ITEM 108-2803-R0900 ATTACHMENT

 

Introduction

 

The submission materials were prepared by Darryll Thackeray, chair/dean of the College of Technical Sciences at Montana State University-Northern.

 

OVERVIEW 

 

            This proposal is a request by Montana State University-Northern to award a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology with Teaching and Non-Teaching degree options to any student who completes the four-year curriculum at MSU-Northern.

 

DEGREE DESCRIPTION

           

The Industrial Technology education degree will use the strong points of the Tech Ed degree and the Industrial Arts degree.  The degree will incorporate the four areas of the Tech Ed degree and reinforce those areas with coursework already offered at MSU-Northern.  The four areas of the Tech Ed degree are Energy Power and Transportation, Production Tech, Communications Tech and Construction Tech.  These will be reinforced with coursework of a hands-on, in depth technical nature such as automotive and diesel courses for Energy Power and Transportation, metals and manufacturing courses for Production Tech and introductory woodworking and CET courses in construction for Construction Tech.

 

Coursework has been kept to a minimum to allow students to go more in depth in areas of their choosing.  By the use of suggested courses, students can concentrate in areas such as drafting or automotive or welding.  All of this coursework would serve to make the student a more employable teacher.

 

 

Proposal Content

 

EXPECTED PROGRAM CONTRIBUTIONS

 

Centrality to Role and Scope of the Institution

 

Montana State University-Northern is a technology focused university that provides high quality programs and in depth programs in applied and engineering technologies, professional teacher education, business, nursing, and the liberal arts leading to certificate, associate, baccalaureate, and masters' degrees.  The Industrial Technology and teaching degree will be jointly honored in the College of Education and the College of Technical Sciences.  The College of Technical Sciences houses all of the subject matter coursework needed for both degrees and the College of Education offers all of the teacher education requirements.

 

Need for the Program

 

            The need is for Tech Ed teachers to have practical coursework, hands-on coursework and coursework that reinforces what they teach.  Teachers in Tech Ed need an opportunity to increase their abilities to teach different courses or their abilities to tailor their education needs to fit the school they are working for.  For example, a teacher with no background in automotive would be able to take coursework in automotive and become endorsed in automotive for teaching.  The same could be said for welding, diesel, drafting, electronics, computers, and autobody.  No other school has these offerings for teacher education.

 

There is a shortage of Tech Ed teachers and there is a need for practical coursework and teaching abilities for Tech Ed graduates.

 

Relationship to Other Programs on Campus

 

At present, MSU-Northern has faculty that could teach for the new Industrial Technology degree.  The beginning coursework for most of the majors offered at MSU-Northern could be used as coursework to reinforce the four areas of concentration for the Industrial Technology degree.  Energy Power and Transportation could use course offerings from the automotive, diesel and auto body programs.  All of this coursework, lab space and equipment is at Northern now and would not have to be expanded or upgraded to accommodate the new degree.  Production Technology has coursework available, such as metals, machining, welding and some manufacturing coursework that is used for drafting.  The metals program, welding lab and machining lab are currently on campus and are used for the welding degree.  No additional equipment or space would be needed.  The coursework now offered would be used with the four introductory courses.  Construction Technology would use existing coursework in CET.  The Industrial Arts wood shop and space is still available.  The equipment and space for the Industrial Arts program that was closed in 1990 has not been moved.  The wood shop would be used for the introductory classes and construction class for CET.  Industrial Technology could share the existing wood shop and equipment with the CET program.  Space that was used for sheet metal and plastics could be still used for this in a limited form.  The space in this area could also be used for the introductory classes in Energy Power and Transportation, Production Technology, Communication Technology and Construction Technology.  These will be the four new classes for the degree in Industrial Technology. 

 

Teachers, coursework, lab space and equipment that exist for other technical programs would be used with the Industrial Technology degree.  MSU-Northern is the campus that has a complete offering of technical courses that can be used with the Industrial Technology degree.  Examples of the technical courses already being offered are:  Automotive, Diesel, Auto Body, Ag Mechanics, Agriculture, Drafting, Metals, CIS, Electronics and Civil Engineering. 

 

Facilities, Equipment, Etc.

