This is a field of study designed to prepare technical and/or management oriented professionals for employment in business, industry, education, and government. Industrial technology reflects the broad industry areas including manufacturing,electrical, industrial, and mechanical.
Employment in industrial technology in Illinois accounts for nearly one million workers and 17% of Illinois non-farm employment. Employees working in industrial technology jobs can be found in manufacturing, maintenance, processing, quality, design, transportation and warehousing.
Programs of study at the high school, associate degree and baccalaureate degree levels as described in this recommendation incorporate learning objectives outlined by the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Initiative.
The following list of courses is designed for students choosing to begin their college career at one Illinois school and later transfer to another.