About the Department

The Industrial Technology Department is dedicated to the preparation of professionals who compete and excel in dynamic, technological, and global careers.

The areas of study include:

Discovery Hall is home to our programs in construction management, industrial distribution, aviation systems, interior and product design, as well as a new Cyber Systems department. 

Amanda Slattery

Being a student in the IPD program at UNK was a fantastic experience. The program itself is just the right size so that you as a student can develop close personal relationships with the staff and the students. The IPD program is like a family throughout your years at UNK and has brought me some of my closest friends.

Transitioning from college to work was actually very easy for me as I was able to work throughout school in a position in my field with the company I now hold a position with. The relationship I was able to develop with my boss and coworkers while I worked completing school set me up for a very smooth transition."

Amanda Slattery

Artistic Cabinetry

Interior Designer

Beyond the Classroom

At the University of Nebraska at Kearney, we believe in providing opportunities for students to help them excel in their field. The Industrial Technology Department allows students to get involved early and often, with multiple organizations, internships, and opportunities to expand your horizons while growing and furthering your career experience. 

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Scholarships

The department of Industrial Technology offers scholarships for current students, as well as incoming freshmen. Most applications are due March 1 and are awarded in early May. Each scholarship has its own set of criteria.

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Student Organizations

Students are provided opportunities for travel to professional conferences and the opportunity to relate class activities to national competitive events. Students participating in student organizations are provided an opportunity to interact with faculty members outside the classroom, creating a relationship which helps to enhance the educational process.

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Internships

Each ITEC internship is 12 weeks, working full-time. Interns must work at least 460 hours during the 12 weeks, and many will work more. Interns may work longer, but on-site academic requirements must be fulfilled in the 12 week period. There are 15 weeks during the summer time frame.