Ours is a plus-two program that builds on associate degrees earned in industrial technology or similar areas. Entrance requirements to this plus-two program include an associate degree in industrial technology with appropriate coursework, including physical sciences and mathematics (through analytic geometry with calculus).
All students must meet the requirements of the institution and the core curriculum for graduation.
Gary is a native of Clay County, West Virginia and a senior industrial technology major at WVU Tech. He chose WVU Tech because it was the perfect place to build on his experience.
"I retired from the United States Air Force in 2014 where I was a Metals Technology technician. Metals Tech personnel are responsible for the inspection and repair of critical aircraft components, fabrication of parts and repair of support equipment. We're trained machinists, welders and fabricators. A bachelor's degree in industrial technology enhances these hands-on skills and readies you for leadership positions in production, management and quality assurance in the industrial and manufacturing trades."
THINGS YOU'LL LEARN
Everything you need to understand and run the modern industry.
This is an introduction to types of materials - metals, ceramics, polymers, composites and semiconductors. It's also a look at environmental degradation of materials and material selection.
Plant Equipment and Maintenance
Study various manufacturing equipment, maintenance planning, scheduling, staffing, training and resource management for maintenance requirements in industrial and educational facilities. Field trips may be included.
Explore the fundamental concepts of industrial robotics: manipulator control; sensor systems; microprocessor control schemes; robot geometry and configuration; path control; and multi-axis dynamics.