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Technology - Industrial Development Baccalaureate Concentration, B.S.

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  • Prepare for a rewarding career in fast-growing industries.
  • Learn in a first-class facility that will give you hands-on experience using cutting-edge technology.
  • The National Association of Manufacturers estimates that the United States could have more than 2 million unfilled manufacturing jobs by 2030.

Technical Associate degree holders have the ability to earn a Bachelor’s in Industrial Development

Locations where this degree is offered:

Vincennes Campus

What can I expect during my time at VU?

  • This versatile degree gives graduates the foundation they need to be successful in various industrial or technical roles. VU graduates with this degree pursue careers in industry and business in planning new product lines, troubleshoot quality or production issues, develop training materials, design facilities and/or workstation layouts to name a few.
  • This stackable degree can be completed in two years (2+2)
  • VU’s affordable tuition allows you to graduate with less debt
  • Scholarships and financial aid is available to qualified students
  • There are many hands-on learning opportunities that will allow you to gain practical experience needed to be successful in this field

The Technology majors will develop enhanced skills in their area of technical expertise, research advancements in their technical specialty, utilize modern technical applications, and fabricate advanced technical projects. They will also gain skill sets in ethics, business management, professional relationships, manufacturing processes, and supervisory teamwork. Graduates of this technology degree program will find enhanced employment opportunities in career fields that utilize project control, industrial applications, technical supervision, manufacturing technologies, and other advanced technical specializations.

Admission into this baccalaureate degree program requires the prospective student to possess an A.S. degree from an accredited institution. Acceptance into this program will be granted through the approval of the Technology Baccalaureate Degree Department Chair and the Dean of Technology. There are six concentrations associated with the Baccalaureate program: Advanced Manufacturing, Industrial Development, Surveying Management, Information Technology, Career/Tech Education, and Agribusiness.

Students who have received an AS degree in the following program(s) can transition into this Baccalaureate Degree Concentration:

Electronics Technology - General Technology Concentration 8365, A.S. Career/Tech 

What can I do with this degree?

The Industrial Development degree prepares one to enter the world of many industrial technologies to produce and distribute products and services, enhance production, save time and money, reduce waste, offer new product lines, find new outlets of distribution, etc. VU will provide the groundwork for your journey into the world of industrial production, distribution, sales, service, etc. giving you skills and tools with critical thinking, teamwork, problem solving, communication and collaboration.

Graduates of this program are many times called Technologists including Industrial Technologists, Professional Technologists and Applied Science Technologists. According to the NBSCETT (a certification body) for those who desire professional certifications as a Technologist {

Technologists use an applied approach based on a comprehensive understanding of one or more specific technologies. They evaluate assignments, determine procedures and implement solutions, schedule work to meet objectives, participate in short and long-range planning and may become involved in developing and promoting conceptual change.

Technologists may assume managerial or administrative responsibility for a wide range of technical endeavors. They may supervise and coordinate a diverse working group and train less experienced technical or professional staff.

Is this degree accredited?

Vincennes University's institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the specialized accreditations and approvals obtained by various programs are located on our Accreditation and Licensure page.

Vincennes University recognizes the importance of programmatic licensure, ensuring that graduates meet the requirements set by professional licensing boards. By adhering to rigorous standards and seeking recognition from accrediting bodies, Vincennes University demonstrates its dedication to offering quality education and preparing students for successful careers.

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