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Emphasis in Industrial Management and Industrial Technology Program Outcomes

At graduation, industrial management and technology graduates will:

Industrial Management and Technology General Core Competencies

  • Interpret and utilize technical and management oriented information
  • Ability to communicate clearly in written form
  • Ability to communicate clearly in oral form
  • Explain complex technical and management related material in written and oral work
  • Identify, prioritize, and solve technical and management related problems through analysis, synthesis, and evaluative processes
  • Interacted with team members/work groups to achieve a common goal
  • Utilize research process to seek or generate information
  • Apply ethics in a technical or management environment
  • Use problem solving process generate solutions

Industrial Management and Technology Mathematics Competencies

  • Analyze and interpret numerical information for validity, clarity, and value
  • Generate graphics based on given or developed data
  • Solve technical problems using algebra and trigonometry
  • Utilize statistical processes in technical and management problems

Industrial Management and Technology Computer Competencies

  • Analyze and interpret numerical information for validity, clarity, and value
  • Translate technical problems into a computer-compatible format
  • Understand the use of on-line help menus to learn new functions of software
  • Utilize spread sheets for data analysis and graphical presentation and interpretation
  • Ability to plot and display complex data
  • Understand process of learning to use new software
  • Utilize a word processor
  • Understanding of the usage of a database
  • Obtain and use information from the Internet
  • Use graphical presentation software
  • Utilize computer instruction techniques

Industrial Management and Technology Physical Science Competencies

  • Understand the uses and limitations of various materials
  • Ability to select materials for technical applications based on physical and chemical properties
  • Design and create electrical circuits
  • Troubleshoot a simple electrical circuit
  • Interpretation and presentation of scientific data
  • Use electrical measurement tools
  • Apply the principles of physical science to solving technical problems
  • Comprehend and apply units of measurements

Industrial Management and Technology Industrial Management Competencies

  • Use computer technology for visual communications
  • Use computer technology for planning, assessment, evaluation
  • Develop supervisory skills for industry
  • Develop a project plan
  • Use project management software to plan, initiate, monitor, assess, control, and evaluate a project
  • Function successfully as a team/group member
  • Develop and use assessment tools and processes
  • Use appropriate criteria to select an industrial site and/or facility
  • Analyze and create job descriptions and evaluate training programs
  • Identify the factors that affect performance in the work environment
  • Apply quality control fundamentals in an industrial setting
  • Design safe and efficient materials-handling systems
  • Design a safe and efficient plant layout
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities safety managers
  • Earn an OSHA 10-hour voluntary compliance certification
  • Document, analyze, and improve process and workstation activities
  • Perform work measurement using time study, work samples, and pre-determined systems
  • Perform SPC procedures to solve process control problems
  • Identify the steps to be followed in conducting effective meetings and the supervisor's role in hiring new workers
  • Describe a systematic approach to problem solving and decision making and how leadership style is affected by workers, time constraints, job, and the boss.
  • Explain how task analysis is conducted and used to identify training needs
  • Explain the supervisor's responsibility for safety in the work place
  • Identify the common features of supervisory jobs and how the organizational structure affects supervisors
  • Select and apply appropriate sampling plans for industrial products and services
  • Conduct and document simulated tests of product life
  • Read and interpret financial or accounting data
  • Apply appropriate leadership skills within a group or team

Emphasis in Industrial Management and Technology – Computer-Aided Design Area of Study

Industrial Management and Technology Computer-Aided-Design Competencies

  • Prepare technical sketches to convey design ideas
  • Interpret standard multi-view drawings and translate designer specifications for manufacturing
  • Use computer-aided design package to document engineering design through standard multi-view drawings
  • Identify the special characteristics of different types of machine drawings and be able to specify common features of machined parts according to accepted norms
  • Understand and apply national and international standards associated with design documentation
  • Interpret and prepare drawings using geometric dimensioning and tolerance symbols
  • Describe how products are designed in sequential and concurrent engineering environments, and document a typical design process by addressing a concept design problem
  • Use industry standard solid modeling software and techniques to create engineering designs
  • Apply solid modeling techniques in downstream applications including rapid prototyping
  • Prepare design drawings of work-holding tools and dies in common industrial applications
  • Apply environmental design principles
  • Distinguish between design models and models of the design process
  • Utilize and understand the computer help menus and documentation to attack problems out of class
  • Apply and generate part strength information

Emphasis in Industrial Management and Technology – Manufacturing Technology Area of Study

Industrial Management and Technology Manufacturing Technology Competencies

  • Interpret standard multi-view drawings and translate designer specifications for manufacturing
  • Interpret drawings containing geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols
  • Utilize modern quality control tools for process improvement
  • Interpret standard welding symbols
  • Understand current safety needs within a manufacturing environment
  • Determine proper fasteners for given usage
  • Demonstrate the standard metal fabrication processes of arc welding with consumable and non-consumable electrodes and oxy/fuel welding and cutting
  • Design and construct metal objects based on proper design, material characteristics, and fabrication technology
  • Take and utilize complex measurement data
  • Use and interpret data from a CMM
  • Test, understand, and apply basic material properties
  • Actively participate as a design team member on a manufacturing project
  • Use modern quality control tools for process improvement
  • Describe process terminology and processing techniques used for plastic material and product manufacturing
  • Develop knowledge and skill in basic machine tool processing
  • Describe the fundamentals involved in non-traditional machining processes
  • Select stock parts from catalog based upon design needs
  • Understand data flow on the factory floor
  • Ability to design for manufacturability
  • Work in and understand the current needs of the manufacturing industry
  • Identify and select components used in integrating automated manufacturing systems
  • Determine requirements for soft and hard automation and select appropriate strategies for implementing automation
  • Analyze product design and select appropriate material handling, transfer, and feed mechanics for automation
  • Identify and classify sensors and their applications for inspection, measurement, and control
  • Understand enterprise automation for global manufacturing demands and the use of PLCs in controlling automated systems
  • Function as a proficient member of a technical project design team
  • Use problem-solving and decision-making techniques in designing and completing a manufactured project
  • Incorporate computer tools and industrial processes in the design and execution of a manufactured project

