The Ivy Tech Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Manufacturing Production and Operations degree is a 100% online program focused on modern manufacturing processes. Students take general education core courses in addition to those program-specific classes like:
- Shop math
- Manufacturing automation
- Plant floor and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) principles
- Quality control concepts
- Production technology
- Lean manufacturing
Time to Complete
AAS in Manufacturing Production and Operations degree program at Ivy Tech requires 60 credit hours, or four semesters, to complete.
Earn a Certificate on the Way to Your AAS
A recommended path to the associate degree in Manufacturing Production and Operations is to complete the long-term certificate (known as a technical certificate) while working toward the degree. The certificate is designed to provide a gateway toward entry-level manufacturing production and operations careers, so you can begin working quickly. You may then choose to pursue a credential that requires more credits and time in order to learn more and move up in your professional career. You can apply the credits from your certificate to your higher level credential at Ivy Tech to make the most of your time and tuition.
The required 60 credit hours include:
- 17 general education course credits
- 42 program-specific course credits
- 1 student success credit (college requirement)
A completion guide provides the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week terms. For students taking fewer classes at a time, the courses are numbered to show the overall number that will be taken.
Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take. Completion guides may vary by campus/location.