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Industrial Technology (BAAS-IT) Program Overview

Our online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Industrial Technology (BAAS-IT) 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’s degree in 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 (BAAS-IT) program. Contact your advisor to find out how to add this online certificate to your plan of study. 

Careers for BAAS-IT 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:

  • Plant Manager
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Operations Manager
ITEX General Education

A total of 42 (with transfer) lower-Level credits are required. COMM 1115 can be taken, if applicable. ENGL 2327 & ENGL 2328 can be taken as alternates to ENGL 2322 & ENGL 2323.

Courses
Duration
Credits
ENGL 1301 - Composition I
8 weeks
3
Composition I offers intensive instruction in the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, and proofreading), emphasizing the recursive nature of the process and the importance of the relationship among writer, audience, and subject. The course will also explore the connection between writing and critical thinking and the usefulness of writing as a tool for learning in all fields of knowledge. Students enrolling in Composition I will be expected to have a good command of standard written English.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2021 Whole Summer 2021 Summer B 2021 Whole Fall 2021 Whole Spring 2022 Spring A 2022 Spring B 2022
ENGL 1302 - Composition II
8 weeks
3
Composition II covers argument, rhetorical analysis and the research paper. In this course students analyze and respond to texts of various kinds through essays and research papers. Students will learn to defend their points of view by using textual evidence and strong rhetoric. Readings and exercises help student learn to write broad-minded, well-informed essays in polished academic prose that moves and educates the reader.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 - Composition I
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2021 Summer B 2021 Whole Fall 2021 Fall B 2021 Whole Spring 2022 Spring B 2022
HIST 1301 - History of the United States to 1877
8 weeks
3
A survey of major social, economic, and political developments in the United States from European colonization through Reconstruction.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2021 Whole Fall 2021 Whole Spring 2022
HIST 1302 - History of the United States Since 1877
8 weeks
3
A survey of major social, economic, and political developments in the United States from 1877 to the present.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2021 Whole Fall 2021 Whole Spring 2022
MATH 1324 - Applications of Discrete Mathematics
8 weeks
4
Mathematics for modeling in the social and behavioral sciences. Topics include algebra, linear equations in two variables, and exponential and logarithmic functions. Other topics are chosen by the instructor. Course emphasizes application to social science and economics.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2021 Whole Spring 2022
ENGL 2322 - British Literature to 1800
8 weeks
3
Chronological survey of major works in British Literature from Anglo-Saxon times, through the Restoration and late 18th century.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 - Composition II
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2021 Whole Fall 2021 Whole Spring 2022
ENGL 2323 - British Literature Since 1800
16 weeks
3
Chronological survey of major works of British Literature from the late 18th century (about 1800) to the Modern Period.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 - Composition II
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2021 Whole Spring 2022
PLSC 2305 - American National Politics
8 weeks
3
An examination of American national political institutions and processes. Satisfies state requirement in U.S. government.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2021 Summer A 2022
PLSC 2306 - State and Local Politics
8 weeks
3
An examination of state and local political institutions and processes. Satisfies state requirement in Texas government.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2021 Summer B 2022
COMM 1315 - Introduction to Public Speaking
8 weeks
3
Introduces students to the theory and practice of public speaking, with an emphasis on invention, arrangement, and delivery of informative and persuasive speeches. Further emphasis is given to the reduction of anxieties associated with public speaking.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2021 Whole Fall 2021 Fall A 2021 Fall B 2021 Spring A 2022 Whole Spring 2022 Spring B 2022
COMM 1115 - Communication Lab
8 weeks
1
Practical activities across the sub-disciplines of the field of communication.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2021 Spring B 2022
Required ITEC Core

18 Credit Hours

Courses
Duration
Credits
ITEC 2301 - 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: Summer B 2021 Fall B 2021
ITEC 3305 - Safety, Health, and the Environment
8 weeks
2
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 3307 - Project Management
8 weeks
3
Meet project constraints of money, time, and resources along with problems that can and do occur without undue risk or stress.
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: Fall A 2021
ITEC 3380 - Managing Technology
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: Fall B 2021
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
ITEC/PTEC

