Operations Management

Program Level: Degrees, Certificates
Department: Business and Entrepreneurship
Institute: Business & Entrepreneurship
College: SAC
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What is the Operations Management program?

This 18-hour Level 1 certificate program gives you the skills to help manage day-to-day operations in a variety of industries that produce goods or deliver services.

What will I learn?

You’ll learn about what it takes to operate a business efficiently and effectively, with a focus on the principles of management, production and operations. You’ll become familiar with activities including procurement, inventory, quality control, warehousing, packaging, order processing and transportation. You’ll learn about planning the use of materials and human resources and optimizing processes to achieve business goals. You’ll also gain an understanding of the relationships and ethical responsibilities between an organization’s departments, divisions and executive management.

What can I do with this course of study?

This certificate prepares you to work in many diverse industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, retail, logistics and business. You can pursue an entry-level position in roles such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. The study of operations management is a pathway to roles such as operations manager, supply chain manager, production manager and logistics coordinator.

What's special about the program?

This six-course, 18-hour program provides a solid foundation in the field of operations, giving you skills you can put to work immediately. The Texas Workforce Commission projects 531,346 job openings in 2030 for the operations management industry in Texas, up from 426,765 openings in 2020.

Degrees and Certificates

Contact Us

Dr. Val Calvert
(210) 486-0190

Dr. Charles Hunt
Program Coordinator
Oppenheimer Center (OC) 335
(210) 486-0197