INDUSTRY & TECHNOLOGYThe mission of the Department of Industry & Technology is to prepare industry and technology professionals, develop a perspective of technology within the University and provide relevant services to the educational and private communities.
The department offers three baccalaureate degrees: Bachelor of Science in Education - Technology Education, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology and Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Hygiene Management. Minors are available in industrial technology and occupational safety. The department also offers a post-baccalaureate teacher certification program in technology education.
Students may participate in the activities of the Technology Education Collegiate Association, National Association of Industrial Technology, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, American Society of Safety Engineers, Human Powered Submarine Club and Marauder Graphics Club. An invitation to join Epsilon Pi Tau, the international honorary society for professions in technology, may also be extended to department majors who excel.
Technology Education (EDTE), B.S.Ed.
The EDTE program is a teacher preparation program for persons seeking Pennsylvania teacher certification in technology education, K-12. EDTE majors are broadly prepared in general education, technology and professional teacher education. Emphasis is on understanding, applying and managing communication, transportation/energy/power and production technologies. Students specialize in a technical area of their choice and devote one semester to full-time student teaching in a public school in the Lancaster area. This program is in full compliance with accreditation criteria for technology teacher education and has been recognized as an outstanding technology teacher education program by the international Council on Technology Teacher Education (CTTE).
Industrial Technology (ITEC), B.S.
The ITEC program prepares management-oriented technical professionals for employment in business, industry, education and government. ITEC offers students the liberal arts, technical and management preparation for careers in design, production, training, sales and service. Technical options are offered in computer-aided drafting and design (CADD), manufacturing, mechanical, electronics, graphic communications and general industrial technology. Professional courses are required in industrial technology, business administration, and occupational safety and hygiene management. Supervised internships in industry are elective to enable relevant work experiences and the transition into employment. Graduates of this program are commonly employed as technologists and technical managers, salespersons, trainers and service representatives. An ITEC minor complements majors in art, business administration, speech communication, computer science, economics, physics and OSHM. ITEC is accredited by the National Association of Industrial Technology.
Occupational Safety and Hygiene Management (OSHM), B.S.
The OSHM program is designed for persons interested in the safety and industrial hygiene professions. OSHM includes general education studies with emphasis on the sciences and core studies in the technical and managerial aspects of industrial safety and hygiene. An internship is required in industry or in an insurance or government agency. Graduates of this program typically work as safety and health managers, industrial hygienists, loss control consultants, compliance officers and environmental safety specialists. The OSHM minor should be an attribute to majors in biology, business administration, chemistry, industrial technology, political science and nursing. OSHM is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).