use computer technology.

7 – Computer & Information Literacy

Department Contact Info

Management, Marketing and Culinary Arts Division

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Business Building (BB) 234

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4483

Business Management Program

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Business Building (BB) 132A
801-957-4323

Program Faculty

Professors
Don Gren
Roger Lee
Amar Sahay

Associate Professors
Karen Killinger
Melodee Lambert

Assistant Professors
Basil Chelemes
Edward Engh

Instructors
Don Skousen