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Industrial Technology

The Industrial Technology option is for individuals wishing to work within an industry where a broad understanding of technological concepts is important.

Industrial Technology – B.S. in Technology Education, Industrial Technology Emphasis

The Technology Education program in the Department of Agricultural and Technology Education at Montana State is a multi-disciplinary program of study designed to develop technological literacy through the study of past, present and future technological systems and their impacts on society. The Industry Option provides students the opportunity to develop skills in a variety of areas plus the flexibility to choose courses that allow them to further develop in-depth skills for their chosen career path. Students in the industrial technology option typically intern in business and industry areas related to their career interests.

The Technology Education major at Montana State offers one additional Option Within a Major: Technology Education Broadfield Teaching.



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At Montana State, undergraduates are offered hands-on experiences in labs, studios, teaching farms and in the surrounding wilderness.



Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Industrial Technology students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • City Planner

  • Industrial Engineer

  • Manufacturing

  • Technician

  • Precision Agriculture

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.