Department of Technology

BS in Technology Management

Students in the Technology Management degree program will become technically oriented management professionals who plan, direct, organize, and control operations in a wide variety of industrial, business, and service organizations. In the program, students concentrate in one of the areas listed below.

Industrial Management Concentration

This concentration is designed to prepare graduates for leadership and management positions in a wide variety of technical environments. Students in this concentration take courses to understand the many organizational elements and functions composing industrial operations. Students completing this program will develop a broad-based, cross-sectional/functional understanding as a "generalist" management professional. This concentration is available to transfer students with an associate degree in a technical discipline and nontraditional students with related technical experience and training equivalent to an associate degree.

Precision Manufacturing Concentration

This concentration is designed to prepare graduates for leadership and management positions in a computer-intensive/automated manufacturing environment. Students in this concentration take management oriented courses in areas such as project management, industrial organization, facility planning, production control, quality, cost analysis & control, safety, accounting, and information systems. This concentration is available to transfer students with an associate degree in a manufacturing discipline and nontraditional students with related technical experience and training equivalent to an associate degree.

Information and Communications Technology Concentration

This concentration is designed to prepare graduates for leadership and management positions in a computer applications-oriented environment integral to most organizations. Students in this concentration take courses that emphasize theory and application relating to the management and operation of computer and technical systems used for communications, information management, control technology, and publishing. Students completing this program will develop a focused understanding of computer applications-based and data/information-intensive operations. Students completing this program may also elect to complete minors in computer science, business administration, economics, or studio art.This concentration is available to four year students and transfer students with an associate degree in an information related discipline and nontraditional students with related technical experience and training equivalent to an associate degree in an information related discipline.

Construction Management Concentration

This concentration is designed to prepare graduates for advancement opportunities in construction-related industries primarily as superintendents, project managers, estimators, construction managers, or project executives. Students in this concentration take courses that emphasize theories and applications of construction contract administration, including: planning, managing, directing, organizing, and controlling construction operations. This concentration is also available to nontraditional and transfer students with enough related technical experience or coursework to satisfy the technical competency requirements of the concentration. To satisfy the technical competency requirements, nontraditional students may complete a portfolio demonstrating the completion of college-level work and specialized training that can be fully documented and qualifies for transfer credit into USM by means of a portfolio assessment. Transfer students may satisfy the technical competency requirements, through the completion of a construction-related associate's degree program from a regionally accredited community college or simply transfer into the 4 year course of study. 

Electro-Mechanical Systems Concentration

This concentration is designed to prepare graduates for career leadership and management positions in computer-controlled/automated, equipment-intensive environments. Students in this concentration take courses that emphasize theory and application relating to the design, control, and integration of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components and assemblies. This concentration is also available to nontraditional and transfer students with enough related technical experience or coursework to satisfy the technical competency requirements of the concentration or to students with an associate's degree in an electricity/electronic, mechanical or computer related area. Students completing this program will develop a focused understanding of power and control systems utilized in industrial, environmental protection, construction, medical, transportation, alternate energy, and military sectors.

All students must meet University Core curriculum requirements and additional Departmental requirements. Specific requirements for bachelor of science degree programs offered through the Department of Technology are indicated in the following tables. A minimum of 15 credit hours or 5 courses must be taken in the Department.

Students in the technology management degree program will be required to complete a senior assessment as part of the graduation requirement.

Concentration in Industrial Management
(for nontraditional/transfer students)

The minimum number of credits required for the degree: 121

University Requirements
     Writing Readiness
     Math Readiness

University Core
     College Writing
     Quantitative Reasoning - MAT 140 (or above)
     Creative Expression
     Socio-cultural - Economics (ECO)
     Science Exploration - Physics with Lab
     Cultural Interpretation
     Ethical Inquiry
     Diversity
     International
     Thematic cluster - Professional Practices Recommended
     Cluster course 1
     Cluster course 2
     Cluster course 3
     Capstone ITT 460

Departmental Requirements
     ITP 210 Technical Writing
     MAT 148 Applied Calculus
     Statistics
     ITT 181 Computer Applications & Concepts
     Physics or Chemistry

General Elective - 6 Credits
     (Academic, Professional or Technical)

Professional
     ITP 230 Project Management
     ITP 280 Industrial Organization, Management, & Supervision
     ITP 310 Facility Planning
     ITP 330 Production Control
     ITP 340 Fundamentals of Quality
     ITP 350 Teambuilding and Facilitation
     ITP 381 Human Resource Development
     ITP 410 Technical Operations and Strategies
          OR ITP 250 -  Management Information Systems
     ITP 490 Cost Analysis and Control
     ITS 320 Occupational Safety and Health
          OR ITS 300 Ergonomics/Time Study
     ACC 110 Financial Accounting Information for Decision Making

Technical/Occupational Specialization (36 Credits)
     ITT 400 Occupational Competency (Portfolio Assessment)
          Or an associate's degree from an accredited institution with Department approval.

