Department of Technology

BS in Technology Management

The Technology Management degree program prepares individuals to become technically oriented management professionals who plan, direct, organize, and control operations in a wide variety of industrial, business, and service organizations. Students concentrate in one of the following areas.

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 comprising industrial operations and will develop a broad-based, cross-sectional, and functional understanding as a "generalist" management professional. This concentration is only 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.

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- and information-intensive operations. Students 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.

Precision Manufacturing Concentration

This concentration is designed to prepare graduates for professional careers in leadership and management that emphasize theory and application of computer-intensive and automated manufacturing environments. Students in this concentration take management oriented courses to enhance their skills and training in areas such as project management, teaming, industrial organization, facility planning, supply chain management, quality, cost analysis and control, safety, accounting, and information systems. This concentration is only available to transfer students with an associate degree in a machine tool or precision machining discipline and nontraditional students with related technical experience and training equivalent to an associate degree.

Electro-Mechanical Systems Concentration

This concentration is designed to prepare graduates for professional careers in leadership and management that emphasize theory and application of computer-controlled and automated equipment-intensive environments. Students in this concentration utilize their skills and training relating to the design, control, and integration of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components and assemblies. Students completing this program will develop an understanding of managing projects and leading teams focused on power and control systems utilized in industrial, environmental protection, construction, medical, transportation, alternative energy, and military sectors. This concentration is only available to transfer students with an associate degree in an electrical, electronic, or mechanical systems discipline and nontraditional students with related technical experience and training to satisfy the technical competency requirements of the concentration.

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

NOTE: 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 Core Curriculum requirements
     College Writing
     Quantitative Reasoning - MAT 140 Pre-calculus Mathematics (or above)
     Creative Expression
     Cultural Interpretation
     Socio-cultural Analysis - ECO 101 Introduction to Microeconomics or ECO 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
     Science Exploration - PHY 101, 102 Introduction to Physics and lab or PHY 111, 114 Elements of Physics I and lab
     Ethical Inquiry, Social Responsibility, and Citizenship
     Diversity
     International 
     Thematic cluster - Professional Practices Recommended
     Cluster course 1
     Cluster course 2
     Cluster course 3
     Capstone - ITT 460 Capstone

Departmental Requirements: Foundational Courses
     ITP 210 Technical Writing
     ITT 181 Computer Applications and Concepts
     MAT 148 Applied Calculus
     MAT 120 Introduction to Statistics
     Physical Science

Departmental Requirements: Professional Courses
     ACC 110 Financial Accounting Information for Decision Making
     ITP 230 Project Management
     ITP 280 Managing Organizations in a Technological Environment
     ITP 310 Facility Planning
     ITP 330 Supply Chain Management
     ITP 340 Quality Management
     ITP 350 Leadership, 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 Workplace Safety and Health Management Systems

Departmental Requirements: Technical and Occupational Specialization (36 credits)
     ITT 400 Occupational Competency (Portfolio Assessment)
          or an associate degree from an accredited institution with Department approval

General Electives (6 credits)

Concentration in Information and Communications Technology (for traditional students)

The minimum number of credits required for the degree: 121

University Core Curriculum Requirements
     College Writing
     EYE 112 Built Environment
     Quantitative Reasoning - MAT 140 Pre-calculus Mathematics (or above)
     Creative Expression
     Cultural Interpretation
     Socio-cultural Analysis - ECO 101 Introduction to Microeconomics or ECO 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
     Science Exploration - PHY 101, 102 Introduction to Physics and lab or PHY 111, 114 Elements of Physics I and lab or CHY 113, 114 Principles of Chemistry I with Lab
     Ethical Inquiry, Social Responsibility, and Citizenship
     Diversity
     International
     Thematic cluster - Professional Practices Recommended
     Cluster course 1
     Cluster course 2
     Cluster course 3
     Capstone - ITT 460 Capstone

Departmental Requirements: Foundational Courses
     ITP 210 Technical Writing
     ITP 250 Management Information Systems
     MAT 120 Introduction to Statistics
     MAT 148 Applied Calculus
     Computer Programming
     Physical Science

Departmental Requirements: Professional Courses
     ITP 230 Project Management
     ITP 280 Managing Organizations in a Technological Environment
     ITP 350 Leadership, Teambuilding and Facilitation
     ITP 381 Human Resource Development
     ITS 320 Workplace Safety and Health Management Systems

Departmental Requirements: Professional Electives (12 credits)
Students may choose from approved ITP courses. Alternatively, 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 curriculum. The remaining professional elective requirements will be filled using department professional courses. Approved minors are:
     Computer Science
     Economics
     Business Administration
     Studio Art

Departmental Requirements: Technical Courses
     ITT 181 Computer Applications and 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 Infrastructure Communication Systems
     ITT 343 Graphic Communications Technologies
     ITT 373 Intermediate Computer Networking
     ITT 382 Advanced Web Site Development

Departmental Requirements: Technical Electives (12 credits)
     ITT Courses

General Elective (3 credits)

