Message from the Chair
First and foremost, as the Chair of the Industrial Management and Technology Department, I would like to welcome you to our Industrial Technology Department's Home Page at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. I know it can be difficult deciding on what to major in and where to go to college. A college degree is quite an investment in time and resources, and you want to make sure you have selected the right college for your future career path.
Starting in the Fall of 2008, only 120 total semester hours are required to earn a Bachelors degree in Industrial Technology (see our degree plan). This means that you can finish an Industrial Technology degree in four years taking the normal load of 5 classes for most semesters. Many of our majors finish in 3 1/2 years or less by enrolling in the summers.
Our program allows you to earn certificates in six different areas depending upon your interests and career goals.
Presently, most of our graduates are employed in careers related to Industrial Technology within three months of graduation (see job placement). In addition, the department works with job placement agencies, headhunters, and human resource managers of most industries.
All courses are offered at day and night so you don't have to quit your job to get a degree. We even offer courses at night during the summer so you can spend time with your friends on the beach or continue working full time.
The starting salaries of the department's graduates range from $40,000 to well over $50,000 a year (careers in IT).
All Industrial Technology students minor in Business Administration. Many prospective employers have commented that this is a tremendous asset to individuals seeking employment in industrial management-related positions. In addition, our degree program only requires two math and two science courses.
Class sizes are of an appropriate size and faculty are available to assist students with any problems.
The tuition at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is one of the lowest in the country, and the University offers the most financial aid of any college in this region. Departmental scholarships are also available.
In addition to all these reasons, I personally make sure that all Industrial Technology courses are offered frequently enough so every Industrial Technology major can graduate on time. All of our course offerings are printed one year in advance, so you know exactly what Industrial Technology courses will be offered in the upcoming semesters.
We understand you are a paying customer and that you should be treated with the utmost respect. Our faculty and staff will do everything in their power to make your college experience as pleasurable as possible. If you still aren't sure where to go to school, give me a call, e-mail me, or stop by and I will be more than happy to give you a tour of our building and entertain any questions you may have.
This page was last updated on: September 14, 2011