NOTE: Students in the Technology Management degree programs will be required to complete a senior assessment as part of the graduation requirement.

Concentration in Information and Communications Technology
(for traditional students)

The minimum number of credits required for the degree: 121

University Requirements
     Writing Readiness
     Math Readiness

University Core
     College Writing
     EYE 112 Built Environment
     Quantitative Reasoning - MAT 140 (or above)
     Creative Expression
     Socio-cultural - Economics (ECO)
     Science Exploration - Physics or Chemistry with Lab
     Cultural Interpretation
     Ethical Inquiry
     Diversity
     International
     Thematic cluster - Professional Practices Recommended
     Cluster course 1
     Cluster course 2
     Cluster course 3
     Capstone ITT 460

Departmental Requirements
     ITP 210 Technical Writing
     MAT 148 Applied Calculus
     Statistics
     Computer Programming
     ITP 250 Management Information Systems
     Natural Science

General Elective - 3 Credits
     (Academic, Professional or Technical)

Professional Required
     ITP 230 Project Management
     ITP 280 Industrial Organization, Management, & Supervision
     ITP 350 Teambuilding and Facilitation
     ITP 381 Human Resource Development
     ITS 320 Occupational Safety and Health
          OR ITS 300 Ergonomics/Time Study

Professional Electives - 12 credits
     From approved ITP courses or students completing an approved minor may use courses in their minor as professional electives if they are not required courses in the INT program or otherwise used to fulfill INT degree requirements. Courses may not be used to fulfill more than one requirement on the degree worksheet. When the minor is used to fulfill the thematic cluster, the remaining minor courses may be used as professional electives up to the 1/3 restriction of the core. The remaining professional elective requirements will be filled using department professional courses. Approved minors are listed below:
     Computer Science
     Economics
     Business Administration
     Studio Art

Technical Required
     ITT 181 Computer Applications & Concepts
     ITT 241 Information and Communications Technologies
     ITT 272 Intro to Computer Networking
     ITT 281 Internet Web Site Development
     ITT 282 Computer Aided Design
     ITT 311 Telecommunications
     ITT 343 Graphic Communications Technologies
     ITT 373 Intermediate Computer Networking
     ITT 382 Advanced Web Site Development

Technical Electives - 12 Credits
     ITT Designated Courses

NOTE: Students in the Technology Management degree programs will be required to complete a senior assessment as part of the graduation requirement.

Concentration in Information and Communications Technology
(for nontraditional/transfer students)

The minimum number of credits required for the degree: 121

University Requirements
     Writing Readiness
     Math Readiness

University Core
     College Writing
     Quantitative Reasoning - MAT 140 (or above)
     Creative Expression
     Socio-cultural - Economics (ECO)
     Science Exploration - Physics or Chemistry with Lab
     Cultural Interpretation
     Ethical Inquiry
     Diversity
     International
     Thematic cluster - Professional Practices Recommended
     Cluster course 1
     Cluster course 2
     Cluster course 3
     Capstone ITT 460

Departmental Requirements
     ITP 210 Technical Writing
     MAT 148 Applied Calculus
     Statistics
     Computer Programming
     ITP 250 Management Information Systems
     Natural Science

General Elective - 9 Credits
     (Academic, Professional or Technical)

Professional Required
     ITP 230 Project Management
     ITP 280 Industrial Organization, Management, & Supervision
     ITP 350 Teambuilding and Facilitation
     ITP 381 Human Resource Development
     ITS 320 Occupational Safety and Health
          OR ITS 300 Ergonomics/Time Study

Professional Electives - 12 credits
     From approved ITP courses or students completing an approved minor may use courses in their minor as professional electives if they are not required courses in the INT program or otherwise used to fulfill INT degree requirements. Courses may not be used to fulfill more than one requirement on the degree worksheet. When the minor is used to fulfill the thematic cluster, the remaining minor courses may be used as professional electives up to the 1/3 restriction of the core. The remaining professional elective requirements will be filled using department professional courses. Approved minors are listed below:
     Computer Science
     Economics
     Business Administration
     Studio Art

Information/Communications Specialization (36 credits)

An associate's degree from an accredited institution with Department approval.

NOTE: Students in the Technology Management degree programs will be required to complete a senior assessment as part of the graduation requirement.

