Industrial Technology Management

Industrial Technology Management Online Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

Industrial Technology Management

Become an industry leader with this 100% online degree.

Meet the demand for skilled industrial technologists and management professionals with a 100% online bachelor's degree in industrial technology management from PennWest California.

The B.S. degree in industrial technology management gives you the technical and technological competence to excel in an industrial management career in business, industry or government, in Pennsylvania and across the country.

And PennWest California's online degree program lets you complete your bachelor's degree on your own schedule, full time or part time, from anywhere in the world.

Develop the career-focused skills required for management roles.

Industrial technology managers help companies implement the latest technology and determine the strategies and resources that best meet their needs. These managers also direct and supervise the work of technical professionals to ensure a safe, reliable, efficient and productive industrial work environment.

The B.S. in Industrial Technology Management at PennWest California provides education and experience in areas deemed essential for certification by the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering:

  • Production/operations management.
  • Quality control.
  • Safety management.
  • Production and inventory control.


Fully Online: PennWest California's online industrial technology management program lets you complete your bachelor's degree on your own schedule, full time or part time, from anywhere in the world.

Return on Investment: Salaries for industrial technology management program graduates vary, depending on their position and workplace setting. For example, reports that the average annual salary for quality control managers nationwide is $77,848.

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Projected increase in growth of management occupations through 2024. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Job placement rate for PennWest California industrial technology management graduates. (Source: PennWest California survey of 2015 graduates) 


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Degree Benefits

PennWest California's industrial technology management bachelor's degree program:

  • Meets and surpasses the educational standards for certification set by the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (formerly known as NAIT).
  • Teaches you real-world solutions for technology management within an industrial setting.
  • Hones management skills such as critical thinking, leadership and communication.
  • Gives you career support in collaboration with PennWest California's Career and Professional Development Center.
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Graduate Outcomes

Opportunities for employment in industrial technology management are diverse and growing nationwide, particularly in Pennsylvania, where manufacturing employs more than 10% of the total workforce. PennWest California program graduates are well-prepared and well-positioned for rewarding careers as:

  • Engineering technicians.
  • Production supervisors.
  • Purchasing agents.
  • Industrial researchers.
  • Safety managers.
  • Systems analysts.
  • Quality control engineers.


Industrial Technology Management Online Bachelor's Degree


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Internships and Research

Take advantage of important internship and research opportunities in PennWest California's industrial technology management program. Whether you choose to spend a semester working in an industry setting or investigating a relevant production or operations management issue, you'll broaden your education beyond the classroom.

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Alumni Success

Bethany Kastner '09 was hired one month after her graduation because of the experience she gained during her internship. Now a mechanical design specialist at Mechanical Engineering Systems Associates (MESA), Kastner does mechanical design and drafting for a wide range of companies, and provides technical support for drafting software. She urges students to take advantage of the career services at PennWest California. "It's a way of networking and making new connections with important people before you graduate."


Industrial Technology Management Bachelor's Degree Courses

PennWest California's 100% online industrial technology management degree is an upper-division program that is open to students who have completed an approved technology-based associate degree. Students who meet this requirement enter the industrial technology management program as juniors and are required to complete an additional 60 credits.


Course Credits
General Education Courses 42
Building a Sense of Community
From Associate Degree
From Associate Degree
Public Speaking
From Associate Degree
Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
From Associate Degree
Health and Wellness
Any Health and Wellness Course
Technological Literacy
From Associate Degree
Any Humanities Course
Fine Arts
Any Fine Arts Course
Natural Sciences
From Associate Degree
Social Sciences
ECO 201  Principles of Microeconomics
General Education Options
  • Any Ethics and Multicultural Awareness Emphasis Course
  • 10 credits from Associate Degree
Required Major Courses 60
From Associate Degree 27
ITE 305  OSHA General Industrial Safety 3
ITE 342  Quality Planning and Analysis 3
ITE 375  Principles of Production 3
ITE 376  Technical Supervision 3
ITE 385  Industrial Cost Estimating 3
ITE 420  Production Analysis 3
ITE 461  Supply Chain Fundamentals 3
ITE 471  Project Management 3
ITE 481  Concepts and Issues in Technology Management 3
ITE 495  Internship  OR  ITE 499  Research Project 6
Free Electives 18
From Associate Degree 6
Student-Selected Courses 12
Total 120

Additional requirements, not counted toward the General Education requirements, include:

  • Special Experience Course (1 course required): ITE 471 Project Management
  • Writing-Intensive Component Courses (2 courses required): ITE 420 Production Analysis AND ITE 481 Concepts and Issues in Technology Management
  • Laboratory Course (1 course required): From Associate Degree

Program Notes:

  • At least 42 credits of advanced coursework (defined as any course numbered 200 or above with at least one pre-requisite course) are required.
  • Admission to the industrial technology management program requires an associate degree in a related area (60 credits maximum); 27 of those credits will be applied to "General Education," 27 credits will be applied to "Required Major Courses" and 6 credits will be applied to "Free Electives."
  • Graduates of other associate degree programs qualify for admission if they have completed six credits of math (algebra and statistics preferred), a quality control course and a lab-based physics. Any of these courses not completed at the prior level may be completed at the bachelor’s degree level as electives or extra courses.


Admission Requirements

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