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Master of Science Degree in Indsutrial Management Designed for Technical College Instructors in Engineering and Technology

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Conference

2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Gainful Employment: Preparing Technicians to Satisfy the Needs of Industry

Tagged Division

Two Year College Division

Page Count

10

Page Numbers

24.886.1 - 24.886.10

DOI

10.18260/1-2--22819

Permanent URL

https://strategy.asee.org/22819

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70

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Farzin Heidari Texas A&M University, Kingsville

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Abstract

Master of Science Degree in Industrial Management Designed for Technical College Instructors in Engineering and TechnologyIn order to train qualified technicians to perform well in high tech areas, advanced technologyconcepts should be implemented in technical colleges. The best way to achieve this goal is byoffering a part-time Master’s program for technical college faculty who teach engineering andtechnology .One that is designed to their specific needs, and one that provides mentoring andguidance to enhance their curriculum and teaching skills through conducting research andwriting a thesis related to their field of teaching.A Master’s degree in Industrial Management specifically designed for technical collegeinstructors is an academic degree granted to individuals with at least three years of technicalcollege instruction, who have demonstrated a mastery of a specific field within a technical area.Graduates are required to possess high order skills in analysis, critical evaluation, professionalapplication, and ability to solve complex problems independently. A successful implementationof this project would contribute to increase the quantity, quality, and diversity of the advancedtechnology and STEM workforce. Specific proposal objectives are to: 1. Provide technical college instructors with leadership experience for developing skills necessary to implement advanced technology and STEM in their curriculum. 2. Familiarize technical college instructors with philosophies and strategies currently used in industry for improving production techniques and processes, including Just-In-Time, lean manufacturing, and constrain management. 3. Provide technical college instructors with manufacturing practices that result in rapid transfer of science and technology into manufacturing products and processes. 4. Familiarize technical college instructors with research methods and techniques to improve their teaching skills and implement advanced technology in their curriculum.Implementation of this project would contribute to increase the quality and diversity of theadvanced technology and STEM education to train skilled workforce. It will significantlyimprove educational standards and career opportunities for technical college graduates.

Heidari, F. (2014, June), Master of Science Degree in Indsutrial Management Designed for Technical College Instructors in Engineering and Technology Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--22819

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