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Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science – Industrial Technology Online

Completion Time: Varies Credit Hours: 120 Tuition: $297.07 per credit hour

Become a tech leader in dynamic industrial fields.

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science – Industrial Technology (BAAS-IT) online program at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin prepares students who have already earned an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree for valuable career advancement opportunities.

This 100% online program allows graduates to enhance technical knowledge and deepen leadership skills relevant to careers in industrial technology. Students without industry experience can participate in an internship, while those with industry experience can develop and lead a significant value-added project in their workplace.

To be admitted to this program, students must have an AAS degree or have at least 24 semester hours of vocational or technical credit from an accredited community or technical college.

Our BAAS – Industrial Technology online program advantages:

  • 100% online coursework
  • Transfer technical/vocational credit hours
  • Affordable tuition
  • Accelerated time to completion
  • Online courses taught by same respected faculty who teach on campus
  • Relevant curriculum with real-world applications

Students gain an understanding of optimization theory, supply chain management, petroleum industry fundamentals and industrial processes. By providing a unique blend of technical and management coursework coupled with scientific principles and managerial practices, graduates can improve job productivity and prepare for new career roles.

The BAAS-IT program will prepare graduates for high-paying, in-demand tech careers in positions such as industrial production manager, cost estimator, sales manager, plant manager, quality assurance manager, industrial engineer, manufacturing engineer, inventory manager, project engineer, technical salesperson, technology professor, and procurement manager.

For students without an AAS degree, UTPB also offers a 100% online Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology degree.

Online Courses


For the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science – Industrial Technology (BAAS-IT) online program, students must complete 120 credit hours, including 42 hours of general education courses, 18 hours of management minor courses, 30 hours of major core and elective courses, and 30 hours transferred from an Associate of Applied Science degree. View a list of available general education courses.

Industrial Technology Major Courses

Students must take the following courses (18 credit hours).

Introduction to financial and quantitative decision-making. Accounting terminology and selection, budgeting, earned-value management and variance analysis. Basic concepts and statistical process control, including quality management tools and risk analysis.
This course is a study of the problems involved in developing an integrative safety, health and environmental program for an industrial or commercial establishment. It involves safety, health, and environmental education, safe worker practices, recognition and elimination of health hazards, machinery guards, in plant traffic, material handling and emergency treatment for industrial accidents.
Meet project constraints of money, time, and resources along with problems that can and do occur without undue risk or stress.
Satisfy customer needs by reducing time required to design, process, and deliver products. Use appropriate transportation, warehousing, and logistics to lower costs.
Study of leadership, management, and technology in industry and society. Implications of technology and technological change on business.
This course covers the principles of quality management to include basic probability and statistics concepts, control charts for attributes and variables, sampling plans, quality audits and cost.

Management Minor Courses

Students must take the following courses (18 credit hours).

Fundamental concepts of management including principles of administration, modern organization theory, goal-setting, leadership and decision-making.
This is an introduction to the basic interpersonal communication process through appropriate communications technology with applications for business organizations. It is a systems approach to planning, researching, organizing, composing, editing, and revising reports and other business-related communications. Oral presentations are required. Business communication ethics are explored.
This is a study of principles and practices in human resource management systems including such topics as recruiting, selection, training and development compensation, health and safety, employee and labor relations, human resource research information systems, and workforce planning.
This is a study of human behavior in organizations, motivation, interpersonal communication and behavior, group behavior, leadership, power, organizational culture, change, and development; job satisfaction; social structure and processes; informal organization; ethical concepts; international organizational behavior issues; organizational theory.
This is a study of the impact of societal influences and ethical consideration on business decision-making. Special attention is given to business stakeholder relationships and the role of the organization in the community.
This course examines the planning, design, execution, and coordination of all activities that create goods or provide services. It addresses how upper level management can improve decision-making in both the manufacturing and service sectors. The course introduces productivity, competitiveness, and strategy; decision-making; quality management; product and service design; process selection and capacity planning; linear programming; facility layout; location planning and analysis; the transportation model; project management; design of work systems; and learning curves.

Industrial Technology Elective Courses

Students must choose four of the following courses (12 credit hours).

Survey of manufacturing processes for metals and polymers. Casting, deformation, sheet metal, machining, and polymer processing.
Study of techniques and procedures for developing efficient facilities layout.
The impact of technology on individuals and society through critical analysis of selected modern topics using the methods of science and technology. Prerequisite: COSC 1335 or equivalent, or consent of the instructor.
This course is aimed at preparing students for careers in industry. A team of students will identify and develop solutions to practical problems or market needs. Students will develop creative problem solving abilities and other skills necessary for invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Prerequisite: senior standing and COSC 1335 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Energy sources and how the sources produce usable power. Future trends in the area of energy technology.
Provide a basic understanding of the construction industry, construction materials, tools, and equipment.
An introduction to petroleum industry technology, equipment usage, and operating procedures.
Study of the basics of physical and chemical makeup of hydrocarbon mixtures, how the mixtures are affected by temperature and pressure, and the techniques for accurate measurement of petroleum products (based on API Petroleum Measurement Standards). Prerequisite: Math 1324 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
An introduction to the drilling process, including drilling rigs, bits, drilling mud, air and gas drilling, casing and tubing, cementing and well control. Prerequisite: Math 1324 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
New principles of recovery of oil and gas fields including: water flooding, polymer, surfactants, miscible recovery processes, inert gas injection, emulsions, steam, in situ and wet combustion techniques. Prerequisite: PTEC 3302 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
An introduction to the production of petroleum, including completion, artificial lift, workovers and stimulation. Prerequisite: PTEC 3304 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
An introduction to pipeline technology, corrosion, and hydraulics. Prerequisites: PTEC 3301 or consent of instructor.
An introduction to open and cased hole well logging, mud logging and coring. Prerequisite: PTEC 3301 or consent of instructor.
An introduction to petroleum reservoirs and the basics of reservoir engineering. Prerequisite: PTEC 3301 or consent of instructor. Corequisite MATH 1325 or 2413.
Senior project based on the student's BAAS track, supervised by a faculty advisor.
Field learning experience in industry consisting of a minimum of 150 hours for 3 credit hours. For Industrial Technology majors only. Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission of instructor.
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