Undergraduate F.A.Q.

Technology is…

  • For individuals who want technology related careers with a hands-on practical approach.
  • A blend of theory-based lecture and hands-on laboratory.
  • Topics in cutting-edge technology areas enabling graduates to meet the changing needs of
  • Industry. based on understanding the implementation of engineering design.
  • Activities ranging from the applied and practical to the highly theoretical and abstract.

Technology Students. . . 

  • Apply technology to solve industrial/technical problems
  • Have considerable knowledge of materials and processes.
  • Know how to apply the principles of physical sciences.
  • Use instruments and often work with data to manage industrial/technical processes.

Graduates of technology degree programs are trained, technical problem-solvers who work in
areas of design, production planning and processes, and troubleshooting

How do students choose technology programs?

The determining factor for a student choosing technology degrees should be the type of work
that he/she wants to do upon entering the job market. Technology students should have good
math and science backgrounds. The technology student will receive plenty of “hands-on
training”.

Career Paths for School of Technology Graduates

Typical Career Paths for our Graduates


Applied Technology

  • Operations Manager
  • Production Engineer
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Supply Chain Manager

Construction Management

  • Estimating and Cost Control Specialist
  • Field Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Project Scheduler

Electronics Computer Technology

  • Computer Network Engineer
  • Mainframe Engineer
  • Mobile Applications Developer
  • Video Game Developer

Environmental Health and Safety 

  • Compliance Specialist
  • Environmental Health Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Safety Manager

Geomatics

  • Forensic Surveyor
  • Geographic Information Systems Analyst
  • Land Surveyor
  • Urban and Regional Planner

Graphic Communication Systems

  • Architectural Designer
  • Computer Animation Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Game Designer

Motorspots Technology

  • Pit Strategist
  • Engine Assembler
  • Chassis Specialist
  • Race Operations Manager

Frequently Asked Questions

Q) Can I seek a higher-level degree if I hold an associate or baccalaureate degree?
A) Yes — technology graduates may go on to pursue a masters or PhD in a related technology

field.

Q) Can I pursue a technology degree and work full time?
A) Yes. Many students are adult learners who work full time, however, it may take more time! The School of Technology has three fully on-line programs: Master of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Geomatics, and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health and Safety.

Q) What are the classes like for technology?
A) The majority of faculty has industrial work experience and doctoral degrees. Classes are small and focus on practical application.

Q) What are the job prospects for technology-related careers?
A) The current job market for technologists is very good. A very high percentage of our graduates seeking employment in technology-related fields have found employment within six months of graduation, while others have pursued graduate school.

Q) How much money can i expect to make with a technology degree?
A) It varies with the degree and your previous job experience. To see a sample of technology salaries, visit www.salary.com. However, recent graduates have obtained starting salaries that range from $50,000 to $70,000.



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Email your questions to: tech@ncat.edu

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