Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Polytechnic Studies is to
  • Provide curricula to prepare students for technical and technical management-orientated employment in business, industry, education and government, which is vital to the region and the state. 
  • Prepare students to apply and manage technology to solve practical problems.
  • Provide state-of-the-art facilities, instructional programs, experiential learning and research experiences for students to develop linkages between theory and practice.
  • Provide synergy between traditional classroom teaching and practical “hands-on” learning using state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for all programs offered in the department. 
  • Encourage and support continuous faculty development in order to encourage faculty to remain current with technology relevant to their instructional areas of responsibility through professional and applied research activities.
  • Utilize faculty and student expertise to provide professional assistance to related businesses and industries in the area.