Graduate

Master of Arts in Industrial and Technical Studies

This program is designed to enable students with undergraduate degrees in Industrial Technology, Graphic Communications, Aviation Administration, Fire Protection Administration, Engineering, or other related fields to develop necessary technical, managerial and leadership skills to meet the responsibilities of leadership positions in diverse technology fields. The program offers a required core of technology leadership classes along with selecting one of the three concentrations:

  • Organizational Security: emphasizing security management in organizations
  • Education and Training: emphasizing career and technical education and training
  • Product and Process Development: emphasizing product and process development with the use of data and virtual simulation

Admission to the Program

In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must have a baccalaureate in a related field with combined course work and work experience acceptable to the department.

Requirements for the Degree (30 units)

A total of 30 units is required, with at least 15 in 5000-level courses.
Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement before 15 units / within the first 2 semesters

Required Core (12 units)

TECH 5100 - Technology Forecasting and Assessment
MGMT 5106 - Employee Motivation and Work Behavior
MGMT 5501 - Project Management
TECH 5900 - Research Development for Technology Leadership

Concentration (6 units)

Complete two courses from one of three concentrations: Organizational Security, Education and Training, or Product and Process Development.

Organizational Security: emphasizing security management in organizations

TECH 5310 - Security Issues in the 21st Century
TECH 5320 - Hazardous Material and Disaster Management
 

Education and Training: emphasizing career and technical education and training

TECH 5410 - Leadership of Career and Technical Education and Training Programs
TECH 5420 - Curriculum Development for Career and Technical Education and Training
 

Product and Process Development: emphasizing product and process development with the use of data and virtual simulation

TECH 5510 - Product Conceptualization and Realization

TECH 5520 - Six Sigma for Manufacturing

Advanced Technical Specialization (9 units, 4000/5000 levels)

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