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:

A new STEM building will be our home starting in 2019 and become the center stage to programs in construction management, industrial distribution, aviation systems, interior and product design, as well as a new Cyber Systems department. 

Career placement (2013-2017)

Percentage of program graduates in first position careers related to their field of study

92% Aviation


100% Constr. Mgmt.

Constr. Mgmt.

97% Industrial Dist.

Industrial Dist.

Carlos Tejada

“As an aviation student, I took trips to the main Air Traffic Control Center in Minneapolis and to the Bombardier Safety Stand down in Wichita. We learned how to increase the safety of flights,” Originally from Cartagena, Colombia, Tejada has been interested in aviation since he was young. “My father was a Navy officer, so we moved to many military bases within the country. I saw helicopters taking off and landing every day.”

Carlos Tejada


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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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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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.