Information Session Planned in St. Louis for Southeast’s Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs in Industrial Technology, Industrial Management

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

July 29, 2005 – Southeast Missouri State University will be holding an information session Aug. 8 at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley concerning Southeast’s 2+2 bachelor of science and master of science degree programs in industrial technology and industrial management.

The meeting is planned for 6:30 p.m. in the Engineering Building, Room 151-A. Interested students will learn how the programs work and program requirements, and about application procedures.

Southeast Missouri State University, in collaboration with St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley and the University of Missouri-St. Louis, has offered undergraduate degree completion programs in industrial technology in the St. Louis area since the fall of 1998. The programs offered in St. Louis, which are accredited by the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT), are designed to prepare students for industrial supervision and management positions. Since the inception of the undergraduate program, more than 200 students have applied for admission to the program, and thus far, nearly 40 have graduated. In fall 2003, Southeast further expanded its programming with the delivery of the Master of Science in Industrial Management degree program to the St. Louis area. Brett Richardson, coordinator of the program, says most of the students enrolled in the master’s program are graduates of the 2+2 undergraduate industrial technology degree completion program. He says the first group of students in the master’s degree program are scheduled to graduate in December of this year.

Classes for the two programs are delivered through face-to-face instruction by Southeast instructors, Web-enhanced (face-to-face and online) instruction, interactive television (ITV), and online through Southeast Online.

For more information, contact Brett Richardson, program coordinator, at (314) 513-4311 or brichardson@semo.edu.