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Industrial Technology

Department of Industrial Technology
College of Professional Studies
Bridgeman Hall 218-755-2950
Fax: 218-755-4011
Faculty

Ms. Elaine Hoffman (Chair; ehoffman@bemidjistate.edu), Dr. William Brauer, Mr. Timothy Brockman, Ms. Barbara Hanus, Mr. Steven Heriot, Ms. Bonnie Higgins, Dr. David Kingsbury, Dr. James McCracken, Ms. Vivian McGeehon, Mr. Lyle Meulebroeck, Dr. Leon Nelson, Mr. Darren Olson, Dr. Mark Schmit


Areas of Study

See additional departmental offerings under Career and Technical Education listing.


Industrial technology is concerned with technological processes, materials, and techniques and their resultant impact on people, organizations, and culture. The Department of Industrial Technology offers an integrated curriculum and specializations that emphasize higher order thinking skills and prepares students to contribute responsibly to the moral, intellectual, social, cultural, and economic concerns of the world community.

Notes: Students must enroll in basic Industrial Technology classes their first year on campus. This gives students an opportunity to experience the Industrial Technology curriculum and to understand the options available.

Campus chapters of professional organizations: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Associated Builders and Contractors, and the Minnesota Technology Education Association.


Preparation

See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation

Recommended High School Courses
Drafting
Graphic Arts
Production
Construction
Manufacturing
Electronics
Robotics
Art/Fine Arts
CADD/Computer Programming

Second Majors and Minors

Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor the option of a second major, minor, emphasis, or specialization that might strengthen or complement their major.

Career Directions

Industrial Technology

Applications Engineering
Construction Management
Management
Manufacturing Engineering
Model Building
Process Planning
Quality Control Engineering
Research and Development
Teaching
Technical Sales
Also: Graduate Study

Design Technology

Art Director
Artist/Technician
Exhibit Designer
Graphic Designer
Industrial/Architectural Rendering
Model Building
Multimedia Specialist/Designer
Pre-press Production
Print Production
Web Page Development

Credit Requirement

Transfer Students: At least one-third of the credits to be included in the major must be successfully completed at Bemidji State University.


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