BAAS in Industrial Technology

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Industrial Technology Program Overview

Our online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Industrial Technology—the only online program of its kind in The University of Texas System—will equip you with a working knowledge of fundamental management concepts, optimization theory, supply chain management, and the skills needed to handle the industrial and technical issues within your organization. Designed for working professionals with an Associate of Applied Arts and Science who are looking to take the next step in their career, our program is flexible, cost-effective, and can be completed at your own pace. This program will strengthen your ability to satisfy the needs of customers, improve your financial and quantitative decision-making abilities, and help you develop a relevant understanding of the energy industry.

Undergraduate Certificate in Petroleum Technology

Our online undergraduate certificate in petroleum technology is a 12-credit program that provides an in-depth understanding of technology used in the petroleum industry, including techniques used in the drilling process and production of petroleum and pipeline, corrosion, and hydraulic technology. This certificate program can be added to the online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Industrial Technology program. Contact your advisor to find out how to add this online certificate to your plan of study. 

Careers for Industrial Technology Graduates

An online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Industrial Technology from UT Permian Basin can provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in a wide variety of careers, including:

BAAS Professional Core

18 Credit Hours. Select PSYC 3311 or PSYC 4306, PSYC 3301 or ITEC 3301, COMM 2333 or COMM 4360. All other listed courses are required.

Courses
Duration
Credits
MNGT 3310 - Principles of Management
8 weeks
3
Fundamental concepts of management including principles of administration, modern organization theory, goal-setting, leadership, and decision-making. This is a study of the impact of societal influences and ethical consideration on business decision-making. Special attention is given to business stakeholder relationships and the role of the organization in the community.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2024
PSYC 3311 - Social Psychology
8 weeks
3
Interrelationships between individuals and their social environment, considering social influences upon motivation, perception, behavior and development, and change of attitudes and opinion.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2024 Summer B 2025 Summer B 2026 Summer B 2027
PSYC 4306 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology
8 weeks
3
Applications of psychological principles to industrial problems such as personnel selection and appraisal, employee motivation and satisfaction, and the influence of organizations on behavior.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2024 Fall A 2024 Summer A 2025 Fall A 2025 Summer A 2026 Fall A 2026 Summer A 2027 Fall A 2027
HSHP 4310 - Social Determinants of Health
8 weeks
3
Analyze and evaluate the relationship between the domains of social determinants of health and health disparities, inequalities, health-related outcomes and patient satisfaction. Propose strategies and foster relationships through intentional collaborations across professions to enhance access to healthcare and information and quality of life by impacting social determinants of health.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
PSYC 3301 - Introductory Statistics
16 weeks
3
Measures of central tendency, variability, correlation, and hypotheses testing, with emphasis on the application of statistical methods to research in the behavioral sciences and education.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Summer 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Summer 2027 Whole Fall 2027
ITEC 3301 - Quantitative Decision Tools
8 weeks
3
Introduction to financial and quantitative decision-making. Accounting terminology and selection, budgeting, earned-value management, and variance analysis. Basic concepts and statistical process control, including quality management tools and risk analysis.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
COMM 2333 - Small Group Communication
8 weeks
3
Introduces students to communication processes in the small group context. Emphasis on leadership, effective participation, and problem solving.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
COMM 4360 - Intercultural Communication
8 weeks
3
An examination of the theory and practice of interactions among and between various cultural and sub-cultural groups. Emphasis will be placed on how the various cultural assumptions affect human symbolic interaction and relationship-building at the interpersonal and cultural levels.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
UNIV 3334 - Professional Ethics
8 weeks
3
There is no course description available at this time.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
AAS Lower-Level Block

30-33 Credit Hours. A block of 30 to 33 semester credit hours of approved coursework from the technical field.

