The Business Operational Management Program is articulated with the Polk County School Board (PCSB) career centers: Ridge Technical College and Traviss Technical College. It provides the opportunity for an individual who has completed a specific technical program to pursue college-level coursework that is appropriate for supervisory and managerial roles, as well as for upward mobility in the chosen field. A student in this program must complete a program of 900-clock hours or more at a Polk County School Board career center (Ridge/Traviss). Each eligible student is awarded 15 credits toward the technical skills portion of the associate degree. To be awarded these credits, the student must consult with an advisor either at one of the Polk County School Board career centers or at Polk State College. The Program Director can provide more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org. This program is considered a terminal associate degree. If a student opts to pursue a bachelor’s degree, the 15 articulated technical credits are non-transferable; the student would need to take 15 additional college credits.
Certain courses in this program require placement at the college level or satisfaction of developmental education requirements in reading, writing, and mathematics.
Note: This program corresponds with the Florida Department of Education Curriculum Framework for Industrial Management.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is able to:
PLO 1: Apply supervision skills through self-management and the motivation of others.
PLO 2: Apply information about human behavior and how it impacts the management of an organization.
PLO 3: Incorporate strategies for effective management by applying decision-making skills.
PLO 4: Demonstrate appropriate communication skills.
PLO 5: Demonstrate appropriate math skills.
PLO 6: Assess and incorporate aspects of a business enterprise and entrepreneurship.
PLO 7: Incorporate data-processing activities.
PLO 8: Identify, classify, and demonstrate management functions.
PLO 9: Apply technical or industrial competencies.