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College of Technology

Industrial Distribution (B.S.)

Industrial distribution (ID) is a technology and business program that prepares students for careers that are industrial technology-oriented and have a supply chain and product management focus. The ID curriculum provides students with a valuable blend of courses in industrial technology; distribution operations and management; and business management including financial analysis, supply chain and business, communication and selling skills and leadership. The program is designed to produce technical problem solvers with business and supply chain knowledge tailored specifically for the management and distribution of industrial/technical products. Graduates work effectively in all aspects of distribution and in a wide variety of industries.

Industrial Technology/Industrial Distribution Double Major (B.S.)

It is common for students to combine the industrial technology and industrial distribution programs to get a double major in IT/ID that is highly valued by employers. The industrial distribution industry consists of manufacturers and distributor partners that produce and distribute industrial/technical products for sale to industrial, commercial and construction enterprises. The majority of manufacturers market their products to the manufacturing segment through wholesale distribution partners. The knowledge of manufacturing and distribution concepts provides valuable expertise in this market. Some of the highest salaries paid by employers are to IT/ID double majors.

Credit Hours Required for Bachelor's Degree: 124-125

Freshman Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) (3) CGT 11000 (Technical Graphics 
(3) IT 10400 (Industrial Organization) (3) CNIT 13600 (Personal Computing Technology and Applications)
(5-6) MA 15900 (Precalculus) or (3) MA 15300 (Algebra and Trigonometry I) and (3) MA 15400 (Algebra and Trigonometry II) (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) TECH 12000 (Technology and the Individual) (3) IT 21400 (Introduction to Lean Manufacturing)
    (3) MET 14300 (Materials and Processes I)
(15-16)   (15)  

Sophomore Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(3) AT 26300 (Fluid Power Systems) (3) ECON 21000 (Principles of Economics) or AGEC 21700 (Economics)
(3) ECET 21400 (Electricity Fundamentals) (3) MET 24500 (Manufacturing Systems)
(3) IT 23000 (Industrial Supply Chain Management) (3) OLS 25200 (Human Behavior in Organizations)
(3) MET 14400 (Materials and Processes II) (4) PHYS 21800 (General Physics)
(3) Science selective (3) PSY 12000 (Elementary Psychology)
(15)   (16)  

Junior Year

FIfth SemesterSixth Semester
(3) IT 34200 (Introduction to Statistical Quality) (3) IT 33000 (Industrial Sales and Sales Management)
(3) IT 35100 (Advanced Industrial Safety and Health Management) (3) IT 33200 (Purchasing, Inventory and Warehouse Management)
(3) MFET 30000 (Applications of Automation in Manufacturing) (3) IT 34500 (Automatic Identification and Data Capture)
(3) MGMT 2000T (Introductory Accounting) (3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods)
(3) MGMT 32300 (Introduction to Marketing Analysis) (3) TECH 33000 (Technology and the Global Society)
(3) TECH 32000 (Technology and the Organization)    
(18)   (15)  

Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(3) IT 38100 (Total Productive Maintenance) (3) IT 43500 (Distribution Management Policy)
(3) IT 43200 (Financial Transactions in Distribution) (3) IT 44600 (Six Sigma Quality)
(3) IT 43400 (Global Transportation and Logistics) (3) Communication selective (30000 level or higher)
(3) Communication selective (30000 level or higher) (3) Technical elective
(3) Science selective (3) Free elective
(15)   (15)