The goal of the ETM program is to add value to the associate’s degree held by selected degree candidates so that they may perform more effectively in the modern industrial workplace. Program objectives supporting this goal are:
An increased understanding of modern industrial practices.
An increased level of skill in leadership and management practices.
An awareness of good business practices, especially in areas of ethics and technology.
Communication skills appropriate for the industrial workplace.
The award of an approved associate’s degree from a two-year school is required for admission, or students in an engineering program also may transfer into this program. (Engineering program transfer students must have at least 45 credits and obtain the approval of the ETM Program Coordinator, or the Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology.) Approved degrees at the associate’s degree level are those programs with an ETM articulation agreement with SVSU and are in the technology area. Students must complete a minimum of 62 credits at SVSU for the award of this degree (124 total credits, as a minimum); 46 credits of required courses; and the credits necessary to fulfill the SVSU Basic Skills and General Education requirements. Students also must fulfill the requirement to have 42 credits at the 300 and 400 levels.
This is an interdisciplinary major; completion of this program fulfills the requirement for a minor in management.