Summary of Student Performance

ACCREDITATION

The Industrial Systems and Technology (IS&T) BS Concentrations (Computer Technology, Emergency Management Technology, Electronics Systems Technology) are all Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) accredited.

“The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) is a specialized accreditor for technology, management and applied engineering degrees. The primary purpose of ATMAE accreditation is to encourage and recognize the attainment of certain professional goals and standards for technology and to encourage continuous quality improvement through a voluntary and comprehensive evaluation process.” – www.atmae.org/accreditation

Industrial Systems and Technology Enrollment Data

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Spring  111  128  130 143  117 88
Fall  135  130  145 142  104 99

 

Industrial Systems and Technology Graduation Data (No. of Graduates)

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
 19 26  26  23 23

 

Industrial Systems and Technology Retention Data

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
 58.3%  76.95 80.05 72.7%  68.0%

 

Average Years to Complete the Degree

 

The average years to graduation is shown below. Some causes of delay in graduation includes full-time employment (e.g. working and attending school part-time), family obligations, and personal obligations.

 

2016-17 Graduates (yrs) 2017-18 Graduates (yrs) 2018-19 Graduates (yrs) 2019-20 Graduates (yrs)
 3.808 3.769 4.913 3.913

 

Mean GPA

 

 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
 3.151 3.168  3.115 3.004

 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

Employers of IS&T alumni include:

ABB Systems, Alliance Steel, AT&T, Baker Hughes, Ball Aerospace, Baptist Hospital, Boeing, City of Jackson, Copiah-Lincoln Community College, C-Spire, Eaton, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), FedEx, General Electric, General Motors, Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Jackson Public Schools, Jackson State University, Johnson Control, Lockheed Martin, MasterCard, Milwaukee Tool, Mississippi Department of Health, 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. 

Approximately 70% percentage of IS&T graduates secure positions after graduation. The remaining 25% may take one to 6 months to secure job, while 5% may not secure immediate employment or a position within 6 months. The 5% group may then decide to return to graduate school and work part-time, locally.

With an IS&T degree, you could have an exciting career as a…

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

Visit the US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Website for more information about Industrial Technology “https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes173026.htm”.

Starting Salaries:

Respondents from the 2017 IS&T Graduate Follow Survey, indicated that their starting salaries range from $0 (if starting as an intern) to approximately $60,000 per year. Salaries (from the 2017 survey) that were above $60,000 per year resulted from change for position (promotion and/or change of company). These range from $60,000 to $95,000 per year.

AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS AND RECONGNITIONS:

As previously stated, the ATMAE Student Chapter at JSU was awarded by ATMAE the “Outstanding Student Chapter” in 2010 and 2014. In continuing in academic excellence, the IS&T program host an Epsilon Pi Tau (EPT) Technology Honor Society induction for students (undergraduate and graduate) with 3.20 or better cumulative GPA. JSU EPT inducts approximate average of 15 students per year. 

Regarding scholarship, the EMT concentration offers scholarship for students majoring in EMT. The scholarship funding is made possible from grant awards from U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The EMT Scholarship covers $2,500 per semester, $600 stipend and $4,000 toward student intern. EMT scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.30 cumulative GPA to maintain scholarship. Students can receive scholarship for 2 years with possibility of extension if funding is available. Approximately 3 to 5 students are awarded the EMT Scholarship per year.

STUDENT RESEARCH PRESENTATION

The Industrial Systems and Technology Program offers many opportunities for undergraduates to work on faculty research projects. Students also attended conferences and made presentations. 

(* represents student contributor)

    • “Quarterly Seasonal Trends of Ozone and its Effects on Asthma in Eastern Part of Texas”, F. Tuluri, A. Gorai, E. Wickerham, and *T. Thomas; presented at Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences Conference, February 20-21, 2020, Biloxi, Mississippi,
    • “Technology Applications in Emergency Management”, *Mia Griffin and *Kionna J. Taylor; Mississippi Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, (Biloxi, MS), February 20-21, 2020. 
    • “Association of Air Quality, And Meteorology for Asthma Trends Over Counties Near Mississippi Gulf Coast”, F. Tuluri, A. Gorai, and *R. Smith;  presented at Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences Conference, February 21-23, 2019 at the University of Southern Mississippi, Thad Cochran Center, Hattiesburg, MS.
    • “WISER: Resources for Emergency Management”, *Taneshia Davenport, *Mia Griffin, *Jelicia Smith, and HuiRu Shih; Mississippi Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, (Hattiesburg, MS), February 21, 2019.  
    • “HAZMAT Resources for Emergency Responders”, *Taneshia Davenport, *Mia Griffin, *Kionna Taylor, and *Aireyunna Mallett; 15th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research, (Jackson, MS), February 18, 2019.
    • “Air Quality and Meteorology Association for Asthma Prevalence in Mississippi Gulf Coastal Region”, F. Tuluri, A. Gorai, and *T. Johnson; presented at Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences Conference, February 22-24, 2018 at the University of Southern Mississippi, Thad Cochran Center, Hattiesburg, MS.
    • “Amateur Radio for Emergency Communications”, *Mia Griffin, *Taneshia Davenport, and *Kawandrea Spann; Mississippi Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, (Hattiesburg, MS), February 22-23, 2018.
    • “Using iOS Devices as an Interactive Lab Environment”, Francis Tuluri, *Lattrice Evans, *Terrance Eubanks, *Aaron James, *LaDamion Harness, and *Traeshaun Hiley; Mississippi Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, February 23, 2017.
    • “Emergency Preparedness Interactive Games”, *Kawandrea Spann, *Ebony A. Davis, and H. R. Shih; Mississippi Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, (Hattiesburg, MS), February 24, 2017.
    • “Apply Critical Asset Risk Management Techniques at JSU E-Center”, P. C. Yuan, *Michael Stevenson, and *Jeremiah Burns; Mississippi Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, February 23, 2017.
    • “Virtual Simulation of Nuclear Emergency”, *Lashayla T. Gilbert, *Ebony A. Davis, and H. R. Shih; Mississippi Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, (Hattiesburg, MS), February 18, 2016.
    • “Using a Versatile Smartphone-Based Online Monitoring for Detecting Strong Radiation in the Environment”, F. Tuluri, *J. Butler, *J. McElroy, *D. Miller, *J. Dallas, *C. Frazier, and *R. Austin; Mississippi Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, (Hattiesburg, MS), February 18-19, 2016.
    • “A GIS Study of Air Pollutants for Association with Asthma Rate in New York State”, F. Tuluri, A. K. Gorai, and *D. Miller; Annual Conference of AMS, New Orleans, Jan 10-14, 2016.
    • “Development of a Remote Laboratory”, *Dameisha L. Wilson, *Devon M. Stepney, and H. R. Shih; Mississippi Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, (Hattiesburg, MS), February 26, 2015.
    • “Using Cyber-Physical Computing for Undergraduate STEM Learning”, *Joseph Perry, *Darreon Atkins, and Francis Tuluri; NAAAS Conference, Baton Rouge, Feb. 9-15, 2015.
    • “Emergency Management Mobile App Development in MIT App Inventor”, *Dameisha L. Wilson; the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, April 2-5, 2014.