Industrial Studies

http://www.uwplatt.edu/ind_studies

Department Chair: Richard Klawiter
Office: 409 Pioneer Tower
Phone: 608-342-1246
E-mail: klawiter@uwplatt.edu
Professors:
Richard Klawiter
Marc Shelstrom
Magid Tabrizi
Associate Professors:
Linda Bouck
Colleen Kaiser
Kyle Metzloff
Francis X. Steck
Assistant Professors:
Mark Albers
Yong Kwon Cho
Charlie Knox

Majors:

Technology Education
Industrial Technology Management
Building Construction Management
Manufacturing Technology Management
Occupational Safety Management

Minors:

Building Construction Management
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Drafting and Product Development Technology
Industrial Control Systems Technology
Metals Processing Technology
Occupational Safety
Plastics Processing Technology
Production and Manufacturing Management

About The Department and Major

The Department of Industrial Studies offers majors in technology education and industrial technology management. The industrial technology management major has options in building construction management, manufacturing technology management, and occupational safety management. Minors are available in building construction management, computer integrated manufacturing, drafting and product development technology, industrial control systems technology, metals processing technology, occupational safety, plastics processing technology, and production and manufacturing management.

Students who complete the major in industrial technology management, with an option in manufacturing technology management can expect to enter industry in technical, managerial, and staff positions in the areas of production and manufacturing, supervision, technical sales and service, and quality assurance. Courses required within this option include industrial management, technical areas, safety, business administration, economics, english, and computer science. Students are strongly encouraged to select courses that support their de?ned career objectives.

The option in building construction management prepares graduates to enter middle management positions in the construction industry as project managers, estimators, schedulers, and in supervision.

The option in occupational safety management prepares graduates to enter manufacturing and construction industries, business, consulting agencies, insurance companies, and government agencies in management positions.

A cooperative education and internship program is administered by the department. Through this supervised work experience with approved employers, students gain the advantage of up-to-date knowledge and practical experience related to their major and area of specialization. Students wishing to complete an industrial internship must meet the following requirements: (A) The following general education requirements must be completed before a student will be permitted to enroll in industrial internship: ENGLISH 1130, 1230, SPEECH 1010, and mathematics (three credits). (B) Be in good academic standing and be classi?ed as a junior (60 credits). (C) Be approved and registered for the credits prior to the internship or cooperative education experience and have completed 18 credits of industrial studies course work (INDUSTDY). A maximum of eight credits may be counted towards a studentís degree. However, three credits in INDUSTDY 4990 Industrial Internship are required.

Mission Statements and Student Learning Outcomes For the Department and Majors/Options

The mission of the Department of Industrial Studies is to provide exceptional quality education and practical experiences for students enrolled in Industrial Studies courses. The instruction provided will emphasize theoretical and practical studies, internships, applied research, the relationship of management and technology, toward the preparation of competent leaders for a global society.