9 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: Summer A 2021
ITEC 3340 - Facilities Design
8 weeks
3
Study of techniques and procedures for developing efficient facilities layout.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2021
ITEC 4302 - Innovation
8 weeks
3
This course is aimed at preparing students for careers in industry. A team of students will identify and develop solutions to practical problems or market needs. Students will develop creative problem-solving abilities and other skills necessary for invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Prerequisites: COSO 1335 - Computers & Problem Solving
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2021
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: Summer A 2021
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 A 2021
PTEC 3301 - Petroleum Fundamentals
8 weeks
3
An introduction to petroleum industry technology, equipment usage, and operating procedures.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Spring B 2022
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 2021 Summer A 2022
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 2021 Summer B 2022
PTEC 4302 - Pipeline Technology
8 weeks
3
An introduction to pipeline technology, corrosion, and hydraulics.
Prerequisites: PTEC 3301 - Petroleum Fundamentals
Semesters Offered: Spring A 2022
Minor: Management Courses

18 Credit Hours

Courses
Duration
Credits
MNGT 3310 - Management Concepts and Organizational Theory
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 2021 Fall A 2021
MNGT 3311 - Business Communications
8 weeks
3
This is an introduction to the basic interpersonal communication process through appropriate communications technology with applications for business organizations. It is a systems approach to planning, researching, organizing, composing, editing, and revising reports and other business-related communications. Oral presentations are required. Business communication ethics are explored.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2021 Fall A 2021
MNGT 3312 - Human Resource Management
8 weeks
3
This is a study of principles and practices in human resource management systems including such topics as recruiting, selection, training and development, compensation, health and safety, employee and labor relations, human resource research information systems, and workforce planning.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2021 Spring A 2022 Summer B 2022
MNGT 3330 - Organizational Behavior
8 weeks
3
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a solid understanding of human behavior in organization. Thus, upon the completion of this course, students will possess knowledge and skills in the context of managing human behavior in organizations effectively.
Prerequisites: MNGT 3310 - Management Concepts and Organizational Theory
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2021 Fall A 2021
MNGT 3370 - Business and Ethics
8 weeks
3
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: Fall B 2021
MNGT 3340 - Production Operations Management
8 weeks
3
This course examines the planning, design, execution, and coordination of all activities that create goods or provide services. It addresses how upper-level management can improve decision-making in both the manufacturing and service sectors. The course introduces productivity, competitiveness, and strategy; decision-making; quality management; product and service design; process selection and capacity planning; linear programming; facility layout; location planning and analysis; the transportation model; project management; design of work systems; and learning curves.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2021 Fall B 2021
Capstone
Courses
Duration
Credits
BAAS 4393 - Senior Project: Industrial Technology
16 weeks
3
Senior project based on the student's BAAS track, supervised by a faculty advisor.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2021 Whole Fall 2021 Whole Spring 2022 Whole Summer 2022
ITEC 4392 - Capstone Industrial Technology (Internship)
16 weeks
3
Field learning experience in industry consisting of a minimum of 150 hours for 3 credit hours.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2021 Whole Fall 2021 Whole Spring 2022 Whole Summer 2022
Add-On Certificate: Petroleum Technology

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 2021 Summer A 2022
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 2021 Summer B 2022
PTEC 4302 - Pipeline Technology
8 weeks
3
An introduction to pipeline technology, corrosion, and hydraulics.
Prerequisites: PTEC 3301 - Petroleum Fundamentals
Semesters Offered: Spring A 2022
PTEC 3301 - Petroleum Fundamentals
8 weeks
3
An introduction to petroleum industry technology, equipment usage, and operating procedures.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Spring B 2022

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

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.

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Industrial Technology
College of Business
PhD, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
PhD, Indiana State University
morrison_r@utpb.edu

Professor of Management
Coordinator of Healthcare Management
College of Business
PhD, Texas A&M University
MBA, University of Texas at Austin
fannin_w@utpb.edu

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