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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 defined 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 classified 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. A maximum of eight credits may be counted towards a student's degree. However, three credits in 4990 Industrial Internship are required.

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.

Professional Education Requirements (35 credits)

  • TEACHING 2220 - Introduction to Education 2 cr
  • TEACHING 3220 - Education in a Multicultural Society 2 cr
  • TEACHING 3320 - Psychology of Learning Encompassing the Exceptional Child 3 cr
  • TEACHING 3830 - Reading and Language Arts in the Content Areas 3 cr
  • TEACHING 4020 - Educational Media Technology 2 cr
  • TEACHING 4110 - Pre-Student Teaching I 1 cr
  • TEACHING 4720 - Educational Evaluation 2 cr
  • TEACHING 4940 - Student Teaching 12 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4640 - Curriculum and Facility Planning 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4820 - Principles of Voc. Tech. Education 2 cr
  • AGINDUS 3900 - Planning Cooperative Education in Ag. 3 cr or
  • INDUSTDY 3930 - Teaching Technology Education 3 cr

Technology Education Courses (36 credits)

Required (24 credits):

  • COMMNCTN 1230 - Survey of Graphic Communications 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1030 - Introduction to Manufacturing 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1130 - Basic Wood Processes 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1200 - Basic Electricity 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1230 - Technical Drafting 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1430 - Basic Metals Processes 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1530 - Power Systems Technology 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 2430 - Construction Materials and Graphics 3 cr

Select 12 credits from the following:

  • COMMNCTN 1930 - Basic Photography 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1830 - Composite Materials 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 2540 - Materials and Techniques of Building Construction 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 2710 - Principles of Industrial Safety 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 2910 - Plastics Technology 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3750 - Production Machining and Mfg. 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3940 - Material and Processes Evaluation 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3950 - Industrial Design for Production 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4480 - Industrial Robotics 3 cr

Requirements for Admission to Teacher Education

Students must meet the following criteria to be admitted to teacher education:

  • 30 semester credits in an accredited college of which 15 semester credits have been earned at UW-Platteville
  • Grades of "C" or better in freshman English 1130, 1230, and Speech 2120 or 2130
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better
  • A recommendation for teacher education by an advisor
  • Satisfactory completion of the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)

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):

  • INDUSTDY 1030 - Introduction to Manufacturing 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 2710 - Principles of Industrial Safety 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4980 - Industrial Training and Supervision 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4990 - Industrial Internship 3 cr

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

  • MATH 1830 - Elementary Statistics 3 cr
  • ECONOMIC 2130 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3 cr or
  • ECONOMIC 2230 - Principles of Microeconomics 3 cr
  • SOCIOLGY 1030 - Principles of Sociology 3 cr or
  • PSYCHLGY 1130 - General Psychology 3 cr
  • PHYSICS 1050 - Principles of Physics 5 cr
  • CHEMSTRY 1050 - General Chemistry 5 cr

(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)

Required: Professional Concentration (19 credits):

  • INDUSTDY 1230 - Technical Drafting 3 cr
  • COMPUTER 1830 - Microcomputer Appl. 3 cr
  • ACCTING 2010 - Financial Accounting 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3140 - General Construction Estimating 4 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3220 - Construction Procedures 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4840 - Construction Administration 3 cr

Required: Technical Concentration (21 credits):

  • INDUSTDY 1130 - Basic Wood Processes 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 2430 - Constr. Materials and Graphics 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 2540 - Materials and Technology of Building Construction 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3210 - Construction Laboratory 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4530 - Residential Planning and Design 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4630 - Building Systems Analysis 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4960 - Commercial Building Planning and Construction 3 cr

Electives (Select 8 credits):

  • CIVILENG 2630 - Elements of Surveying 3 cr
  • CIVILENG 4030 - Construction Equipment 2 cr
  • BUSADMIN 2330 - Leadership and Management 3 cr or
  • BUSADMIN 3030 - Human Resource Management 3 cr
  • BUSADMIN 3130 - Legal Environment of Business 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3940 - Material and Processes Evaluation 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4020 - Topics in Industrial Studies 1-3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4990 - Industrial Internship 1-5 cr

Manufacturing Technology Management Option (54 credits)

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):

  • BUSADMIN 2330 - Leadership and Management 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4900 - Time and Motion Study 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4940 - Quality Control 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4950 - Production Planning and Control 3 cr

Required: Technical Core (18 credits):

  • INDUSTDY 1200 - Basic Electricity 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1230 - Technical Drafting 3 cr
  • COMPUTER 1130 - Introduction to Programming 3 cr or
  • COMPUTER 1830 - Microcomputer Applications 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1430 - Basic Metals Processes 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1530 - Power Systems Technology 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1830 - Composite Materials 3 cr

Electives:

  • INDUSTDY 4990 - Industrial Internship 1-5 cr
  • Select individual courses and/or a university minor in consultation with advisor to complete the degree

Occupational Safety Management Option (48 credits)

Required: Professional Concentration (12 credits):

  • COMPUTER 1830 - Microcomputer Appl. 3 cr
  • ENGLISH 3000 - Technical Writing 3 cr or
  • COMMNCTN 3010 - Business Communication 3 cr
  • BUSADMIN 3030 - Human Resource Mgmt. 3 cr or
  • INDUSTDY 3820 - Professional Selling 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4940 - Quality Control 3 cr

