Industrial Technology (ITEC)
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About the Program
Graduates of the Industrial Technology program are called "technologists" to distinguish them from graduates of engineering programs. Technologists apply management theory and practice with technical skills to solve problems.
Technology changes at the speed of light. What was innovative yesterday may be replaced tomorrow. A variety of businesses and industries are in need of individuals who have the knowledge and flexibility to learn, implement and manage new technology within complex business environments. Schools need well prepared industrial and technology education teachers to help educate and guide young men and women into high technology careers.
The Industrial Technology Program prepares graduates for careers in a broad variety of industries including aerospace, communication, manufacturing, transportation and utility services. The three areas of course concentration are manufacturing processes and automation, sustainable (green) power and transportation and one that leads to a minor in operations and supply chain management. Instruction includes laboratory experiences with a project design centered approach. Graduates of programs in undustrial technology are called "technologists" to distinguish them from graduates of programs in engineering. Technologists apply management theory and practice with technical skills to solve problems.