This course helps students understand the role of operations management in an organization. Students will understand how the operations function transforms inputs to outputs in an efficient manner. The course covers the role of the operations manager in the design, implementation, and control of the organization's transformation processes, as well as the key role that issues of quality play in those processes. As a final project, each student applies techniques of operations management to a real business problem. Class must be passed with a 2.0 or better to count for BAS-Applied Management degree. Prerequisite: meets the criteria for acceptance into a BAS/BSN program, completion of a two-year degree or equivalent, or instructor approval.