Concentration in Precision Manufacturing
(for non-traditional/transfer students)

The minimum number of credits required for the degree: 121

University Requirements
     Writing Readiness
     Math Readiness

University Core
     College Writing
     Quantitative Reasoning - MAT 140 (or above)
     Creative Expression
     Socio-cultural - Economics (ECO)
     Science Exploration - Physics with Lab
     Cultural Interpretation
     Ethical Inquiry
     Diversity
     International
     Thematic cluster - Professional Practices Recommended
     Cluster course 1
     Cluster course 2
     Cluster course 3
     Capstone ITT 460

Departmental Requirements
     ITP 210 Technical Writing
     MAT 148 Applied Calculus
     Statistics
     ITT 181 Computer Applications & Concepts
     Physics or Chemistry

General Elective - 3 Credits
     (Academic, Professional or Technical)

Professional
     ITP 230 Project Management
     ITP 330 Production Control
     ITP 340 Fundamentals of Quality
     ITP 410 Technical Ops. and Strategies
          OR ITP 250 Management Information Systems
     ITP 490 Cost Analysis and Control
     ITS 300 Ergonomics/Time Study
     ITS 320 Occupational Safety and Health
     ACC 110 Financial Accounting Information for Decision Making

Technical
     ITT 221 Power and Energy Processing
     ITT 323 Fluid Power
     ITT 425 Applied Process Control Engineering
     ITT 427 Applied Automation Engineering

Technical/Occupational Specialization (36 Credits)

 ITT 400 Occupational Competency (Portfolio Assessment)
          Or an associate's degree from an accredited institution with Department approval.

NOTE: Students in the Technology Management degree programs will be required to complete a senior assessment as part of the graduation requirement.

Concentration in Construction Management
(for traditional students)

The minimum number of credits required for the degree: 121

University Requirements
     Writing Readiness
     Math Readiness

University Core
     College Writing
     EYE 112 Built Environment
     Quantitative Reasoning - MAT 140 (or above)
     Creative Expression
     Socio-cultural - Economics (ECO)
     Science Exploration - Physics with Lab
     Cultural Interpretation
     Ethical Inquiry
     Diversity
     International
     Thematic cluster - Professional Practices Recommended
     Cluster course 1
     Cluster course 2
     Cluster course 3
     Capstone ITT 460

Departmental Requirements
     ITP 210 Technical Writing
     MAT 148 Applied Calculus
     Statistics
     ITT 181 Computer Applications & Concepts
     Natural Science

General Elective - 3 Credits
     (Academic, Professional or Technical)

Professional
     ITC 100 Introduction to Construction Management
     ITC 341 Construction Documents 1
     ITC 351 Construction Cost Estimating
     ITC 432 Construction Project Management
     ITC 442 Construction Documents 1I
     ITP 230 Project Management
     ITP 250 Management Information Systems
          OR ITP 410 Technical Operations & Strategies
     ITP 280 Industrial Organization Management and Supervision
     ITP 490 Cost Analysis & Control
     ITS 320 Occupational Safety and Health
     ACC 110 Financial Accounting
     BUS 280 Legal Environment of Business

Technical
     ARC 221 Concepts of Structure UMA
     ARC 231 Materials & Methods UMA
     ARC 322 Structures II UMA
     ARC 332 Construction Techniques UMA
     ESP 260 Soil & Water Conservation
     ITT 221 Power & Energy Processing
     ITT 282 Computer Aided Design
     ITT 425 Applied Process Control Engineering
     ITT 440 Internship – Sophomore Summer
     ITT 441 Internship – Junior Summer
Technical Elective - 3 Credits
     ITT Designated Courses

NOTE: Students in the Construction Management concentration degree program will be required to complete a senior assessment; namely, the AIC, Constructor Certification Exam as part of the graduation requirement.

Concentration in Construction Management
(for nontraditional/transfer students)

The minimum number of credits required for the degree: 121

University Requirements
     Writing Readiness
     Math Readiness

University Core
     College Writing
     Quantitative Reasoning - MAT 140 (or above)
     Creative Expression
     Socio-cultural - Economics (ECO)
     Science Exploration - Physics with Lab
     Cultural Interpretation
     Ethical Inquiry
     Diversity
     International
     Thematic cluster - Professional Practices Recommended
     Cluster course 1
     Cluster course 2
     Cluster course 3
     Capstone ITT 460

Departmental Requirements
     ITP 210 Technical Writing
     MAT 148 Applied Calculus
     Statistics
     ITT 181 Computer Applications & Concepts
     ACC 110 Financial Accounting
     Natural Science

Professional
     ITC 100 Introduction to Construction Management
     ITC 341 Construction Documents I
     ITC 351 Construction Cost Estimating
     ITC 432 Construction Project Management
     ITC 442 Construction Documents II
     ITP 230 Project Management
     ITP 250 Management Information Systems
          OR ITP 410 Technial Operations & Strategies
     ITP 280 Industrial Organization, Management, & Supervision
     ITP 490 Cost Analysis and Control
     ITS 320 Occupational Safety and Health
     BUS 280 Legal Environment of Business

Professional Elective - 3 Credits

Technical/Occupational Specialization (36 Credits)

NOTE: Completion of the construction management (CM) concentration requires a minimum of 121 credits satisfying the University, department, professional, and technical requirements. Academic course equivalency or transfer from regionally accredited construction-related associate's degree programs can only be applied to the University, department, and/or technical requirements via portfolio assessment or transfer. Students interested in the CM concentration must meet with an academic advisor regarding the suitability of credit for portfolio assessment or articulation as applied to the 121-credit requirement for graduation.

