Jan 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Technology Management, B.S.


The technology management degree program prepares individuals to become technically oriented management professionals who plan, direct, organize, and control operations in a variety of industrial, business, and service organizations. Students concentrate in one of the following areas.

Industrial Management Concentration

This concentration is designed to prepare graduates for leadership and management positions in a variety of technical environments. Students in this concentration take courses to understand the many organizational elements and functions comprising industrial operations and will develop a broad-based, cross-sectional, and functional understanding as a “generalist” management professional. This concentration is only available to transfer students with an associate degree in a technical discipline and nontraditional students with related technical experience and training equivalent to an associate degree

Information and Communications Technology Concentration

This concentration is designed to prepare graduates for leadership and management positions in a computer applications-oriented environment integral to most organizations. Students in this concentration take courses that emphasize theory and application relating to the management and operation of computer and technical systems used for communications, information management, control technology, and publishing. Students completing this program will develop a focused understanding of computer applications-based and data- and information-intensive operations. Students may also elect to complete minors in computer science, economics, or studio art. This concentration is available to four-year students and transfer students with an associate degree in an information related discipline and nontraditional students with related technical experience and training equivalent to an associate degree in an information related discipline.

Precision Manufacturing Concentration

This concentration is designed to prepare graduates for professional careers in leadership and management that emphasize theory and application of computer-intensive and automated manufacturing environments. Students in this concentration take management oriented courses to enhance their skills and training in areas such as project management, teaming, industrial organization, facility planning, supply chain management, quality, cost analysis and control, safety, accounting, and information systems. This concentration is only available to transfer students with an associate degree in a machine tool or precision machining discipline and nontraditional students with related technical experience and training equivalent to an associate degree.

Electro-Mechanical Systems Concentration

This concentration is designed to prepare graduates for professional careers in leadership and management that emphasize theory and application of computer-controlled and automated equipment-intensive environments. Students in this concentration utilize their skills and training relating to the design, control, and integration of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components and assemblies. Students completing this program will develop an understanding of managing projects and leading teams focused on power and control systems utilized in industrial, environmental protection, construction, medical, transportation, alternative energy, and military sectors. This concentration is only available to transfer students with an associate degree in an electrical, electronic, or mechanical systems discipline and nontraditional students with related technical experience and training to satisfy the technical competency requirements of the concentration.

Program Requirements


All students must meet University Core Curriculum requirements and additional departmental requirements. Specific requirements for B.S. degree programs offered through the Department of Technology are indicated below. A minimum of 15 credit hours or 5 courses must be taken in the Department of Technology.

NOTE: Students in the technology management degree program will be required to complete a senior assessment as part of the graduation requirement.

Concentration in Industrial Management (for nontraditional and transfer students)


Minimum number of credits required for the degree: 120

University Core Curriculum requirements


Departmental Requirements: Foundational Courses


Departmental Requirements: Technical and Occupational Specialization (36 credits)


General Electives (3 credits)


Concentration in Information and Communications Technology (for traditional students)


Minimum number of credits required for the degree: 120

University Core Curriculum Requirements


Departmental Requirements: Foundational Courses


Departmental Requirements: Professional Electives (12 credits)


Students may choose from approved ITP courses. Alternatively, students completing an approved minor may use courses in their minor as professional electives if they are not required courses in the technology management program or otherwise used to fulfill technology management degree requirements. Courses may not be used to fulfill more than one requirement in the degree. Approved minors are: computer science, economics, and studio art.

Technical Electives (15 credits of ITT courses)


General Elective (3 credits)


Concentration in Information and Communications Technology (for nontraditional and transfer students)


Minimum number of credits required for the degree: 120

University Core Curriculum Requirements


Departmental Requirements: Foundational Courses


Professional Electives - 12 credits


Students may choose from approved ITP courses. Alternatively, students completing an approved minor may use courses in their minor as professional electives if they are not required courses in the technology management program or otherwise used to fulfill technology management degree requirements. Courses may not be used to fulfill more than one requirement in the degree. Approved minors are: computer science, economics, and studio art.

Departmental Requirements: Information and Communications Specialization (36 credits)


An associate degree from an accredited institution with Department approval.

General Electives (9 credits)


Concentration in Precision Manufacturing (for nontraditional and transfer students)


Minimum number of credits required for the degree: 120

University Core Curriculum requirements


Departmental Requirements: Technical or Occupational Specialization (36 credits)


Concentration in Electro-Mechanical Systems (for nontraditional and transfer students)


Minimum number of credits required for the degree: 120

University Core Curriculum requirements


Departmental Requirements: Technical or Occupational Specialization (36 credits)


  • Credits: 1-36 (Portfolio Assessment) or an associate degree from an accredited institution with Department approval.
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    Note: Completion of the electro-mechanical concentration requires a minimum of 120 credits satisfying the University, department, professional, and technical requirements. Academic course equivalency or transfer from regionally accredited related associate degree programs can only be applied to the University, department, or technical requirements via portfolio assessment or transfer. Students interested in the electro-mechanical concentration must meet with an academic advisor regarding the suitability of credit for portfolio assessment or articulation as applied to the 120-credit requirement for graduation.

     

USM Core Requirements


The USM Core Curriculum is a coherent, integrative, and rigorous liberal education that enables our graduates to be world-minded, intentional, life-long learners and captures your general education degree requirements. 

Please Note: Core requirements may be part of your major and/or minor, and Core may have been fufilled with transfer credit. Please consult your MaineStreet Degree Progress Report (DPR) and review your degree progress with your Advisor.  For additional information, access the USM Core webpage.