Technology Management

The technology management option is designed to provide students with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in management that are essential in the 21st century. Courses included in this option provide experiences in plant layout and materials handling, quality control, motion and time study, inventory control, and labor relationships. Typical entry-level professions include production managers, technical managers, supervisors, and field service representatives. Upon the completion of the technology management option, students will be able to:

  1. Exhibit knowledge of Federal and State safety legislation and identify the role of management in an industrial safety program.
  2. Recognize, evaluate and control varied industrial health safety hazards.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of traditional management functions and practices, including applications and limitations of various management schemes.
  4. Perform production scheduling, develop and monitor an inventory control system, utilize appropriate production planning techniques, and identify and exhibit key factors in project management.
  5. Solve problems in typical industrial organizations, work effectively in teams, and demonstrate knowledge of the managed area of an industrial enterprise.
  6. Use appropriate statistical techniques in variable and attribute control charts and in sampling tables for continuous improvement.
  7. Evaluate and/or implement total quality systems in industry.
  8. Apply business, marketing and economic principles to solve problems.
  9. Identify responsibility of supervision and management within various industries.
  10. Demonstrate communications skills, safe and efficient individual and group work habits, leadership within groups and an attitude of cooperation and tolerance.