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Industrial Technology

Industrial Technology majors may choose emphasis in technical, industrial management, engineering technology, or a grade 7–12 teaching endorsement. The mission of Industrial Technology program is to help men and women become the outstanding leaders of the 21st century–broadly educated, technologically adept, and solidly prepared for an outstanding career. Leadership development is the heart of everything we do. In addition, responsible technology use, global quality movement, cutting edge technology, and a visionary outlook are all critical dimensions of this study.


In this program at William Penn University, students obtain leadership qualities which drive businesses toward success. Students become proficient in a variety of mechanical capabilities and develop administrative skills. This degree equips students with proper preparation for supervisorial expertise. They acquire the essential skills needed for developing solutions when facing mechanical difficulties within a work setting.

Careers

Industrial Technology Specialists have made significant contributions toward the advancement of society. Below are some companies who have hired WPU graduates from this program:

  • John Deere
  • Mid American Energy
  • Musco Sports Lighting, LLC.
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Clow Valve Co.

Internships

The key to applying educational experiences with real word opportunity is through internships. Students assist supervisors and observe business operations to enhance their professional capabilities upon graduation. Listed below are some internships completed by past students:

  • Pella Corporation, Pella
  • Musco Lighting, Oskaloosa
  • Wilson Trailer
  • Montezuma Manufacturing
  • Cunningham (HVAC), Oskaloosa
  • Curtis Architecture, Ottumwa
  • Golden Furrow (GPS)
  • Muddy Outdoors
  • Van Gorp Manufacturing, Pella

We strive to develop imaginative leaders with a global perspective and a passion for excellence, leaders who are comfortable with technology, inventive thinkers, highly productive individuals confident in their ability to succeed.

Professor James Smith, Instructor of Industrial Technology

Faculty

Jim Hoeksema, D.I.T.

Co-Chair of Applied Technology Division, Professor of Industrial Technology 641-673-1107 Email

James Smith, M.S.

Instructor of Industrial Technology 641-673-1098 Email

Jim Drost, Ph.D

Co-Chair of Applied Technology, Professor of Industrial Technology 641-673-1104 Email

Facilities

Musco Technology Center (MTC)

WPU opened the doors of the Musco Technology Center in 2008. Within the building, students have access to state-of-the-art equipment and machinery, giving them practical experience for after graduation. The Applied Technology Division holds most of its classes here, along with the Digital Communication program.

  • Digital Communication studios
  • Computer Labs
  • Classrooms
  • 88.7 KIGC FM Studio
  • Industrial Technology Labs
  • Faculty Offices
  • Student Lounge
  • Mechanical Engineering Labs

Courses

You will take the following courses as a student of the Industrial Technology program.

Management of Technology Emphasis

  • ENGR 101 Engineering Graphics I
  • ENGR 125 Industrial Manufacturing Processes
  • ENGR 215 Materials & Processes
  • INDU 221 Applied Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • INDU 227 Electrical Energy & Circuits
  • INDU 350 Manufacturing and Entrepreneurialism
  • INDU 357 Internship
  • INDU 390 Professional Development Seminar

6-8 hours from the following:

  • ENGR 102 Engineering Graphics II
  • INDU 223 Welding
  • INDU 226 Industrial Metal Processing
  • INDU 315 Industrial Plastics
  • INDU 329 Graphics
  • INDU 333 Industrial Electronics
  • INDU 335 Computer Numeric Control (CNC)
  • INDU 346 Alternate Energy

Applied Computer Science Area

  • APCS 114 Computer Applications for Business
  • APCS 205 Algorithms and Programming
  • APCS 220 Computer Organization and Digital Circuits
  • APCS 265 Systems Analysis and Design
  • APCS 360 Software Engineering Project
  • APCS 370 Systems Implementation

Digital Communications Area
Six hours from the following:

  • COMM 102 Media Writing
  • COMM 126 Video Production I
  • COMM 125 Principles of Public Relations
  • COMM 268 Social Media

Business Management Minor

  • BUSI 130 Contemporary Business
  • BUSI 201 Principles of Accounting I
  • BUSI 230 Principles of Management 3

Six hours from the following:

  • BUSI 332 Operations Management
  • BUSI 334 Marketing Management
  • BUSI 336 Human Resource Management
  • BUSI338 Financial Management

Engineering Technology Emphasis

  • APCS 205 Algorithms & Programming
  • APCS 220 Computer Organization & Digital Circuits
  • APCS 345 Numerical Analysis Methods
  • ENGR 101 Engineering Graphics I
  • ENGR 102 Engineering Graphics II
  • ENGR 125 Industrial Manufacturing Processes
  • ENGR 215 Materials & Processes
  • ENGR 327 Engineering Thermodynamics
  • ENGR 341 Statics
  • ENGR 342 Dynamics and Kinematics
  • ENGR 343 Mechanics of Materials
  • INDU 227 Electrical Energy & CircuitsINDU 350 Manufacturing Technology
  • INDU 357 Internship or
  • INDU 390 Professional Development Seminar
  • MATH 211 Discrete MathematicsMATH 241 Calculus I
  • PHYS 201 General Physics I or
  • PHYS 211 College Physics I
  • PHYS 202 General Physics II
  • PHYS 212 College Physics II
Eleven hours from the following
  • APCS 116 Geographic Info Systems
  • APCS 265 Systems Analysis and Design Methods
  • INDU 223 Welding Technology
  • INDU 226 Industrial Metal Processing
  • INDU 311 Production Tooling and Machine Design
  • INDU 315 Industrial Plastics
  • INDU 329 Graphics
  • INDU 333 Industrial Electronics
  • INDU 335 CNC
  • INDU 346 Alternate Energy

Technical Emphasis

  • ENGR 101 Engineering Graphics I
  • ENGR 102 Engineering Graphics II
  • ENGR 125 Industrial Manufacturing Processes
  • ENGR 215 Materials & Processes
  • INDU 107 Industrial Wood Processes
  • INDU 221 Applied Mechanical Engineering Tech.
  • INDU 227 Electrical Energy & Circuits
  • INDU 357 Internship or
  • INDU 390 Professional Development Seminar
  • INDU Electives
  • APCS Electives