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College of Technology

Industrial Technology (B.S.)

The industrial technology (IT) major is primarily involved with the management, operation and maintenance of complex technological systems. Students are prepared to work in a broad range of technical and/or managerial positions in technical manufacturing or commercial environments. Industrial technology students are exposed to a wide variety of manufacturing and operations coursework, providing knowledge in industrial technology, manufacturing technology, managerial operations, and quality and plant supervision. IT provides a high degree of flexibility for students desiring to add to their degree with elective coursework for a specialization. Core coursework includes production planning, industrial ergonomics, engineering economy and facilities planning for lean manufacturing.

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 
Communications)
(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) ECET 21400 (Electricity Fundamentals)
(3) CNIT 17500 (Visual Programming) (3) ECON 21000 (Principles of Economics) or AGEC 21700 (Economics)
(3) IT 23000 (Industrial Supply Chain Management) (3) MET 24500 (Manufacturing Systems)
(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 34500 (Automatic Identification and Data Capture)
(3) IT 35100 (Advanced Industrial Safety and Health Management) (3) IT 38500 (Industrial Ergonomics)
(3) MFET 30000 (Applications of Automation in Manufacturing) (3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods)
(3) TECH 32000 (Technology and the Organization) (1) TECH 33000 (Technology and the Global Society)
(3) Science selective (3) Free elective
(3) Free elective    
(18)   (15)  


Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(3) IT 38100 (Total Productive Maintenance) (3) IT 48300 (Facility Design for Lean 
Manufacturing)
(3) IT 44200 (Production Planning) (3) Technical elective
(3) IT 44600 (Six Sigma Quality) (6) Free electives
(3) IT 45000 (Production Cost Analysis) (3) Advanced Communication selective 
(30000-level)
(3) Advanced Communication selective 
(30000-level)
   
(15)   (15)