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Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Industrial Systems & Technology
College of Science, Engineering, and Technology


The Industrial Technology Program prepares students for supervisory and management positions in the production, automation, maintenance or logistics areas of industry.

Industrial Technology Program

Remember our motto: “The Industrial Technology Programs produces graduates that are responsible leaders who seek solutions to solve tomorrow’s complex problems”

Welcome to the Home Page for the Industrial Technology Program in the College of Science, Engineering & Technology at Jackson State University. The fact that you have reached our site indicates that you are interested in, or at least curious about our department and programs or maybe the profession of Industrial Technology in general. I hope that our site provides you with information that strengthens your interest and satisfies your curiosity.

Industrial Technology undoubtedly is one of the largest contributors to the tremendous technological advances that we have witnessed during the past few decades. If you are a potential student looking for a career in Industrial Technology check out our programs below which offer undergraduate and graduate degrees.

You are invited to have a closer look at these programs. 

Here, at Jackson State University, our programs continues to provide students with an excellent education. We stress an understanding of the fundamentals and hands-on activities, including scientific principles, rigorous analysis and creative design. We also provide our students with a broad educational base to prepare them for productive careers and to foster in them a commitment to lifelong learning. Furthermore, we encourage the development of clear communication skills and provide opportunities for our students to participate in responsible teamwork situations that will help them to develop professional attitudes and ethics. I hope you enjoy visiting this site.


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Real-World Experience and Challenges
 Students receive an excellent background in the practical use of both manual and automated machinery and associated tools, as well as knowledge of industrial manufacturing processes, materials, design, human relations and logistics, with an emphasis towards hands-on laboratory experiences.


Successful graduates gain knowledge, skills, and abilities in solving technical problems, understanding the design process, excelling in authentic leadership, being aware of safety issues, having a quality orientation, effectively managing projects, and having a systems-thinking perspective. This translates to a holistic approach that uses science and engineering principles to focus on the way the constituent parts of a manufacturing system interrelate, how they work over time, and how they fit the context of larger systems. 

“Challenging Minds, Changing Lives.”


Gain real-world experience expanding outside of the classroom. Learn how to succeed by facing real challenges within the community


Employment prospects for Industrial Technology graduates are abundant not only in Mississippi, but across the United States. The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology degree qualifies graduates for entry-level positions in many areas. Graduates may move into managerial positions after acquiring the necessary industrial experience.

Employers of Industrial Technology graduates include:

ABB Systems, Alliance Steel, AT&T, Baker Hughes, Ball Aerospace, Baptist Hospital, Boeing, City of Jackson, C-Spire, Eaton, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), General Electric, General Motors, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Jackson Public Schools, Jackson State University, Johnson Control, Lockheed Martin, Milwaukee Tool, Mississippi Department of Revenue, Mississippi Department of Transportation, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Nissan (and local supplier companies), Raytheon, Redstone Arsenal, Union Pacific, Valeo Front End Module, and many others.

Career types of the Industrial Technology graduates include, but are not limited to

Network Analyst, Network Administrator, IT Technician, Desktop Support, Electronics Technician, Production Engineer, PLC Programmer, Railroad Dispatcher, Project Planning Specialist, Industrial Sales Representative, Project Manager, Emergency Response and Recovery Specialist, STEM Educator, CADD Draftsman, Safety Inspector, Manufacturing Engineer, Production Operator, Safety Officer…, and much, much more!

Approximately 75% of the Programs’ graduates secure employment upon graduation. About 20% may take one to six months to secure a job, while 5% may not secure immediate employment or a position within 6 months of graduation. The 5% group may attend graduate school or work part-time with local firms.

Starting Salaries:

Respondents from a 2023 Alumni Survey indicated that the starting salaries of the graduates in the past five years range from $0 (if starting as an intern) to approximately $70,000 with some exceptions of higher than $70,000.

Visit the US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Website for more information about Industrial Technology Employment and wages:


Our Industrial Technology Program offers exciting opportunities to work with renowned faculty on new technologies for industrial systems.

Want to learn more? Click below to view our contributions.




Advisory Board

THEE Aristocrats S.T.E.M. and Health Sciences Program

Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Graduate Program

Graduate Survey Program

Undergraduate/Graduate Advising

Transfer Students



Unite Pre-Engineering Program


Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)

Epsilon Pi Tau. The Leading International Honor Society in Technology



For more information, please contact us at (601) 979-2466.  We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how our program can help you achieve your goals.



Civil & Environmental Engineering and Industrial Systems & Technology
1400 J.R. Lynch Street
P. O. Box 17068
Jackson, MS 39217, USA


Tel. No. 601-979-3913