 

Facilities and equipment will not have to be expanded or acquired.  Laboratory space and equipment for existing programs in automotive, diesel, drafting, civil engineering, electronics, computer information systems, metals and wood shop from the industrial arts program are available to the industrial technology degree.  The equipment and lab space are currently being used for existing majors.  Programs in automotive, diesel, auto body, drafting, CET, electronics, and welding meet current standards for certification and accreditation.  Certification and accreditation requires space, equipment and safety standards.  Certified and accredited programs have met these requirements.  Current library holding and computer services are adequate for the Industrial Technology degree.  No significant resource acquisitions are projected.

 

Faculty

 

Current faculty members serving in their regular capacities will teach the coursework required for the Industrial Technology degree.  Four introductory classes will be added for the Industrial Technology program.  These courses will be taught by adjunct for the first two years.  One additional faculty member will be required as enrollment increases.  The faculty member would be required to teach in a related area, such as drafting, civil engineering or electronics.  Teaching four classes and advising will require only a half time faculty.  The other half position would be used in areas that are short of faculty.

 

Program Description

 

A complete description of the proposed Industrial Technology program is attached to this document as Exhibit A.

 

This proposal will allow MSU-Northern to offer a degree in Industrial Technology to fill the gap between the degrees of Industrial Arts and the Technical Education Degrees that are currently being offered.  The degree to be offered at MSU-Northern will serve the needs of introductory type classes of the Tech Ed degree and hands on classes of the Industrial Arts degree.  Coursework already available at MSU-Northern will reinforce the course offerings in the four areas of Tech Ed as follows:

 

1.         Energy Power and Transportation

2.         Production Tech

3.         Communication Tech

4.         Construction Tech

 

The technical content and the hands on experience offered in coursework at MSU-Northern will cause the student to meet the needs of both degrees.  The Tech Ed degree has very little hands on and Industrial Arts has no exploratory classes.  The program to be offered at MSU-Northern would have the ability to reinforce the Tech Ed offering with courses in drafting, welding, automotive, diesel, electronics, computers, autobody and agriculture.  No other school in Montana has such a complete and in depth course offering in these areas that MSU-Northern has.

 

The new degree has been approved by the internal faculty curriculum review process at MSU-Northern.  In addition, the provost and chancellor have approved the new degree.  Those approvals are attached as Exhibit B.

 

Goals and Objectives

 

The primary objectives of this proposal are as follows:

1.   The Industrial Technology degree at MSU-Northern will serve the needs of the introductory type classes of the Tech Ed degree:

 

a.         Energy Power and Transportation

b.         Production Technology

c.         Communication Technology

d.         Construction Technology

 

2.   The Industrial Technology degree at MSU-Northern will serve the needs of the Industrial Arts degree by offering hands on and support coursework for the introductory areas of the Tech Ed degree.

 

3.   The Industrial Technology degree at MSU-Northern will provide the state of Montana with viable Industrial Technology teachers who have the qualities of the Tech Ed degree and the Industrial Arts degree. 

 

Increased Cost

 

The Industrial Technology program will need the development of four new classes as introduction for the four areas to be addressed by the Industrial Technology degree.

 

1.   Energy and Power

2.   Production Technology

3.   Communication Technology

4.   Construction Technology

 

The new courses would be used as the beginning course to be followed by coursework that exists on campus now.  Each area would take existing coursework and use it to reinforce the four areas to be addressed by the degree.  The lab space is currently being used by majors already offered.  Students in the Industrial Technology degree will merely be added to the course.  There are a total of at least 30 classes that are now offered, that the Industrial Technology students would have available to them.

 

Start up cost will be the development and teaching of four classes a year for a total of 12 credits.  When the degree develops enrollment, a teacher would be hired full time with teaching responsibilities in one or more of the programs that are currently short of faculty for the credits offered.  The previous narrative, under the heading of Faculty, described this personnel expense. 

