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2021-22 BTC Catalog 
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Operations Management

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BTC’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Operations Management (BASOPS) is design to meet the needs of students who want to advance their careers into supervisory and management roles in industries such as manufacturing, IT, transportation, and retail/wholesale. During the BASOPS degree, students will learn about operations management tools and techniques, develop their business skills, and apply them to solve practical problems in their chosen industry.

The delivery model for this degree has been designed to meet the educational needs of working adults, providing a combination of asynchronous and synchronous web-based instruction with online meetings scheduled to further support student learning. Mentored “focused study” courses and individual and group capstones will be used to develop students’ independent thought and critical thinking skills to the level expected in a baccalaureate degree and as required for a successful career in an operations management role. 

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the BASOPS program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a mastery of the mathematical tools required for operations management.
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative forecasting techniques to the selection of processes and facility layouts that will optimize production and/or service delivery.
  • Plan a comprehensive quality management program for use within an organization.
  • Apply mathematical approaches to solve typical make/buy and outsourcing problems.
  • Assess the value of Lean concepts, including Value Stream Mapping, Workplace Organization and Standardization, 5-S and Cellular Flow, Kan Ban and Total Production Maintenance to operations management.
  • Demonstrate the application of project management techniques to develop realistic and comprehensive project plans; identify risk areas; monitor the plans; and deal with problems.
  • Develop clear and coherent technical reports, proposals, memoranda, and e-mails; and deliver presentations to groups.
  • Analyze projects, compare alternatives, and make business decisions based on economic principles such as time value of money, internal rate of return, and cost-benefit ratios.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and then develop acceptable resolution of ethical dilemmas that might occur in the workplace.
  • Analyze how leadership skills, recruitment and retention practices, motivation and team building, the management of change, and conflict resolution affect the behavior and interaction of people at work.
  • Demonstrate a level of critical thinking, teamwork, communication, and technical and information literacy commensurate with an operations management position.

Program Admission Requirement

Students must complete an accredited associate degree or higher, and if necessary take these additional courses before applying to the BASOPS program:

  •  ENGL& 101   English Composition I
  • MATH 099 Intermediate Algebra
  • Humanities or Social Science

Bridge Courses (up to 15 credits) are required for entry into the Core Courses. Students must complete these courses before being admitted to the 300-level courses.

  • Math& 146
  • Natural Science with Lab
  • Humanities
  • Social Science
  • Additional General Education Course

Program Application/Forms

  • Note: Earning an Associate degree does not mean that you will be automatically accepted into the BASOPS program. You will still need to go through a competitive application process.
  • For more information please contact our Program Office Assistant, Andrea Schuman at 360.752.8580 or

Degree and Certificate Requirements

Operations Management BAS degree completion requires a minimum grade of C/2.0 for all General Education, Core, and Elective courses.


    Bachelor of Applied Science

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