Industrial Technology Management Options

  1. The mission of the Building Construction Management Option is to prepare competent professional leaders who understand the interrelationships between management and construction technology and apply their skills to solve real-world problems in a global society. Building Construction Management Student Learning Outcomes:
    1. Students will be able to estimate the cost of construction.
    2. Students will be able to plan and execute a schedule of construction.
    3. Students will be able to demonstrate profciency in using computer graphics and management software programs.
    4. Students will be able to evaluate and plan for HVAC, electrical and plumbing using various schematic drawings.
    5. Students will be able to identify advantages and disadvantages of various construction materials for specifc situations.
    6. While on the job site, students will be able to demonstrate safe operation of construction tools.
    7. Students will be able to recognize safe practices and also make corrections for unsafe conditions at the job site.
    8. Students will be able to perform various surveying techniques in plotting out for construction.
    9. Students will be able to demonstrate various aspects of construction administration.
  2. The mission of the Manufacturing Technology Management Option is to offer the best educational opportunities to prepare professional and technical leaders for manufacturing and service industries. These opportunities emphasize theoretical and practical experiences, internships, and applied research. The program stresses the relationship of management and technology for the preparation of competent industrial leaders for a global manufacturing environment. Manufacturing Technology Management Student Learning Outcomes:
    1. Students will be able to identify advantages and limitations of industrial materials in the manufacturing of industrial products.
    2. Students will be able to explain the basics of many industrial processes.
    3. Students will be able to develop and execute a production plan for manufacturing and a plan for the procurement of equipment.
    4. Students will be able to assess in practical terms the elements of a quality system.
    5. Students will be able to assess the cost of delivering a product or service using various work measurements and cost analysis techniques.
    6. Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to lead others within the vision, values, and ethics and deal with personnel issues having an appreciation for cultural differences.
    7. Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to utilize computer technology through graphics, programming, machining and communication.
    8. Students will have the ability to adapt and modify to current needs.
    9. Students will have the ability to problem solve and identify root causes.
    10. Students will be able to understand research procedures through interpretation of data and through conducting research.
  3. The mission of the Occupational Safety Management Option is to develop highly competent professionals and leaders in the ?eld of safety and health through classroom preparation, laboratory activities, and internship. These educational experiences emphasize safety policies, procedures, issues and incidents in the global workplace. Occupational Safety Management Student Learning Outcomes:
    1. Students will be able to interpret government laws and policies as they pertain to safety.
    2. Students will be able to conduct safety inspections of facilities, both work facilities and school facilities.
    3. Students will be able to promote a safety culture.
    4. Students will be able analyze work situations for ergonomic issues.
    5. Students will be able to develop emergency disaster preparedness plans.
    6. Students will be able to analyze the safe operation of equipment, machines and tools in the course of ones work.
    7. Students will be able to develop and deliver safety programs at the work place.

Technology Education Mission Statement

The mission of the Technology Education program is to prepare the finest Technology Education teachers in the State of Wisconsin.

Competencies follow the Wisconsin Content Guidelines for Technology Education

The Technology Education teacher shall demonstrate knowledge and skills in:

  1. Articulating a philosophy informed by current research findings in technology education, curriculum and instructional design, assessment and professional development.
  2. Designing programs based on a sound mission statement with stated goals and objectives that re?ect the defnition and intent of technology education.
  3. Explaining the development of technology and its effect on people, the environment and culture; industry and its organization, personal systems, techniques, resources and products; and the impact of technology and industry on society and culture.
  4. Categorizing technological concepts, processes, and systems according to various content organizers such as bio-related, construction, energy/power, information communications, manufacturing, medical, transportation, and other technologies.
  5. Articulating and using the concepts, skills and knowledge contained in current state and national standards for technology education in the development of technology education across the curriculum.
  6. Relating technology education to other academic disciplines and fields of study including the articulation and integration of technology education across the curriculum.
  7. The teaching and technical skills appropriate to technology education including:
    1. The use of an organized set of technological concepts, processes and systems when designing course outlines, instructional strategies, and evaluating student work
    2. The development of a strategic program that includes a mission statement, rationale for change, goals, objectives, action steps, and program evaluation.
    3. The selection of course and/or program content based on the goals and objectives appropriate to the various technology content organizers.
    4. The development of lesson plans, the organization of material, and the selection of appropriate instructional strategies to effectively teach the psychomotor, affective, and cognitive domains of learning.
    5. Applying problem-solving and creative abilities involving human and material resources, processes, and technological systems.
  8. The application of their knowledge, understanding and philosophy of technology education to create and manage a positive, effective learning environment, including:
    1. The identifcation and incorporation of safe, effective and appropriate use of contemporary technological tools, instruments and machines into a program of study.
    2. The incorporation of insights, knowledge and applications of technological concepts, processes and systems into their instruction.
    3. The incorporation of skills, creative abilities, positive concepts and individual potentials into their instruction.
    4. The use of activity oriented laboratory instruction that reinforces abstract concepts through concrete experiences.
    5. The application of technology to the design and production of activities for student use.
    6. The development of technology education programs that advance student attitudes, knowledge and skills related to the functions of technological systems.
    7. The development of student abilities to apply technological knowledge and skills, and assess new or different past-present-future technology systems.
    8. The selection of appropriate instructional strategies to effectively teach all student populations.
    9. The effective management of a technology education laboratory for safety, inventory, ?ling, requisitioning equipment and materials, maintenance and budgeting.
    10. The development and implementation of a behavior management program which de?nes clear expectations for student conduct.
    11. Establishing technology related career and technical student organizations such as Skills USA/VICA or Technology Student Association as an integral part of the technology education curriculum.
    12. The management of technological activities in both individual and group settings.
    13. The application of multicultural, gender and global perspectives, as well as values and ethics of content issues as they relate to the study of technology.
    14. The promotion and articulation of technology education to internal and external audiences.
    15. Relating the study and mastery of technology to lifelong learning and preparation for careers and future education and training.
    16. The implementation and management of a work-based learning program including the supervision of students.
  9. Continuous improvement, instruction, activities and self, through:
    1. The development and coordination of an external advisory committee for technology education and student organizations.
    2. The identi?cation and use of standards for the evaluation and revision of technology education programs.
    3. The participation in related professional organizations for technology education teachers.

