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OPMT 2298 - Business Process Improvement

Operations Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

Continuous improvement is an organized approach to identifying opportunities for improvement that can help an organization meet its goals for increasing profits, reducing costs, and accelerating innovation. The approach is also used to enhance the quality of a product or service, and to improve safety. This course presents to Business Operations Management students & Project Management students basics of continuous process improvement via PDCA methodology. PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) is a systematic approach to an ongoing review of workflows and outcomes to identify ways to improve them both. An emphasis will be placed on team problem solving approaches and the development of teamwork skills. This course provides an ideal foundation for students aspiring to pursue further education in continuous improvement via Lean, Kaizen or Six Sigma.

Prerequisite(s)

OPMT 1198

Credits

3.0

Cost

$521.47 - $532.79 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2021

Below are six offerings of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 41407

Tue Sep 07 - Tue Nov 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Nov 23 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$532.79

Notes

  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Cancelled

CRN 48119

Tue Sep 07 - Tue Nov 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Nov 23 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW05 Rm. 2875

Instructor

Arda Akoglu

Course Outline

Cost

$532.79

Notes

  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 48122

Wed Sep 08 - Wed Nov 24 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Nov 24 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW05 Rm. 2875

Instructor

David Pepin

Course Outline

Cost

$532.79

Notes

  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

CRN 48123

Thu Sep 09 - Thu Dec 09 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 09 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW03 Rm. 2745

Instructor

Arda Akoglu

Course Outline

Cost

$532.79

Notes

  1. No class on November 11
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 48354

Thu Sep 09 - Thu Dec 02 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 02 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online

Instructor

Sarb Verma

Course Outline

Cost

$521.47

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Internet delivery format. This class is delivered synchronously online, which means that you are required to be available to log-on live to an online platform at all scheduled course days and times. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information. No class on November 11
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

CRN 48120

Mon Sep 13 - Mon Dec 06 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Dec 06 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 309

Instructor

David Pepin

Course Outline

Cost

$532.79

Notes

  1. No class on October 11th.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe, at a basic level, continuous improvement as an operations strategy.
  • Apply systematic problem-solving models to improve processes in an industrial setting.
  • Identify conditions that indicate opportunities for improvement exists.
  • Apply appropriate techniques to gather data.
  • Apply analysis and creative techniques to synthesize alternatives.
  • Evaluate alternatives and develop feasible solutions.
  • Identify strategies to implement, improve and maintain change.
  • Apply (at a beginning level) appropriate teamwork skills to work within project teams.
  • Describe the use of teams in process improvement activities.  

Effective as of Fall 2017

Related Programs

OPMT 2298 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Business Administration (General Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  2. Operations Management (Industrial Engineering Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Operations Management (Management Engineering Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  4. Operations Management (Materials Management Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  5. Project Management
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  6. Quality and Process Management
    Part-time   Certificate

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