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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [Archived Catalog]

Industrial Technology Major (B.S.I.T.)

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Major code BS7256

Industrial technology is the study of materials, production processes, and management procedures used in industry. This degree program prepares you for a technical/ management position in industry by providing current and relevant subject matter and experience. Typically, an industrial technology graduate is responsible for management and supervision of industrial computers, materials, machines, and personnel in areas of production, process planning, maintenance, and quality assurance.

The industrial technology program prepares you to be a technical generalist: one who is competent in a wide range of technical subjects. In addition, since most industrial technology courses are hands-on lab courses, you graduate with practical experience. All students in the program complete a common core of industrial technology courses. In addition, you must take courses in one of two technical focus areas: Manufacturing Materials and Processes (MMP) or Manufacturing Information Technology (MIT), depending on your interests and career goals. The BSIT degree includes a minor in business.

There are four components to the curriculum: technical, general education, business, and elective courses. Each component contributes a valuable part to your overall preparation for employment.

Program Requirements

A minimum of 192 quarter hours is required for graduation, including the following specific requirements:

Technical Focus

(must select from one of the following areas):

Manufacturing Materials and Processes: 24

  • IT Electives Credit Hours: 8
    See footnote

Manufacturing Information Technology: 24

  • IT Electives Credit Hours: 8
    See footnote

General Education Requirements: 60

  • Tier II - Select from Applied Science and Mathematics, Humanities and Literature, or Fine Arts Credit Hours: 4
  • Junior English Composition Credit Hours: 4

Select one of the following:

Electives: 22

Advanced Standing

A student must be admited to advanced standing in order to register for industrial technology courses at the 200 level or above. To be eligible for advanced standing, a student must complete the following courses with a minimum acculmulative GPA of 2.5:

Select one of the following:

Select one of the following:

Select one of the following:

Technical Sales Certificate Option

See College of Business - The Sales Certificate

Associate’s Degree Transfer Students

If you have completed a two-year associate’s degree in a related technical subject area from an accredited college or university, you may enter the Industrial Technology program with junior standing. An assessment of previous coursework will determine the remaining requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

First-Year Program

The following courses are suggested for your first year. Your advisor will help you plan additional coursework to meet all graduation requirements in a timely manner.


Any IT course, 200 level or above, not otherwise required may be used as an IT elective, with the exception of IT service courses (shown below). Courses required for one focus area may be used as electives under the other focus area.

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