Manufacturing Operations Management

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
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Why choose Manufacturing Operations Management?

  • Manufacturing careers are in demand in central Wisconsin.
  • This program seeks to bridge the gap between the production floor and management.
  • A great fit for the current manufacturing employee seeking a leadership role in the industry.
  • An excellent choice for a person seeking advanced manufacturing leadership skills.
  • The perfect blend of leadership training and manufacturing skills.
  • Program is mostly online with some face-to-face manufacturing courses.
Manufacturing operations managers are floor leaders in manufacturing facilities. They mandate policies and rules to maintain production value and ensure that everyone and everything operates smoothly and efficiently.

Program Locations

Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

What You'll Learn

The Manufacturing Operations Management program is designed to help those with some prior experience in manufacturing advance into management positions. Graduates are prepared to supervise and coordinate the activities of production and operating workers, such as inspectors, precision workers, machine setters and operators, assemblers, fabricators, and plant and system operators. Supply chain, automation, quality, lean leadership, and supervisory skills are all emphasized along with creative problem solving and team building.

Students in the program will have opportunities to explore manufacturing facilities where they will analyze manufacturing operations, identify process efficiencies, and identify management strategies leading to quality production and processing.  

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $9,499.25
  • Books: $2,146.20
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $10.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $11,655.45

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending. 

This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.

Term: 1
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10196189 Team Building and Problem Solving 3
  10623126 Manufacturing Supervision 3
-or- 10196191 Supervision  3
  10801136 English Composition 1  3
  10804107 College Mathematics  3
-or- 10804189 Introductory Statistics  3
  10462107 Industrial Safety  2
  10623114 Intro to Inventor 1
  Term Total   15 Credits
Term: 2
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10103123 Excel-Beginning  1
  10623124 Budgets & Economic Impact for Manufacturing 3
-or- 10102121 Finance and Budgeting  3
  10623112 Manufacturing Practices 2
  10102110 Employment Law 3
  10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication  3
-or- 10801198 Speech  3
  10809166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application  3
  Term Total   15 Credits
Term: 3
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10196190 Leadership Development 3
  10196193 Human Resource Management 3
  10605117 Automation 1 - Beginning PLC  3
  10809198 Introduction to Psychology  3
-or- 10809188 Developmental Psychology  3
  10623169 Manufacturing Operations Management Internship 3
  Term Total   15 Credits
Term: 4
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10623125 Quality Management for Manufacturing 3
-or- 10196192 Managing for Quality 3
  10623171 Lean Six Sigma 3
  10102131 Entrepreneurial Management 3
  10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies  3
  10623132 Project Management for Manufacturing 3
  Term Total   15 Credits
  Program Total   60 Credits



Alison earned her BS degree in paper science from UW–Stevens Point and holds Six Sigma Black Belt certification. She started teaching at Mid-State Technical College in 2021 after 18 years of experience in paper manufacturing as a process engineer and supervisor in raw materials. Her ongoing work in manufacturing includes continuous improvement projects, capital projects, safety improvements, and mentoring college intern students. 

“By mentoring, coaching, and inspiring future leaders in manufacturing, I hope to have a lasting impact on safety, leadership, and process improvement in many industries.”


  • Manufacturing Supervisor
  • Production Manager
  • Quality Assurance Supervisor
  • Department Manager
  • Production Supervisor
  • Project Manager



High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.

"Most students go to college to find good-paying careers doing something they enjoy. Mid-State gave me that and so much more as I discovered my passion and achieved more than I ever could have anticipated."


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