School of Technology

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Benjamin Obinero Uwakweh, Dean
Clay Gloster, Interim Associate Dean
Sherry Abernathy, Assistant Dean for Student Success

The primary focus of the School of Technology is to prepare individuals who are uniquely proficient in the application of basic science and technology. Thus, faculty of the school are interested in what industry, business and education want and need. As a result, our goal is to educate the whole person. Students develop not only their technical skills but their personality, cooperativeness, innovativeness, concern for the organization, and communications skills. Graduates of the school are prepared to meet the new and emerging challenges of a modern high technological society.

Curriculum and programs of the school are continually reviewed by advisory groups associated with the various professions represented by the school. Based upon this input, the curriculum is reflective of what business, industry and education need.

Programs of the school that are designed to prepare individuals for industry are built upon a technical-management orientation. Thus, graduates pursue career opportunities in a variety of fields ranging from research and design to inspection, distribution and service. Graduates are employed as project managers, quality control engineers, operation officers, manufacturing engineer, shift superintendents, employment managers, safety engineers, environmental health specialists, construction managers, loss prevention representatives, surveyors, etc. In addition, one of our programs is designed to prepare individuals for a variety of educational careers. These graduates are employed as technology education, pre-engineering, or trade and industrial education instructors at the secondary level.

VISION

The School of Technology at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University aspires to be a premier School of Technology in solving global challenges.

MISSION

The mission of the School of Technology at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is to develop technology leaders for the global economy. We will accomplish our mission through creative use of technology and innovation in our instruction; strategic private and public partnership in research and scholarships; and a student-centered and project-based learning environment.

OBJECTIVES

The specific objectives of the school are as follows:

  1. To provide an environment which nurtures individual development and creativity through scholarly pursuits;
  2. To provide a basic knowledge of management skills and problem solving techniques;
  3. To develop scientific and technological proficiency through organized instruction and research;
  4. To prepare persons to secure positions in industrial-technical teaching at the secondary level;
  5. To prepare persons to secure positions of a technical-management nature in business, industry, and government; and
  6. To provide advanced technological competencies and leadership in the utilization of computers in industry, business, and technical settings.

CORE VALUES

In the pursuit of excellence, we value…

  1. Social Responsibility – Community engagement, diversity, social mobility and environmental consciousness.
  2. Professionalism – Professional practices in all facets of scholarly and individual endeavors.
  3. Learning – An environment where all can succeed and impact the global community.
  4. Innovation – Critical thinking and scholarly activity that embraces creative change.
  5. Civility – The civil treatment and input of others, as demonstrated by genuine mutual respect and quality interaction.
  6. Ethical Based Leadership – Modeling shared leadership based upon accountability, responsibility and honesty.

ACCREDITATION

The undergraduate programs are as follows: applied engineering technology, construction management, electronics technology, environmental health and safety, graphic communication systems, and motorsports technology. These programs are accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). The undergraduate construction management program is accredited by the American Council of Construction Education (ACCE).The graduate teacher preparatory program is part of a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accredited unit and is approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (SDPI).

DEGREES OFFERED

Applied Engineering Technology – Bachelor of Science
Construction Management – Bachelor of Science
Electronics Technology – Bachelor of Science
Environmental Health and Safety – Bachelor of Science
Geomatics – Bachelor of Science
Graphic Communication Systems – Bachelor of Science
Motorsports Technology – Bachelor of Science

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Admission requirements for entering students in the School of Technology are the same as those for the University. Transfer students must meet admission requirements set by the University. Requirements for graduation vary by department. Students are responsible for meeting all academic requirements for graduation established by both the University and their chosen department.

Community college and technical institute graduates as well as other transfer students may be admitted to undergraduate programs in applied engineering technology, construction management, electronics technology, environmental health and safety, geomatics, graphic communication systems, and motorsports technology, and advanced classification by submitting their credentials to the University Admissions Office. The school also has several 2+2 agreements with area community colleges. The maximum number of transfer credits allowed is 64 semester hours or approximately junior status.

Departments in the School of Technology

Applied Engineering Technology

Built Environment

Computer Systems Technology

Graphic Communication Systems and Technological Studies