Required: Safety Concentration (18 credits):

  • INDUSTDY 3590 - Industrial Hygiene Technology 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3610 - Safety Worker Compensation Laws 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4720 - Seminar in Safety 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4770 - Loss Control Safety Management 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4780 - Ergonomics in the Workplace 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4790 - Developing Safety Programs 3 cr

Technical Electives (select 18 credits):

  • INDUSTDY 1230 - Technical Drafting 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1430 - Basic Metals Processes 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1830 - Composite Materials 3 cr
  • BUSADMIN 3430 - Risk Management 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3810 - Alcohol/Drugs Related to Safety 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4020 - Topics in Industrial Studies 1-3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4750 - Disaster Preparedness 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4810 - Fire Protection 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4990 - Industrial Internship 1-5 cr

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):

  • INDUSTDY 1230 - Technical Drafting 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 2710 - Principles of Industrial Safety 3 cr

Required (10 credits):

  • INDUSTDY 2430 - Construction Materials and Graphics 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3140 - General Construction Estimating 4 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3220 - Construction Procedures 3 cr

Electives (Select 8 credits):

  • INDUSTDY 4020 - Topics in Industrial Studies 1-3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4530 - Residential Planning and Design 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4630 - Building Systems Analysis 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4840 - Construction Administration 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4960 - Commercial Building Planning and Construction Techniques 3 cr

Computer Integrated Manufacturing Minor (24 credits)

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

  • INDUSTDY 1430 - Basic Metals Processes 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1530 - Power Systems Technology 3 cr

Required (6 credits):

  • INDUSTDY 3560 - Industrial Control Systems 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3750 - Production Machining and Mfg. 3 cr

Electives (Select at least 12 credits):

  • INDUSTDY 3730 - Three Dimensional CADD 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4020 - Topics in Industrial Studies 1-3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4130 - Industrial Laser Application 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4470 - CNC Machining Processes 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4480 - Industrial Robotics 3 cr

Drafting and Product Development Technology (24 credits)

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

  • INDUSTDY 1230 - Technical Drafting 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1430 - Basic Metals Processes 3 cr

Required (6 credits):

  • INDUSTDY 3730 - Three Dimensional CADD 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3950 - Industrial Design for Production 3 cr

Electives (Select at least 12 credits):

  • INDUSTDY 2230 - Industrial Production Drafting 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 2430 - Construction Materials and Graphics 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3650 - Specialized Drafting Practices 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4020 - Topics in Industrial Studies 1-3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4530 - Residential Planning and Design 3 cr

Industrial Control Systems Technology Minor (24 credits)

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

  • INDUSTDY 1200 - Basic Electricity 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1530 - Power Systems Technology 3 cr

Required (6 credits):

  • INDUSTDY 2260 - Electronic Circuits 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3550 - Fluid Power and Servo Systems 3 cr

Electives (Select at least 12 credits):

  • INDUSTDY 3230 - Integrated Circuit Fundamentals 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3560 - Industrial Control Systems 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4020 - Topics in Industrial Studies 1-3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4030 - Electrical Power 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4480 - Industrial Robotics 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4560 - Flexible Mfg. and Control Systems 3 cr

Metals Processing Technology Minor (24 credits)

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

  • INDUSTDY 1430 - Basic Metals Processes 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1830 - Composite Materials 3 cr

Required (6 credits):

  • INDUSTDY 2310 - Metallurgy and Joining Processes 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3480 - Cast Metals Technology 3 cr

Electives (Select at least 12 credits):

  • INDUSTDY 3750 - Production Machining and Mfg. 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3940 - Materials and Processes Evaluation 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4020 - Topics in Industrial Studies 1-3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4130 - Industrial Laser Application 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4470 - CNC Machining Processes 3 cr

Occupational Safety Minor (24 credits)

Required (12 credits):

  • INDUSTDY 2710 - Principles of Industrial Safety 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3610 - Safety and Worker Compensation Laws 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4720 - Seminar in Safety 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4770 - Loss Control Safety Mgmt. 3 cr

Electives (Select at least 12 credits):

  • INDUSTDY 3590 - Industrial Hygiene Technology 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3810 - Alcohol and Other Drugs as Related to Safety 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4750 - Disaster Preparedness 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4790 - Developing Safety Programs 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4810 - Fire Protection 3 cr

Plastics Processing Technology Minor (24 credits)

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

  • INDUSTDY 1430 - Basic Metals Processes 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1830 - Composite Materials 3 cr

Required (6 credits):

  • INDUSTDY 2910 - Plastics Technology 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 3150 - Polymeric and Ceramic Materials 3 cr

Electives (Select at least 12 credits):

  • INDUSTDY 3940 - Material and Processes Evaluation 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4020 - Topics in Industrial Studies 1-3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4130 - Industrial Laser Application 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4850 - Plastic Processes I 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4860 - Plastic Processes II 3 cr

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):

  • INDUSTDY 2710 - Principles of Industrial Safety 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4900 - Time and Motion Study 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4940 - Quality Control 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4950 - Production Planning and Control 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 4980 - Industrial Training and Supervision 3 cr

Electives (Select at least 9 credits):

  • INDUSTDY 1200 - Basic Electricity 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1230 - Technical Drafting 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1430 - Basic Metals Processes 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1530 - Power Systems Technology 3 cr
  • INDUSTDY 1830 - Composite Materials 3 cr

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