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Where do you want to be in five years? In 10? Do you see yourself in a management or leadership position? A bachelor’s degree in applied technology offers more career flexibility than a two-year degree. It provides the professional skills, life skills and hands-on experience that employers seek. Teachers understand technology as well as how students learn. That’s why schools throughout the region are in such dire need of industrial technology teachers. As a Technology Education student, you’ll learn to teach broad-based courses. You’ll also develop the skills to teach in a specialized career and technology education program. Small class sizes mean you get to work closely with students and faculty. They encourage one-on-one attention and a safer working environment, especially in the labs. Applied technology departments work closely with business and industry leaders to ensure the students will be exposed to: Up-to-date CAD/CAM software, Industry quality robotics, top of the line CNC technology, and Laser equipment. Collaborations with two-year schools, corporate partnerships, and partnerships with the military enhance the educational opportunities available. As industries expand and change, the curriculum is updated to meet industry standards. Imagine graduating with a semester of work experience, confident and ready to start your career. Students working toward a degree in Industrial Technology do just that. At the end of the program, you’ll complete a semester-long paid internship (12 credit hours) in your area of specialization, or you will be ready to student teach and take on a program of your own. As graduation draws near, consider a career in teaching Industrial Technology, or one of the other fields in the applied technology curriculum, visit with your counselor about this opportunity.