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

The minimum number of credits required for the degree: 121

University Core Curriculum Requirements
     College Writing
     EYE 112 Built Environment
     Quantitative Reasoning - MAT 140 Pre-calculus Mathematics (or above)
     Creative Expression
     Cultural Interpretation
     Socio-cultural Analysis - ECO 101 Introduction to Microeconomics or ECO 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
     Science Exploration - PHY 101, 102 Introduction to Physics and lab or  PHY 111, 114 Elements of Physics I and lab or CHY 113, 114 Principles of Chemistry I with Lab
     Ethical Inquiry, Social Responsibility, and Citizenship
     Diversity
     International
     Thematic cluster - Professional Practices Recommended
     Cluster course 1
     Cluster course 2
     Cluster course 3
     Capstone - ITT 460 Capstone

Departmental Requirements: Foundational Courses
     ITP 210 Technical Writing
     ITP 250 Management Information Systems
     MAT 120 Introduction to Statistics
     MAT 148 Applied Calculus
     Computer Programming
     Physical Science

Departmental Requirements: Professional Courses
     ITP 230 Project Management
     ITP 280 Managing Organizations in a Technological Environment
     ITP 350 Leadership, Teambuilding and Facilitation
     ITP 381 Human Resource Development
     ITS 320 Workplace Safety and Health Management Systems

Professional Electives - 12 credits
Students may choose from approved ITP courses. Alternatively, 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 curriculum. The remaining professional elective requirements will be filled using department professional courses. Approved minors are:
     Computer Science
     Economics
     Business Administration
     Studio Art

Departmental Requirements: Information and Communications Specialization (36 credits)
An associate degree from an accredited institution with Department approval.

General Electives (9 credits)

Concentration in Precision Manufacturing (for nontraditional and transfer students)

The minimum number of credits required for the degree: 121

University Core Curriculum requirements
     College Writing
     Quantitative Reasoning - MAT 140 Pre-calculus Mathematics (or above)
     Creative Expression
     Cultural Interpretation
     Socio-cultural Analysis - ECO 101 Introduction to Microeconomics or ECO 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
     Science Exploration - PHY 101, 102 Introduction to Physics and lab or PHY 111, 114 Elements of Physics I and lab
     Ethical Inquiry, Social Responsibility, and Citizenship
     Diversity
     International 
     Thematic cluster - Professional Practices Recommended
     Cluster course 1
     Cluster course 2
     Cluster course 3
     Capstone - ITT 460 Capstone

Departmental Requirements: Foundational Courses
     ACC 110 Financial Accounting Information for Decision Making
     ITP 210 Technical Writing
     ITT 181 Computer Applications and Concepts
     MAT 120 Introduction to Statistics
     MAT 148 Applied Calculus
     Physical Science

Departmental Requirements: Professional and Technical Courses
     ITP 230 Project Management
     ITP 250 Management Information Systems
     ITP 280 Managing Organizations in a Technical Environment
     ITP 310 Facility Planning
     ITP 330 Supply Chain Management
     ITP 340 Quality Management
     ITP 350 Leadership, Teambuilding and Facilitation
     ITP 381 Human Resource Development
     ITP 410 Technical Operations and Strategies
     ITP 490 Cost Analysis and Control
     ITS 320 Workplace Safety and Health Management Systems
     ITP or ITT elective
    
STH 440 Internship or Elective in major

Departmental Requirements: Technical or Occupational Specialization (36 credits)
     ITT 400 Occupational Competency (Portfolio Assessment)
          or an associate degree from an accredited institution with Department approval

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

The minimum number of credits required for the degree: 121

University Core Curriculum requirements
     College Writing
     Quantitative Reasoning - MAT 140 Pre-calculus Mathematics (or above)
     Creative Expression
     Cultural Interpretation
     Socio-cultural Analysis - ECO 101 Introduction to Microeconomics or ECO 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
     Science Exploration - PHY 101, 102 Introduction to Physics and lab or PHY 111, 114 Elements of Physics I and lab
     Ethical Inquiry, Social Responsibility, and Citizenship
     Diversity
     International 
     Thematic cluster - Professional Practices Recommended
     Cluster course 1
     Cluster course 2
     Cluster course 3
     Capstone - ITT 460 Capstone

Departmental Requirements: Foundational Courses
     ACC 110 Financial Accounting Information for Decision Making
     ITP 210 Technical Writing
     ITT 181 Computer Applications and Concepts
     MAT 120 Introduction to Statistics
     MAT 148 Applied Calculus
     Physical Science

Departmental Requirements: Professional and Technical Courses
     ITP 230 Project Management
     ITP 250 Management Information Systems
     ITP 280 Managing Organizations in a Technological Environment
     ITP 310 Facility Planning
     ITP 330 Supply Chain Management
     ITP 340 Quality Management
     ITP 350 Leadership, Teambuilding and Facilitation
     ITP 381 Human Resource Development
     ITP 410 Technical Operations and Strategies
     ITP 490 Cost Analysis and Control
     ITS 320 Workplace Safety and Health Management Systems
     ITP or ITT elective
    
STH 440 Internship or Elective in major

Departmental Requirements: Technical or Occupational Specialization (36 credits)
     ITT 400 Occupational Competency (Portfolio Assessment)
          or an associate degree from an accredited institution with Department approval

Note: Completion of the electro-mechanical 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 degree programs can only be applied to the University, department, or technical requirements via portfolio assessment or transfer. Students interested in the electro-mechanical 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.