Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering & Sciences


Moayyad Al Nasra
Department Chair

Zeljko “Z” Torbica
Dean and Professor
Fax: 304.442.1006

Paul O. Steranka, Jr.
Associate Dean and Professor
Fax: 304.442.1006

Industrial Technology Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) is a plus-two program that builds upon and complements associate degrees earned in a variety of engineering-oriented technology areas. The program is designed to prepare individuals for a wide range of entry-level industrial positions. The program provides a comprehensive education in technology, supplemented by selected professional, industrial, and related academic studies. The program is designed to prepare graduates with a broad range of knowledge and skills necessary for both lateral and vertical mobility at their work place.

As students enter the program, an evaluation of their transcript will be made. This evaluation determines if additional lower division courses will be required to meet the prerequisites. All students must meet the Core Curriculum requirements of the institution for graduation, including an eight-hour laboratory science sequence.

Prospective students include graduates of associate degree programs like:

Engineering-oriented Technology programs at other institutions meeting departmental approval may enter the program directly as juniors based on an evaluation of their transcripts. A number of institutions maintain an Articulation Agreement with WVU Tech. Students that comply with the conditions of the Articulation Agreement may enter directly into the program as juniors. In all cases, an evaluation of transfer credits will be conducted to validate course requirements. This evaluation determines if additional lower division courses will be required to meet the prerequisites of upper division courses in the curriculum.

Program Objectives

Graduates of the bachelor’s degree program in Industrial Technology are prepared for a broad range of technical careers. Graduates apply the technologies of materials, manufacturing processes, automation, CAD/ CAM, production operations, maintenance, power, electro-mechanical systems, industrial organization and management, project management, and safety to the solution of problems in industry. Course outcomes are assessed by exit examinations in each course.

Careers in Engineering Technology

Baccalaureate degree graduates are typically involved in the analysis, design, development, implementation, and/or oversight of more advanced systems and processes. Job titles of recent graduates have included: Plant Manager Intern, Field Technician, Field Engineer, and CAD Operator.

Plus-Two Baccalaureate Transfer Options

Students who have completed course work or associate degree programs in engineering-oriented programs at other institutions and wish to continue their studies toward a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering technology may do so. Transfer agreements have been established with regional institutions offering associate degree programs. For more information, contact the Chair of the Engineering Technology/Industrial Technology department.