BS in Industrial Technology

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Industrial Technology (BSIT) Program Overview

Our online Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) equips students with a working knowledge of the fundamental concepts and skills needed to manage industrial operations within any organization. As you complete this program, you’ll learn how to solve complex engineering, design, and technical problems.

Designed with working professionals in mind, this flexible and cost-effective online program can be completed at your own pace. Our BSIT program’s comprehensive coursework will prepare you to find adept, creative solutions when developing integrative safety, health, and environmental programs for organizations, help you gain a solid understanding of a project’s life cycle and its constraints, and strengthen your ability to identify and mitigate risks.

Careers for BSIT Graduates

An online Bachelor of Science 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:

  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Quality Supervisor
  • Operations Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
General Education

42 out of 44 credits required. All 3 credits of SOCI 1301 are needed for the degree; however, only 1 credit issued to fulfill the university's Common Core requirement. The remaining 2 credits are added to the total lower-level credits from lower level courses.

Courses
Duration
Credits
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 Spring 2021 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 Spring 2021 Whole Summer 2021 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
PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
8 weeks
3
Foundation for the understanding of basic psychological principles affecting human behavior
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2021 Spring A 2021 Spring B 2021 Whole Summer 2021 Summer A 2021 Summer B 2021 Whole Fall 2021 Fall A 2021 Fall B 2021 Whole Spring 2022 Spring A 2022 Spring B 2022
SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology
8 weeks
3
Students are introduced to the basic concepts and theories used to study the nature of social processes and the structure of society.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2021 Spring A 2021 Whole Summer 2021 Summer A 2021 Summer B 2021 Whole Fall 2021 Fall A 2021 Fall B 2021 Whole Spring 2022 Spring A 2022 Spring 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: Spring B 2021 Summer B 2021 Fall A 2021 Fall B 2021 Spring A 2022 Spring B 2022 Whole Spring 2021 Spring A 2021 Whole Fall 2021 Whole Spring 2022
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: Spring A 2021 Whole Summer 2021 Summer A 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: Whole Spring 2021 Spring B 2021 Summer A 2021 Summer B 2021 Whole Fall 2021 Fall B 2021 Whole Spring 2022 Spring B 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
Lower-Level IT

Required, 5 Credit Hours.

Courses
Duration
Credits
ENGR 1204 - Engineering Graphics
10 weeks
2
Introduction to computer-aided drafting using CAD software and sketching to generate two- and three-dimensional drawings based on the conventions of engineering graphical communication; topics include spatial relationships, multi-view projections and sectioning, dimension, graphical presentation of data, and fundamentals of computer graphics.
Prerequisites: MATH 1324 - Applications of Discrete Mathematics
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2021 Summer B 2022
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: Spring B 2021 Summer B 2021 Fall B 2021
IT Core

Required, 15 Credit Hours.

Courses
Duration
Credits
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: Spring A 2021
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: Spring B 2021
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: Spring B 2021
Required MNGT Support

Required, 6 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: Spring A 2021 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: Spring B 2021 Summer B 2021 Spring A 2022 Summer B 2022
Major Electives

27 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 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 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 4303 - Environmental Technology
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: Fall 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
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 Spring 2021 Whole Summer 2021 Whole Fall 2021 Whole Spring 2022 Whole Summer 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 2021 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 2021 Spring A 2022

Admission Requirements

In order to prevent delays in processing applications, UT Permian Basin is temporarily modifying the freshman admission process by moving to a test-optional policy for Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021. See the Test-Optional Policy section below for additional details.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of 24 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher in previous college-level coursework
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
    • Dual-credit high school courses must be included
  • Completed application

Freshman Admission Requirements

If you have completed less than 24 hours of transferable college-level work from a regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school or receiving your GED, please provide the following:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (including dual-credit work while in high school)
  • Official high school transcript showing GPA, class rank, and expected graduation date or GED scores
  • SAT and/or ACT scores from within the last five years (see below for minimum score requirements)
  • Completed application

Official Transcripts

Copies of official transcripts must come directly from the school in a sealed envelope and can 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.

Minimum Score Requirements for Freshman Admission

High School Graduation Class Rank SAT ACT
Top 25% No minimum score No minimum score
2nd Quarter 1020 20
3rd Quarter 1160 24
4th Quarter 1280 27

Application Fee

The application fee is $40.

If you are a freshman applicant, you may request a fee waiver when you apply by sending us your official college application fee waiver form provided by the SAT or ACT. You may also request a fee waiver if the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) listed on your Student Aid Report is zero.

Test-Optional Policy

Students will be reviewed on a holistic basis focusing on the strength of the high school record, overall grade point average, grades within the core subjects, dual credit work, and additional information (resume and/or extracurricular activities, leadership opportunities, and work experience provided with the ApplyTexas application). We also recognize the value of standardized tests as a piece of the review process and will consider scores alongside the other required application credentials, if provided. 

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Industrial Technology
College of Business
morrison_r@utpb.edu

Dr. Morrison has more than two decades of industry experience as an entrepreneur in construction and aviation, as well as technology development, implementation, and support experience at multiple Fortune 500 multinational manufacturing companies. He holds two PhDs: one in business with a specialization in management and finance from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and another in technology management with a specialization in manufacturing systems from Indiana State University. Dr. Morrison also earned three master’s degrees in business and technology fields from Morehead State University and a Master of Science degree in accounting from Texas A&M University Commerce.  

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