NOTE: Students in the Construction Management concentration degree program will be required to complete a senior assessment; namely, the AIC, Constructor Certification Exam as part of the graduation requirement.

Concentration in Electro-Mechanical Systems
(for traditional students)

The minimum number of credits required for the degree: 121

University Requirements
     Writing Readiness
     Math Readiness

University Core
     College Writing
     EYE 112 Built Environment
     Quantitative Reasoning - MAT 140 (or above)
     Creative Expression
     Socio-cultural - Economics (ECO)
     Science Exploration - Physics with Lab
     Cultural Interpretation
     Ethical Inquiry
     Diversity
     International
     Thematic cluster - Professional Practices Recommended
     Cluster course 1
     Cluster course 2
     Cluster course 3
     Capstone ITT 460

Departmental Requirements
     ITP 210 Technical Writing
     MAT 148 Applied Calculus
     Statistics
     ITT 181 Computer Applications & Concepts
     Physics or Chemistry

General Electives - 9 Credits
     (Academic, Professional or Technical)

Professional
     ITP 230 Project Management
     ITP 250 Management Information Systems
          OR ITP 410 Technical Operations and Strategies
     ITP 280 Industrial Organization, Management, & Supervision
     ITP 310 Facility Planning
     ITP 330 Production Control
     ITP 340 Fundamentals of Quality
     ITP 350 Teambuilding and Facilitation
     ITP 381 Human Resource Development
     ITP 490 Cost Analysis and Control
     ITS 320 Occupational Safety and Health
     ACC 110 Financial Accounting

Technical
     ITT 221 Power and Energy Processing
     ITT 231 Technical Visualization
     ITT 282 Computer Aided Design
     ITT 311 Telecommunications
     ITT 323 Fluid Power
     ITT 425 Applied Process Control Engineering
     ITT 427 Applied Automation Engineering
     ITT 440 Internship
Technical Electives - 6 Credits

NOTE: Students in the Technology Management degree programs will be required to complete a senior assessment as part of the graduation requirement.

Concentration in Electro-Mechanical Systems
(for nontraditional/transfer students)

The minimum number of credits required for the degree: 121

University Requirements
     Writing Readiness
     Math Readiness

University Core
     College Writing
     Quantitative Reasoning - MAT 140 (or above)
     Creative Expression
     Socio-cultural - Economics (ECO)
     Science Exploration - Physics with Lab
     Cultural Interpretation
     Ethical Inquiry
     Diversity
     International
     Thematic cluster - Professional Practices Recommended
     Cluster course 1
     Cluster course 2
     Cluster course 3
     Capstone ITT 460

Departmental Requirements
     ITP 210 Technical Writing
     MAT 148 Applied Calculus
     Statistics
     ITT 181 Computer Applications & Concepts
     ACC 110 Financial Accounting
     Physics or Chemistry

Professional
     ITP 230 Project Management
     ITP 250 Management Information Systems
          OR ITP 410 Technical Operations & Strategies
     ITP 280 Industrial Organization, Management, & Supervision
     ITP 310 Facility Planning
     ITP 330 Production Control
     ITP 340 Fundamentals of Quality
     ITS 320 Occupational Safety and Health

Technical Required
     ITT 221 Power and Energy Processing
     ITT 323 Fluid Power
     ITT 425 Applied Process Control Engineering
     ITT 427 Applied Automation Engineering

Professional ITP or Technical ITT Elective - 3 Credits
     ITT 440 Internship OR Elective in major

Technical/Occupational Specialization (36 Credits)

NOTE: Completion of the electro mechanical (EM) concentration requires a minimum of 121 credits satisfying the University, department, professional, and technical requirements. Academic course equivalency or transfer from regionally accredited related associate's degree programs can only be applied to the University, department, and/or technical requirements via portfolio assessment or transfer. Students interested in the EM concentration must meet with an academic advisor regarding the suitability of credit for portfolio assessment or articulation as applied to the 121 credit requirement for graduation.

NOTE: Students in the Technology Management degree programs will be required to complete a senior assessment as part of the graduation requirement.

NOTE: Students who do not bring in at least 23 credits via transfer or portfolio will be required to take an EYE course.