Industrial Technology and Management (B.A.C.)
The Bachelor of Industrial Technology and Management prepares technical specialists for managerial positions in the industry. The curriculum focuses on practical approaches to managing operations, personnel, and resources in industrial environments, and how various technologies and systems can be employed to achieve efficient operations. It is a transfer program for individuals who have completed technical studies (commonly an associate of applied science) in an industrial specialty, to include: manufacturing, CNC machining, mechatronics, CAD/drafting, engineering technology, stationary engineering, HVAC/HACR, industrial electrician, construction technology, supply chain/logistics, and other related areas.
Students tailor degree studies to suit professional interests and may complete a specialization in one of the following focus areas: Construction Technology, Facilities Management, Industrial Sustainability, Manufacturing Technology, or Supply Chain Management.
The Bachelor of Industrial Technology and Management is a transfer program for technical specialists who wish to acquire a broadened understanding of industrial operations and the managerial skills needed to move into higher-level positions within the industry.
Industrial Technology and Management graduates will have the skills to advance their careers and move into management positions, such as:
- Quality assurance/quality control manager
- Inventory control/analyst
- Production planning/control
- Production scheduler/manager
- Process/continuous improvement manager
- Manufacturing engineer/manager
- Operations/general manager
- Supply chain analyst/manager
- Logistics planner/manager
- Demand planner
- Purchasing specialist/analyst/coordinator
- System/data analyst
- Sales and operations planner
- Environmental services manager
- Project manager
- Facilities coordinator/manager
- Construction supervisor/manager
- Field engineer/manager
All students complete a core sequence (15 courses) that covers professional communications, industrial enterprises, human resource management, operations management, sales and operations planning, inventory control, and project management. Expanded competencies are gained through technical electives and industrial specializations.
The Bachelor of Industrial Technology and Management program was designed as a transfer-program ("2+2") for working adults who have completed two years of technical studies in industrial subjects at a community college, accredited trade school, or university. Admission generally requires the transfer of 60 credit hours to Illinois Tech; however, individuals with at least 45 credits and three years of relative work experience may be admitted with the condition that outstanding admission requirements be completed within two years of starting the program.
The Industrial Technology and Management program partners with two Chicago-area unions—the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 134 and International Union of Operating Engineers 399—to assist those who wish to pursue a degree in Industrial Technology and Management.