Courses
Duration
Credits
There are no AAS Lower-Level Block courses available.
Thematic Concentration

15 Credit Hours.

Courses
Duration
Credits
ITEC 3310 - Manufacturing Technology
8 weeks
3
Survey of manufacturing processes for metals and polymers. Casting, deformation, sheet metal, machining, and polymer processing.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC 3340 - Facilities Design
8 weeks
3
Study of techniques and procedures for developing efficient facilities layout.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC 3380 - Technology Management
8 weeks
3
Study of leadership, management, and technology in industry and society. Implications of technology and technological change on business.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC 4380 - Total Quality Management
8 weeks
3
This course covers the principles of quality management to include basic probability and statistics concepts, control charts for attributes and variables, sampling plans, quality audits, and cost.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
MNGT 4307 - Project Management Elements
8 weeks
3
This course provides topics that are relevant to different elements of project management using a strategic overview of the essentials in managing a project. Students will analyze various components such as project selection, planning, organizing, and project control, making use of the theories by developing analytical and interpersonal skills that are useful to project management teams.
Prerequisites: COSC 1335 - Computers and Problem Solving
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2024
BAAS Directed Electives

12-15 Credit Hours.

Courses
Duration
Credits
ITEC 3305 - Occupational Health and Safety Concepts
8 weeks
3
This course is a study of the problems involved in developing an integrative safety, health, and environmental program for an industrial or commercial establishment. It involves safety, health, and environmental education, safe worker practices, recognition and elimination of health hazards, machinery guards, in plant traffic, material handling, and emergency treatment for industrial accidents.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC 3350 - Supply Chain Management
8 weeks
3
Satisfy customer needs by reducing time required to design, process, and deliver products. Use appropriate transportation, warehousing, and logistics to lower costs.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC 3360 - Global Logistics
8 weeks
3
This course covers international logistics operations including foreign production and outsourcing. Air, sea, land intermodal transportation are discussed as well as international financial transaction, documentation, customs procedures, and the associated intermediaries.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
ITEC 3370 - Job Analysis and Training
8 weeks
3
Introduction to the methods used in conducting job analysis and developing task and job specific training. The course also covers development of organizational training programs to align human resources development with organizational strategic objectives.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC 3390 - Technology and Society
8 weeks
3
The impact of technology on individuals and society through critical analysis of selected modern topics using the methods of science and technology. Prerequisite(s): COSC 1335 or equivalent, or consent of the instructor.
Prerequisites: COSC 1335 - Computers and Problem Solving
Semesters Offered:
ITEC 4303 - Environmental Issues
8 weeks
3
Study of the interaction between humans and the environment and major environmental issues that confront our society.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC 4306 - Workplace Safety Assessment and Control
8 weeks
3
This course covers assessment and control of workplace hazards including, but not limited to, machinery, electricity, radiation, fire, noise and vibration, biological hazards, and injuries from falls and lifting.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC 4310 - Energy Technology
8 weeks
3
Energy sources and how the sources produce usable power. Future trends in the area of energy technology.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC 4340 - Construction Technology
8 weeks
3
Provide a basic understanding of the construction industry, construction materials, tools, and equipment.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2024
PTEC 3301 - Petroleum Fundamentals
8 weeks
3
An introduction to petroleum industry technology, equipment usage, and operating procedures.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
PTEC 3302 - Petroleum Fluids and Natural Gas Technology
16 weeks
3
Study of the basics of physical and chemical makeup of hydrocarbon mixtures, how the mixtures are affected by temperature and pressure, and the techniques for accurate measurement of petroleum products (based on API Petroleum Measurement Standards).
Prerequisites: MATH 1314 - College Algebra
Semesters Offered: N/A
PTEC 3304 - Drilling Technology
7 weeks
3
An introduction to the drilling process, including drilling rigs, bits, drilling mud, air and gas drilling, casing and tubing, cementing, and well control.
Prerequisites: MATH 1324 - Applications of Discrete Mathematics
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2024
PTEC 4301 - Petroleum Production Technology
7 weeks
3
An introduction to the production of petroleum, including completion, artificial lift, workovers, and stimulation.
Prerequisites: PTEC 3304 - Drilling Technology
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2024
PTEC 4302 - Pipeline Technology
8 weeks
3
An introduction to pipeline technology, corrosion, and hydraulics.
Prerequisites: PTEC 3301 - Petroleum Fundamentals
Semesters Offered: N/A
Add-On Certificate: Petroleum Technology

12 Credit Hours. Complete the PTEC 3301 Petroleum Fundamentals (3SCH) course with a grade of "C" or better and three (3) of the following classes with a grade of “C” or better to earn the undergraduate certificate in petroleum technology.

