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Graduate Course Offerings
Industrial Technology (IT)

College-Program Codes: 4-25


5837 EVALUATION IN OCCUPATIONAL STUDIES (2 credits) A study of testing and measurement techniques and applications in occupational programs. The construction of teacher-made performance tests, written tests, rating scales, and checklists is emphasized. Vendor and standardized are included.

5838 ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF VOCATIONAL FACILITIES (2 credits) Administrative procedures pertaining to the processes of planning laboratory facilities. Also selection of tools, equipment, supplies and instructional media, maintenance inventories, and safety procedures.

5847 METHODS OF TEACHING VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL CONTENTS (2 credits) Instructional methodology used in the implementation of occupationally and technically oriented curriculum.

5848 ADULT LEARNING IN A WORK ENVIRONMENT (2 credits) A course intended to acquaint the current practitioner with the basics of adult learning theory and its use in the design of training programs.

5850 PHILOSOPHY OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (2 credits) A study of the history, philosophy, and practices of vocational education. Includes a survey of curriculum characteristics, certification requirements, professional organizations, and career options.

5857 METHODS OF TEACHING INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY/VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (4 credits) Approaches and delivery strategies for teaching technology education. Instructional technologies, records management, lesson planning and classroom practica. Prerequisites: IT 5850 or consent of instructor.

5858 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICAL EDUCATION (2 credits) The philosophy of curriculum and course construction. Gives special attention to the formulation of purposes, selection and sequence of activities, and learner outcomes and assessment.

5859 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND MODIFICATIONS FOR VOCATIONAL SPECIAL NEEDS (2 credits) Objectives, materials, and methods of developing and modifying curriculum in the various vocational fields for students with special needs.

5870 TECHNICAL SALES/PRESENTATIONS (2 credits) The philosophy and practice of consultative selling. The course stresses the methodology and planning, design, and negotiation of technical sales. The course also covers the basics of designing technical proposals and presentations.

5877 INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY (3 credits) A study of maintenance and safety management with industry. Preventive and maintenance, planning and scheduling of maintenance, OSHA and the development of safety awareness.

5878 QUALITY ASSURANCE (3 credits) The course teaches the theory and applications of statistical analysis, quality problem solving and implementation

5888 WORK/OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF LEARNERS (2 credits) An investigation of the use of informal and formal techniques used in the design and implementation of occupational assessment with school systems.

5889 COORDINATION TECHNIQUES OF OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION (2 credits) The course involves the role of teacher-coordinators in the design and implementation of internships and other cooperative experimental learning methods.

6170 CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION (2 credits) A critique of various approaches used in the secondary schools to study technology education. Each approach is investigated for advantages, disadvantages, and possible adoption procedures and implementation.

6200 APPLICATION OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES (2 credits) In-depth study of specific emerging technology topics. Study research and the application and implementation of emerging technologies in educational or industrial settings.

6220 COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS (2 credits) The design and technique of identifying and implementing state and local resources for the use of program improvement.

6240 ADVANCED SKILLS IN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY (1-4 credits) Study of and practice in the skills encountered in the area of the student's choice, such as woods, metals, graphic arts, plastics, or other basic industrial technology area.

6280 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES IN INDUSTRIAL/VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (2 credits) The examination and utilization of advance instructional techniques unique to teaching technology content including the study of slices, video production, interactive video, satellite television, and special computer applications utilized in technology classrooms.

6340 LEADERSHIP AND SUPERVISION IN INDUSTRIAL/VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (2 credits) Designed to assist vocational personnel to enhance their leadership skills in the supervision of vocational staff as related to instructional and organizational effectiveness. Central components of the course include organizational leadership, structure and climate with emphasis in management of human resources, and the learning environment.

6380 GRANTS AND CONTRACT WRITING (2 credits) A study of the process of grant and contract proposal writing for public and private agencies, including budget preparation and implementation of occupational education.

6970 INTERNSHIP (1-3 credits) When taken as Occupational Internship, the following description applies: A cooperative occupational program where the student will have opportunity for observation and practice in industrial positions combined with seminars on applications, teaching, and guidance of high school and post-high school students.


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