The Industrial and Safety Management option incorporates a combination of industrial technology, technical management and business management components designed to prepare you for mid-management positions in the manufacturing/production sectors of industry.
What Will I Study in This Major and Option?
The Industrial and Safety Management option incorporates a combination of industrial technology and management courses designed to prepare students for management positions in manufacturing and production industries. The program incorporates theory with hands-on experiences to provide the student with a solid foundation of experiences in
- quantitative problem solving
- materials engineering
- manufacturing processes
- CAD and print reading
- technical communication
- industrial safety
- data analysis
- facilities planning
- time and motion
- quality control
- quality assurance
- manufacturing production planning and control
Program of Study
In certain instances, specific University Studies courses are required for a degree. Courses are updated regularly, so be sure to meet with your advisor to design your academic plan.
In the Industrial and Safety Management option, students will learn:
- Production planning and control, using an enterprise resource planning software package: SAP R/3.
- Applications of management and organizational leadership and quantitative analysis of industrial and business problems.
- Application of scientific techniques for quality control, assurance, and management of production processes.
- FactoryCAD software for design and layout of production and manufacturing facilities for optimal work flow and ergonomics, using concepts of lean manufacturing.
- The use of computers and computational tools involving complex industrial problems.
- Students will make extensive use of state-of-the-art computers and software such as SolidWorks, RS Linx, RS Logix 5, RS View 32, Panel Builder 32, PCDMIS, and Automation Studio.
- Three different families of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) including: PLC-5, SLC 500, and Micrologix as well as human-machine interface such as Panelview and RS View.
- Print reading and basic board/computer-aided drafting and design with Auto CAD.
- Theoretical and experimental concepts and use of test equipment in the area of industrial electronics.
- Utilizing manual and computer-aided manufacturing equipment including
- Manual and CNC Bridgeport mills and lathes
- EDM machine
- Plastics processing and testing
- Metal arc and ultrasonic welding
- Casting and sandblasting
- Manual manufacturing tools
- Break and sheer for sheet metal torching.
- Materials testing using destructive and nondestructive test equipment.
- Demonstrate and perform supervisory tasks required of personnel in manufacturing industries for maximizing production efficiencies regarding time, materials, machine, and human resources availability.
- Develop and perform structured problem solving techniques and be able to utilize principles of consensus in the decision making process.
- Develop and demonstrate a work ethic consistent with industrial management practices and procedures.
- Recognize, understand, and utilize human resource management skills such as communication, motivation, team work, cooperation, and the like.
- Assess and develop production strategy based on the manufacturing process.
- Demonstrate safe work-habits and explain their importance to the industrial work environment.
- Explain the importance of proper utilization of new technology to increase productivity.
- Understand and function effectively in a modern industrial enterprise.
- Assistant Production Manager
- Group Leader/Supervisor
- Industrial Engineer
- Industrial Manager
- Operations Manager
- Plant Manager
- Production Specialist
- Production Supervisor
- Quality Assurance
- Quality Engineer
- Sales and Estimating
- Senior Quality Engineer
- Service Superintendent