Industrial Technology Technician Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of industrial engineers and managers. Includes instruction in optimization theory, human factors, organizational behavior, industrial processes, industrial planning procedures, computer applications, and report and presentation preparation. Is Industrial Technology Technician the right major for you?
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Industrial Technology Technician Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Industrial Technology?

Students majoring in industrial technology are oriented toward working on particular, “hands-on” projects. They are less theoretically-oriented and more interested in doing things that result in hard outcomes. Some states require teachers to have work experience in a business/industry related to their teaching field. Students may even receive course credits for past work experience in lieu of subject area course work.

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What Courses Do Industrial Technology Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Industrial Technology majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Applied Industrial Management
  • Career and Vocational Guidance
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Science / Mathematics / Technology in Occupations
  • Students with Special Needs
  • Supervised Work Experience
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching Methods
  • Teaching Technology Education