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Industrial Technology and Management Certificate

The Industrial Technology and Management Certificate is appropriate for individuals from a variety of backgrounds who need a better understanding of industrial operations to perform their current jobs and qualify for promotions. For those who already have a bachelor's degree, the certificate provides a focused introduction to industry and operations management. For individuals with some college experience, this certificate would provide additional education and could also lay the groundwork for earning a bachelor's degree.

The INTM Certificate Program requires the completion of three (3) courses:

INTM 315 Industrial Enterprises
INTM 322 Industrial Project Management
INTM 410 Operations Management

Each course is offered at least once per year at IIT’s Main Campus in Chicago IL, the Rice Campus in Wheaton IL, and via the Internet. The certificate can be completed in one year. For each course completed, three hours of college credit will be awarded, which can be applied to the INTM undergraduate degree program.

Admission Requirements

Candidates can be admitted to this program based on a combination of education and job experience. Ideally, candidates should have two or more years of college credit. However, individuals with minimal college credit can interview by phone to determine readiness for the program. PLEASE NOTE: The INTM Certificate Program does not qualify for federal financial aid.

To get started, complete an application for part-time, non-degree admission here.

Course Descriptions

INTM 315 Industrial Enterprises

This course provides an introduction to the world of industrial enterprises. The worldwide evolution of business will be considered leading to today’s competitive world. The range of industrial activities is reviewed, and students are introduced to the organization and purpose of various industrial sectors.

INTM 322 Industrial Project Management

Projects are the driving force behind innovation and improvement in any organization. This course identifies the tools and techniques needed to lead any project to its intended conclusion. Topics include project plans, managing expectations and contingencies, building a winning team, gaining commitments, managing project risks, and development of personal skills critical to the successful project manager.

INTM 410 Operations Management

Focuses on core processes within an organization - the activities that add value. An operations strategy depends on the industrial sector as well as the organization. This course introduces a variety of qualitative and quantitative tools for such activities as project management, process analysis job design, forecasting, resource planning, productivity, quality, inventory and scheduling. The objective of this course is to provide the framework for integrating advanced approaches covered in other INTM courses.

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