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Industrial Management Technology―Associate in Science

Industrial production managers plan, direct and coordinate the production activities that generate millions of materials and goods annually. These professionals ensure production proceeds smoothly, on time and within budget. Depending on the size of the manufacturing plant, industrial production managers may oversee the entire plant or a single area. These professionals are responsible for quality control, containing costs, increasing productivity and maximizing profits.

Interpersonal skills and the ability to compromise, persuade and negotiate are essential. Successful production managers are well-rounded professionals with excellent communication and computer skills.


The purpose of this program is to offer students a transition option from technical certificates issued at Florida technical centers and Florida state colleges. These programs are traditionally referred to as postsecondary adult vocational programs and run on a clock hour basis. Students completing postsecondary adult vocational programs receive technical training needed for employment. This program gives those students the managerial and supervisory training needed for job advancement.


To be eligible to articulate into this program, students must have completed a state-approved postsecondary adult vocational certificate at a state technical center or Florida state college in a program such as: Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating; Applied Welding Technologies; Automotive Service Technology; Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Building Construction Technology; Carpentry; Electricity; Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Mechanics; Interior Décor Fabrication; Interior Decorating Services; Manufacturing Technology (Machining); or Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts. Students must arrange to have official transcripts sent to the PHSC Admissions and Student Records office.


This program can be completed in approximately 18 months if students attend classes on a full-time basis.


This program can be completed on the East Campus in Dade City, North Campus in Brooksville and West Campus in New Port Richey. Several courses from this program can be completed on the Spring Hill Campus.