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Proposal Of A Bs/Bt Degree Major In Industrial Engineering Technology With New York State Teacher's Certificate For Teaching Vocational/Technology Education In Secondary Schools

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.819.1 - 6.819.4



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Orlando Baiocchi

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Atlas Hsie

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A Proposal of BS/BT Degree Major in Industrial Engineering Technology with New York State Teacher’s Certificate for Teaching Vocational/Technology Education in Secondary Schools

Orlando Baiocchi, Atlas Hsie State University of New York Institute of Technology, Utica, New York


The rapid advancement of technology has helped to put US economy at new highs for more than eight years in a row. This “new economy” has generated an urgent shortage in the United States for competent scientists, engineers, technologists as well as certified teachers who teach and train them. This paper proposes a BS/BT degree major in Industrial Engineering Technology that will provide IET students at SUNYIT (State University of New York Institute of Technology) with an option to teach vocational/technology education at secondary schools in the State of New York.

I. Introduction

Electronic computer were introduced less than sixty years ago. With our never ending desire for more powerful applications, computer technology and its applications industries will continue searching for better hardware and software – including application software in the areas of industrial, manufacturing, and quality engineering technology. In addition to traditional Computer Aided Design (CAD) courses, currently more and more high schools are adding new courses such as Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Robotics/Automation into their technology curriculum. New York State Vocational Schools, namely BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) schools, are doing the same. Some school districts have even introduced technology awareness courses as early as fourth grade. This general trend has created an enormous demand for Certified VocEd/Technology teachers with deeper and broader knowledge of technology. The curriculum of Industrial Engineering Technology program at State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) has more than enough technical courses for the preparation of teacher’s certification in VocEd or Technology. Only the education courses needed to be included for that purpose.

II. IET curriculum at SUNYIT

SUNYIT is an upper division Institute for transfer and graduate studies. Students who complete their first two years of study may transfer up to 64 credits into our program. IET program requires a minimum of 128 total semester credits to graduate for a BS or a BT degree. Required core courses in the IET major for BS or BT track are the same: ITC320 Application Project I (2 cr.) ITC321 Application Project II (2 cr.) Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual conference & Exposition Copyright ©2001, American Society for Engineering Education© Ã

Baiocchi, O., & Hsie, A. (2001, June), Proposal Of A Bs/Bt Degree Major In Industrial Engineering Technology With New York State Teacher's Certificate For Teaching Vocational/Technology Education In Secondary Schools Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 10.18260/1-2--9696

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