Industrial Technology Management

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Technology management is a field of study designed to prepare technically competent industrial technologists and management professionals for employment in business, industry and government. The career focus for graduates of the industrial technology management program is industrial and management supervision. The Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering Technology (ATMAE) has determined that certification as an industrial technologist requires an educational background in production/operations management, quality control, safety management, and production and inventory control.


An associate degree is offered in industrial technology and a bachelor's degree is offered in industrial technology management.

Associate Degree

Associate degree students develop technical skills in industrial safety, machine tool manufacturing, materials technology, automation/robotics, electronics, drafting and design, CAD and quality control.

Bachelor's Degree

The bachelor's degree program focuses on operations management, industrial cost analysis, operations research, project management, computer-integrated manufacturing, and production and inventory control.

The industrial technology management degree is an upper-division program. Admission is open to students who have completed an Associate of Science degree in a technology-related field. For example, the following California University of Pennsylvania associate degrees are approved as prerequisites for the upper-division bachelor's degree in industrial technology management:

  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Technology

Technology-related Associate of Science degrees from other colleges and universities qualify. Additional associate degrees may qualify, provided they include algebra, trigonometry, physics and quality control. If the previous degree does not include these courses, they may be taken during your course of study at California University of Pennsylvania. The additional courses required to complete the industrial technology management bachelor's degree are offered via the Web.

For further information, contact the program coordinator at or 724-938-4085.  

Employment Opportunities

The associate degree program prepares technically competent professionals as industrial technicians for employment in industrial and manufacturing enterprises. The career focus for bachelor's degree graduates is industrial and manufacturing supervision. Employment opportunities in industrial technology are diverse, with graduates finding careers as CAD operators, drafters, designers, engineering technicians, production supervisors, purchasing agents, industrial researchers, safety managers, manufacturing technicians, systems analysts, quality control managers, CNC machine programmers, robotic technicians, industrial trainers and sales representatives.