Skills and Additional Competencies Resources and Info You can expect to acquire a solid background in For Career Planning and Opportunities: W h a t To Do W i th A many skill areas as an Industrial Technologies major. First, since Industrial Technologies is a liberal arts Academic & Career Advisement Center 3302 C.B. Hedgcock M a j o r In …. major, you will also be completing NMU’s Liberal 906-227-2971 www.nmu.edu/acac Studies program. This program will expose you to a lot of writing, researching and critical thinking—skills Engineering Technology that are necessary in today’s job market. In fact, if Industrial 101 Jacobetti you pursue an Industrial Technologies-related ca- 906-227-2190 reer, strong communication and coordination skills www.nmu.edu/technology are absolutely necessary. Leadership skills will also benefit you in this career. Of course, your academic For Job Search, Resume and Career Information: course work will also develop your critical thinking, Career Services Technology problem solving, and decision making abilities. You 3502 C.B. Hedgcock 906-227-2800 will utilize these skills in a variety of ways in your www.nmu.edu/careers career. For Information about NMU Student Organizations Associated with this Major Contact: Center for Student Enrichment 1206 University Center 906-227-2439 Career www.nmu.edu/cse Development Internet Resource Links: www.careers.org www.careerresource.net Your career options as an Industrial Technologies www.bls.gov/oco Occupational Outlook Handbook major are diverse, but becoming qualified to take advantage of those options is entirely up to you. For Career Information with National Organizations: First, you must excel in your academic course work, as potential employers and graduate schools will www.nait.org National Association of Industrial consider your grade point average. Second, you Technologies must begin the resume building process as soon as you can. Don’t wait until you are a junior or a sen- ior to begin considering what your post-graduation plans are. This means taking advantage of extracur- ricular activities related to your major and/or your interests. Internships and volunteer work are two great ways to gain valuable experience, and opportu- nities exist locally for you to become involved. NMU is also here to help. The Academic and Career Advisement Center can provide you with career Current as of Fall 2009 planning help, while Career Services will help you Provided by: fine tune your resume. Remember, your career op- tions are entirely up to you. Go out today and begin gaining the experience that will help you in your job search. Industrial Potential Careers Technology NMU’s Industrial Technology Program prepares students for employment in the following careers: D o you like to know how things are put to- gether? Do you like to use machinery? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, then a Occupations Automation Specialist Additional Considerations career in the Industrial Technologies field could be Good communication skills, coordination and paying Department of Defense attention to detail are beneficial. for you. Manufacturing Supervisor The Engineering Technology at NMU offers associ- Manufacturing Technologist The ability to supervise people in a business without ate and baccalaureate degrees that prepare students being biased will prove essential. Internships and NASA higher education research participation are excel- for various careers. These careers include Com- puter Engineering Design, Manufacturing Technol- Quality Control Coordinator lent way to obtain these types of positions. ogy, Industrial Technology, Mechanical Engineering Sales Representative Technology, and Industrial Technology Education. A Additional education classes will be required if you Technology Teacher are planning on going into teaching. foundation of these majors consists of courses in mathematics, the physical sciences, and computer sciences. Your career options are flexible as an Industrial Technologies major. You can enter the workforce immediately after graduation with an associate de- gree or continue your studies and earn a bachelors degree. Your career possibilities only depend on the competencies and skills you acquire through you academic work, your technical specialization, and extracurricular activities. To help you decide what field of Industrial Technol- ogy you may be interested in, these introductory Job Outlook courses are offered: DD 100 Technical Drafting with Introduction to CAD or MF 134 Manufacturing Industrial Technology is expected to grow at an average Processes. A faculty advisor in the Engineering rate in the coming years, expanding at a 7-10% pace de- Technology Department will meet with you and pending on what career you choose. Salary for most pro- describe the careers available and the program op- fessions earn slightly more than $40,000. tions.
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