Emphasis in Industrial Management and Technology – Plastics Technology Area of Study

Industrial Management and Technology Plastics Technology Competencies

  • Understand composition and uses of various types of plastics
  • Describe process terminology and processing techniques used for plastic material and product manufacturing
  • Ability to design for manufacturability
  • Demonstrate an understanding of commercial plastics available in the market, their characteristics, and cost structure
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the reasoning behind choosing a particular plastic material as it relates to given manufacturing requirements
  • Describe and demonstrate various methods of testing plastic materials
  • Describe the processes in each of the major categories of fabricating plastic materials
  • Demonstrate the processes in each of the major categories of fabricating plastic materials
  • Create tools and dies for use in the plastics industry
  • Interpret drawings containing geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols
  • Design and produce fixtures and jigs for use in the manufacturing process
  • Use common lathe milling machines for part construction
  • Work in plastics industry and apply learned knowledge
  • Apply fundamentals of heat and flow to the plastic production area
  • Knowledge of composite materials
  • Demonstrate understanding of plastic recycling and its application in industry
  • Actively participate as a design team member on a manufacturing project
  • Work in and understand the current needs of the manufacturing industry
  • Understand melting process and control the thermal aspects of part construction
  • Differentiate among the major categories of fabricating plastic material and describe the reasoning behind choosing a particular process

Emphasis in Industrial Management and Technology – Electronics Technology Area of Study

Industrial Management and Technology Electronics Technology Competencies

  • Ability to design basic amplifiers using transistors
  • Ability to design basic digital circuits and to implement Boolean expressions
  • Basic analysis of RLC circuits and an understanding of filters and their applications
  • An understanding of basic architecture of micro computers and programming using assembly language
  • An understanding of the Visual Basic programming language and the development of graphics interfaces
  • Understanding of the usage and operations of basic instrumentation like oscilloscopes and multi-meters
  • Basic and advanced techniques in circuit design
  • Understanding basic biasing techniques using BJTs, FETs, MOSFETs, and transistors
  • Understanding advanced digital design: CPLDs and Fog’s
  • Ability to interface the micro controller with various peripheral devices
  • Emphasis in Industrial Management and Technology – Environmental Safety and Health Area of Study
  • Industrial Management and Technology Environmental Health and Safety Competencies
  • Explain the development of the accident prevention/safety function
  • Develop, verbalize, explain, and defend a philosophy of accident prevention, which creates a safety consciousness.
  • Develop an accident prevention plan for personal and professional life.
  • Compare various fields of accident prevention/safety identifying career opportunities
  • Locate and apply OSHA safety and health standards, policies, and procedures
  • Identify common violations of OSHA standards and propose abatement actions
  • Describe appropriate abatement procedures for selected safety and health hazards
  • Communicate safety concepts both orally and in writing
  • Identify major areas of concern related to hazards in industrial operations and transportation systems
  • Monitor hazards and develop strategies to reduce and eliminate potential hazards in industry
  • Understand how hazard control fits into a comprehensive safety program
  • Study, evaluate, and analyze components of a disaster plan
  • Study, evaluate, and analyze effects of natural and man-made disasters, before, during, and after the disaster
  • Study, evaluate, and analyze organizations and agencies involved in disaster relief
  • Explain and relate various accident causation theories
  • Explain and understand use of guarding and personal and industrial protective equipment
  • Define an accident investigation, analysis and costs as they relate to industry using accident records and injury rates
  • Select, calibrate, and utilize various types of industrial hygiene equipment
  • Review applicable codes, standards, and specifications to determine compliance and identify potential material and industrial hazards
  • Evaluate and solve hazardous situations
  • Apply the concepts of loss prevention to facility construction and operation, human and property protection
  • Understand risk management, and techniques for cost analysis and systems safety analysis.
  • Understand and solutions of product liability issues
  • Understand workers' compensation issues on industry and workers
  • Identify the human aspects of occupational safety.
  • Understand industrial hygiene and toxicology as it relates to industrial safety.
  • Understand human factors and ergonomic concepts in industrial settings.
  • Understand decision making/technology and the human-machine interface.
  • Describe how materials movement and materials handling relates to injury prevention
  • Select, calibrate, and use sampling instruments to identify and evaluate workers’ exposures to toxic chemicals and harmful physical agents

Emphasis in Industrial Management and Technology – Special Technical Area of Study

Industrial Management and Technology Special Technical Study Competencies

  • This area of study is limited to transfer students with an A.A.S. degree with a major in a recognized field of Industrial Management and Technology. Competencies are determined by the community college from which transfer credit is granted.