Operations Management – Durham College

Operations Management – Durham College

Operations management is the core functional area of any business. Operations managers obtain, develop and manage the resources required to deliver goods and services to clients. This includes contributing to key decisions involving:

Facilities management
Inventory management
Logistics
Purchasing
Quality assurance
Scheduling and production control
Supply chain management
Transportation and distribution

Graduates are well-positioned to pursue a variety of professional accreditations with a number of organizations, including:

American Society for Quality
Association for Operations Management (APICS)
Purchasing Management Association of Canada

After completing one year of business study, students may choose to graduate with a certificate in Business Fundamentals.

About Durham College
At Durham College, the student experience comes first. In September 2011, the college welcomed more than 30,000 students to campus including more than 8,400 full-time post-secondary students as well as part-time and continuing education students; apprentices; and online learners. The college offers a wide range of market-driven programs in a number of different disciplines including business, information technology, media, art, design, general arts, science, skilled trades, justice, emergency services, health and engineering technology, enabling students to develop the skills required to meet the demands of today’s job market.

A three-phase expansion of the college’s Whitby campus is currently underway. Phase 1 opened in September 2009 followed by Phase 2 in May 2011. Phase 3 will see the creation of a 36,000-square-foot building focused on agriculture, culinary, hospitality and tourism. Accommodating approximately 900 new students, it will house new classrooms and labs and offer a full-service, green-certified restaurant and lounge and see the creation of a greenhouse — all of which will be open to the general public. In addition, a new Student Services building opened at the Oshawa campus in January 2011.

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