*Some courses require students to participate in on campus workshops. On campus workshops will be held on campus four Saturdays per semester. Courses with an on campus workshop are denoted with an asterisk(*) in the program structure
The online Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology curriculum is designed for students who want to prepare for employment leading to supervisory and management positions in the production, automation, or maintenance areas of industry. The role of the Industrial Technology graduate is that of a facilitator of ideas from senior management to the production floor. Successful completion of the four-year online curriculum would provide an excellent background in science, mathematics, design and human relations. This is coupled with the practical use of automated machinery and the associated tools, as well as knowledge of industrial manufacturing processes, materials and logistics.
Students can choose from two concentrations:
- Industrial Automation
- Manufacturing & Maintenance Management
These concentrations are designed to give students a specialization that they can take into the workforce and build upon throughout their industrial career. Graduates should quickly become proficient in both the supervisory and administrative roles of dealing with personnel, and depending upon the concentration selected, the graduate should become adept in the various aspects of the manufacture, distribution and automation of industrial products and processes. Employment opportunities are excellent for this degree.
The Manufacturing and Maintenance Management concentration is designed for students who want to enter a career in the manufacturing sector. This concentration is concerned with the management, maintenance and day-to-day operation and improvement of manufacturing processes.
The Industrial Automation concentration is designed for students who wish to enter a career in the automation of manufacturing processes. This concentration is concerned with fixed automation, robotics, and the troubleshooting of automated systems and their role in the manufacturing environment.