Courses
Duration
Credits
PTEC 3304 - Drilling Technology
7 weeks
3
An introduction to the drilling process, including drilling rigs, bits, drilling mud, air and gas drilling, casing and tubing, cementing, and well control.
Prerequisites: MATH 1324 - Applications of Discrete Mathematics
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2024
PTEC 4301 - Petroleum Production Technology
7 weeks
3
An introduction to the production of petroleum, including completion, artificial lift, workovers, and stimulation.
Prerequisites: PTEC 3304 - Drilling Technology
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2024
PTEC 4302 - Pipeline Technology
8 weeks
3
An introduction to pipeline technology, corrosion, and hydraulics.
Prerequisites: PTEC 3301 - Petroleum Fundamentals
Semesters Offered: N/A
PTEC 3301 - Petroleum Fundamentals
8 weeks
3
An introduction to petroleum industry technology, equipment usage, and operating procedures.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A

Transfer Admission Requirements

  • Associate of Applied Science degree or a minimum of 24 credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Cumulative 2.0 GPA or better in previous college coursework
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended

Use our transfer calculator to find out how your classes will transfer to UT Permian Basin and which classes will count toward your degree.

Official Transcripts

Official copies of transcripts must come directly from the school in a sealed envelope and should be mailed to:

UT Permian Basin
Office of Admissions
4901 E. University Blvd.
Odessa, TX 79762

Official transcripts in electronic format can be sent to admissions@utpb.edu.

Application Fee

The application fee is $40 and must be paid when you submit your online application.

You may request an application fee waiver if the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) listed on your Student Aid Report is zero.

Chair of Department of Management, Marketing, and Industrial Technology
Associate Professor of Marketing
PhD, University of North Texas
MEd, University of Windsor
MA, Heilongjiang University
gai_l@utpb.edu

Dr. Lili Gai has been an associate professor of marketing at UT Permian Basin since 2014. Her principal teaching and research interests include digital marketing, marketing research, retailing, and international marketing. Dr. Gai has published research articles in prominent journals including Journal of Business Research, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Journal of Global Marketing, and Journal of Marketing for Higher Education. Her research has been presented at academic conferences both nationally and internationally.

Assistant Professor of Management
PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo
MS, State University of New York at Buffalo
qu_j@utpb.edu

Dr. Qu has been an Assistant Professor of Management at The University of Texas Permian Basin since 2022. Jiajia received her MS in Operations Management and Strategy and PhD in Management Science and Systems from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has also served as a research assistant and teaching fellow at the University at Buffalo. Her teaching interests include Operations Management, Information systems, and Business Analysis. Jiajia’s professional affiliations include DSI, INFORMS, ICIS, and CHITA. She is actively involved in research on healthcare systems, healthcare payment models, shared savings models, and design science and has an extensive background in operations management.

SemesterApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DeadlineCourses BeginCourses End
Whole Summer5/20/245/27/245/31/246/3/248/9/24
Summer A4/29/245/6/245/10/245/13/246/28/24
Summer B6/17/246/24/246/28/247/1/248/16/24
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Whole Fall8/12/248/19/248/23/24 8/26/2412/13/24
Fall A8/12/248/19/248/23/248/26/2410/18/24
Fall B10/7/2410/14/2410/18/2410/21/2412/13/24
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Whole Spring12/30/241/6/251/10/251/13/255/9/25
Spring A12/30/241/6/251/10/251/13/253/7/25
Spring B3/3/253/10/253/14/253/17/255/9/25
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Whole Summer5/19/255/26/255/30/256/2/258/8/25
Summer A4/28/255/5/255/9/255/12/256/27/25
Summer B6/16/256/23/256/30/256/30/258/15/25
LengthApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DeadlineCourses BeginCourses End
Whole Fall8/11/258/18/258/22/258/25/2512/12/25
Fall A8/11/258/18/258/22/258/25/2510/17/25
Fall B10/6/2510/13/2510/17/2510/20/2512/12/25

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