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for Graduation 120 credits
General Education 44-58 credits
Major Studies 48-54 credits

Technology Education Major

Coursework in the major includes general university requirements, professional education requirements and technology education requirements.

Core Courses

Professional Education Requirements (45-52 credits) - GPA 2.75 or better

Core Courses plus select Option A, Option B, or Option C

Option A (8 credits):

Option B (12 credits):

Option C (18 credits):

Technology Education Major (36 credits) - GPA 2.75 or better

Required (24 credits):

Electives (9 credits)

Other requirements:

Industrial Technology Management Major

Coursework in the major includes core courses and a choice of three options: building construction management, manufacturing technology management, or occupational safety management.

Required (12 credits):

Math and Social Science Requirements Specific to the major (may also be used to fulfill general education requirements).

(Note: students choosing the Building Construction Management Option may select GEOGRPHY 1040 Survey of Physical Geography in lieu of either Physics or Chemistry)

Building Construction Management Option (48 credits)

http://www.uwplatt.edu/ind_studies/bcm.html

Required: Professional Concentration (19 credits):

Required: Technical Concentration (21 credits):

Electives (Select 8 credits):

Manufacturing Technology Management Option (54 credits)

http://www.uwplatt.edu/ind_studies/itm.html

This option consists of 54 credits comprised of coursework in the professional concentration, technical core, and a 24 credit technical minor.

Required: Professional Concentration (12 credits):

Required: Technical Core (18 credits):

Electives:

Select individual courses and/or a university minor in consultation with advisor to complete the degree.

Occupational Safety Management Option (48 credits)

http://www.uwplatt.edu/ind_studies/safe.html

Required: Professional Concentration (12 credits):

Required: Safety Concentration (18 credits):

Technical Electives (select 18 credits):

Select individual courses and/or a university minor in consultation with advisor to complete the degree.

Technical Minors

Building Construction Management Minor (24 credits)

Required (if not completed as part of the major) (6 credits):

Required (10 credits):

Electives (Select 8 credits):

Computer Integrated Manufacturing Minor (24 credits)

Required (if not completed as part of the major) (6 credits):

Required (6 credits):

Electives (Select at least 12 credits):

Drafting and Product Development Technology (24 credits)

Required (if not completed as part of the major) (6 credits):

Required (6 credits):

Electives (Select at least 12 credits):

Industrial Control Systems Technology Minor (24 credits)

Required (if not completed as part of the major) (6 credits):

Required (6 credits):

Electives (Select at least 12 credits):

Metals Processing Technology Minor (24 credits)

Required (if not completed as part of the major) (6 credits):

Required (6 credits):

Electives (Select at least 12 credits):

Occupational Safety Minor (24 credits)

Required (12 credits):

Electives (Select at least 12 credits):

Plastics Processing Technology Minor (24 credits)

Required (if not completed as part of the major) (6 credits):

Required (6 credits):

Electives (Select at least 12 credits):

Production and Manufacturing Management Minor (24 credits)

This minor is not available to a student having an option in Manufacturing Technology Management.

Required Courses (15 credits):

Electives (Select at least 9 credits):