Program Goals and Outcomes

Industrial supervision program goals and outcomes

Penn Foster's online Industrial Supervision Degree Program can help prepare students to take the next steps toward advancing their careers in manufacturing and industrial settings. 

Industrial Supervision

Associate Degree 16-24 mo As low as $59/mo
1-800-471-3232 (9AM - 9PM EST)

Program Goal

To provide students the understanding needed to seek employment or advance their careers in supervisory roles in the Industrial space, specifically related to positions that require college-level training,

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Identify key skills for the supervision and leadership of employees and successful work relationships
  • Demonstrate effective written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrate effective quantitative skills
  • Describe total quality management (TQM), materials and inventory management, inspection plans, measuring tools that collect quality data, and various statistical process control methods
  • Discover the principles of materials management and inventory control to maximize the use of resources for the required level of customer service
  • Recognize important safety facts and practices associated with electrical, chemical, fire, material-handling, and machine hazards
  • Discuss the steps of the accounting cycle and utilize financial document information as a management tool to plan, and track the financial status of a business
  • Define the basics of lean manufacturing and the key lean and continuous improvement (CI) fundamental principles in conjunction with continuous-improvement methods and tools
  • Demonstrate computer and information literacy
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and processes involved in the functional areas and the need for collaboration among the different functions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the liberal arts, natural sciences, and social sciences
  • Discover other topics in supervision and leadership that may apply also in the industrial workplace

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