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Technological Studies

(formerly Industrial Technology)

Department of Technological Studies
College of Professional Studies
Bridgeman Hall 218-755-2950
Fax: 218-755-4011

Dr. Darren Olson (Chair;, Dr. Faissal Abdel-Hady, Dr. William Brauer, Mr. Timothy Brockman, Ms. Barbara Hanus, Ms. Bonnie Higgins, Dr. Elaine Hoffman, Dr. David Kingsbury, Dr. James McCracken, Mr. Lyle Meulebroeck, Dr. Gerald Nestel, Dr. Mark Schmit, Dr. Vince Vohnout, Mr. Randy Wentzel

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 Technological Studies 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 Technological Studies classes their first year on campus. This gives students an opportunity to experience the Technological Studies 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.


See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation

Recommended High School Courses
Graphic Arts
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
Manufacturing Engineering
Model Building
Process Planning
Quality Control Engineering
Research and Development
Technical Sales
Also: Graduate Study

Design Technology

Art Director
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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