At a Glance:

Floyd and Gordon: Gerald McFry
Gerald McFry, Program Director & Instructor of Business Management
Office: 124
Phone: 706-378-1747
Campus: Floyd County Campus, Gordon County Campus
Department: Business Management, Business Administrative Technologies

Catoosa, Walker: Graceful Beam
Graceful Beam, Assistant Dean & Instructor of Business Technologies
Office: A130
Phone: 706-965-1128
Campus: Catoosa County Campus
Department: Business Management

Whitfield Murray: Leyner Argueta
Leyner Argueta, Business Management Instructor
Office: B-638
Phone: 706-272-2952
Campus: Whitfield Murray Campus
Department: Business Management

Operations Management Specialist (OM11)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Whitfield Murray Campus
  • Walker County Campus
  • Gordon County Campus
  • Floyd County Campus
  • Catoosa County Campus

Program Overview

The Operations Management Specialist Certificate prepares individuals to manage and direct physical and technical functions of a variety business or industrial organization.  Learning opportunities will introduce, develop and reinforce students' knowledge, skills and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention and advancement in management.  Graduates will receive an Operations Management Specialist TCC.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (18 hours)
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
Develops skills and behaviors necessary for successful supervision of people and their job responsibilities. Emphasis will be placed on real life concepts, personal skill development, applied knowledge and managing human resources. Course content is intended to help managers and supervisors deal with a dramatically changing workplace being affected by technology changes, a more competitive and global market place, corporate restructuring and the changing nature of work and the workforce. Topics include: Understanding the Managers Job and Work Environment; Building an Effective Organizational Culture; Leading, Directing, and the Application of Authority; Planning, Decision-Making, and Problem-Solving; Human Resource Management, Administrative Management, Organizing, and Controlling.
Develops an understanding of how fostering employer/employee relationships in the work setting improves work performance. Develops legal counseling and disciplinary techniques to use in various workplace situations. . Topics include: the definitions of coaching, counseling, and discipline; importance of the coaching relationship; implementation of an effective counseling strategy; techniques of effective discipline; and performance evaluation techniques.
Addresses the challenges of improving the performance and career potential of employees, while benefiting the student in their own preparation for success in the workplace. The focus is on both training and career and personal development. Shows the student how to recognize when training and development is needed and how to plan, design, and deliver an effective program of training for employees. Opportunities are provided for the student to develop their own career plans, assess their work-related skills, and practice a variety of skills desired by employers. Topics include: developing a philosophy of training; having systems approach to training and development; the context of training; conducting a needs analysis; critical success factors for employees: learning principles; designing and implementing training plans; conducting and evaluating training; human resource development and careers; personal career development planning; and applications in interpersonal relationships and communication.
This course provides the student with an intensive study of the overall field of production/operations management. Topics include: role of production management/production managers, operational design, capacity planning, aggregate planning, inventory management, project management, and quality control/assurance.
Provides a basic understanding of project management functions and processes. Topics include: team selection and management; project planning, definition and scheduling of tasks; resource negotiation, allocation, and leveling; project control, monitoring, and reporting; computer tools for project planning and scheduling; managing complex relationships between project team and other organizations; critical path methodology; and total quality management.