2013-14 Catalogs

Technology Overview

Chair of the Department: John A. Zaner, John Mitchell Center, Gorham

Professor: Anderson, Marshall; Associate Professors: Blue, Early, Wilson, Zaner

Programs in the Department of Technology develop management professionals for employment in a wide variety of technical environments. The curriculum consists of general education, a technical specialty, and management courses that produce graduates with the specialty / general education combination widely sought after by today's organizations. In these programs, technical and related concepts are presented in an applied approach encompassing classroom interaction, laboratory activities, field experiences, engagement with local business and industry, and opportunities for internships / cooperative education.

The Department offers two degree programs leading to a bachelor of science (B.S.) in Technology Management with concentrations in industrial management, precision manufacturing, information and communications technology, construction management, and electro-mechanical systems and a bachelor of science (B.S.) in Applied Technical Leadership which builds on a wide variety of associate degrees and experience.

The B.S. in the applied technical leadership program is available only for transfer and nontraditional students. It requires either an associate degree or occupational experience and training equivalent to an associate degree.

Admission Requirements

(All Programs) Students must meet all University of Southern Maine admission requirements.

The Department of Technology has approved transfer pathways from several of Maine's community colleges and regionally accredited community or technical colleges. The purpose of these pathways is to allow individuals with specific associate's degrees to complete a bachelor of science degree with a focus in areas such as: industrial management, electro-mechanical systems, precision manufacturing, information and communications technology, and construction management.

Students seeking admission to the Applied Technical Leadership degree program will be screened for either an associate degree or a combination of non-credit training and experience equivalent to an associate degree. Students without an associate degree are required to prepare a portfolio documenting their competence.

 

Additional Information

Internship

The Department of Technology, recognizing the value of integrating theory and practice through application in actual work environments encourages internships for qualified students. An internship provides a wide range of opportunities for applying knowledge and skills obtained in a classroom or laboratory to actual work situations. Permission of the advisor and the internship coordinator is needed to register for an internship.

Laboratory fees

Laboratory fees to cover the cost of materials, supplies, and computer resources are added to ITT courses and selected ITC and ITS courses.