Technology is defined as any tool or operating system designed to improve the efficiency, quality and competitiveness of an organization. Technology Management at Western Kentucky University is a 2+2 program designed specifically for students who currently hold a certificate or associates degree from a technical school, two year college or 4 year institution. The TM program is a capstone program that provides a two year management emphasis for those working toward a supervisory position in industry. Graduates are empowered to obtain a position of leadership in business, industry or workforce development in support of innovation and global competitiveness.
• Systems Integrator
• Industrial Engineer
• Production Manager / Specialist
• Manufacturing Engineer
• Maintenance Specialist
• Quality Manager
• Quality Engineer
• Production Engineer
• General Manager
• Plant Manager
• Industrial Trainer
• Project Manager
Work Tasks and Settings
• Supervise the production of goods in manufacturing plants
• Hire and supervise workers who make the products
• Check to make sure all products are of high quality and that customers are happy with them
• Make sure products are made within budget and on time
• Work on the shop floor and in offices in plants that make machinery and transportation equipment, instruments, electronic and electrical equipment, fabricated metal products, and food products
• Work with company products, machinery, equipment, statistics, reports, computers, specifications, and testing and analyzing equipment
• get along well with other people
• lead others
• solve problems
• use good judgment and make decisions
• do work accurately
• speak and write well
• keep up with developments in their field
Average Salary: $45-50,000/year in Kentucky
AMS 271 Industrial Statistics
AMS 310 Work Design/Ergonomics
AMS 356 Systems Design & Operations
AMS 371 Quality Assurance
AMS 390 Project Management
AMS 394 Lean Manufacturing
AMS 430 Tech Mgmt/Supervision/Team Building
AMS 490 Senior Research
ENG 307 Technical Writing
24 hours of Technical Courses transferred from KCTCS school
Because of transferring credits and WKU-O course offerings, the length of time to finish this program differs for each student. It is important to meet with a WKU-O advisor as soon as possible. Bring an unofficial copy of transcripts from all previously attended colleges and/or universities. It is also important to determine your availability to take courses: part-time, full-time, summer term.
WKU-O Academic Requirements:
- 120 college-level undergraduate semester hours including the following:
- 44 semester hours of General Education
- 42 semester hours of upper-division credit (300-400 level courses)
- 30 hours must be earned in residence (at WKU), at least 16 of which must be completed after the semester in which the student earned a cumulative total of at least 90 hours.
- Students must earn a minimum of 54 semester hours with WKU to graduate with honors.
- Students must apply for graduation upon the completion of 90 semester hours.
- Students are to meet with an advisor each semester.
Application for Graduation (available on TopNet under student records)
For advising, please call (270) 684-9797