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Associate in Operations Management – Advanced Manufacturing Process Specialization

Are you ready to work in management roles in manufacturing? Whether you want to work in construction, healthcare, aerospace, or another industry that relies on manufacturing for innovation, growth, and profit, this program can help you learn foundational skills on which you can expand your career opportunities. This fully online Associate of Science in Operations Management with an Advanced Manufacturing Processes specialization can be completed in approximately 28 months. After graduation, you are qualified for a Certificate of Applied Technical Related Studies from the Bay Institute of Science and Engineering (BISE), which can also be applied to the Department of Labor Journeyperson Certificate.

Why Pursue My Associate in Operations Management Online at IWU?

Pursuing your advanced manufacturing processes specialization will give you a more focused experience than a general program. Operations management describes a broad range of roles and responsibilities. The curriculum of this program is designed to give students a solid understanding of the best manufacturing processes, common equipment and widely used machines, along with critical thinking and communication skills that effective managers apply to their operations. At IWU, you will learn from expert faculty with years of experience in manufacturing-based management roles. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career in management. Additionally, we will lock in your tuition rates, so they stay the same throughout the time you study operations management.

What Will I Learn in this Associate in Operations Management Online Program?

With the Advanced Manufacturing Processes specialization, courses include several critical topics, including production systems, blueprint reading, materials and procedures, and computer numerical controlled machining. By the end of the program, you will have the confidence to work in a variety of roles. You can also continue your education and set yourself apart from your peers by earning your Associate for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) Certificate after completing the program. As an added benefit, IWU students receive discounted pricing that makes earning your ASCM certificate even more affordable.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

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Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

60 Credit Hours


$305/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This Associate of Science in Operations Management

Coursework for your specialization in advanced manufacturing processes can teach you how to:

  • Develop a strong foundation of business knowledge that applies to manufacturing environments
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of operations processes, machines, and equipment used for a variety of purposes
  • Become a quick critical thinker who can strategize and communicate effective solutions for manufacturing challenges
  • Integrate Christian principles into leadership and management skills to produce positive outcomes and personal fulfillment through your career in manufacturing

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Advanced Precision Machinist
  • CNC Programmer
  • Industrial Maintenance and Repair Technician
  • Mold Maker
  • Tool and Die Maker

Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Program Requirements
  • Proof of standard high school diploma or GED certification.
  • Submission of all required items for the admissions process as outlined in the "application procedures" section of the application packet.
  • Completion of 60 hours.
  • Completion of foundational, major, general education, and specialization requirements as outlined in the program of study.
  • Completion of 24 hours in the major with a minimum GPA of 2.0. To meet the residency requirement 15 semester hours must be completed at IWU.
  • Completion of 33 hours in the major with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Fifteen hours must be completed at IWU.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.
No more than 75% of the requirements for an IWU undergraduate degree or certificate and no more than 50% of the coursework in the major may be satisfied by transfer.
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