 

 

Exhibit A

 

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH EDUCATION OPTION

NOTE:  The non-teaching degree must include a minor

 

FRESHMAN YEAR
 
Courses to be taken Fall Semester
 
Courses to be taken Spring Semester

 

Core Courses

 

Core Courses

 

 

CIS 110

Introduction to Computers

3

CET 209

Introduction to Woodworking

3

DRFT 131

Graphics I

4

ENGL 112

Written Communication II

3

ENGL 111

Written Communication I

3

IT 1XX

Construction Technology*

3

IT 1XX

Production Technology*

3

MATH 110

Math for Liberal Arts

4

IT 1XX

Communication Technology*

3

 

OR

 

 

 

 

MATH 112

College Algebra

3

 

 

 

METL 155

Machining Processes

3

 

 

 

 

Teaching Option

 

 

 

EDPY 112

Intro to Brain Compat. Learning

3

 

 

 

 

Non-Teaching Option

 

 

 

TECH 100

Industrial Safety/Waste Mgmt

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-teaching Option

16

Non-teaching Option

17

Teaching Option

16

Teaching Option

18

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR
 
Courses to be taken Fall Semester
 
Courses to be taken Spring Semester

 

Core Courses

 

Core Courses

 

 

CET 173

Arch. Cnst. & Materials

3

AUTO 128

Engines

4

IT 2XX

Energy/Power Technology*

3

CET 213

Carpentry

3

METL 140

Intro. To Welding & Cutting

3

DRFT 156

Introduction to CAD

3

SPCH 141

Introduction to Speech

3

EET 110

Electronics Survey I

3

 

Teaching Option

 

 

Teaching Option

PSYC 205

Human Growth

3

HPE 235

Prin. Of Health Ed/Sub Abuse

3

 

Non-Teaching Option

 

 

Non-Teaching Option

 

Minor

3

 

Minor

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-teaching Option

15

Non-teaching Option

16

Teaching Option

15

Teaching Option

16

 
JUNIOR YEAR
 
Courses to be taken Fall Semester
Courses to be taken Spring Semester

 

Core Courses

Core Courses

 

 

Suggested Tech course

3

 

Gen Ed (A or B)

6

CIS 360

Bus. Telecom/Networking

3

 

3XX  Gen Ed (A or B)

3

 

Lab Science (Area C)

3

 

Teaching Option

 

Teaching Option

 

EDUC 455

General Teaching Methods

3

EDPY 215

Designing a Learning Envir.

3

VOED 360

Analysis/Prep of Inst Materials

3

VOED 350

Prin. Of Applied Technology

3

 

Non-Teaching Option

 

Suggested Tech Course

3

 

Minor

3

 

Non-Teaching Option

EET 450

Advanced Digital Systems

3

 

Minor

3

 

 

 

EET 305

Digital Systems

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-teaching Option

15

Non-teaching Option

15

Teaching Option

18

Teaching Option

15

SENIOR YEAR
Courses to be taken Fall Semester

 

Courses to be taken Spring Semester

Core ourses

 

Core Courses

 

Elective (300-400 level)

3

 

 

 

 

Gen Ed (300-400) (Area A or B)

3

 

 

 

 

Teaching Option

 

Teaching Option

EDUC 376

Assessment

3

EDUC 405

Current Issues in Education

3

EDUC 380

Classroom Envir. & Mgmt

3

EDUC 450

Sec. Ed Practicum & Seminar

12

VOED 370

Organizing & Tchng App Tech

3

 

 

 

 

Non-Teaching Option

 

Non-Teaching Option

BUS 300

Mgmt. In Organizations

3

 

Minor (Upper Division)

11

MFGT 427

Quality Assurance

3

 

 

 

 

Minor (Upper Division)

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-teaching Option

15

Non-teaching Option

11

Teaching Option

15

Teaching Option

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-teaching Option total credits

120

 

 

 

Teaching Option total credits

128

 

 

Suggested Industrial Tech Ed Courses:

 

EET 205

Communications Fundamentals

4

DIES 204

Intro to Hydraulics/Pneumatics

2

DIES 214

Intro to Hydraulics/Pneumatics Lab

2

AUTO 151

Diagnosis and Tune Up

3

AUTO 152

Diagnosis and Tune Up Lab

3

MFGT 341

CAD/CAM Applications

3

MFGT 342

CAD/CAM II

3

GDSN 220

Illustration I

3

CET 220

Cnst. Mgmt & Bid Estimation

3

METL 265

Intro to CNC/CAM

3

 

 

 

 

* Denotes new courses for the proposed degree.

 

 

 

Exhibit B