Industrial Technology Department

Location: Conlon Building Room 209
Chairperson: Dr. Sanjay Kaul, 978-665-3050
Administrative Assistant II: Diane Whitham, 978-665-3255
Admissions Office: 978-665-3144 or admissions@fitchburgstate.edu

Summary

When you choose a major in Industrial Technology or Technology Education, you'll be able to create a program of study that will prepare you for a number of different careers in the real world. Students in the department can concentrate in Architectural Technology, Construction Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Energy Management Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology or Technical Theatre.

For graduate or evening students, the department offers a Vocational Approval Program as well as courses that lead to a Bachelor's degree in Occupational/Vocational Education, a Masters in Occupational Education and a Masters in Technology Education. Whatever program you choose, you'll receive a common core of required courses that provide a strong technical foundation from the most comprehensive Industrial Technology program in Massachusetts.

Four Year Plan of Study

Catalog

Faculty

Alicata, James - Occupational-Vocational Education
Basu, Soumitra - Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Chenot, Keith - Architectural Technology
Corduan, Cap - Technical Theatre
Kaul, Sanjay - Energy Management Technology
Mani, Nirajan - Construction Technology
Mustafa, Abdel - Construction Technology
Sheridan, Susan - Electronics Engineering Technology/Technology Education
Whitfield, Wayne - Technology Education

Facilities

The Industrial Technology Department has many specialized teaching laboratories and resource rooms that support its programs including:

  • Technical drawing and architectural design and model-making areas
  • Construction technology/management lab
  • Electronics and energy management technology labs
  • Robotics and automated manufacturing lab
  • Materials testing facilities
  • Wood and metal fabrication facilities
  • Technical theatre design and set construction lab
  • Technology education teaching modules
  • Specialized computer training lab
  • Student study room with networked computers
  • Lounge and presentation commons

All programs are supported by computer labs with current state-of-the-art software for CAD, BIM (Building Information Modeling) design, simulation, cost estimating, and project management. Software manufactures include Autodesk; Graphisoft ArchiCAD; Maxwell Systems Quest, Sage Timberline Office Solutions and Primavera Project Planner. These computer labs are supported with color printers and plotters, a high-speed large format plotter, and a 3-D modeling printers.

Students are given a lot of hands-on experience that allows them to master the engineering design method of problem solving that can be applied to their future careers in engineering technology.

Internship opportunities are available but not required.

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