Manufacturing Production and Operations (MPRO)

MANUFACTURING PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS

The Manufacturing Production and Operations (MPRO) program is a complete online degree designed to develop the skills and knowledge of modern manufacturing processes and technologies needed to be successful in today's advanced manufacturing organizations. MPRO is ideal for a wide variety of career advancement goals such as:

  • Upgrading your skills in order to advance in the manufacturing field where an accredited degree is needed for advancement within your company
  • Becoming a production technician in manufacturing
  • Strengthening and expanding your knowledge of manufacturing to support your role as an accountant, HR professional, inventory manager, etc. in a manufacturing organization.

The Manufacturing, Production and Operations program prepares students to become skilled production operators who can function as fully proficient manufacturing system employees in manufacturing environments. Manufacturing companies require skilled machine operators that can use gauging, inspection, and operations techniques to produce high quality products. Students will be trained to understand the needs, processes, and activities used in today's manufacturing environment.

Students who successfully complete the MPRO program will receive a two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The MPRO degree offers a great way to gain employment or advance in one of the most desirable industry sectors, manufacturing. Manufacturing is a great industry in which to make a career because it is provides great benefits and high-paying jobs, with workers earning about 20% more than in other industry sectors.

Online Options:

Technical Certificate (31 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

The Technical Certificate in Manufacturing, Production and Operation can be earned on the way to acquiring the Associate of Applied Science degree. This virtual option provides students with the same content and knowledge as our traditional program, but is delivered entirely through our distance education delivery system. Many available jobs require advanced education beyond the high school diploma. Technical Certificate programs provide education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. The program content is designed to develop competency in the comprehension of general and technical skills. Certificate programs require mastery of basic reading, writing, mathematical and quantitative skills.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses.

Associate of Applied Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. This virtual option provides students with the same content and knowledge as our traditional program, but is delivered entirely through our distance education delivery system. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

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This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses, part-time and part-time with college prep courses.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

The Manufacturing Production and Operations program is offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

Bloomington
Available via Distance Education.

Contact:
Kirk Barnes
School of Technology Chair & Professor
Phone: (812) 330-6050
kbarnes@ivytech.edu

Central Indiana (Indianapolis)
Contact
Dan Flick
317-921-4810
dflick@ivytech.edu

Columbus
East Central (Anderson, Marion, Muncie)
Sid Culp
1-800-589-8324, ext. 1329
sculp@ivytech.edu
Kokomo (Kokomo, Logansport)
Lafayette
North Central (Elkhart, South Bend, Warsaw)
For more information contact Ben Lagadon at 574-289-7001, ext. 5381 or plagadon@ivytech.edu.
Northeast (Fort Wayne)
Contact
Deb Pitzer, Department Chair
260-480-2022
dpitzer@ivytech.edu

Northwest (East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City, Valparaiso)
Richmond
Contact:

Jim Stokes
Advanced Manufacturing/Industrial Technology Department Chair
Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374-1298
Phone: 765-966-2656, ext. 4017  Toll free: 800-659-4562, ext. 4017
Fax: 765-966-1654
Email: jstokes@ivytech.edu
www.ivytech.edu/richmond

Darryl T. Decker
Assistant Director of Academic Affairs Support
Distance Education Academic Advising and Support
Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374-1298
Phone: 765-966-2656, ext. 1123  Toll free: 800-659-4562, ext. 1123
Fax: 765-962-8741
Email: ddecker@ivytech.edu
www.ivytech.edu/richmond


Southeast (Lawrenceburg, Madison)
Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)
At this time, Ivy Tech Community College Southern Indiana does not offer this program/concentration.

See which campuses offer this area of study.
Southwest (Evansville)
Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)
Contact
David Will, Dean
School of Technology
812-298-2406
dwill5@ivytech.edu

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