Industrial Technology

Degree Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science

Nature of Program

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology is mainly a plus-two program that builds upon and complements associate degrees earned in industrial technology or similar areas. The program is designed to prepare individuals for a wide range of entry-level industrial positions. The program provides a comprehensive education in technology, supplemented by selected professional, industrial, and related academic studies. The program is designed to prepare graduates with a broad range of knowledge and skills necessary for both lateral and vertical mobility at their workplace.

As a student enters the program, an evaluation of their transcript will be completed. The evaluation will determine if additional lower division courses will be required to meet the prerequisites. All students must meet the General Education Foundations curriculum requirements of the institution for graduation.

Prospective students include graduates of associate degree programs such as:

  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Drafting & Design Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • General Studies (with advance approval of program of study by Chair of Engineering Technology)
  • Industrial Technology programs at other institutions meeting departmental approval may enter the program directly as juniors based on an evaluation of their transcripts. In all cases, an evaluation of transfer credits will be conducted to validate course requirements. This evaluation determines if additional lower division courses will be required to meet the prerequisites of upper division courses in the curriculum.

Careers in Industrial Technology

Baccalaureate degree graduates are typically involved in the analysis, design, development, implementation, and/or oversight of more advanced systems and processes.

Plus-Two Baccalaureate Transfer Options

Students who have completed course work or associate degree programs in industrial programs at other institutions and wish to continue their studies toward a bachelor of science degree in industrial technology may do so. For more information, contact the Chair of the Engineering Technology Department.

General Education FOUNDATIONS

Please use this link to view a list of courses that meet each GEF requirement.

NOTE: Some major requirements will fulfill specific GEF requirements. Please see the curriculum requirements listed below for details on which GEFs you will need to select.

General Education Foundations
F1 - Composition & Rhetoric3-6
Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research
Accelerated Academic Writing
F2A/F2B - Science & Technology4-6
F3 - Math & Quantitative Skills3-4
F4 - Society & Connections3
F5 - Human Inquiry & the Past3
F6 - The Arts & Creativity3
F7 - Global Studies & Diversity3
F8 - Focus (may be satisfied by completion of a minor, double major, or dual degree)9
Total Hours31-37

Please note that not all of the GEF courses are offered at all campuses. Students should consult with their advisor or academic department regarding the GEF course offerings available at their campus.

Curriculum Requirements

GEF Requirements12
WVUE 191First Year Seminar1
ENGL 101
ENGL 102
Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research (GEF 1)
ENGL 305Technical Writing3
Select one of the following (GEF 3):3
College Algebra 5-Day
College Algebra 4-Day
College Algebra 3-Day
MATH 128Plane Trigonometry (GEF 8)3
MATH 155Calculus 1 (GEF 8)4
CHEM 115Fundamentals of Chemistry4
PHYS 101Introductory Physics (GEF 2)4
PHYS 102Introductory Physics (GEF 8)4
ACCT 201Principles of Accounting3
ACCT 202Principles of Accounting3
BCOR 320Legal Environment of Business3
BCOR 360Supply Chain Management3
BCOR 370Managing Individuals and Teams3
CS 101Intro to Computer Applications4
DRET 120Drafting 12
Select one of the following:3
Computer Graphics
Computer Aided Drafting and Design
ENGR 111Software Tools for Engineers3
GNET 412Project Management3
GNET 489Senior Seminar and Project2
GNET 495Independent Study2
INDT 302Industrial Safety3
INDT 308Automated Manufacturing3
INDT 354Industrial Materials3
INDT 410Plant Equipment and Maintenance3
INDT 420Construction Technology3
MAE 240Manufacturing Processes3
Technical Specialty Elective *18
Technical Elective6
Total Hours120

Suggested Plan of Study

First Year
ENGL 101 (GEF 1)3ENGL 102 (GEF 1)3
WVUE 1911ENGR 1113
DRET 1202MATH 128 (GEF 8)3
Select one of the following (GEF 3):3MAE 2403
 GEF 43
Technical Elective3 
GEF 53 
 15 15
Second Year
CS 1014DRET 3143
ACCT 2013ACCT 2023
PHYS 101 (GEF 2)4CHEM 1154
MATH 155 (GEF 8)4PHYS 102 (GEF 8)4
 Technical Elective3
 15 17
Third Year
BCOR 3203INDT 3083
ENGL 3053INDT 3543
INDT 3023INDT 4203
BCOR 3703BCOR 3603
Technical Speciality Elective3Technical Speciality Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
GNET 4123GNET 4892
GNET 4952INDT 4103
Technical Speciality Elective3Technical Speciality Elective3
Technical Speciality Elective3Technical Speciality Elective3
GEF 63GEF 73
 14 14
Total credit hours: 120

Major Learning Outcomes

industrial technology

Graduates of the bachelor’s degree program in Industrial Technology are prepared for a broad range of technical careers. Graduates apply the technologies of materials, manufacturing processes, automation, CAD/ CAM, production operations, maintenance, power, electro-mechanical systems, industrial organization and management, project management, and safety to the solution of problems in industry.