The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is proud to provide opportunities to those who want to work in industry, or education, with today's manufacturing technology.
We encourage you to pursue this dynamic, marketable, and important field of study.
Technology education prepares students to teach in elementary, middle, and high school. A student completing this major receives Department of Public Instruction certification to teach technology education (220 license).
The strength of the program is in the collaboration between professional education courses, and technology course. Technology education majors learn hands-on approaches to illustrate the effects of technology on modern life.
Industrial Studies Factors for Success
Many industries also benefit from the expertise provided by graduates of UW-Platteville's Industrial Studies department. According to our graduates, the following are the top ten skills and abilities that have contributed to their success at their jobs upon graduation:
- Problem solving
- Working as a team member
- Using computers
- Listening effectively
- Applying technical knowledge
- Providing leadership
- Synthesizing data
- Public speaking
- Writing clearly
- Applying math and science
Also mentioned are having a strong technical knowledge base, managing time and pressure, being flexible, managing change, organizing and managing meetings, decision making with multiple variables, negotiating and resolving conflict, and working virtually with worldwide teams.