2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Industrial Technology and Management

Degree Type: Bachelor of Applied Science
College(s): College of Engineering Technology

Program Requirements

Industrial Technology and Management, BAS Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Major Courses and General Education Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose Industrial Technology and Management?

The Industrial Technology and Management (ITM) program is designed to complement previous training in a technical area to move into a management role in a manufacturing or related facility. The ITM degree is interdisciplinary, bringing components of various programs together with specialty courses that expand the knowledge base of the student in manufacturing and industrial settings. The foundation classes provide a depth of knowledge applicable to any technology field with classes in automation, globalization, lean manufacturing, general management, quality statistics, and industrial operations. Students typically come to the ITM program with work experience in a manufacturing environment. This allows students to bring their own experiences from their jobs to the classroom for a unique perspective on solving manufacturing-related problems.

The Industrial Technology and Management degree is designed for persons involved in any one of several areas in manufacturing who may possess many manufacturing or business-related credits or an associate degree, and who desire a bachelor's degree. This degree will assist persons who want to make a career change with their current employer or a career transition to a new employer. It is designed to assist persons who desire to work in production supervision, sales engineering, production planning, quality, engineering supervision, and project management among other positions.

A significant part of the degree is an area called "Related Electives" where an individual can bring up to 40 credits into the degree which may include an associate degree. These credits should be from the area of manufacturing, however, appropriate business-related classes can be included. This area can be used to add a concentration of classes that represents an area of interest to the student.

Program offered through Statewide locations only.

Career Opportunities

Most of our current students work in a manufacturing facility and wish to advance their careers, responsibilities and salaries. By bringing a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of manufacturing, additional skills are learned in the program which can transfer directly to the workplace. Employment opportunities for Industrial Technology and Management graduates are found across the entire spectrum of manufacturing and related industries. Common job titles one could expect from completing this program include production supervisor, project leader, project manager, continuous improvement manager, lean specialist, team leader or in middle management. Depending on your previous experience, additional career tracks one could expect from obtaining this degree may also be available in engineering, upper management and sales.

More Information

School of Design and Manufacturing
Industrial Technology and Management (ITM) Degree

Ferris Statewide @ Warren, MI
14500 E 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48088
Phone: 586-263-6773
Email:
https://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/statewide/industrial-technology-management.htm

Ferris Statewide @ Grand Rapids, MI
151 Fountain Street, NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-451-4777 or 800-998-3425
Email:
https://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/statewide/industrial-technology-management.htm

Ferris State University
College of Engineering Technology
1009 Campus Drive, JOH 200
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-2890
Email:
www.ferris.edu/technology

Required Courses
Credit Hours

General Education

Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3
English 1
3
Industrial and Career Writing
3
or
English 2
3
Advanced Technical Writing
3
or
Advanced Composition
3
or
Advanced Business Writing
3
Introductory Physics 1
4
Additional Science Elective:  Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physical Science or Physics
3
Algebra-Analytic Trigonometry
4
or
Adv Algebra-Analytical Trig
4
Cultural Enrichment 

3 credits must be 200+ level
9
Social Awareness

3 Credits must be 200+ Level

Two seperate subjects
9

Major/Core Class Requirements

Automation and Tech Mgmt
3
Lean Think Prod Flow and Plant
3
Contemporary Issues in Ind Mgt
3
MFGE Cert - Standardization
3
Manufacturing Improvement Mgmt
3
Senior Project Capstone
3
OSHA Law
2
Quality Science Statistics
3
Design For Manufacturing
2
Engineering Economics
2
Applied Management
3
Quality-Operations Mgmt
3
Principles of Marketing
3
Proj Management Fundamentals
3
Array
Related Electives

Technical, manufacturing or business related courses
41
Total credit hours required for graduation are dependent upon the level of preparation prior to entering the program.
120