- Concentration: These courses include manufacturing-based content such as Plant Layout, Product Design,
Quality, Safety and Environmental Health, Project Management, and others.
- Core Requirements: Includes coursework in business management, professional communication, and professional
computer competency. Also, a senior-level capstone course will complete your degree.
- General Education Requirements: To give you a firm base of knowledge, you will be guided through general education
courses in communication, scientific understanding, quantitative skills, cultural
enrichment, global consciousness, race/ethnicity, and social awareness. You may already
have met some of these requirements as part of your associate degree.
- Elective Requirements: You can apply up to 41 semester hours of elective credit toward your BAS degree.
Your electives may include transfer credits, prerequisite hours or hours that support
the concentration. Credit may also be earned through course proficiency exams, CLEP,
or DANTES tests. If you have technical education, technical training, or military
training in your background and if you are looking for a career move to an administrative
role or an advanced technical position, this degree is definitely the one for you.
- We know that many people working today have their associate degree, or have earned
college credit from a variety of schools, but are looking to take the next step and
earn their bachelor's degree. For these people we built this degree, the Bachelor
of Applied Science (BAS), which will accept a variety of college credits and eases
the transfer process. We've even built in options for granting credit for prior learning
or military training.
The Industrial Technology & Management program is designed to complement previous
training in a technical area in order to move into a management role in a manufacturing
or related facility. The degree program is interdisciplinary, bringing components
of various programs together with specialty courses that expand the knowledge base
of the student in manufacturing and industrial settings. The foundation classes provide
depth of knowledge applicable to any technology field with classes in automation,
globalization, lean manufacturing, OSHA safety, general management, quality statistics,
and industrial operations. Students typically come to the ITM program with work experience
in a manufacturing environment. This allows students to bring their own experiences
from their jobs to the classroom for a unique perspective on solving manufacturing-
The Industrial Technology & Management degree is designed for those involved in any
one of a number of areas in manufacturing who may possess many manufacturing or business-related
credits or an associate degree, and who desire a bachelor's degree. This degree program
will assist persons who want to make a career change with their current employer or
a career transition to a new employer. It is designed to assist persons who desire
to work in production supervision, sales engineering, production planning, quality,
engineering supervision, and project management, among other positions.