Major in Industrial Technology, BS (63 credits)

Accredited by ATMAE

Major Requirements

Industrial technology majors, regardless of the program selected, are required to complete a common core of 24 credits in technical and management courses as part of their 122-credit program. Courses included within these common requirements are as follows:

Core Requirements (24 credits):

TM 190 Introduction to Quality Assurance 3
TM 310 Industrial Safety 3
TM 362 Leadership Skills for Supervisors 3
TM 401 Industrial Internship 3
MGT 295 Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior 3
ENG 403 Technical Writing 3
AC 210 Principles of Industrial Accounting 3
MKT 295 Fundamentals of Marketing 3

General Education Requirements (45-49 credits)

ENG 110 Freshman Composition 3
COMM 140 Public Speaking 3
STAT 104 Elementary Statistics 3
MATH 115 Trigonometry 3
ECON 201 Principles of Economics II 3
CHEM 161 General Chemistry 3
CHEM 162 General Chemistry Lab 1
PHYS 111 Introductory Physics I 3

Industrial Technology Specialization Programs

Each student should identify a program based on individual interests and goals. Three undergraduate programs are available; each is shown with its course requirements.

Specialization in Manufacturing

Advisors: E. D. Kirby (860-832-1691), H. Wang (860-832-1824)

This specialization is designed to prepare students primarily for management and supervisory positions that are production oriented. Areas of study include production control, computer-based manufacturing technology, lean manufacturing, supply chain strategy, cost estimating, production supervision, and quality control. Related job titles include industrial engineer, production supervisor, and quality control supervisor.

Specialization Requirements (39 credits)

MFG 118 Introduction to Materials 3
MM 121 Mechanical CAD 3 3
MM 216 Manufacturing Processes 3
MM 226 Principles of CNC 3
MM 236 Tool Design 3
MM 390 Lean Operations Management 3
CET 113 Introduction to Information Processing 3
ETM 340 Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing 3
TM 360 Production Systems 3
TM 464 Six Sigma Quality 3
Technical & Management electives 9
Specialization in Environmental and Occupational Safety

Advisor: E.D. Kirby (860-832-1691), P. J. Resetarits (860-832-1834)

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, by requiring employers to provide safe and healthful working conditions, has increased the need for trained safety personnel. This specialization in environmental and occupational safety will prepare students for management positions as safety professionals in private industry and federal, state, and local government.

Specialization Requirements (39 credits)

CET 113 Introduction to Information Processing 3
MFG 118 Introduction to Materials 3
MM 121 Mechanical CAD 3
CM 335 Construction Safety 3
TM 411 Industrial Hygiene 3
TM 414 Accident Investigation & Loss Control 3
TM 415 Fire Protection & Prevention 3
TM 456 Hazardous Material Management 3
Technical & Management electives 15
Specialization in Technology Management

Advisors: M. L. Emiliani (860-832-3229), P. J. Resetarits (860-832-1834)

This specialization has been developed to allow students to develop a custom plan of study utilizing various existing technology and management courses. Students transferring credits in from other institutions of higher education can use those credits in this specialization. The technology management specialization requires the student to complete the 24 credits in the industrial technology core courses plus 39 credits of technical and management electives.

Specialization Requirements (39 credits)

Technical and Management elective courses selected in consultation with, and approved by, advisor. At least one half of the elective credits must be at the 300 or 400 level.

Note: A minor is not required for this major.

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