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Technology Program

The Bachelor of Science degree Technology major consists of Technology, Construction Management and Technology Education Licensure.

Mission Statement

Students receiving a Bachelor of Science degree Technology major in the College of Technology will be technologically literate and competent to support, utilize and manage complex technological systems. Those graduates who choose to be educators (i.e.: Technology Education Licensure Concentration) will guide students toward technological literacy in accordance with adopted national and state guidelines, and standards for licensure.

BS Technology

The Bachelor of Science degree Technology major with no concentration, is a management oriented technical curriculum built upon a balanced program of studies drawn from a variety of disciplines related to manufacturing and industrial technology. Included are a strong knowledge and understanding of materials and production processes and proficiency in design and computer aided manufacturing. These technical skills are combined with principles of quality and management a proficiency in physical sciences and mathematics along with a broad based liberal education.

Study Objective:

The objective of the BS Technology is to prepare students for professional careers in Manufacturing and Industrial technology

Study Outcomes:

Students shall:
  • Develop comprehensive knowledge and skills in the areas of Manufacturing Systems, Electronics and Digital Systems, Computer Aided Design and Animation, Material and Processes, Automation Systems, and Technology Management.
  • Develop a broad understanding and appreciation of technology.
  • Be provided with high-technology knowledge and skills to succeed in the changing knowledge economy.
Requirements for BS Technology
Roadmap for BS Technology

BS Technology - Construction Management

The Bachelor of Science degree Technology major Construction Management concentration is a management oriented technical curriculum built upon a balanced program of studies drawn from a variety of disciplines related to construction management. Included are a strong knowledge and understanding of construction safety, document reading, estimating, and scheduling.

The construction management concentration is a professional-service approach that applies effective management techniques to the planning design. The concentration includes construction of a project from inception to completion, including emphasis on construction materials and methods to enable graduates to estimate costs, schedule work, oversee construction work site activities and manage projects. The presence of major construction firms and large architect/engineering firms in the region provides ample internship opportunities. The migration to green technology emphasis and increasingly sophisticated construction projects require stronger project management emphasis, making this program viable well into the future.

Study Objective:

The BS in Technology – Construction Management concentration prepares students for professional careers in the management of construction projects.

Study Outcomes:

Students shall:
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of construction materials, methods and processes.
  • Demonstrate competence in reading and understanding construction drawings and specifications.
  • Control and manage the scope of work for a construction jobsite.
  • Maintain a safe work environment.
  • Quantity takeoffs and cost estimates.
  • Understand the scheduling process and use computer software to create construction schedules.
  • Uphold ethical and professional standards.
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving skills to analyze and perform functions within construction projects.
  • Have strong communication skills needed to operate effectively in a construction management environment.
  • Have strong understanding of construction laws, codes and regulations.
Requirements for BS Technology - Construction Management
Roadmap for BS Technology - Construction Management

BS Technology Education Licensure - This Program is being revised and will re-open for the Fall 2013 semester 

The Bachelor of Science degree Technology major Technology Education Licensure concentration prepares technology education teachers, the former industrial arts. Over 70% of each year’s graduates secure teaching positions upon graduation, nearly all in Ohio. Graduates are expected to be agents of change to implement contemporary technology curricula for schools wishing and able to implement curricular change. Kent State University’s technology education graduates are licensed to teach grades 4-12, although most positions are at the middle and high school level. Graduates teach a wide array of courses including computer aided design, manufacturing, Engineering by Design, Project Lead the Way, manufacturing, construction, graphic communication/photography, woods and home maintenance, and STEM.

Study Objective: 

The objective of the technology education licensure curriculum is to prepare technology education teachers for grades 4-12.

Study Outcomes:

Technology education licensure majors will pass Praxis I and Praxis II while being enrolled as undergraduates. Technology education licensure graduates will possess appropriate technological skills and pedagogical competencies be licensed by the Ohio Department of Education to teach technology education for grades 4-12.

Requirements for BS Technology – Technology Education Licensure
Roadmap for BS Technology Education Licensure

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