The Technology and Applied Design Program offers a general Bachelor of Science Degree and three additional areas of concentration -Technology Management, Artisan Studies, and Engineering and Technology Education (grades 5-12). The objective of these offerings is to provide students with a broad professional and liberal-arts education necessary for entrance into careers or into professional or graduate schools. Course work is provided in the areas of applied design, design and documentation, manufacturing technology, electricity/electronics, energy/power technology, graphic communication, photography/video, Appalachian crafts, quality control, alternative energy, robotics, construction, architecture and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). Throughout the program, emphasis is placed on aspects of creativity, quality, originality, and inventiveness in solving problems of design and production. When declaring the major, a student will select the general degree or one of the three concentration options.
Technology Management concentration prepares the student for a variety of management related positions in a wide range of career fields. This program is designed to give the student a strong background in design, production, communications, and power/energy technologies, combined with a study of management strategies and procedures. Students completing this program may pursue careers that include production management, manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, design engineering, quality control, sustainable development and a wide range of related positions.
Artisan Studies concentration prepares the student for a variety of career options. This program is designed to give the student a strong background in design, graphic communications, photography/video, Appalachian crafts, production, and power/energy technologies, combined with a study of management strategies and procedures focused more for the artisan. Students completing this program may pursue careers that include a variety of options, but are primarily interested in owning their own business.
Engineering and Technology Education concentration prepares students interested in gaining certification to teach in the area of engineering and technology education (5-12). The student must double major in Education Studies (Teaching and Curriculum with Certification) and in Technology and Applied Design (Engineering and Technology Education) concentration to be certified.